The 69th annual Cornwall Kinsmen Music Festival wraps up on Sunday, April 16th. The festival saw many wonderful performances by young musicians from across Cornwall and SDG on April 11th and 12th. The Concert of the Stars, where all awards and trophies are presented, takes place at 2pm Sunday at Aultsville Theatre and is free to attend.
This year’s festival had four adjudicators: Nadia Boucher (piano), Cara Gilbertson-Boese (voice), Louise Conway (instrumental) and Patricia Quail-McRae (instrumental). Each adjudicator brought their own unique experience to educate and inspire students.
“We continue to be impressed by the incredible talents of the young people from our area and we are proud to provide them with an opportunity to showcase their musical abilities,” said Kinsmen Club of Cornwall President, Claude Legault, “It takes a lot of work, countless hours of practice and determination to excel in music and the Kinsmen Music Festival is a celebration of their achievements.”
“Our students were so happy to be able to participate in the Kinsmen Music Festival this year. They put so much effort into practising, and they performed so well. The adjudicator gave fun and positive feedback, and it was a very enjoyable experience all around. We can’t wait to go back again next year!” shared Sarah McCullough, founder of Blue Sky: An Acton Academy.
For more information on the 2023 Kinsmen Music Festival, visit https://www.cornwallkin.com/index.php/events/music-festival.