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Singing was at the heart of the very first Hastings Musical Festival and it still is. Today’s singers have a vast range of styles and repertoire to choose from, from Classical Opera and Oratorio to Pop, from Show Songs to Folk Songs, there is something for everyone. This section also offers opportunities to Singer-Songwriters to present their own work. Whether you are 5 or 65 there is a class to suit you. The Bronze, Silver and Gold Medals are always hotly contested, and offer a wonderful showcase for the best of the best.


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Classes

Tue 3rd March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

Morning

2000 Singing Solo Boys or Girls (Age 7 and under)
Set piece: 'My Grandfather's Clock' 'The Best of Singing Grades1-3 low voice. Faber Music or ABRSM Songbook 1
Award: THE MAUREEN AUMONIER MEMORIAL CUP Presented by: 'a friend'

1 eliza davies
2 Beatrix Gilbert
3 Frederica Sheppard

2004 Singing Solo Boys (Age 8 and under 11)
Set piece: 'The Crocodile'. 'ABRSM Songbook 1'
Award: THE ERIC THIMAN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Patrick McPartland
2 Solomon Lemmens
3 Alexander Rice
4 Theo Bird
5 Sebastian North

2008 Singing Solo Boys (Age 11 and under 14)
Set piece: 'The Dark Island ' ABRSM Songbook 2.
Award: THE CLIFFORD GLAZIER SILVER CHALLENGE CUP Presented by Mr & Mrs A J Glazier.

1 Sami Barker
2 Otto James-Bell

2016 Singing Solo Girls (Age 8 and under 10)
Set piece: 'Coconut Man' by Aubrey Beswick. ABRSM Songbook 2
Award: MICHAEL TENBOSCH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Daisy Bidgood
2 Annabel Lowe
3 Merryn Lowe
4 Melanie Clancy
5 Anna Rice
6 Ashleigh Judd
7 Emily Beazleigh
8 Anais Bosch

2024 Singing Solo Girls (Age 10 and under 12)
Set piece: 'Earth Sea and Sky'. From The Best of Grades 1-3 singing. Faber Music.
Award: ALBERT TURNER CUP.Presented by Mrs B Turner.

1 Maddison Boorman
2 Eden-Rose Johnson
3 Poppy-May Murfin
4 Sarah Biddle
5 Darcey Bird
6 Charlotte Turley
7 J P Sharp Trust
8 Nasreen Gregory-Martinez
9 Lujane Smallman
10 Summer Caister-Coules

2032 Singing Solo Girls (Age 12 and under 14)
Set piece: 'Dusk' Armstrong Gibbs. From 'The Boosey and Hawks 20th Century Easy Song Collection.'
Award: THE DOREEN CARTER CUP.

1 Twinkle Ansar

2048 Verse and Song Solo (Age 9 and under 12) 5 mins
Award: THE HILDEN GRANGE CUP. Presented by Hilden Grange School.

1 Summer Caister-Coules
2 Poppy-May Murfin
3 Otto James-Bell
4 Lily Beach
5 Clementine Dawson
6 Mariella Pulford
7 Nasreen Gregory-Martinez

13:00 lunch break
Afternoon

2052 Verse and Song. Solo (Age 12 and under 18 ) 5 mins
Award: THE KEN JOHNSON TROPHY presented by Ken Johnson

1 Harry Parkinson

2056 Verse and Song Solo (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE ATKINSON CUP. Presented by Judy Atkinson.

1 Judy Atkinson
2 Jaye Hughes
3 Katie Wren

2060 Sacred Song Solo (Age 12 and under 18) 4 mins
Award: THE GEORGE SAUNDERS MEMORIAL CUP. Presented by Miss Beryl Saunders.

1 Harry Parkinson
2 Tristan Peters
3 Toby Sell

2064 Foreign Language Song Solo (Age 12 and under 18) 4 mins
Award: THE GERTRUDE ROSSA SHIELD. Presented by Mrs. Karen Mcinally.

