Singing Syllabus

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* 5 SOLO CLASSES FOR THE PRICE OF 4 *

Singing Rules

Please read these rules carefully - they may change from year to year. Any variation from these rules may result in disqualification. Also see the General Regulations.

Dress/Costume

·          Credit will be given for choice of repertoire, presentation, dress and deportment. No Jeans or Trainers please.

Use of copies

·          Solo Singers are expected to memorise their songs except in Bach or Oratorio classes (Classes 2220, 2224) or in Class 2284 (Veterans age 70 and over), when copies can be used

Set Songs and Own Choice pieces

·          Set songs must be sung in the edition shown in the Syllabus. Anyone unable to obtain music for the set songs should contact the General Secretary.

Accompaniments

·          All singing classes to be accompanied by the piano unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the regulations regarding accompanists.

Silver Medal eligibility

·          A winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal in subsequent years, even if under 15 years old.

Non-transferable entries and substitutes

·          Teachers please note: Solo entries are not transferable, although substitutes are permitted in duet, trio and ensemble classes

Junior Folk Song Special Offer (Classes 2104, 2108 and 2112)

·          Enter three solo singing classes and get a Folk Song entry free (note: the free class will not count towards any other offer)

Solo Singing Selections

It is becoming increasingly difficult to buy songs as single copies, and for that reason it may be necessary to buy a collection or cycle for the sake of one set song.We appreciate that this will be more expensive but trust that these anthologies will be a valuable addition to a singer’s library.

Unless otherwise stated, all Junior singing set pieces are available from: Brittens Music, Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells
Telephone: 01892 526659
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NB. Set Songs for John Lockey Championship Classes 2140 -2164 available from www.boosey.com/shop or 01619469335

In case of difficulty obtaining set pieces, please contact the General Secretary.

Provisional Dates - Please note different schedule this year

The provisional dates for Singing Classes are:

Monday 27th February and Monday 6th March ...Junior Singing, John Lockey heats and Intermediate Singing.

Friday 10th March....Schools Choirs day, Brownies, Guides and Senior Choirs evening.

Saturday 11th March..... Folk Fest.  

Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th March.....Senior Singing and show songs.

Wednesday 15th March....The John Lockey and The June Elgar Championship.

Thursday 16th March.....Pop Vocals and Musical Theatre.

The timetable is kept flexible to adapt to the number of entries received.

Final timetable of classes will be available on the Festival website in January 2017

Singing Solos


Singing Solos


2000  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Boys or Girls    ‌Age under 8

'The Riddle'

From 'Sing Together' OUP

Award:  MAUREEN AUMONIER MEMORIAL CUP

Presented by: "a friend"


2004  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Boys    ‌Age 8 and under 11

'Two by Two' by Mary Plumstead

RobertsonPub.

Award:  ERIC THIMAN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP‌


2008  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Boys    ‌Age 11 and under 15

'The Woodcutter's Song ' by Vaughn Williams

ABRSM Songbook Grade 4

Award:  CLIFFORD GLAZIER SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Mr & Mrs A J Glazier‌


2016  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Girls     ‌Age 8 only

'Omens of Spring ' by W H Anderson

ABRSM Songbook Grade 1

Award:  MICHAEL TENBOSCH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP‌


2020  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Girls     ‌Age 9 only

'La Cucaracha' arr. by Carol Barratt

ABRSM Songbook Grade 1

Award:  THEATRE SENSE CHALLENGE CUP‌


2024  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Girls     ‌Age 10 only

'The Magic Carpet' by Clifford Crawley

From Magic in the Air . Robertson Pub.

Award:  ALBERT TURNER CUP

Presented by: Mrs B Turner‌


2028  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Girls     ‌Age 11 only

“Blake’s Cradle Song” by Hugh Roberton

Roberton Pub.‌


2032  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Girls     ‌Age 12 only

'Doormouse's Carol' by Elizabeth Poston

ABRSM Songbook, Grade 4

Award:  DOREEN CARTER CUP‌


2036  ‌Singing Solo        ‌£7.00   ‌Girls     ‌Age 13 only

'l Love All Graceful Things' by Eric Thiman

Curwen Edition Sep. or The First Book of Soprano Solos,  G Schirmer

Award:  DANE CUP

Presented by: Mrs Florence Dane‌


2046  ‌English Art Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 14 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own choice. Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M. Dring, C. Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.

