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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.

You need to enter by video; entries open on 1st October and then you can upload your video anytime up until 31st January 2021. For more information see the 2021 Virtual Festival Tab.

Choirs and Ensembles will only be possible if Covid rules allow.


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Classes

SINGING - SOLOS
 
2000 Singing Solo Boys or Girls (Age 7 and under)
Award:
Fee   ₤5.00
7 and younger
Up to 2 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Musical Theatre, Film or Pop Song
Up to 2 minutes
2004 Singing Solo Boys (Age 8 and under 11)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 8 and 10
Up to 2 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Musical Theatre, Film or Pop Song
Up to 2 minutes
2008 Singing Solo Boys (Age 11 and under 14)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 11 and 13
Up to 2.5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Musical Theatre , Film or Pop Song
Up to 2.5 mins
2016 Singing Solo Girls (Age 8 and under 10)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 8 and 9
Up to 2 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Musical Theatre, Film or Pop Song
Up to 2 minutes
2024 Singing Solo Girls (Age 10 and under 12)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 10 and 11
Up to 2 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Musical Theatre, Film or Pop Song
Up to 2 mins
2032 Singing Solo Girls (Age 12 and under 14)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 12 and 13
Up to 2.5 mins
OWN CHOICE,
Not Musical Theatre, Film or Pop Song
Up to 2.5 minutes
2046 English Song Solo (Age 14 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 14 and 17
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M. Dring, C. Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar
2048 Verse and Song Solo (Age 9 and under 12)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 9 and 11
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
English Art Song
Words to be recited first as a poem and then sung
Time limit to include introduction, poem and song
2052 Verse and Song Solo (Age 12 and under 18 )
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 12 and 17
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
English Art Song
Words to be recited first as a poem then sung
Time limit to include introduction, poem and song
2056 Verse and Song Solo (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
English Art Song
Words to be recited first as a poem, then sung
Time limit to include introduction, poem and song
2060 Sacred Song Solo (Age 12 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 12 and 17
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
One Song (can be from Oratorio)
Note: to be sung from memory
2064 Foreign Language Song Solo (Age 12 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 12 and 17
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any classical solo song in a foreign language
Not Mother Tongue
2067 Show Song Solo ( Age 7 and 8)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 7 and 8
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2068 Show Song Solo (Age 9 only)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age 9
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2069 Show Song (Age 10 only)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age 10
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2070 Show Song Solo (Age 11 only)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 11 and 12
Up to 4 mins
OWN COICE
Song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2071 Show Song Solo. (Age 12 only)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age 12
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2072 Show Song Solo (Age 13 Only)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age 13
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2073 Show Song Solo. (Age 14 only)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age 14
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2074 Show Song Solo (Age 15 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any Musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2076  Show Song Solo (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo song from any Musical show or film. (Not including Gilbert and Sullivan). Performers will be expected to show an understanding of their character through their singing, movement (not dance), and dramatic content. One hand prop is allowed, but no costumes. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.

2093 Cabaret Standard Solo (Age 13 and under 18 )
Fee   ₤5.00
13 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Solo Cabaret or Standard song (not written or performed in a musical). Post 1940 to present day. Suitability of song must be considered with regard to age of class. No props or costume allowed. Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
2096 Singing Solo Early 20th Century Music Theatre. (Age 13 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 13 and 17
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any song written by Ivor Novello, Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Jerome Kern or similar, pre 1945
2100 Popular Music Vocal Class Solo (Age 9 and under 12)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 9 and 11
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any popular song. Not Show Song. (If a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable).

Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to disqualify any performance deemed unsuitable.

2101 Popular Music Vocal Class Solo (Age 12 and under 15)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 12 and 14
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any popular song. Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable).
Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to disqualify any performance deemed unsuitable.

2102 Popular Music Vocal Class Solo (Age 15 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any popular song. Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable).
Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to disqualify any performance deemed unsuitable.

2104 Unaccompanied Folk Song Solo (Age under 11)
Fee   ₤5.00
10 and younger
Up to 3.5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any traditional folk song from the British Isles.
2108 Unaccompanied Folk Song. Solo (Age 11 and under 14)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 11 and 13
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any traditional folk song from the British Isles.
2112 Unacompanied Folk Song. Solo (Age 14 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 14 and 17
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any traditional folk song from the British Isles
2116 Self Accompanied Solo (Age 11 and under 16)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 11 and 15
OWN CHOICE
Song with Piano, Acoustic Guitar or Harp. Not Pop Song. Copies of the music must be provided for the Adjudicator. Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the song.
2138 Humorous Song. Solo (Age under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
17 and younger
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Show Song. Costume and hand-held props acceptable. Accompaniment can be by any solo instrument.
2172 English Art Song Solo - 20th and 21st Century Open (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M. Dring, C. Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.