1 Maya Godlonton-White
2 Sophie Ansar
3 Sami Barker

2067 Show Song. Solo. ( Age 7 and 8) 5 mins

1 Louisa Hildebrandt 6 Anna Rice
2 Christie Griffen 7 Laurel Hancock
3 Emme Newall 8 Emily Beazleigh
4 Melanie Clancy 9 Jessica Garland
5 Gage Weber

2068 Show Song.Solo (Age 9 only) 4 mins
Award: THE PRIMARY SHOW SONG CUP. Presented in memory of Mr. peter Rickets.

1 Sophia Hildebrandt
2 Thea Rich-Spice
3 Annabel Lowe
4 Eden Arnold
5 Merryn Lowe
6 Lily Beach
7 Ava Godden-Blanks
8 Ashleigh Judd
9 Alfie James

2069 Show Song (Age 10 only) 4 mins
Award: THE JOAN POTTER AWARD

1 Daisy Watson
2 Eden-Rose Johnson
3 isabelle sutton
4 Maia Jenkin
5 Darcey Bird
6 Christopher Walker
7 Nasreen Gregory-Martinez
8 Myles Hodges
9 Elizabeth Abrahim

Morning

2070 Show Song Solo (Age 11 only) 4 mins
Award: THE APS CUP Presented by Advanced Plumbing Solutions.

1 Amelia Skelton
2 Maddison Boorman
3 Lily Todd
4 Beth Lloyd
5 Summer Caister-Coules
6 Poppy-May Murfin
7 Luke Charlesworth
8 Otto James-Bell
9 Lila Brooker
10 Poppy Shoesmith
11 Charlotte Turley
12 Anastasija Saklunova
13 Jenna Heys

2071 Show song. Solo. (Age 12 only) 6 mins

1 Mollie Middleton
2 Sami Barker
3 Oscar Little
4 Faye Clark
5 Eva de Menezesr
6 Eleanor Baughurst
7 Farrah Hornby
8 Martha Cocks
9 Tristan Peters
10 Saskia Guest
11 Poppy Prior

2072 Show Song Solo (Age 13 Only) 5 mins
Award: THE BATTLE ABBEY SCHOOL TROPHY. Presented by Battle Abbey

1 Leo Gasson
2 Caden Crouch
3 Jia Li Young

2073 Show Song . Solo. (Age 14 only) 5 mins

1 Maya Godlonton-White
2 Salma Salkind
3 Harley Loft
4 Jessica-Lily Morris
5 Ellie Valentine

17:00 Tea Break
Evening

2074 Show Song. Solo (Age 14 and under 18) 5 mins
Award: THE ELIAS FAMILY CUP.

1 Millie Rose White 8 Freya Cappelli
2 Emma Hatton 9 Joseph Baszczak
3 Phoebe Harris 10 Ellie Valentine
4 Harry Parkinson 11 Yazmin Nanji
5 Bronwen Claridge 12 Kitty Horsman
6 Kai Cooper 13 Jade Wilson
7 Jessica Sutton  14. Natalie Spencer

2076 Show Song Solo (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE LESLIE FELSTEAD MEMORIAL TROPHY Presented by Miss Norma Redfern

1 Holly Kirby-Steedman 6 Maria Crowter
2 Jade Batson 7 Tim Gordon
3 Sue Hart 8 Katie Wren
4 Amelia Hellyer 9 Nathan McDonald
5 Sharon Gordon 10 Elle Brookes-Doolan

13:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon

2093 Cabaret Standard Solo (Age 13 to under 18 ) 5 mins
Award: THE MAD FISH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE . Presented by Emma Burnett.

1 Millie Rose White
2 Bronwen Claridge
3 Salma Salkind
4 Harley Loft
5 Jessica Sutton
6 Ellie Valentine
7 Kitty Horsman

8. Berry Robinson

2096 Singing Solo Early 20th Century Music Theatre. (Age 13 and under 18) 4 mins
Award: THE IVORA REES TROPHY. Presented by Ivora Rees.

