• Vocal

    Festival Dates

     

    Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th February 2022

    Adjudicator: Bryan Husband GRSM(Hons),ADWCMD,FISM

     

    Syllabus and fees

    All entries will be by Play and Perform and will open on 1st October 2021

     

    Accompanist: Olivia Travers

     

    Results 2021

     

    Festival Policies

     

    All enquiries should be directed to the Section Secretary

    Important Notes for Singers

    • OFFICIAL ACCOMPANIST. Entrants are strongly advised to book the Official Accompanist if they have any doubt about their arrangements and to send her a copy of the music at least 3 weeks in advance of the competition date. Music may be posted or scanned and emailed to her. Requests for the services of the Official Accompanist must be made on the entry form. All fees must be paid on entry. There is a charge of £5.00 per song.

    • MUSIC FOR THE ACCOMPANIST. Music must be presented to the Official Accompanist in a form which is easy to manage and read at the piano. NB. Any repeats or cuts should be clearly marked. A bundle of pages stapled at one corner will not be accepted; a chord chart with lyrics or lead sheet with chords and lyrics and melody will not be accepted.

    • REHEARSAL FEES. Rehearsal fees may be additional and should be negotiated directly with the accompanist.

    • MUSIC FOR THE ADJUDICATOR– An original copy of the music or an authorized photocopy must be provided for the adjudicator on the day of the competition.

    • PHOTOCOPYING - when a work is selected from a publication containing several different works which are not published separately, a photocopy may be made for the use of the adjudicator, provided that the competitor or participant has already purchased his/her own copy. The photocopy will be retained and destroyed by the Section Secretary immediately after the event. It is illegal to photocopy (or copy by other means) works which are copyright, without the permission of the copyright holder.

    • WHAT KEY? In classes for 16 years and under all songs may be sung in a key suitable to young voices, irrespective of original keys.

    • WHAT LANGUAGE? Songs may be sung in English or the original language where appropriate. Diction and pronunciation will be assessed by the adjudicator.

    • OWN CHOICE. ‘Own Choice’ titles MUST be stated on entry forms and may not be changed after an entry has been accepted.

    • NUMBER OF SONGS. Unless otherwise stated only one song or aria may be entered in a class

    • TIME LIMITS are given and must be observed. Performances may be stopped by the organisers or adjudicators if time limits are exceeded. A PERFORMANCE EXCEEDING THE TIME LIMIT WILL BE MARKED AND ADJUDICATED BUT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A FIRST PRIZE OR GOLD MEDAL

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