The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class

Award:  BRENDA BENTALL CUP

Presented by: The Bentall Family‌


2048  ‌Verse and Song  ‌£7.00   ‌Age 9 and under 12    ‌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.

Award:  HILDEN GRANGE TROPHY

Presented by: Hilden Grange School‌


2052  ‌Verse and Song  ‌£7.00   ‌Age12 and under 16   ‌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.

Award:  KEN JOHNSON TROPHY

Presented by: Ken Johnson‌


2056  ‌Verse and Song  ‌£7.00   ‌Age 16 and over          ‌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.

Award:  ATKINSON CUP

Presented by: Judy Atkinson‌


2060  ‌Sacred Song        ‌£7.00   ‌Age 12 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: One Song (can be from Oratorio). Note: to be sung from memory.

Award:  GEORGE SAUNDERS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Presented by: Miss Beryl Saunders‌


2062  ‌Gilbert &Sullivan            ‌£7.00   ‌under 16         ‌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.

Award:  JUNIOR GILBERT AND SULLIVAN TROPHY

Presented by: Supporters Anonymous‌


2064  ‌Foreign Language Song  ‌£7.00   ‌Age 12 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any classical solo song in a foreign language. Not Mother Tongue.

Award:  GERTRUDE ROSSA SHIELD

Presented by: Mrs Karen McInally‌


2068  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 8 and under 10    ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Award:  PRIMARY SHOW SONG CUP

Presented by: In memory of Mr Peter Rickets‌


2072  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 10 and under 12  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Award:  JOAN POTTER AWARD‌


2076  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 12 and under 14  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Award:  APS CUP

Presented by: Advanced Plumbing Solutions‌


2080  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 14 only     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Award:  BATTLE ABBEY SCHOOL TROPHY

Presented by: Battle Abbey School‌


2084  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 15 only     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props of costume allowed.

Award:  ELIAS FAMILY CUP‌


2088  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 16 only     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film (not including Gilbert and Sullivan).

Suitability of choice must be considered with regard to age group. no props or costume allowed.

Award:  LESLIE FELSTEAD MEMORIAL TROPHY

Presented by: Miss Norma Redfearn‌


2092  ‌Show Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 17 only     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film (not including Gilbert and Sullivan). Suitability of choice must be considered with regard to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Award:  ANN HOHENKERK CUP

Presented by: Lesley Van Egmond‌


2093  ‌Cabaret Standard NEW  ‌£7.00   ‌13 and over     ‌4 mins

Solo Cabaret or Standard song. ( a song not written or performed in a musical).

Post 1940 to present day. Suitability of song must be considered with regard to the festival and age of class. No props or costume allowed.

Award:  THE MAD FISH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Presented by: Emma Burnett


2096  ‌Singing Solo Early 20th Century Music Theatre ‌£7.00   ‌Age 13 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any song written by Ivor Novello, Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Jerome Kern or similar, pre 1940.

Award:  IVORA REES TROPHY

Presented by: Ivora Rees‌


2100  ‌Popular Music Vocal Class         ‌£7.50   ‌Age 9 and under 12    ‌6 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 stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics.

A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar.

A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available.

Award:  MAD FISH JUNIOR AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish‌


2101  ‌Popular Music Vocal Class         ‌£7.50   ‌Age 12 and under 14  ‌6 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 stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics.

A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar.

A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available.

Award:  MAD FISH JUNIOR PLUS AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish‌


2102  ‌Popular Music Vocal Class         ‌£7.50   ‌Age 14 and under 16  ‌6 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 stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar. A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available

Award:  MAD FISH INTERMEDIATE AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish‌


2104  ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song        ‌£7.00   ‌Age under 11  ‌3.5 mins

Own Choice: Any traditional folk song from the British Isles. Sung in English.

Note: See Folk Song Class Special Offer

Award:  LILIAN CORDELL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP "A"‌


2108  ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song        ‌£7.00   ‌Age 11 and under 14  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any traditional folk song from the British Isles. Sung in English.

