Prescot Festival Ushers in New Generation of Talent
THE Prescot Festival will showcase young, rising musical and artistic
talent in June 2017.
Primary and Secondary School children from across the borough of
Knowsley will once again perform live in pursuit of the title of Young
Instrumentalist of Prescot during this year's 10 day programme.
Sonny Fielding, a former St Edmund Arrowsmith student from Whiston,
wowed judges 3 times to take the title and this year he's upping his
game and appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, for the opening night of the
He'll be singing as part of the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth
Chorus, also known as the BBC Proms Youth Choir.
The young tenor, now 18, has been studying at the Junior Royal Northern
College of Music alongside his A Levels at Cronton College, and has
received a scholarship to study singing at the prestigious Royal
Conservatoire of Scotland, later in September (2017.)
Sonny Fielding, said:-
"It was a great encouragement to be recognised for my musical talent
through the Prescot Festival To be awarded the title of Young
Instrumentalist three times has really spurred me on to be the musician
I am today."
Festival Artistic Director Dr Robert Howard added:- "Sonny has
always shown a real joy and expressiveness in his musicianship, and it's
a pleasure to see him go on to even greater things."
Local primary school pupils will also get their chance to shine at this
year's festival, with a Schools' Poetry Showcase at St Mary and St Paul's
The festival opens, on Friday, 16 June 2017, with Leyland Band, not only
Lancashire's number 1 ranking brass band, but also among its most
youthful, featuring a plethora of young musicians.
Other highlights of the festival, which ends on Sunday, 25 June 2017, include
organist Ian Tracey, jazz quintet the:- 'Chilled Lemons' and 'Phoenix Concert
Tickets are on sale at:- Poco Coffee, 30 Eccleston Street, Prescot, L34