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Pearl Beach Progress Association will present its annual Junior Showcase and Scholarship Concerts, featuring students from the Central Coast Conservatorium, on Saturday, May 20.

Since 2005 the Conservatorium has sent its best senior students to compete in the Irvine Family Piano and Pearl Beach Senior Music Scholarships. The concerts are an excellent opportunity for students to perform for the community and deliver breathtaking performances.

This year the Junior Showcase and Scholarship concerts will be held on one day at the Pearl Beach Memorial Hall, with the community invited to enjoy the aspiring young musicians.

At 11am the Pearl Beach Junior Showcase concert will celebrate 10 years and students will perform on solo instruments and vocals with passion and conviction rather than competitiveness. There will be a guest performance by 2022 Irvine Piano recipient, Chris Chen.

Starting at 2.30pm, the afternoon Scholarship concert will feature a presentation of the Irvine Family Piano Scholarship valued at $1,000, and the Pearl Beach Music Scholarship sponsored by Pearly’s cafe and shop valued at $1,000. There will be a guest performance by 2022 Music Scholarship winner Mia Cross.

The audience will be invited to vote for the Peoples Choice award of $500, sponsored in memory of Frances Grove, and a runner-up award of $250 sponsored by McGrath Real Estate.

During adjudication and voting at the conclusion of the day there will be a special performance by a past scholarship winner, Aaron Carey. For a donation, audience members can enjoy drinks and nibbles while adjudication and voting takes place.

Tickets are $10 each concert, or $15 for both.

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