Anyone who gains a mark of 87 and over in this class is eligible to enter The Gold Medal Class .
2176 Early Music Solo (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 6 mins
OWN CHOICE
A song or aria composed before 1800. Any language.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2180 Sacred Song Solo (Not Oratorio) (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
2188 International Art Song Solo 20th and 21st Century OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
16 and older
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any Solo Art song not from the British Isles: Grieg, Sibelius, John Duke, Barber, Granados, De Falla, Respighi, or similar, (excluding French and Lieder). May be sung in original language or in translation.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2189 French Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any French classical composer. To be sung in French.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2196 Lieder Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
OWN CHOICE
Any composer. To be sung in German.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2208 Mozart Operatic or Concert Aria (Not Oratorio) Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 6 mins
OWN CHOICE
One aria only in original key.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2212 Operatic Women Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 6 mins
OWN CHOICE
One aria only in the original key. Recit. optional.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2216 Operatic Men Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 6 mins
OWN CHOICE
One Aria only in original key. Recit. Optional.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2220 Oratorio Women Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 8 mins
OWN CHOICE
One aria in the original key. Copies may be used. NOW INCLUDING BACH ARIA .

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2224 Oratorio Men Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 8 mins
OWN CHOICE
One aria in original key, including Bach Aria. Copies may be used.

Note: Usually this is a qualifying class for Gold Medal and June Elgar Championship, which we are unable to run in 2021 due to covid.
2248 Popular Music Vocal Class Solo OPEN (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any popular song. Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable).

Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to disqualify any performance deemed unsuitable.
2252 Humorous Song Solo (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Not Show Song. Costume and hand-held props acceptable. Accompaniment can be by any solo instrument.
2256 Vintage Song Solo (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
16 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Popular song from 1870-1945, including Music Hall, Drawing Room Ballad, wartime standards and jazz standards from that era. Period costume optional but encouraged.
2258 Unaccompanied Folk Song Solo (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Unaccompanied Folk Song
2264 Self Accompanied Solo (Under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
17 and younger
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Song with Piano, Accoustic Guitar or Harp. Not a Pop Song. Copies of music must be provided for the adjudicator.
Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the Song.
2265 Self Accompanied Solo (18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Song with Piano, acoustic Guitar or Harp. Not pop song. Copies of the music must be provided for the Adjudicator.Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the Song.
2280 Senior Class Solo OPEN (Age 60 and under 70 )
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 60 and 70
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Copies may be used.
2281 Senior Class Solo OPEN (Age 70 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
70 and older
Up to 4 mins
OWN CHOICE
Copies may be used
SINGING - SOLOS OR ENSEMBLE
 
2062 Gilbert & Sullivan (Age under 18)
Fee   Solo: ₤5.00     Group: ₤6.00 per group
17 and younger
Up to 4 mins
Any Solo, Duet, Trio or quartet from an Opera by Gilbert & Sullivan
Soloists may also enter this class in a duet, trio or quartet as a separate entry
2136 Singing Novice Class Any solo or duet (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 4 mins
This class is free to anyone who has never sung in a Musical Festival.
OWN CHOICE
Not Pop Music. Any voice, male or female. Open to performers who have not won a first place in any Festival affiliated to the Federation.
2232 Gilbert & Sullivan (Age 18 and over)
Fee   Solo: ₤5.00     Group: ₤6.00 per group
18 and older
Up to 4 mins
Any solo, duet, trio or quartet from an opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet, trio or quartet as a separate entry.
2236 Light Opera (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
Any solo or duet from light opera or similar, published before 1950. (Johann Strauss, Lehar, Monckton, Balfe, Novello, Coward, Vivian Ellis or similar). Not Gilbert & Sullivan. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet as a separate entry.
2240 Musical Play (Age 18 and over)
Fee   Solo: ₤5.00     Group: ₤6.00 per group
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Any solo or duet from any musical play (Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kern, Bernstein, Lerner and Loewe, Sondheim or similar). Soloists may also enter this class in a duet, trio or quartet as a separate entry.
SINGING RECITAL
2134 Junior Recital. Solo. (Age 13 and under 18)
Fee   ₤6.00
Age between 13 and 17
Up to 10 mins
Own Choice contrasting programme of two, three or four songs . Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress and deportment and personality. Time limit includes introduction and pauses between songs. Programme may include one song performed in another class during current festival. The programme may include Musical Theatre, but Pop songs are not acceptable. A standard of at least ABRSM Grade V is expected.
2268 Recital Open. Solo. (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤10.00
18 and older
Up to 15 mins
Own Programme. Time limit includes introduction and pauses between songs. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress and deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch-hour concert.