1 Leo Gasson
2 Maya Godlonton-White
3 Emma Hatton
4 Ellie Valentine
5 Yazmin Nanji
6 Jade Wilson

2100 Popular Music Vocal Class Solo (Age 9 and under 12) 5 mins
Award: THE MAD FISH JUNIOR AWARD. Presented by Mad Fish.

1 Daisy Watson 
2 Lila Brooker 
3 isabelle sutton
4 Poppy Shoesmith 
5 Ava Godden-Blanks
6 Darcey Bird 
7 Anastasija Saklunova  

2101 Popular Music Vocal Class Solo (Age 12 and under 15) 5 mins
Award: MAD FISH JUNIOR PLUS AWARD. Presented by Mad Fish.

1 Mollie Middleton 6 Freya Cappelli
2 Phoebe Douse 7 Jessica-Lily Morris
3 Caden Crouch 8 Ellie Valentine
4 Salma Salkind 9 Kitty Horsman
5 Harley Loft 10 Cassidy Robinson

Morning

2102 Popular Music Vocal Class . Solo (Age 15 and under 18) 5 mins
Award: THE MAD FISH INTERMEDIATE AWARD. Presented by Mad Fish

1 Emma Hatton 5 Jessica Sutton
2 Phoebe Harris 6 Katarina Kolimbarides
3 Charlie Mepham 7 Sarah Freeman
4 Zoe Meslin 8 Yazmin Nanji

2104 Unaccompanied Folk Song Solo (Age under 11) 3.5 mins
Award: THE LILIAN CORDELL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP 'A'

1 Maia Jenkin 4 Melanie Clancy
2 Annabel Lowe 5 Mariella Pulford
3 Eden Arnold 6 Lujane Smallman

2108 Unaccompanied Folk Song. Solo (Age 11 and under 14) 4 mins
Award: LILIAN CORDELL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP 'B'

1 Summer Caister-Coules 3 Clementine Dawson
2 Oscar Little

Thu 5th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

Morning

2112 Unacompanied Folk Song. Solo (Age 14 and under 18) 4 mins
Award: THE SELLENS FOLK AWARD. Presented by Mr. And Mrs. Sellens.

1 Maya Godlonton-White

13:00 - Lunch Break
Afternoon

2172 English Art Song . Solo - 20th and 21st Century Open (Age 18 and over) 4 mins
Award: THE MOLLY TOWNSON CUP

1 Bridget Bentall 5 Barbara Ralph
2 Sheila Stevens 6 Magggie Waite
3 Andrew Blackman 7 Jaye Hughes
4 Judy Atkinson 8 Maureen James

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

2180 Sacred Song. Solo (Not Oratorio) (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE PERCY WILLIAM MACEY CHALLENGE CUP

1 Sheila Stevens

Morning

2188 International Art Song. Solo 20th and 21st Century . Open (Age 18 and over) 4 mins
Award: THE PAUL HAMBURGER CUP. Presented by Miss Jane Metcalfe.

1 Bridget Bentall
2 Jaye Hughes

2248 Popular Music Vocal Class Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE MAD FISH SENIOR AWARD. Presented by Mad Fish.

1 Amelia Hellyer
2 Maria Crowter
3 Rebecca Robinson
4 Nathan McDonald

2252 Humorous Song. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE COLIN BARTON CUP. Presented by His Family.

1 Sharon Sellens
2 Donna Barton
3 Tim Gordon
4 Margaret Lawrence

2256 Vintage Song. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE DENSEM CHETWOOD BALLAD CUP

1 Sharon Gordon
2 Judy Atkinson

2258 Unaccompanied Folk Song. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE LUCY METSON CUP.

1 Sue Hart
2 Judy Atkinson
3 Donna Barton
4 Barbara Ralph
5 Katie Wren

2280 Senior Class Open. Solo. (Age 60 and under 70 ) 4 mins
Award: THE HELEN HENSCHEL CHALLENGE CUP

1 Judy Atkinson

2281 senior Class. Solo. (age 70 and over) 4 mins

1 Sheila Stevens
2 Barbara Ralph
3 Gerald Hewson
4 Helen Palen
5 Mary Hughes
6 Margaret Lawrence

17:00 - Tea Break
Evening

2136 Singing Novice Class Any solo or duet (Age 18 and over) 4 mins
Award: THE HASTLEONS JEANNE SAYER CUP

1 Holly Kirby-Steedman
2 Amelia Hellyer
3 Bethany East
4 Anna Orlova
5 Rebecca Robinson
6 Maria Vicent

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

13:00 - Lunch Break
Afternoon

2232 Gilbert & Sullivan. (Age 18 and over) 4 mins
Award: THE HASTLEON OPERATIC & DRAMA SOCIETY SILVER CHALLENGE CUP. Presented by The Hastleon Operatic and Drama Society.

1 Sharon Gordon
2 Tim Gordon
3 Margaret Lawrence
4 Katie Wren

2236 Light Opera (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE MOORE CUP (Presented by Richard and Lesley Moore)

1 Jade Batson
2 Sheila Stevens
3 Margaret Lawrence
4 Helen Palen

Thu 5th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

17:00 Tea Break
Evening

2240 Musical Play (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE BLODS TROPHY FOR EXCELLENCE (Presented by Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society)

1 Holly Kirby-Steedman
2 Sharon Gordon
3 Tim Gordon
4 Margaret Lawrence
5 Nathan McDonald
6 Sharon Gordon, Donna Barton

2244 Show Song Open (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE HUDSON-SMITH CUP

1 Sharon & Tim Gordon (Sharon Gordon, Tim Gordon)
2 Yazmin Nanji, Elle Brookes-Doolan
3 Jade Wilson, Yazmin Nanji, Elle Brookes-Doolan

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

17:00 - Tea Break
Evening

2268 Recital Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 15 mins
Award: THE W.H.DYER ROSE BOWL

1 Jade Batson 5 Claire Sheffield
2 Bridget Bentall 6 Judy Atkinson
3 john jordan 7 Katie Wren
4 Jaye Hughes

2276 Singing Gold Medal Open. (Age 18 and over)
Award: THE GOLD MEDAL. A CASH PRIZE OF £150 if a mark of 85 and over is awarded.

2120 Bronze Medal (Girls) (Age 12 and under 15)
Set piece: 'The Owls' by Peter Jenkins. ABRSM SONGBOOK 3
Award: THE BRONZE MEDAL
Fee   ₤10.00
Age between 12 and 14
 
2124 Bronze Medal (Boys) (Age12 and under 15)
Set piece: 'A Smuggler's Song' by Christopher Le Fleming. ABRSM Songbook 4
Award: THE BRONZE MEDAL
Fee   ₤10.00
Age between 12 and 14
 
2128 Silver Medal (Girls) (Age 15 and under 18)
Set piece: ' Silver' .Armstrong Gibbs sheet Music.
Award: THE SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
Age between 15 and 17
 
2132 Silver Medal (Boys) (Age 15 and under 18)
Set piece: 'Trade Winds' by Frederick Keel. ABRSM Songbook 5
Award: THE SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
Age between 15 and 17
 
2272 Silver Medal (age 18 and over)
Award: THE SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤14.00
18 and older
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice: Classical Song. Credit will be given for presentation and Musical standard of Song.A winning mark of 87 must be achieved before the medal can be awarded.
2276 Singing Gold Medal Open. (Age 18 and over)

Award: THE GOLD MEDAL. A CASH PRIZE OF £150 if a mark of 85 and over is awarded.
Fee £18.00
18 and older

Anyone with a mark of 87 and above in the following classes in 2019 will be eligible to enter the 2019 Gold Medal on application to the General Secretary and payment of the Gold Medal entrance fee.

The Gold Medal will be awarded to the winner with a mark of 90 and above and only to a singer who is not already a Hastings Musical Festival Gold Medallist. However former Gold Medallists entering the class will also be eligible to win the cash prize of £150.

A Cash prize of £150 for the winner of this Class if a mark of 85 and over is awarded. 2172 English Art Song

2188 International Art Song
2189 French
2190 Slavonic
2196 Lieder
2208 Mozart
2212 Operatic Women
2216 Operatic Men
2220 Oratorio Women
2224 Oratorio Men

Gold Medal entrants will sing their song from one of the above, and also a song of their own choice which they have not already sung in the 2019 Festival.

N.B. It is important to prepare a second song. Own choice song can be any style other than Rock, Pop or Jazz Credit will be given for presentation, dress and musical standard of the songs. Please note. This class will not take place if fewer than three entries are received.

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

Morning

2140 Soprano Age (18 and over)
Set piece: 'How Sweet the Answer (The Wren)' Britten Folk Song Arrangements Vol. 4 (High Voice) key B. www.boosey.com

1 Claire Sheffield
2 Jaye Hughes
3 Sheila Stevens
4 Katie Wren

2144 Mezzo-Soprano (Age 18 and over)
Set piece: 'The Widow Bird' by Herbert Howells. The Boosey & Hawkes Song Collection.Vol. 2. Key Emin. Www.boosey.com

1 Bridget Bentall
2 Sue Adams
3 Judy Atkinson
4 Magggie Waite

2168 The John Lockey Championship (Age 18 and over)
Award: THE JOHN LOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP ROSE BOWL

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

17:00 Tea Break
Evening

2176 Early Music . Solo (Age 18 and over) 6 mins
Award: THE EARLY MUSIC CUP. Presented by Miss NaomI Kilby

1 Claire Sheffield
2 Judy Atkinson
3 Cindy Gilham
4 Donna Barton
5 Gerald Hewson

Thu 5th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

17:00 Tea Break
Morning

2189 French Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE YVES GOEAU CHALLENGE CUP

1 Jade Batson
2 Judy Atkinson
3 Barbara Ralph
4 Jaye Hughes

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

13:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon

2196 Lieder Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over)
Award: THE CECILIE ELSWORTH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP. Presented by Miss Ceciilie Ellsworth.

1 Jade Batson
2 Claire Sheffield
3 Cindy Gilham
4 Jaye Hughes
5 Katie Wren

2208 Mozart Operatic or Concert Aria (Not Oratorio). Solo. Open (Age 18 and over) 6 mins
Award: THE VERITY ANN BATES CHALLENGE CUP. Presented by Miss Bates.

1 Lin Westcott
2 Donna Barton
3 Katie Wren

Thu 5th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

17:00 Tea Break
Evening

2212 Operatic. Women. Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 6 mins
Award: CONCHITA SUPERVIA ROSE BOWL 'A'Presented by: Mss Dorothy Walker

1 Bridget Bentall 5 Lin Westcott
2 Jade Batson 6 Helen Palen
3 Becky Haisell 7 Katie Wren
4 Claire Sheffield

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

13:00 Lunch Break
Afternoon

2220 Oratorio. Women. Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over) 8 mins
Award: THE WINIFRED DIXON CHALLENGE Cup.

1 Claire Sheffield 5 Cindy Gilham
2 Becky Haisell 6 Barbara Ralph
3 Bridget Bentall 7 Maureen James
4 Lin Westcott

Fri 13th March. Venue: White Rock - Main Hall

Evening

2228 The June Elgar Memorial Championship (Age 18 and over)
Award: THE JUNE ELGAR MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY. Presented by John and Elaine Elgar.

