2021 Adelaide Eisteddfod
Vocal Division
06 Sep 2021 to 16 Sep 2021
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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VOCAL DIVISION 2021 
DATES: September: Monday 6th to Thursday 9th, Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th 

Adjudicator:  Guila Tiver

Convenor: Ian Vayne: telephone 0448 000 433

  email: ianvayne@gmail.com


GENERAL SECTIONS and Vocal Scholarship Heats: Admission: $10

2020/21 Adelaide Eisteddfod Members and children 12 years & under free of charge

VENUE Carclew



THE FRIENDS OF THE STATE OPERA DAWN WALLACE AWARD


FINAL: Baptist Church, 65 Flinders Street, Adelaide



Entries and Fees

All entries accompanied by the correct fees should be completed and submitted with payment no later than 5 pm Friday April 9th 2021 (Adelaide Time).

Late entries/late payment will strictly not be accepted.

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

Each competitor 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.

Competitors, teachers and parents are advised to read the General Rules and Conditions as well as specific rules for this Division.

1.   They may not compete in more than ONE voice range.

2.   Performance from memory is expected, except for oratorio works where the convention is to perform holding the score.

3.   Works from Oratorios may only be sung in Sections V729, V734 and V735.

4.   Operatic works may only be sung in Sections V710, V720, V734 and V735.

5.   Art Songs may not be sung in Ballad Only sections (see list below).

6.   If competitors wish to ensure eligibility of their choice of items, they should forward a list to the Secretary before June 30, 2021.

7.   A legible copy of the music to be performed must be provided for the adjudicator.   Photocopies for this purpose will be destroyed by the Convenor, but original music must be collected at the conclusion of the Section.  (See General Rule 23 re photocopied material). 

8.   All competitors must provide an original copy of the music to be performed. This original music will be sighted when booking in for competitions.

9.   Where photocopying is being used it is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure that the copy has been obtained legally and that APRA AMCOS copyright forms are completed and presented at the time of booking in.

10These forms may be obtained from teachers, convenors, on the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society web site and at the venue.

11The Eisteddfod Society Inc. is required to destroy all photocopied music at the completion of competitions.

12.  When a competitor is singing in a language other than English, he/she must give a BRIEF translation to the audience.  A LITERAL TRANSLATION OF EVERY WORD IS NOT REQUIRED.

13.  Competitors are not to communicate with the adjudicator until he/she has completed competing in all sections entered.

14.  The Eisteddfod Society has the right to cancel a section where there are insufficient entries to make it a viable section, or to offer only the first prize where there are minimal entry numbers.

 

ENGLISH ART SONG COMPOSERS (representative list):

Granville Bantock, Frank Bridge, Benjamin Britten, Frederick Delius, Edward Elgar, Armstrong Gibbs, Ivor Gurney, Hamilton Harty, Michael Head, Gustav Holst, John Ireland, Roger Quilter, Cyril Scott, Martin Shaw, Peter Warlock and Vaughan Williams.  NB Richard Hageman is an American composer whose works may only be sung in sections other than English Art Songs.

 

BALLAD COMPOSERS  (representative list):

Stephen Adams, May Brahe, Molly Carew, Eric Coates, Montague Phillips, Landon Roland, Wilfred Sanderson and Haydn Wood.

Ballads are usually songs of two or more verses, each of which may be sung to the same melody.  A Ballad is composed, as distinct from a traditional folk song.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 9/04/2021 5:30:00 PM (AEST)
V701 Voice Solo     9-12 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl Own Choice in English

Sponsored by Luigi & Carmel Pisaniello

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $25          2nd $15          HM          
V702 Voice Solo     9-12 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl, Folk Song in English

Sponsored by Luigi & Carmel Pisaniello

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $25          2nd $15          HM          
V703 Voice Solo     13-15 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl Own Choice in English

Sponsored by Don & Lesley Catford

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $25          2nd $15          HM          
V704 Voice Solo     13-15 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl, Folk Song in English

Sponsored by Don & Lesley Catford

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $25          2nd $15          HM          
V705 Any Voice Solo     12-17 years

Time Limit: 05:00

Own choice of a song by an Australian composer. For this section to be run there must be at least 4 entries.

Andrea Clare Memorial Trust

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $35          HM          
V706 Any Voice Solo     14-18 years

Time Limit: 07:00

EDITH AND ERN DAVEY MEMORIAL SOLO. Music Theatre. Any Solo from Music Theatre, NOT G&S or Operetta. Adjudication will be of Voice and Interpretation. Props and Costumes allowed.

Sponsored by the Davey Family

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $35          2nd $25          3rd $20          HM          
V708 Any Voice Solo     14-18 years

Time Limit: 05:00

CLEMENT Q. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL Art Song by recognised 19th or 20th century British Composer in English. For this section to be run there must be at least 4 entries.

Sponsored by The Adelaide Savage Club Trust.

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $40          HM          
V710 Italian Language Solo     16-21 years

Time Limit: 09:00

ITALIAN PRIZE. Competitor is to sing two songs in Italian. (a) One song from "24 Italian Songs and Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries" (G. Schirmer Inc.) or some other arrangement or setting of one of those songs, AND (b) Own choice of contrasting work in Italian (which may also be taken from the Schirmer edition mentioned above). The work need not be by an Italian Composer. The winner may be offered an opportunity to be arranged to perform at a venue of sponsor, the Italian Benevolent Foundation supported Bene Aged Care, during the twelve months following performance at the competition.