Note: See Folk Song Class Special Offer

Award:  LILIAN CORDELL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP "B"‌


2112  ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song        ‌£7.00   ‌Age 14 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any traditional folk song from the British Isles. Sung in English.

Note: See Folk Song Class Special Offer

Award:  SELLENS FOLK CUP

Presented by: Mr. & Mrs. Sellens‌


2116  ‌Self - Accompanied        ‌£7.00   ‌Age 11 and under 16  ‌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.‌


2118  ‌Singer/Songwriter          ‌£7.00   ‌Age 11 to under 15     ‌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.

Award:  MATTHEW JAMES MEMORIAL CUP

Presented by: Emma Burnett‌


2120  ‌Bronze Medal (Girls)      ‌£10.00 ‌Age 12 and under 15

'Country Gardens' by Henry Geehi

Edwin Ashdown Pub.

Award:  BRONZE MEDAL‌


2124  ‌Bronze Medal (Boys)      ‌£10.00 ‌Age under 15

'Ghosts in the Belfrey' by Havelock Nelson

Elkin and Co. Pub.

Award:  BRONZE MEDAL‌


2128  ‌Silver Medal (Girls)         ‌£12.00 ‌Age 15 and under 18

'Away to Ireland' by Una Gwynne

curwen Edition

Award:  SILVER MEDAL‌


2132  ‌Silver Medal (Boys)        ‌£12.00 ‌Age 15 and under 18

'Silent Worship' by GF Handel

Celebrated Songbook1 Chester CH55317

For unchanged or changed voices

Award:  SILVER MEDAL‌


2134  ‌Junior Recital. Please note new time limit.       ‌£10.50 ‌Age 13 and under 18  ‌10 mins.

Own Choice contrasting programme. 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.

Award:  BATTLE ABBEY SCHOOL SHIELD‌


2135  ‌World War I Song           ‌£5.00   ‌Any Age           ‌5 mins

Own choice: Song from, or associated with, the First World War. Costume encouraged. A donation from this class will go to 'the Royal British Legion'

Performers may invite audience participation where appropriate

Award:  GEOFFREY SANDS MEMORIAL TROPHY‌


2136  ‌Singing Novice Class Any solo or duet   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌4 mins

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.

Open to performers who have not won a first place in any Festival affiliated to the Federation.

Award:  HASTLEONS JEANNE SAYER CUP‌


2138  ‌Humorous Song ‌£7.00   ‌Under 18         ‌5 mins

NEW :

Own Choice: Not Show Song. Costume and hand-held props acceptable. Accompaniment can be by any solo instrument.‌

John Lockey Championship


John Lockey Championship

Set Songs for the John Lockey Championship Classes 2140 - 2164 are available from www.boosey.com/shop or 01619469335


2140  ‌Soprano ‌£9.50     ‌Age 18 and over

'Young Love Lies Sleeping'by Arthur Somervell (Bb)

Boosey & Hawkes‌


2144  ‌Mezzo-Soprano  ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

'The Cloths of Heaven' by Thomas Dunhill (C)

Boosey & Hawkes‌


2148  ‌Contralto ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

'Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal' by Roger Quilter (D)

Boosey & Hawkes‌


2152  ‌Counter Tenor    ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

'Trade Winds' by Frederick Keel (Eb)

Boosey & Hawkes‌


2156  ‌Tenor ‌£9.50        ‌Age 18 and over

'Come away Death' by Roger Quilter (G)

Boosey and Hawkes (from Three Shakeaspeare songs‌


2160  ‌Baritone ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over

'O Mistress Mine' by Roger Quilter (Eb)

Boosey and Hawkes From Three Shakespeare songs Op‌


2164  ‌Bass   ‌£9.50        ‌Age 18 and over

'Linden Lea' by Vaughan Williams (F)

(Boosey &Hawkes)‌


2168  ‌The John Lockey Championship ‌Age 18 and over

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.

Award:  JOHN LOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP ROSE BOWL

Singing Solos (more..)


Singing Solos


2172  ‌English Art Song - 20th and 21st Century          ‌Open   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌4 mins

Own choice: Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M. Dring, C. Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.

(See also Class 2056 Verse and Song class for Age 16 and over)

Award:  MOLLY TOWNSON CUP‌


2176  ‌Early Music         ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and Over         ‌6 mins

Own Choice: A song or aria composed before 1800. Any language.