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

Morning

2266 Singer/Songwriter. Solo. (Age 15 and under 18) 4 mins
Award: THE MICHAEL JAMES MEMORIAL CUP.Presented by Emma Burnet)

1 Katarina Kolimbarides

2118 Singer/Songwriter (Age 11 to under 15)

Award: MATTHEW JAMES MEMORIAL CUP.  Presented by Emma Burnett.
Fee £7.50
Age between 11 and 14
Up to 4 minutes

Can be self accompanied or accompanied by piano or guitar. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available.
Performer must have written the tune and accompaniment. Lyrics and music or chords to be provided for the adjudicator.
Note: the same song cannot also be used in a solo pop-vocal class.

2266 Singer/Songwriter (Age 15 and under 18)

Award: THE MICHAEL JAMES MEMORIAL CUP. Presented by Emma Burnet)
Fee £7.50
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 4 minutes

Can be self accompanied or accompanied by piano or guitar. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available.
Performer must have written the tune and accompaniment. Lyrics and music or chords to be provided for the adjudicator.
Note: the same song cannot be performed in the solo pop vocal class.

Will be adjudicated on combined performance of competitors. In the Singer and Accompanist classes a performer may appear a second time in the other capacity. No electronic keyboards are permitted.

2288 Singer and Accompanist (Age under 15)

Award: THE W. FRANK FREEMAN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Fee   ₤7.50

14 and younger

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice:

2292 Singer and Accompanist. (age 15 and under 18)

Fee   ₤7.50

Age between 15 and 17

Up to 4 mins

Own Choice:

Thu 12th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

13:00 - Lunch Break
Afternoon

2078 Show Song Duet or Ensemble (Age 8 and under 11) 4 mins
Award: The Mad Fish Management Award

1 Alfie James, Lacey-Mae Clancy

17:00 - Tea Break
Evening

2080 Show Song Duet or Ensemble (Age 11 and under 15) 5 mins
Award: SOUNDCRAFT TROPHY (Presented by Soundcraft)

1 Poppy Shoesmith, Ava Golden-Blanks
2 Evie Dawes (Salma Salkind, Evie Dawes)
3 Emma Ferguson, Maddison Boorman
4 Martha Cocks, Farrah Hornby

Morning

2081 Show Song. Duet or Ensemble (15 and under 18) 5 mins
Award: THE STUDIO ACADAMY AWARD. presented by Lesley Davis.

1 Maisie Edwards, Jessica Sutton
2 Kitty Horsman, Ellie Valentine

Thu 5th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall

Morning

2260 Unaccompanied Folk Song Group (Any age) 10 mins

1 Sage Maverick

Wed 4th March. Venue: White Rock - Sussex Hall
Morning

2316 Classical Duet, Non Operatic. (Age 18 and over) 5 mins
Award: THE PHILOMEL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP.

1 Lin Westcott, cindy gilham

Fri 13th March. Venue: White Rock - Main Hall

Morning

2334 Pop Vocal Duet and Ensemble (Age 9 and under 14) 5 mins
Award: THE ANN HOHENKERK CUP presented by Lesley van Egmond

1 Eva & Elizabeth (Elizabeth Simou, Eva de Menezes)

2335 Pop Vocal Duet and Ensemble. (Age 14 and under 18) 5 mins

1 Ellie Valentine, Jessica-lily Morris

 

Fri 6th March. Venue: White Rock - Main Hall

17:00 -Tea
Evening

2336 Beaver Scouts and Rainbows (Age under 9) 6 mins
Award: THE MRS BETTY LUNN TROPHY.Presented by Mrs. Jenny Barton-Hibbs.

1 3rd Hastings Beaver Scout Group

17:00 Tea
Evening


2344 Singing Action & Campfire Songs. Scouts or Guides. ( Any Age) 7 mins
Award: THE CLARE TROPHY. presented by 2nd St. Leonard's Guides.

