The choir has a long history of providing help to young people from the area, for many years putting on the Flintshire Young Musician competition from which many of the contestants have gone on to thrive in their musical ambitions.
The choir were looking for a suitable honour to bestow on their long-serving member Mr Gwyn Lloyd Hughes, who until his recent retirement from the choirs’ committee had served for over 40 years as Chairman. Gwyn’s passion has always been to promote music of all genres to the younger generations and he is immensely proud to have this award named in his honour.
Young Musicians (YM) aged 8 – 18 who reside in the county of Flintshire, who either sing or play an instrument, may apply for an award which takes the form of a non-returnable grant up to a value to be agreed annually by the committee – currently capped at a maximum of £400 – towards costs incurred as a direct result of the pursuit of their musical ambitions. (e.g. tuition, instrument costs, travel etc.) The key criteria being musical talent (age will be taken into consideration) and financial need.
- YMs apply annually and if successful will not be eligible to reapply for 3 years.
- YMs must apply with a 5-minute (max) video showcasing their talent and outlining their request.
- The award will be provided to the YM who receives the most votes from choir members during a review of all applicant video applications. Review and voting will take place during a closed review meeting of the choir membership.
The award recipient will also have the opportunity to showcase their talent during the choir’s annual festival concert (usually December).
Applications for 2020 will be accepted from 31st May and the deadline for submission will be 30th November 2020.