Award:  EARLY MUSIC CUP

Presented by: Miss Naomi Kilby‌


2180  ‌Sacred Song (Not Oratorio)                   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌5 mins

Own Choice

Award:  PERCY WILLIAM MACEY CHALLENGE CUP‌


2188  ‌International Art Song   ‌Open   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 16 and over          ‌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 Lieider and Slavonic. May be sung in original language or in translation. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class

Award:  PAUL HAMBURGER CUP

Presented by: Ms Jane Metcalfe‌


2189  ‌French ‌Open       ‌£9.50   ‌18 and over     ‌5 mins

Own choice from any classical composer.

To be sung in French. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class

Award:  YVES GOAEU CHALLENGE CUP‌

June Elgar Memorial Championship

The June Elgar Memorial Championship


2190  ‌Slavonic ‌Open     ‌£9.50   ‌18 and over     ‌6 mins

Own choice: from any Slav Composer. May be sung in English.

Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 is awarded. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

Award:  JAKOB PRELOOKER CHALLENGE TROPHY‌


2196  ‌Lieder ‌Open        ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Any composer. To be sung in German. Winner eligible for June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

Award:  CECILIE ELSWORTH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Miss Cecilie Elsworth


2208  ‌Mozart Operatic or Concert Aria 
(Not Oratorio)        ‌Open   ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over ‌6 mins

Own Choice: One aria only in original key. Winner eligible for June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded.

The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

 VERITY ANN BATES CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Miss Verity Ann Bates‌


2212  ‌Operatic Women           ‌Open   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌6 mins

Own Choice: One aria only in the original key. Recit. optional. Winner eligible for June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

Award:  CONCHITA SUPERVIA ROSE BOWL 'A'

Presented by: Miss Dorothy Walker‌


2216  ‌Operatic Men     ‌Open   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌6 mins

Own Choice: One aria only in the original key. Recit. optional. Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

Award:  CONCHITA SUPERVIA ROSE BOWL 'B'

Presented by: Miss Dorothy Walker‌


2220  ‌Oratorio Women            ‌Open   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌8 mins

Own Choice: One aria in the original key. Copies may be used. Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 awarded. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

NOW INCLUDING BACH ARIA

Award:  WINIFRED DIXON CHALLENGE CUP‌


2224  ‌Oratorio Men     ‌Open   ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌8 mins

Own Choice: One aria in the original key. Copies may be used. Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 is awarded. The Winner of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold Medal Class.

NOW INCLUDING BACH ARIA

Award:  FRANK NEWLYN CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Mrs W D Midmer‌


2228  ‌The June Elgar Memorial Championship           ‌Age 18 and over

Open only to the winners of classes 2190-2224 who qualify with a mark of 80 to compete. If an entrant has qualified in two classes, he/she must choose one piece for the championship.

Award:  JUNE ELGAR MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Presented by: John and Elaine Elgar

Singing (more...)


2232  ‌Gilbert & Sullivan           ‌£9.50   ‌Age 16 and over          ‌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.

Award:  HASTLEON OPERATIC & DRAMA SOCIETY SILVER C. CUP

Presented by: The Hastleon Operatic and Drama Society‌


2236  ‌Light Opera        ‌            £9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌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.

Award:  MOORE CUP

Presented by: Richard and Lesley Moore‌


2240  ‌Musical Play       ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌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.

Award:  BLODS TROPHY FOR EXCELLENCE

Presented by: Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society‌


2244  ‌Show Song ‌Open ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌5 mins

Own Choice. Any solo, duet or trio from any musical show or film 1970 to present day. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet or trio as a separate entry.

Award:  HUDSON-SMITH CUP‌


2248  ‌Popular Music Vocal Class         ‌Open   ‌£10.00 ‌Age 16 and over          ‌6 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 stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar. A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available.

Award:  MAD FISH SENIOR AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish‌


2252  ‌Humorous Song ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over          ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Not Show Song. Costume and hand-held props acceptable. Accompaniment can be by any solo instrument.

