Eisteddfod success for JFR in 2024!
Eisteddfod success for JFR in 2024!

More Eisteddfod success for JFR in 2024!

Junior Fascinating Rhythm (Junior FR) is celebrating another successful year at the recent Thornbury Eisteddfod, part of the Thornbury Arts Festival 2024. This year, the Juniors and Seniors sang together in two-part harmony in the Under 14 class and gained a Distinction with 88 marks. They won their class and best-performing choir overall. Thirteen girls also competed with their solos, duets, and trio.

The girls aged between 7 and 16 competed first with Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.

The adjudicator commented.

“An imaginative and atmospheric opening and the choral sound was warm, rounded, and nicely blended. You sustained the line well with some effective legato singing, and this was shaped with some thoughtful use of tonal colour and some simple but effective choreography.”

For their second song, they sang Edelweiss from The Sound of Music.

“Again, a lovely blend here with the harmony of confidence and control.  You built well into the song, sharing a wide range of dynamic colours, and the line was expressively shaped and maintained with a warm legato and good clarity in the diction.”

Wendy Howse, Junior FR’s Musical Director, commented:

“I’m so glad that the adjudicator picked up on all the things we’ve been working on. I’m so proud and feel so blessed that we get to do this every Friday. It was so lovely to see so many parents there supporting us. I’m over the moon. A heartfelt thanks to the girls for working hard and to all the ladies who make JFR possible.”

Solo and Duet Performances

Thirteen of our Junior FR girls also performed exceptionally well in solo and duet categories at the music festival, and they all did exceptionally well with their confident singing. They featured in several categories:

Songs from the Shows

How Far I’ll Go from Moana (Beth), December (Caitlin), Slipping Through My Fingers from Mamma Mia (Amelie), and As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver (Evie).

Duets and Trios

Doh a Deer (Beth, Natalie, Elsie), Count on Me (Grace & Caitlin), Who Am I? (Anna & Izzy).

To Make You Feel My Love (Rosie & Jasmine) and True Colours (Lily & Amelie) came joint first in this category.


Caitlin achieved the highest mark in the Traditional category with Crystal Spring.

Pop Songs.

Somewhere Only We Know (Natalie), When I Was Your Man (Lily), Born Without A Heart (Kiara), You’ve Got The Love (Grace). Evie came first with her performance of Lay Me Down by Sam Smith.

Another successful year! A Huge Well Done to all involved.

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