SINGING MEDALS
 
2120 Bronze Medal (Girls) Age under 18
Award: THE BRONZE MEDAL
Fee   ₤8.00
17 and younger
OWN CHOICE
2 contrasting pieces from a current Grade 5 singing syllabus, not Music Theatre, Film or Pop music.
Competitors may only enter for one singing medal class.
2124 Bronze Medal (Boys) Age under 18
Award: THE BRONZE MEDAL
Fee   ₤8.00
17 and younger
OWN CHOICE
2 contrasting pieces from a current grade 5 singing syllabus, not Music Theatre, Film or Pop music.
Competitors may only enter for one singing medal class.
2128 Silver Medal (Girls) Age under 18
Award: THE SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤11.00
17 and younger
OWN CHOICE
2 contrasting pieces from a current grade 7 singing syllabus, not Music Theatre, Film or Pop Music.
Competitors may only enter for one singing medal class.
2132 Silver Medal (Boys) Age under 18
Award: THE SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤11.00
17 and younger
OWN CHOICE
2 contrasting pieces from a current grade 7 singing syllabus, not Music Theatre, Film or Pop Music.
Competitors may only enter for one singing medal class.
2272 Silver Medal (Age 18 and over)
Award: THE SILVER MEDAL
Fee   ₤11.00
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:
Fee   ₤0.00
18 and older
Note: Unfortunately we are unable to run this class in 2021 due to covid restrictions.
THE JOHN LOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
 
The John Lockey Championship is open only to the winners of classes 2140 to 2164 who qualify automatically, with a mark of 80, to compete. The overall winner will be based on their qualifying perfomances.
Due to Covid trophies are not awarded this year.
Set Songs for the John Lockey Championship, classes 2140 to 2160 are available from :-
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2140  Soprano (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
English Art Song suitable for Soprano Voice : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M.Dring, C.Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar
2144 Mezzo-Soprano (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Maximum 5mins.
English Art Song suitable for Mezzo-Soprano Voice : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M.Dring, C.Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar



2148 Contralto (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Maximum 5mins.
English Art Song suitable for Contralto Voice : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M.Dring, C.Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar
2156 Tenor (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE
Maximum 5mins.
English Art Song suitable for Tenor Voice : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M.Dring, C.Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar
2160 Baritone (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE, Suitable for a Baritone voice.
Maximum 5mins.
English Art Song : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M.Dring, C.Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.
2164 Bass (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
OWN CHOICE, Suitable for a Bass voice.
Maximum 5mins.
English Art Song : Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M.Dring, C.Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.
2168 The John Lockey Championship (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤5.00
18 and older
Open only to the winners of classes 2140 to 2164 who qualify automatically, with a mark of 80, to compete. If an entrant has qualified in two classes, he/she must choose one piece for the championship.
2228 The June Elgar Memorial Championship (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤0.00
18 and older
Due to Covid we are unable to run this championship in 2021 .
SINGER/SONGWRITER
 
2118 Singer/Songwriter. Solo. (Age 11 to under 15)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 11 and 14
Up to 4 mins
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. Solo. (Age 15 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 4 mins
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.
SINGER AND ACCOMPANIST
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)
Fee   ₤5.00
14 and younger
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice:
2292 Singer and Accompanist. (age 15 and under 18)
Fee   ₤5.00
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 4 mins

Own Choice:
SINGING - DUETS AND ENSEMBLES
An Ensemble (as opposed to a Choir) is defined as one voice per part. Any minimum age limit will apply only to the eldest performer. Performers may only appear once in each class (unless otherwise stated). Appropriate arrangements allowable.
2078 Show Song Duet or Ensemble (Age 8 and under 11)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Age between 8 and 10
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
£6.00
2080 Show Song Duet or Ensemble (Age 11 and under 15)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Age between 11 and 14
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
£6.00
2081 Show Song. Duet or Ensemble (15 and under 18)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.Performers may use backing tracks for this class, but the track must not contain any lead vocals.
Duets 6.00
Groups 10.00
2244 Show Song Open (Age 18 and over)
Fee   Solo: ₤5.00     Group: ₤6.00 per group
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice. Any duet or trio from any musical show or film 1970 to present day.
2260 Unaccompanied Folk Song Group (Any age)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins
2 or more singers
2262 Instrumental Folk Group (Any age)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 10 mins
Singers Optional. 2 or more singers/instrumentalists.
2304 Show Song Duet or Ensemble (15 and under 18)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Age between 15 and 17
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.
Duets 6.00
2308  Duet. (Age under 13).
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
12 and younger
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice: Duet, any style (not show Song) any combination of voices.
2312 Duet (Age 13 and under 18)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
Age between 13 and 17
Up to 4 mins
Own Choice: Duet, any style (not show song). Any combination of voices.
2316 Classical Duet, Non Operatic. (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of 2 people
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice: must be pre 1960. Any combination of voices.Duets 6.00
2320 Operatic Duet or Ensemble (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
18 and older
Up to 6 mins
Own Choice: Any combination of voices. To be sung in original key.
£6.00 Minimum of 2 performers
2324  Ensembles. (Age Under 18)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
17 and younger
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice: Not Show Song. ( If a song was written for a musical, it is not allowable). Any combination of voices.
Appropriate Ensemble arrangements allowable.
2328 Trios. (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of 3 people
18 and older
Up to 5 mins
Own Choice: any combination of voices.
2332 Quartets. (Age 18 and over)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of 4 people
18 and older
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Any combination of voices.
2334 Pop Vocal Duet and Ensemble (Age 9 and under 14)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Age between 9 and 13
Up to 5 mins
At least two singers. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.
2335 Pop Vocal Duet and Ensemble. (Age 14 and under 18)
Fee   ₤6.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Age between 14 and 17
Up to 5 mins

