74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Vocal
03 Sep 2024 to 07 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2024 VOCAL RULES & CONDITIONS

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ADJUDICATOR: D’Arne Sleeman, Brisbane

  1. CHOIRS Maximum number of voices: 80
  1. In all Choral Sections, entries are limited to one choir per school per Section.
  2. All children must be under school staff supervision at all times whilst in the theatre.
  3. Where Solo parts are specified in Choral Sections, the parts so marked are to be performed collectively by the whole of the voices in the respective section of the choir.
  4. Any Choir, Group or Ensemble entered as a School Choir, Group or Ensemble shall consist solely of bona-fide current students of the school named.
  5. No member of one Choir or Group will be permitted to perform with another Choir, Group or Ensemble in the same Section.
  6. Choir risers provided: 5 sets of 4 levels (plus floor).
  7. Sections 5 & 6: Choir risers are set. Piano accompaniment only.
  8. