2019 Adelaide Eisteddfod
Choral Division
19 Jun 2019 to 22 Jun 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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 2019 CHORAL DIVISION

Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June (evenings):

Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide

Afternoon of Saturday 22 June:

Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide


Convenor Viv Rusk

telephone 0422 002 885, email dvrusk@me.com

Assistant Convenor Anne Milne telephone 0416 976 491

Adjudicator: tba


Entries strictly close at 5pm on Friday 12 April 2019.

Entries and Fees
All entries are to be made on line via www.stardom.com.au.  No late entries or late entry fees will be accepted.
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 may then 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, and finally the number of choristers in each choir (which information is to be provided when registering the entry on line).

Competitors, teachers and parents are advised to read the General Eisteddfod Rules and Conditions 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 Monday 20 May 2019 or earlier.
3.   The same group of choristers must perform both songs in any one item of the Section.
4.   Individuals may be in more than one choir in the same section if the permission of the conductors is obtained and given to the convenor in writing.
5.   A conductor may conduct any number of choirs.
6.   A conductor must not sing with the choir.
7.   The complexity of the work will be taken into account in relation to the quality of the performance.
8.   The Society will not be liable for any breach of copyright related to photocopies.
9.   Amplification of either solo voice or instrumental accompaniment is NOT permitted.
10. Prior approval must be sought from the Convenor before any instrument other than piano is used for accompaniment.
11. The required numbers of performers on stage does not include the conductor or pianist.


In addition to the prizes for each of the sections listed below, three special awards will be presented following the conclusion of the Choral Competitions:

  • the Helen Pietsch Excellence Award ... for outstanding achievement in performance, in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music,
  • the Helen Pietsch Encouragement Award ... for a choir showing great promise, in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music and
  • the Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Choral Prize ... for the most outstanding choir from outer metropolitan and / or country areas.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12/04/2019 5:30:00 PM (AEST)
C001 Primary Choirs From 20 to 40 Voices     Primary and Grade 8 School Age

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 APRA AMCOS and SA Public Primary Schools Music Society Inc.

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st AES Shield + $200          2nd $150          3rd $125          HM          
C003 Small Choirs-Schools From 10 to 25 Voices     School Years 8 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) and APRA AMCOS

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st Bank SA Shield + $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C004 Small Choirs-Open From 10 to 25 Voices     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 Winston Music, Adelaide Eisteddfod Choral Trust, ACHORD Trust

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C005 Large Choirs-Open From 25 to 60 Voices     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

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

Sponsored by Ron White, Phyl Heath & Australian National Choral Association

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st Boyd Dawkins Memorial Shield + $200          2nd $150          3rd $100          HM          
C008 A CAPPELLA for Trios, Quartets, Quintets and Ensembles Up to 12 Voices     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

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

Sponsored by Ron White

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $50          HM          
C011 Primary/Secondary School Choirs From 12 to 50 Voices     School Years 5 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. & APRA AMCOS

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st $200          2nd $125          3rd $100          HM          
C015 Male Voice Chorus 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

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st $150          2nd $50          3rd $40          HM          
C018 Groups of Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Ensembles     Open - no age limit

Time Limit: 10:00

Groups of trios, quartets, quintets or ensembles are requested to sing two contrasting pieces or excerpts, from musicals or Gilbert & Sullivan works. Mixed voices permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust

Entries Closed
Entry: $30.001st $200          2nd $150          3rd $100          HM