Topics:  ipswich, ipswich junior eisteddfod, musical theatre, performers, singing, vocal solo

Talented performers impress

Elaina Mollenhauer performing in the Vocal Solo - Musical Theatre 8 years and under section at the eisteddfod.
Elaina Mollenhauer performing in the Vocal Solo - Musical Theatre 8 years and under section at the eisteddfod. David Nielsen

TINY performers impressed adjudicators and audiences when they stepped into the spotlight the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod yesterday morning.

The morning program was dedicated to singers aged under eight years, the majority of whom performed musical theatre pieces.

The under eight years musical theatre section was a colourful one, as contestants donned chef, cat, mermaid, princess, Toy Story, and Winnie the Pooh costumes, to match their respective theatre pieces.

It featured eight boys and 14 girls, and Ipswich Grammar School vocal teacher Bronwyn French said she was delighted to see a gender balance.

Ms French coached five-year-old performer Dominic Parcell, who performed You've Got a Friend in Me from Toy Story.

"It's marvellous to see such a big representation of boys at this Eisteddfod," Ms French said.

"It tends to waver in later years with sport and peer pressure, but we're finding there's a lot more boys staying around nowadays, perhaps because of TV singing competitions and the fact that male singers are very popular now."

Jackson Eastwood placed first in the section, followed by Elaina Mollenhauer (pictured), who placed second with The Second Star to the Right from Peter Pan, and Olivia Liston placed third.

Eisteddfod coverage will continue in tomorrow's QT.



Local Real Estate

Featured Jobs

Ipswich jobs listed daily



Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Have Your Say

Balancing the books: Queensland's...
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Aries

Managing your relationships with women is important now, but you may find it difficult to deal with someone’s resistance. Be more...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save