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VOCAL SECTION

Closing date for entries is 21st September 2022

Classes will take place on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October

at Longwell Green Community Centre

Performers may bring their own accompanist but an official accompanist is provided free of charge. Please indicate your preference on entry form.

If the official accompanist is required, COPIES OF OWN CHOICE PIECES MUST BE SENT WITH THE ENTRY FORM TO THE ENTRY SECRETARY (See page 3 for the address). Please mark the music with the entrant’s name, class and intended metronome mark. If a run through with the official accompanist prior to the festival would be helpful, please contact the entry secretary.

Performers must bring original copies of the music being performed for the adjudicator. Photocopies will not be returned.

VOCAL SECTION

AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO CLASS WINNERS

ALL SOLO CLASSES TO BE ACCOMPANIED EXCEPT WHERE INDICATED.

SONGS MAY BE PERFORMED WITH MUSIC WHERE IT IS COMMON PRACTICE TO USE IT (ie IN RELIGIOUS MUSIC AND CANTATAS). RECITAL CLASSES MUST BE FROM MEMORY.

 

TRADITIONAL, FOLK OR NATIONAL SONG (See Rule 13)

Own Choice

V1           9 Years & Under                                               Max 2 mins         £5.25

V2           12 Years & Under                                            Max 3 mins         £5.50

V3           13 – 15 Years                                                     Max 4 mins         £6.25

V4           16 – 18 Years                                                     Max 5 mins         £6.50

V5           19 – 25 Years                                                     Max 5 mins         £6.75

UNACCOMPANIED SINGING

V6           12 Years & Under                                            Max 3 mins         £5.50

V7           13 – 18 Years                                                      Max 4 mins         £6.25

EXCLUDING TRADITIONAL, FOLK, STAGE, FILM, T.V. OR POP SONG

V8           7 Years & Under               Own Choice       Max 2 mins         £5.00

V9           8 – 10 Years                       Own Choice       Max 2 mins         £5.25

V10        11 – 12 Years                     Own Choice       Max 3 mins         £5.50

V11        13 – 15 Years                     Own Choice       Max 4 mins         £6.00

V12        16 – 18 Years                     Own Choice       Max 4 mins         £6.50

V13        19 – 25 Years                     Own Choice       Max 5 mins         £7.00

SONGS FROM T.V., FILM, DISNEY OR STAGE excluding compositions by Andrew Lloyd-Webber

V14        10 Years & Under            Own Choice       Max 2 mins         £5.00

V15        11 – 12 Years                     Own Choice       Max 3 mins         £5.50

V16        13 – 15 Years                     Own Choice       Max 4 mins         £6.00

V17        16 – 25 Years                     Own Choice       Max 5 mins         £7.00

SONGS BY ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER

V18        15 Years & Under            Own Choice       Max 3 mins         £5.50

V19        16 – 25 Years                     Own Choice       Max 4 mins         £6.50

POPULAR SONG

V20        13 – 18 Years                     Own Choice with piano accompaniment.

Competitors may accompany themselves.                                            Max 3 mins         £5.75

V21        13 – 18 Years                     Own Choice with recorded accompaniment.

N.B. Only equipment that can be operated from a single 13-amp socket can be used (e.g.a portable CD/mp3 player)                                                                                Max 3 mins         £5.75    

V22        13 – 18 Years                     Own Choice with guitar accompaniment.

N.B. No amplification is allowed. Competitors may accompany themselves.   Max 3 mins    £5.75

RECITAL – Any two contrasting songs

V23        15 Years & Under                                            Max 7 mins         £8.50

V24        16 – 25 Years                                                     Max 10 mins      £10.00

N.B. In these classes a proportion of the marks, at the adjudicator’s discretion, will be given for presentation.

VOCAL DUETS

V25        18 Years & Under            Own Choice which must contain at least 25% harmony.

Max 3 mins         £6.00                    

V26        19 – 25 Years                     Own Choice which must contain at least 75% harmony.

Max 4 mins         £6.50

 

CHOIRS and CHORAL ENSEMBLES – INCLUDING CHORAL SPEAKING

These classes are for groups of 3 or more voices

V27        11 Years & Under            2 Contrasting Pieces with Piano Accompaniment or Unaccompanied.                                      Max 4 mins         £12.00

V28        12 – 18 Years                     2 Contrasting Pieces with Piano Accompaniment or Unaccompanied.                                      Max 6 mins         £12.00

V29        19 – 25 Years                     2 Contrasting Pieces with Piano Accompaniment or Unaccompanied.                                      Max 7 mins         £12.00

 

ADULT VOICE CLASSES

For singers aged 26 and over. Additional notes at the start of General Vocal also apply. Performers may bring their own accompanist but an official accompanist is provided free of charge. Please indicate your preference on entry form.

 

COMPETITIVE CLASSES

OWN CHOICE

Time limit 4 minutes, one song per class. All classes cost £6.25

V30                        British Song

V31                        German Lieder  Not Opera or Oratorio. Must be sung in German.

V32                        Art Song in a foreign language

V33                        Aria                        Opera or Oratorio. Score may be used for arias from Oratorio.

V34                        Jazz                        From any Jazz genre.

V35                        Folk                      

V36                        Sacred Song

V37                        Song from Theatre/Film/Musical

 

SOLO RECITAL

OWN CHOICE

Any number of pieces (minimum of two) within the time limit.

V38                        Short Recital                                      Max 7 mins         £8.00    

V39                        Long Recital                                       Max 10 mins      £10.00

 

COMPETITIVE ADULT CHORAL RECITAL

OWN CHOICE

V40        Community Choir (fewer than 10 performers)                   Max 8 mins         £12.00

V41        Community Choir (fewer than 20 performers)                   Max 8 mins         £12.00

V42        Auditioned Choir (fewer than 10 performers)                  Max 9 mins         £12.00

V43        Auditioned Choir (fewer than 20 performers)                 Max 9 mins          £12.00