Sponsored by Bene Aged Care

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $200          2nd $100          HM          
V718 R Wagner Section Solo     23 years and over

Time Limit: 07:00

To perform an extract from any of Richard Wagner's music dramas in German. Suggested time limit of seven minutes

Sponsored by The Richard Wagner Society of SA.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
V719 Any Voice Solo     17 years and over

Time Limit: 05:00

Art Song Prize. Own Choice of Art Song by Bridge, Gibbs, Head, Quilter, Scott, or Vaughan Williams. For this section to be run there must be at least 4 entries.

Sponsored by The Carina Singers/Gladys Bailey Trust

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $40          HM          
V720 Any Voice Solo     Open - no age limit

Time Limit: 08:00

Own Choice of an Operatic Aria.

Malcolm J Orchard Memorial Prize

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st Medallion          HM          
V721 French Language Solo     18 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Any Voice, own choice of French art song sung in French.

Sponsored by Guila Tiver

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $150          2nd $70          3rd $30          HM          
V722 Any Voice Solo     18 years and over

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice of classical song to be performed in any language other than French, Italian, German or English.

Sponsored by Rosalind Martin

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $100          2nd $70          3rd $30          HM          
V724 Soprano Mezzo Sop or Contralto Solo     21 years and over

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice in English. For this section to be run there must be at least 4 entries.

Sponsored by The Vera Clarkson Memorial Trust

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $50          HM          
V727 Lieder Section Solo     18 years and over

Time Limit: 09:00

RAE COCKING MEMORIAL Own Choice of two Lieder in German, of contrasting styles.

Sponsored by Jamie Cock

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $300          2nd $150          3rd $50          HM          
V729 Oratorio Section Solo     18 years and over

Time Limit: 07:00

Any Voice, own choice from Oratorio NOT Cantata In Any Language

LEWIS DAWE MEMORIAL Sponsored by the Adelaide Harmony Choir

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $200          2nd $100          HM          
V731 Any Voice Solo     18 years and over

Time Limit:

Own Choice of song from the Gilbert and Sullivan repertoire, in the original key and in English. May be in costume. Proof of original key may be required from a score or other source. No time limit.

Sponsored by The Gilbert and Sullivan Society Inc.

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $100          2nd $50          3rd $25          HM          
V732 Any Voice Solo     19 years and over

Time Limit: 07:00

GROUP THEATRE AWARD Any Language, Own Choice of Song from Music Theatre. Props and costume may be used. To be sung in the original key. Proof of original key may be required from score or other source. For this section to be run there must be at least 4 entries. If there are no more than 4 entries then a first prize only will be offered.

Sponsored by Group Theatre Trust.

Entries Closed
Entry: $20.001st $65          2nd $30          HM          
V733 Song by Australian Composer Solo     18 years and over

Time Limit: 05:00

SONG BY AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER. Suggested composers are: Dulcie Holland, Wesley-Smith, W Dudley Messenger, Oscar Walters, Graeme Koehne, Stephen Yates, Andrew Close, Colin Brumby, Dean Rancewicz, Wendy Hiscocks, Peter Sculthorpe, Percy Grainger, Peter Webb. Entrants in Section V735 are required to perform in this section.

Sponsored by Mary Handley OAM

Entries Closed
Entry: $18.001st $50          2nd $30          3rd $20          HM          
V734 Any Voice Solo     23 years and over

Time Limit: 09:00

BARBARA HOWARD VOCAL PRIZE. (a) An aria from any Opera AND (b) A contrasting song or aria, Both works to demonstrate ability to interpret character and/or humour without resort to costume or props. NB In this section singing AND acting will be adjudicated. PREVIOUS V734 1st PRIZE WINNERS ARE INELIGIBLE. For this section to be run there must be at least 4 entries received. First and Second Prizes will be offered if 6 or more entries are received, otherwise only the First Prize will be offered.

Sponsored by the Barbara Howard Trust Fund

Entries Closed
Entry: $25.001st $130          2nd $70          HM          
V735 Any Voice Solo     23 years and under 36 years as at June 30th 2021

Time Limit: 16:00

THE FRIENDS OF THE STATE OPERA SA Inc. DAWN WALLACE AWARD. NOTE: A PREREQUISITE is entry into and performance in Section V733. HEATS (Time Limit 16 minutes): Each competitor will be required to prepare 3 arias, (and to sing two in the heat): (a) Any Aria which may be in English PLUS (b) an Aria in the original language PLUS (c) an Aria in a different language from the two above. All arias must be from the accepted performing repertoire of Opera. A MAXIMUM OF SIX FINALISTS WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THE FINAL and finalist prizes of $100 will be awarded to those not placing 1st or 2nd. FINAL (Time Limit 16 minutes): (a) The prepared Aria not performed in the Heat PLUS (b) one of the other Arias performed in the Heat as selected by the Adjudicator. Copies of selections must be provided for the adjudicator. Competitors must provide their own accompanist and be sure he/she is available to perform at the required time. This section is open to Australian Citizens only. NOTE: $20 REFUNDED when performer arrives to sing in the HEAT.

Sponsored by The Friends of the State Opera SA Inc. Dawn Wallace Award

Entries Closed
Entry: $65.001st $1500          2nd $500          HM $100          HM $100          HM $100          HM $100          
V739 Any Voice Solo     30 years and under as at December 31st 2021

Time Limit:

MBS YOUNG VIRTUOSO AWARD. Singers from the Vocal Division who have been resident in South Australia for at least twelve months prior to, and aged 30 years or under on, December 31st 2021 may be selected for a chance to compete in the MBS South Australian Final of the "Young Virtuoso Competition". Either an instrumentalist or vocalist may then be selected to compete against interstate competitors from participating states. There will not be a specific section in which singers must perform. The adjudicator's decision will be based on all sections competitors have entered in the 2021 vocal competitions, and competitors will need to demonstrate performance and vocal skills across a diverse range of singing styles. There is no additional entry fee for this section.

Entries Closed
Entry: $0.00