At least two singers. Singers may enter the class twice, once in a Duet and once more in a larger group.
£6.00
CHOIRS AND GROUPS
Choir classes will only run if feasible with Covid restrictions. If classes do not run then fees will be refunded.

Choirs may be accompanied by Piano, Keyboard or pre-recorded Backing Track.(May contain instruments but no vocals)

Please provide copies of music for the Adjudicator.
2336 Beaver Scouts and Rainbows (Age under 9)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
8 and younger
Up to 6 mins
Own Choice: Action song or songs. Costume optional. At least 5 performers. Extra marks will be awarded for Songs of real merit with bona-fide action.
2340 Cub Scouts, Brownies or Guides. (Age under 11)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 5 people
10 and younger
Up to 7 mins
Action Songs and Camp Fires
Own Choice: Action song or songs. Costume optional. Musical instruments permitted. At least 7 performers. Extra marks will be awarded for Songs of real merit with bona-fide action.
2344 Singing Action & Campfire Songs. Scouts or Guides. ( Any Age)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 7 people
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Campfire programme. Costume optional. Musical instruments permitted. Extra marks will be awarded for Songs of real merit with bona-fide action.
2348 Choirs 40 Voices or Fewer. (Up to and including year 6)
Fee   ₤20.00 per group
Group of 7 to 40 people
Year 6 and under
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Choirs may be accompanied by piano, keyboard or pre-recorded piano or keyboard.
2352 Choirs More than 40 Voices. ( Up to and including year 6)
Fee   ₤20.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 40 people
Year 6 and under
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs.
2356 Choirs. Any number of voices. ( Up to and including year 4)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Year 4 and under
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.
2360 Choirs. Any number of voices.( Up to and including year 8)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Year 8 and under
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.
2364 Boys Choir. Any number of voices. (Any Age)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.
2368 Youth Choir. Any number of voices. (Age under 26)
Fee   ₤10.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 7 people
25 and younger
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices.
2371 Show choir (Any age)
Fee   ₤20.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
A programme of at least 2 contrasting songs, lasting no more than 7 minutes, containing suitable choreographed movements, accompanied by piano or backing tracks. The backing track must not contain any vocals.
2372 Adult Choir (Any age)
Fee   ₤20.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: ACCOMPANIED BY PIANO. Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices. Copies may be used if necessary.
PLEASE NOTE.
Choreographed movement is not allowed.
2373 WI and Townswomen's Choir. (Any age)
Fee   ₤20.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 7 people
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting Songs. Copies may be used if necessary.
2374 Church Choir. (Any age)
Fee   ₤25.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Copies may be used if necessary.
2377 'A Capella' Group Any combination of voices. (Any age)
Fee   ₤20.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 7 mins
Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. For any unaccompanied choir or group, including madrigals, barbershop or other. Any number of voices. Copies may be used, if necessary.
2384 Music Theatre Showcase (Any age)
Fee   ₤30.00 per group
Group of a minimum of 2 people
Up to 15 mins

Adjudication for this class will be based on all elements, singing, acting and choreography. hand held props allowed. No costumes allowed. Performers may enter more than once in this class. Own Choice: Extract or highlights from any one musical. Any number of performers. Backing track CD allowed for accompaniment (instrumental only) or piano.

This is not being held in 2021 due to Covid restrictions.

Adjudicators

Adjudicator

Sarah Jefferies LRAM ARCM

 

 

 

Sarah is a vocal graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Josephine Veasey and Patricia Clarke. Whilst at the Academy, Sarah was the recipient of many prizes including Early Music, Lieder and English Song. She was an active member of the opera course, singing roles by Britten, Strauss and Mozart. Upon leaving the Academy, Sarah studied with Margreet Honig at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She has sung recitals and oratorios all over the country and was a member of the Opera De Lyon. Sarah is a visiting teacher of voice at Marlborough College in Wiltshire and an adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals.