Sarah Lenton is awarded the 'Harry Mortimer Award' from the RNCM

Posted by Mark Wilkinson on 8 September 2015

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sarahOn Saturday 5th September Sarah Lenton (the bands solo baritone player) was presented with the 'Harry Mortimer Award' prior to the results ceremony at the British Open.

The award from the RNCM is presented to a student for being the 'best overall rounded brass player' which takes into account recital performances, general attitude, engagement and attendance.

John Miller nominated a number of students from the RNCM to the 'Harry Mortimer Trust Committee' who also took into account each students musical CV and how each student would spend the £500 grant. 

Sarah was overjoyed when she received the call from Martin Mortimer and will use the award to fund a commission for baritone and band from the American composer Nate Kimball.  Speaking about the award Sarah commented 'I am extremely flattered to be given this award as the standard at the RNCM is very high. I am also looking forward to working with Nate Kimball on my commission which will be a brilliant piece that I will perform with Foden's. I would also like to thank John Miller and the Trust Committee for their decision.'

For any conductor and every audience, Foden’s Band is a musical Magic Carpet. It continually takes the listener to places that few other ensembles rarely even approach Howard Snell