Vocal talent at the Gunnedah Eisteddfod

The music section of the Gunnedah Eisteddfod continued on Thursday afternoon with vocals.

The vocals subsection drew singers from both Gunnedah and Tamworth.

Vocal mash-up featuring Carter Cameron, Chelsea George, Kaitlyn MacAulay and Sara Dear.

Adjudicator Luke Byrne said the entrants made “lovely choices” and emphasised the importance of repertoire selection.

Carter Cameron sings Praying by Kesha.

“There’s a lot to be said for choosing appropriate repertoire,” he said.

“Repertoire selection is 90 per cent of the work.”

Chelsea George sings Only Love from the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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Caitlin Hutchison sings the Light in the Piazza.

Following the section for Song for Stage Show or Film, Mr Byrne said he was focusing on both vocals and expression.

Kaitlyn MacAulay sings Almost There from The Princess and the Frog.

“In musical theatre, it’s really so much about the text and what comes through the music from the text,” he told the entrants.

“You’ve got to focus in on the key of the text.”

Christopher Whalley sings Shiksa Goddess from The Last Five Years.

Sara Dear, Carter Cameron, Christopher Whalley and Caitlin Hutchison were chosen to sing on Saturday.

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