Nathan won First Prize in the 8th Annual Margaret Abbott Memorial English Song Competition at the Victoria Conservatory of Music on Wednesday evening. More than 20 singers competed in the "Senior A" category, and adjudicators Benjamin Butterfield and Anne Grimm awarded a First and Second Prize, along with four Honourable Mentions.
Nathan sang Dawn (Ushas), the first song from Gustav Holst's Op. 24 and Let Beauty Awake from Ralph Vaughan Williams' famous "Songs of Travel."
As First Prize winner, Nathan will receive the Margaret Abbott Memorial Scholarship in support of his continued studies.
Our much beloved adjuicator, Benjamin Butterfield, was mistakenly identified with another famous Benjamin (Britten) in the evening's program, which resulted in giggling by several of the contestants.
A delightful evening of English Song was enjoyed by all - congratulations to all of the singers for their beautiful work!