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CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS - 8th April 1935

SOLO FESTIVAL'S SUCCESS

Big Audience at concert

Full list Of Awards

The Cambridge Concerts Committee's solo competition festival came to an auspicious close on Saturday evening with a grand concert by the finalists in the various classes.  The Guildhall was practically filled, and after brief comments on the finals by the adjudicators, Mr Ernest Read and Miss Peggy Targett, the cups and certificates were presented by the Mayoress (Miss M Starr).

During the concert two organ solos, Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach) and Dvorak's Humoresque were played by the Borough Organist (Alderman W L Raynes).  Mr John N Hind, the official accompanist for the competitions, carried through the arduous duties capably and sympathetically.

The finals, which lasted for about two hours, were for singing, elocution and violins and piano playing, and the competitors' ages ranged from six or seven upwards.

For the presentation of the awards, the Chairman of the Concerts Committee (Alderman W L Briggs) presided, supported by the Mayor and Mayoress (Ald. R Starr and Miss Starr), Mr Ernest Read, Miss Peggy Targett, Captain E A Longley, Miss Emilie Lewis and Mrs Wardale.