Liz, being presented with the trophy by David Bourne, Chairman.

To mark the Choir’s 90th Anniversary in 1998, the Carlton Music Makers Trophy was presented to New College Nottingham – the then Clarendon College - to be awarded annually to the student adjudged to have made the most significant progress in the field of solo performance. The inaugural winner was the young soprano, Liz Mahon, who thrilled us with her performance in our Festival Concert.

Liz has since taken a ‘year out’ from her studies in preparation for going up to London’s Trinity College of Music in September, when she commences a four year course to obtain a Bachelor of Music degree.

Please don’t think that she has been idle though; apart from replenishing the coffers, Liz has been much involved with a gospel choir and has acquired valuable teaching experience while coaching adult and juvenile singers for the Worker’s Education Association in Ashfield. Among other engagements, she and her accompanist, Tom Liptrott, both gave fine solo performances at the Choir’s concert for Lowdham Parish Church’s Flower Festival in September.