Award:  Colin Barton Memorial Award

Presented by: His Family‌


2256  ‌Vintage Song      ‌£9.50   ‌Age 16 and over          ‌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. Performers may invite audience participation where appropriate

Award:  DENSEM CHETWOOD BALLAD CUP‌


2264  ‌Self Accompanied          ‌£9.50   ‌Age 16 and over          ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Song with Piano, Acoustic Guitar or Harp. Not Pop Song. Copies of music must be provided for the adjudicator.

Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the song.

Award:  DENSEM CHETWOOD CUP‌


2266  ‌Singer/Songwriter          ‌£9.50   ‌Age 15 and over          ‌4 mins

Can be self accompanied or accompanied by piano or guitar. NEW: 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.

Award:  The Michael James Memorial Cup

Presented by: Emma Burnett‌


2268  ‌Recital ‌Open       ‌£18.50 ‌Age 18 and over          ‌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.

Award:  W.H.DYER ROSE BOWL

Singing Medals


Singing Medals


2272  ‌Silver Medal       ‌£12.00 ‌Age 18 and under 60  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Classical Song. Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the song.

Award:  Silver Medal‌


2276  ‌Singing Gold Medal        ‌            Open   ‌£18.50 ‌            Over 18

Cash Prize of £150              No upper age limit

NEW RULES

Winners with a mark of 85 and above in the following classes in 2017 will be eligible to enter the 2017 Gold Medal on application to the General Secretary, upon winning the class, 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 be eligible to win the cash prize of £150

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 winning song from one of the above, and also a song of their own choice which they have not already sung in the 2017 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.

Award:  Gold Medal

Presented by: The Hastings Round Table.

Award:  A cash prize of £150 for a winning mark of 87 or more.

Veterans

Veterans


2280  ‌Veterans ‌Open    ‌£7.00   ‌Age 60 and under 70  ‌4 mins

Own Choice.

Award:  HELEN HENSCHEL CHALLENGE CUP‌


2284  ‌Veterans ‌Open    ‌£7.00   ‌Age 70 and over          ‌4 mins

Own Choice. Copies may be used.

Award:  MRS BRYAN GIPPS CUP

Presented by: Mrs Alma L Rhodes

Singer & Accompanist


Singer & 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.


2288  ‌Singer & Accompanist    ‌£11.00 ‌Age under 15  ‌4 mins

Own Choice.

Award:  W. FRANK FREEMAN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP‌


2292  ‌Singer & Accompanist    ‌£11.00 ‌Age 15 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice

Duets and Ensembles


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.

See also Class 2384 Music Theatre Showcase.


2296  ‌NEW: Show Song Duet or Ensemble     ‌£11.00 ‌Age 8 and under 12    ‌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.

Award:  The Mad Fish Management Award‌


2300  ‌Show Song Duet or Ensemble    ‌£11.00 ‌Age 12 and under 15  ‌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

Award:  SOUNDCRAFT TROPHY

Presented by: Soundcraft‌


2304  ‌Show Song Duet or Ensemble    ‌£11.00 ‌15 and under 18         ‌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

Award:  STUDIO ACADEMY AWARD

Presented by: Lesley Davis‌


2308  ‌Duet ‌£11.00        ‌Age under 13  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Duet, any style (not show song). Any combination of voices.‌


2312  ‌Duet ‌£11.00        ‌Age 13 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Duet, any style (not show song). Any combination of voices.

Award:  ROBERT PATTENDEN CHALLENGE CUP‌


2316  ‌Classical Duet, Non - Operatic   ‌£12.50 ‌            Age 18 and over          ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Must be pre 1960. Any combination of voices.

Award:  PHILOMEL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: The Philomel Ladies Choir‌


2320  ‌Operatic Duet     ‌£12.50 ‌Age 18 and over          ‌6 mins

Own Choice: Any combination of voices.To be sung in original key.‌


2324  ‌Ensembles ‌£11.00           ‌
Age under 18          ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable). Any combination of voices. Appropriate Ensemble arrangements allowable.

Award:  HOPE CUP

Presented by: Ms Judith Colman‌


2328  ‌Trios ‌£12.00                    ‌18 and over     ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Any combination of voices.

Award:  OFORD SARGENT SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Mr Oford Sargent‌


2332  ‌Quartets ‌£16.00  ‌Age 18 and over          ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices.

