MONTREAL, APRIL 26, 2011 – Singer Fletcher-Bryce Davey, a student at Merton Elementary School in Côte Saint-Luc, competed recently in the 93rd annual Winnipeg Music Festival in the Vocal Solo for Boys 10 years and under and won three gold medals
The Winnipeg Music Festival has grown to be one of the largest events of its kind in Canada, with over 20,000 young musicians attending this year alone. Fletcher-Bryce sang in three classes: sacred, folk song and 20th/21st century English art song. He won the gold medal in all three categories.
After sweeping away the competition, Fletcher-Bryce advanced to compete for the Stewart M. Thomson Trophy, where he chose to sing in the sacred song category. Only boys vocal solo class winners (10 years old and under and eight years old and under) who have also won a gold medal are eligible.
Not only did Fletcher-Bryce win the Stewart M. Thomson Trophy, but he was also awarded a memorial bursary to be used to further his musical studies. This is the second time in three years he has captured this prize, which is the maximum allowed to any individual.
Fletcher-Bryce wishes to thank his Merton teachers, Mr. Eves, Nancy Freedin, Marina Cardu, and Principal Raizel Candib for their support and encouragement to compete in this wonderful musical opportunity. “Merton School’s support of an individual student's achievements are not just idle words, but one of the strengths that make Merton unique,” says Mrs. Candib. Fletcher-Bryce is appearing in the play “Lies My Father Told Me” at the Segal Centre from May 1-23.