1 The 10th Hastings Guides and friends

12:15 Lunch

2348 Choirs 40 Voices or Fewer. (Up to and including year 6) 7 mins
Award: THE DEREK NORCROSS MEMORIAL TROPHY

1 All Saints CE Junior Academy
2 Chantry Community Primary School Choir
3 St Mary Star of the Sea School Senior Choir
4 Hurst Green CE Primary School Choir
5 West St Leonards Primary Academy
6 Claremont Prep School Girls Choir

Afternoon

2356 Choirs. Any number of voices. ( Up to and including year 4) 7 mins
Award: THE SIR HENRY COWARD SHIELD

1 Chantry Community Primary School Choir
2 Classes Silver Birch and Chestnut from Hurst Green CE Primary School
3 West St Leonards Primary Academy
4 Claremont Prep School Junior Choir
5 Icklesham Primary School, Blueberry Class

Morning

2352 Choirs More than 40 Voices. ( Up to and including year 6) 7 mins
Award: THE JOHN LOCKEY BANNER

1 Guestling Bradshaw CE Primary School
2 Classes Maple and Oak from Hurst Green CE Primary School Choir
3 Battle Abbey Prep School

2360 Choirs. Any number of voices.( Up to and including year 8) 7 mins
Award: THE MABEL E. JEPSON SILVER CHALLENGE SHIELD. Presented by Miss Mabel Elizabeth Jepson
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1 Hilden Grange School
2 Claremont Prep School Chamber Choir

2364 Boys Choir. Any number of voices. (Any Age) 7 mins
Award: THE KENT CHALLENGE CUP

1 Claremont Prep School Boys Choir

17:00 Tea
Evening

2368 Youth Choir. Any number of voices. (Age under 26)
Award: THE READ BROWN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

1 Battle Abbey Chamber Choir

2372 Adult Choir (Any age) 7 mins
Award: THE ST CECELIA SILVER CHALLENGE SHIELD

1 ROTHER COMMUNITY CHOIR (ROTHER COMMUNITY CHOIR, Raymond Smith)
2 East Kent Chorus
3 Cantabile
4 Vocality
5 Concentus
6 TBAD
7 Harmony One
8 Bexhill Community Singers

2377 'A Capella' Group Any combination of voices. (Any age) 7 mins
Award: THE MRS. F. TYLER SILVER CHALLENGE CUP. Presented by The Round Table of Bexhill

1 Wayward Harmonies
2 East Kent Chorus
3 The Notables (Nigel Kirkness, Jon Hayward, Lindley Gram, Peter McDonald)
4 Cantabile
5 White Rock Show Choir
6 Battle Abbey Chamber Choir

13:00 Lunch Break
Evening

2384 Music Theatre Showcase (Any age) 15 mins
Award: THE MUSIC THEATRE CUP. Presented by Mad Fish.

1 White Rock Youth Theatre
2 TBAD

Hastings Musical Festival is working in partnership with Hastings Rotary Club to find entrants for their Young Musician of the Year competition.

Winners of the Girls and Boys Girls Singing Silver Medals (2128 and 2132) together with the winners of the following classes: 2046,2060,2064,2088,2093,2096, will be invited to compete in the Hastings Area heats of the National Rotary Young Musician of the Year Competition in October/November 2019. District, Regional and National finals will be held in 2020.

Winners must achieve a mark of 85 or above in these classes and must be aged 17 or under on 31st August 2019 to be eligible to enter. Competitors must be in full time education but not at professional music college on this date.