Award:  EILEEN TICEHURST CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: The Tenterden Choral Society‌


2334  ‌Pop Vocal Duet and Ensemble   ‌£12.00 ‌Age 9 and under 14    ‌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   ‌£12.00 ‌            14 and over     ‌5 mins

At least two singers. Singer may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.

Action Songs & Camp Fires


Action Songs & Camp Fires

Musical instruments are permitted. Each entry must be drawn from only one pack, troop, company or unit. Guiders and leaders are permitted to perform with their group. No maximum number of performers. The provisional date for these classes is Wednesday 16th March.


2336  ‌Beaver Scouts or Rainbows       ‌
£18.00        ‌Age under 9     ‌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.

Award:  MRS BETTY LUNN TROPHY

Presented by: Mrs Jenny Barton-Hibbs‌


2340  ‌Cub Scouts or Brownie Guides  ‌£18.00 ‌            Age under 11  ‌7 mins

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.

Award:  DOROTHY HALLETT CHALLENGE TROPHY

Presented by: Mrs Dorothy Hallett‌


2344  ‌Singing Action & Camp Fire Songs - Scouts or Guides   ‌£18.00 ‌Any Age           ‌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.

Award:  THE CLARE TROPHY

Presented by: 2nd St. Leonards Guides

Choirs and Groups


Choirs and Groups

Age limits for Junior Choir classes (Classes 2348, 2352, 2356 and 2360) are as of the start of the academic year (Sept 1, 2016).

Choirs may be accompanied by piano, keyboard or pre-recorded backing track (may contain any instruments but no vocals). Small percussion instruments are allowed where appropriate. Please note that accurate numbers of choir size (and number of helpers) must be provided for ALL CHOIR CLASSES. Performers will have priority for seating and therefore, depending on the number of entries and size of the choirs, audience space for these classes may be limited. Audience tickets for junior choir classes will be available through advance booking –details on availability will be on the Festival website early in 2017.

The provisional date for all choirs is Friday, 10th March. Provisional date for Music Theatre Showcase is Thursday, 16th March.


2348  ‌Choirs 40 Voices or Fewer         ‌£18.50 ‌Up to and including year 7     ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs.

Choirs may be accompanied by piano, keyboard or pre-recorded piano or keyboard.

Award:  DEREK NORCROSS MEMORIAL TROPHY‌


2352  ‌Choirs More than 40 Voices      ‌£18.50 ‌Up to and including year 7     ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs.

Award:  JOHN LOCKEY BANNER‌


2356  ‌Choirs ‌£18.50      ‌Up to and including year 4     ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.

Award:  SIR HENRY COWARD SHIELD‌


2360  ‌Choirs ‌£18.50      ‌Up to & including year 8         ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.

Award:  MABEL E. JEPSON SILVER CHALLENGE SHIELD

Presented by: Miss Mabel Elizabeth Jepson‌


2364  ‌Boys Choir ‌£18.50           ‌Any Age           ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.

Award:  KENT CHALLENGE CUP‌


2368  ‌Youth Choir        ‌£19.00 ‌Age under 26  ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices.

Award:  READ BROWN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP‌


2372  ‌Adult Choir ‌£27.00          ‌Any Age           ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices. Copies may be used if necessary.

Award:  ST CECELIA SILVER CHALLENGE SHIELD‌


2373  ‌WI and Townswomen's Guild Choirs     ‌£20.00 ‌Any Age           ‌7 mins programme

Own choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Copies may be used if necessary.

Award:  MORTON CUP‌


2374  ‌Church Choir      ‌£20.00 ‌Any Age           ‌7 mins programme

Own choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Copies may be used if necessary.

Award:  H C BURGESS CUP‌


2377  ‌"A Capella" Group          ‌£20.00 ‌Any combination of voices     ‌Any Age           ‌7 mins programme

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.

Award:  Mrs. f. Tyler Silver Challem

Presented by: The Round Table of Bexhill‌


2384  ‌NEW: Music Theatre Showcase ‌£30.00 ‌Any Age           ‌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. Performance will be on the main theatre stage.

Award:  The Music Theatre Cup

Presented by: Mad Fish

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Festival Office opening hours are:
The first Wednesday of the month between 10.30 & 11.30am until September 1st,
after which the office will be open each Wednesday from 10.30am till 12.30pm until the end of March 2017.
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