Entries due for Ripon musicians contest

10-year-old Alexander Abrahams who won two prizes in the 2011 competition.
10-year-old Alexander Abrahams who won two prizes in the 2011 competition.

There’s a fortnight to go before entries close for this year’s Young Musicians of the Year 2012 competition.

The closing date for entries is Friday, September 28 and the event – which is open for public viewing and organised by the Inner Wheel Club and Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels and Ripon Rotary Club – takes place at Holy Trinity Church, in Ripon, on Friday and Saturday, October 19 - 20.

Billed as a “a celebration of all young musicians in the area”, the competition is open to young people living within 15 miles of the centre of Ripon.

The adjudicator is Ralph Allwood, an internationally-known choral director, conductor and arranger, who was formerly precentor and director of music at Eton College.

Entrants compete in a number of classes, most of them organised according to school years, which offer an opportunity for players and singers at any level from beginners to highly accomplished musicians to perform to an appreciative audience.

After the competition the class winners and all who are highly commended will take part in a concert where they will be joined by local young ensembles.

l More information and entry forms are available at Ripon library or at the website www.rymy.co.uk