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Finalists Announced For The 2015 PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR

The preliminary round of the 2015 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year was held at Gowerton School, Swansea on Saturday February 14. Twenty talented young vocalists performed songs from shows reflecting the entire gamut of musical theatre repertoire, including vintage selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel and Rodgers and Hart's Babes In Arms to contemporary numbers from Adam Gwon's Ordinary Days and Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's Henry And Mudge!


A trio of judges (Vivien Care, Clare Hammacott and Michael Morewood) took on the difficult task of choosing four finalists for the competition and the quartet they selected were: Melissa Bayern, Jodi Alexandra Bird, Caitlin McKee and Tom Richards.

The final will be held at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea on Saturday April 11 (commencing at 7.30pm), when the four finalists will compete for the title of Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year during a musical evening which will also feature performances by the competition's co-sponsors, The Dunvant Male Choir and the 2014 winner of the title, Luke McCall. (Tickets available from www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk or Box Office 01792602060.)


Former winners of the prestigious competition include West End stars Connie Fisher (They're Playing Our Song, The Sound Of Music) , Kit Orton (Tom, Spamalot, Dickens Abridged), Hayley Gallivan (Wicked, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Grease), Michael Riseley (Les Miserables) and Olivier Award winner David Thaxton (Les Miserables, Candide, Passion, Love Never Dies).


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