2 March 2017
Flora Davies – Winner of the Taunton Young Singer Competition
On Sunday 26 February Upper Sixth pupil Flora Davies won the prestigious Taunton Young Singer competition, as part of the Taunton Festival of Arts. The event is open to under 18-year-olds and pupils took part from King's Bruton, Blundell's and Wellington School, as well as other schools in the area.
taught by Naomi Harvey, and accompanied on the piano by Oliver Ridley, presented a
demanding programme including Schumann’s Widmung, He shall Feed his Flock from Handel’s Messiah, When I am Laid in Earth from Purcell’s Dido
and Aeneas and Roger Quilter’s passionate Love’s Philosophy.
adjudicator, opera singer Gaynor Keeble, praised Flora, a former Salisbury
Cathedral chorister, for the quality of her vocal control and the intensity of
her emotional engagement.