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Tegid Goodman-Jones reaches final of Rotary Musician competition
10th February 2017

A gifted singer at Rydal Penrhos is celebrating after reaching the regional final of a prestigious competition.

Tegid Goodman-Jones, a Year 9 pupil at the school, performed well to achieve a second placed finish at the Rotary Young Musician District final, which was held at Poulton Hall in Bebington on Saturday, February 4.

The Urdd National Eisteddfod winner will now move on to the competition’s regional final, which will take place at the Lady Chapel of Liverpool Cathedral min April 8.

The 14-year-old booked his place in the next stage with his of renditions of 'Panis Angelicus', 'Bachgen Bach y Dincer' (a traditional Welsh song) and 'Close every door' from Joseph.

He was praised by judges fat the event for the “excellent quality of his singing, powerful communication to the audience and his ability to sing unaccompanied and in tune throughout”.

There was further success for Rydal Penrhos in the form of Amy Yue, who finished joint-third in the same category thanks to her outstanding performances of 'Rollin in the Deep' and 'Flashlight'.

In the instrumental category, lower sixth pupil Linda Wang finished third in what was a highly competitive section, rounding off a hugely successful evening for the school.

Director of Music Pete Williams, said: “This was a hugely successful day for our department, and I would like to congratulate all three on a wonderful effort.

“Each pupil was highly praised by both audience members and the judges, and for Tegid to reach the regional stage of the competition is very pleasing.”

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