2024 Adelaide Eisteddfod
Choral Division
05 Jun 2024 to 06 Jun 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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 2024 CHORAL DIVISION SYLLABUS

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th June (evenings):Elder Hall,

North Terrace, Adelaide


Convenor Viv Rusk

Mobile: 0422 002 885

Email: dvrusk@me.com

Assistant Convenor Anne Milne Mobile: 0416 976 491


Adjudicator: Leonie Hempton OAM


$15 General Admission

$10 Concession

(including Pensioners, Seniors & Students and Teachers of Competitors performing that day)

$5 Children 5 to 15 years

2024 Adelaide Eisteddfod Members free of charge


Entries strictly close on Friday 12th April 2024 at 11.59 pm Adelaide Time.

Entries and Fees

All entries are to be made and paid on-line via www.stardom.com.au using the Stardom payment system.

Each choir, chorus or group pays a fee per section entered, as printed on the computer-generated invoice, plus a single administration fee appearing on the invoice after all required sections have been entered.  

The invoice is then to be paid on-line.  

Two pieces are requested to be performed per section entry.

Entrants are asked for the title and composer and/or arranger of each piece, the conductor and accompanist plus telephone number (preferably a mobile phone number), and finally the number of choristers in each choir (which information is to be provided when registering the entry online).


 






Rules

Competitors, teachers and parents are advised to read the 2024 Rules and Conditions

of Competition carefully.


They should also note the following additional rules which apply to the Choral Division.

1.   Schools may not perform a work with which they have won a First Prize in the previous 2 years.

2.   Copies of the works to be performed accompanied by the copyright forms MUST be submitted to the Convenor via post or email by Wednesday 22nd May 2024 or earlier.

3.   The same group of choristers must perform both songs in any one item of the Section.

4.   A conductor may conduct any number of choirs.

5.   A conductor must not sing with the choir.

6.   The Society will not be liable for any breach of copyright related to photocopies.

7.   The use of amplification is NOT permitted without the prior approval of the Convenor.

8.   The required numbers of performers on stage does not include the conductor or accompanist.






Special Awards


Three special awards will be presented following the conclusion of the Choral Competitions


1. The Helen Pietsch Excellence Award

    For outstanding achievement in performance, in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music.


2. The Helen Pietsch Encouragement Award

    For a choir showing great promise, in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music.


3. The Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Choral Prize 

    For the most outstanding choir from outer metropolitan and / or country areas.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12/04/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
C001 Primary School Choirs From 20 to 40 Voices (approx)     Primary School Age Students

Time Limit: 08:00

Two works - a self contained part song (may be a round or canon), and a contrasting work which may be in unison. One work must be by an Australian Composer or Arranger. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Phyl Heath, SA Public Primary Schools Music Society Inc. and William Harrison Trust

Entry: $60.001st AES Shield + $150          2nd $125          3rd $100          HM          
C003 Small Choirs From 10 to 25 Voices (approx)     School Years 7 to 12

Time Limit: 10:00

Two contrasting works, any style. One work must be A Cappella, and one work by an Australian Composer or Arranger. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by The Order of Australia (S.A. Branch)

Entry: $60.001st Bank SA Shield + $150          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C004 Small Choirs From 10 to 25 Voices (approx)     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Two contrasting works, any style. One work must be A Cappella. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Choral Trust and ACHORD Trust

Entry: $60.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C005 Large Choirs From 25 to 75 Voices (approx)     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Two contrasting works. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Australian Piano Warehouse, the Australian National Choral Association and Phyl Heath

Entry: $60.001st Boyd Dawkins Memorial Shield + $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C008 Trios, Quartets, Quintets and Ensembles Up to 12 Voices     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Each group to sing a program of two contrasting items in three or more part harmony. One work must be A Cappella. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust

Entry: $60.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C011 Primary/Secondary School Choirs From 12 to 70 Voices (approx)      School Years 6 to 10

Time Limit: 10:00

Choirs to sing two contrasting items. (a) A work by an Australian Composer or Arranger. (b) A choral item in parts in any style or genre. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Australian National Choral Association, SA Public Primary Music Soc. Inc. and Gawler Barossa Trust

Entry: $60.001st $200          2nd $125          3rd $100          HM          
C015 Male Voice Choirs Minimum of 8 Voices     School Years 7 to 12

Time Limit: 10:00

Choirs to sing two contrasting pieces in two or more part harmony, one of which must be A Cappella. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Jeffrey Kong & Wendy Barrett OAM

Entry: $60.001st $150          2nd $50          3rd $40          HM