THIS year's Milford Haven Music Festival will draw to a jazzy close, with an afternoon of music on the lawns of beautiful Rathgate House this Sunday.

The superb sounds of the Dominic Norcoss Quartet with Elaina Hoss will accompany a menu of croquet and chocolate sundaes, bringing to an end one of the most memorable and successful music festivals ever staged in Milford Haven.

Three weeks ago, the festival kicked off with the spectacular voice of Australian soprano Lauren Fagan and competition winner Emyr Wyn Jone.

They were joined by Cor Godre 'r Aran from Bala whose flawless performance was accompanied and directed by Eirian Owen.

Then followed the Douglas Rees Memorial young opera singer competition, with Kieron Connor Valentine from Wrexham winning over the panel of esteemed judges, and claiming the Fred Rees Garages Skoda-sponsored £2,000 prize.

As part of the festival's aim to support young talent, this year bursaries were also awarded to talented Pembrokeshire pianist - currently studying at Oxford University - Siriol Jenkins, and one to a brass player and Milford Haven School head boy Thomas Carew.

This event was followed by a visit from festival patron Sir Karl Jenkins with Lady Carol, who chatted with Beverley Humphreys of BBC Radio Wales, providing a fascinating insight into the life of the most performed living composer in the world.

Milford Haven Town Council, which sponsored the event, also presented him with a town plaque.

Highly acclaimed pianist Robin Green gave a superb piano recital, as well as a long standing festival friend - Huw Tregelles Williams whose recital drew another standing ovation.

Champion brass band Filton Concert Brass, conducted by Tom Davoren, also entertained as part of the packed calendar of events, followed on stage by five excellent soloists.

Festival chairman June Rees said that she was grateful to her artistic consultant Gary Griffiths for his input in arranging such a high calibre programme.

She also thanked Father Harri and members of St Katharine and St Peter's Church, the festival committee, festival sponsors and all the generous supporters who enrolled as Festival Friends as well as the public of Milford Haven, without whom the festival would not be possible.

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