A Musical Talent
14-year-old Stephanie Franklin has an impressive array of musical talents. She is studying for her Grade 7 piano, Grade 6 violin and Grade 6 singing – and is also learning the organ, facing the challenge of using her feet! Steph has been an enthusiastic and committed member of the Junior Choir at All Saints’ Church for four years and recently gained her Silver Bishops’ Award with Merit.
Last summer she was chosen from 100 choristers on the Magdalen College Three Day course to receive a bursary to attend a residential course last summer in Bath. She has written recently in the Parish Magazine about how much she enjoyed the course. Steph enjoys the challenge of sight reading and learning new music and, in spite of leading a full life which includes rowing for her club in Reading, still manages to come to choir on a regular basis. Steph hopes to continue her studies by tackling her Gold Bishops’ Award in the near future.