City's annual music festival goes out on a real high note

ORGANISERS of the Glasgow Music Festival today declared the event a massive success with thousands of performers taking part

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Young violinists Ariana Pignatiello and Sara Charnley, both 8, from Glasgow's Gaelic School, were among the more  than 7000 performers in the annual music festival
Young violinists Ariana Pignatiello and Sara Charnley, both 8, from Glasgow's Gaelic School, were among the more than 7000 performers in the annual music festival

ORGANISERS of the Glasgow Music Festival today declared the event a massive success with thousands of performers taking part

After two weeks of stunning performances, the annual event, came to a close on Saturday night.

It saw more than 7000 young musicians, dancers and speakers take part in a host of events.

The festival highlights the best amateur performers in the city.

Now in its 103rd year, the festival is staged across a host of city venues, including Renfield St Stephen's Church, Wellington Church, and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Bailie Liz Cameron, Honorary Vice President of the festival, presented long service awards to more than 30 event volunteers.

She handed out the accolades at a ceremony in Renfield St Stephen's Church, Bath Street, ahead of the Last Night Concert.

Sheila Craig, chairwoman of the festival, said: "During the festival they are assisted by many many stewards.

"Five of those stewards received an award for 25 plus years' service, and 30 of them received recognition for 10-20 years' service.

"The ceremony came at the end of another very successful festival."

Throughout the last two weeks judges have made comments about the high standard of performers.

This year's highlights included Beth Taylor, a young singer, who scooped the Ian Barrie Certificate for her Oratorio performance.

A number of other accolades and merits were handed out to many of the performers who showcased their talent in singing, string and woodwind performances.

rebecca.gray@eveningtimes.co.uk

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