Adjudicators

Andrea Calladine ARCM, ABSM, FISM

Andrea Calladine has a varied career as performer, teacher, conductor, coach and adjudicator in the main genres of singing to Musical Theatre. She studied initially at the Birmingham School of Music (now the Birmingham Conservatoire) gaining honours in Diplomas and was awarded many major prizes. As a singer, she has travelled widely at home and in Europe performing from her wide concert and oratorio repertoire including performances of The Messiah and The Creation through the Mozart Masses to Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, the Requiems of Brahms, Fauré and Rutter, and she has made radio broadcasts. Operatic roles have included Despina in Così fan Tutti; Miss Wordsworth in Britten’s Albert Herring; Adele and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus; Dido in Dido and Aeneas; Pamina in The Magic Flute. Today, she is happiest teaching Music Theatre where her skills in singing, acting and language can be combined. Andrea’s teaching commitments now are divided between a very busy private practice, where she coaches many professional singers, and a leading Independent School. Andrea held the post of Central Area Representative of the Association of Teachers of Singing for four years and was appointed the associations Conference Director in 2014.

She also is an Assessor/Mentor for the AOTOS Teacher Training course. Andrea is also in demand for Choral Workshops and Vocal Master Classes. Other positions held have been at the Birmingham Conservatoire (1985-2009), Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, the Elgar School of Music, and Worcester University. Andrea is an active adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals, where she hopes to bring not only her wealth of experience as both teacher and performer, but also her love of singing, encouragement of the performers and, above all, a sense of humour!

Andrea is looking forward to adjudicating once again at the Hastings Musical Festival (it is 10yrs since her last visit) and also to hearing some wonderful singing from all of the performers.

Belinda Mikhail BMus(Hons), PGdip,RCM,ARCM

Belinda Mikhaïl won the Associated Board and the Queen Mother Scholarships to study piano and singing as a joint first study at the Royal College of Music where she won the Hopkinson Gold Medal for her final recital. Since graduating she has travelled extensively performing both as a soloist and as a chamber musician and has appeared as a concerto soloist at the major London Concert Halls. She has made numerous recordings for Sony BMG and Universal and is a vocal soloist on EMI's Vocalise album as used in trailers for ER, Lost and Grey’s Anatomy. She appears as the featured soloist on many film soundtracks, including In the Shadow of the Moon (Winner Sundance Film Festival), and Bobby Fischer against the World. Her solo piano playing of the theme from Chariots of Fire was heard at every medal ceremony at the London Olympic Games. Belinda is also in demand as a vocal coach for classical, pop and rock singers and runs an extensive private teaching practice. She has trained performers as diverse as Siouxsie Sioux, Jennifer Ellison, Jack Garrett, Cathy Tyson, the Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche, as well as the world-renowned dancer Akram Khan. Her students are enjoying major roles in theatre companies up and down the country as well as West End Shows such as Chicago, Dreamgirls, Haddestown, Dirty Dancing, Book of Mormon and High School Musical and the hit TV series’, Downton Abbey and Broadchurch. Belinda’s work as an adjudicator has seen her travel extensively and in 2018 she was invited to Trinidad and Tobago where she adjudicated their month long biennial Music Festival. Future trips will see her adjudicate both in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. She thoroughly enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and meeting a wealth of musicians as she travels in her role as a member of the BIFF.

Benjamin Costello MA PGDip BMus FRSA

Ben is a freelance musical director, adjudicator,singing coach and accompanist, working internationally. He is also Artistic Director of Thames Concerts, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers, Chorus Master for the Leith Hill Musical Festival, Musical Director of Southampton Choral Society, on the faculty at Laine Theatre Arts, and a visiting musical director at Trinity Laban and Mountview Academy. He is a generalist music adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals. Born and based in London, Ben initially trained as a flautist, before majoring in piano, singing and conducting, and his early career included répétiteur work for the London Symphony Orchestra and other London opera and theatre companies. A specialist in musical theatre, he has been an MD on numerous productions, and has taught at most of the major London performing arts colleges. Countless of his former singing students enjoy successful careers in London’s West End and beyond. His performing and adjudicating work takes him overseas frequently, with recent visits to Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, China, Italy, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Germany, Belgium and Zimbabwe. Closer to home, he is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, organising and chairing the Company’s musical direction annual scholarship. Outside of music he is a keen motorcyclist.