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JAMES ETHERINGTON MUSIC TRUST AWARDS
held at the Methodist Church, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, on Saturday 23rd April 2016 at 7.00 pm.
This is an annual competition for aspiring local Musicians, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street.
Organised by Rotarian Bob Watson BEM PHF, Chairman, and Mr Peter Driscoll, Secretary,
of 'The James Etherington Music Trust' Competition.

Photographs courtesy of Rotarian Brian Corker.
THE JAMES ETHERINGTON MUSIC TRUST TROPHY.
THE JAMES ETHERINGTON TROPHY & THE SILVER SALVER KNOWN AS
'THE DERWENTSIDE SINGERS' PRIZE.
Past-President Bob Watson BEM PHF making his introductory remarks.
President Jim Lawrence PHF, Rotary Club of Chester-le-Street, opens the competion.
Peter Barker, a Trustee with the James Etherington Music Trust,
announcing the Winners.
Rachel Orr, introducing each contestant in turn.
Bolin Dai - Piano ( 1st Prize winner) with Elaine Smith, Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair, presenting the 1st prize - Trophy & a cheque for £350.
(l-r): Will Ford - Baritone (Equal 2nd) with Sam Kibble - Tenor (Equal 2nd), with Elaine Smith, Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair, presenting the joint 2nd prize prize - the 'Derwentside Singers' salver and a cheque each for £200 .
Hannah Cox - Soprano (runner up), receiving her £50 cheque from Elaine Smith,
Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair.
Tom Brooke - Tenor (Runner up), receiving his £50 cheque from Elaine Smith,
Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair.

(l-r) Mrs Elaine Smith, Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair, presenting a £50 cheque to John M Lorenzo - Alto Saxophone & Singer (Runner up)
Mrs Elaine Smith, Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair, who presented the prizes to the worthy winners, addressing the contestants and audience.
Group photo of  winners & runners up (62kb0
(l-r): Will Ford - Baritone (Equal 2nd), Sam Kibble - Tenor (Equal 2nd), Bolin Dai - Piano ( 1st Prize winner), Hannah Cox - Soprano (runner up), Mrs Elaine Smith, Rotary District 1030 Youth Chair, John M. Lorenzo - Alto-Saxaphone & Singer,  Tom Brooke - Tenor.
Stephen Wroe, the Treasurer of the James Etherington Music Trust, making the final address.
Click here: To read about the background of each contestant (.pdf).
Click here: To learn something of the history of this year's competition (.pdf).
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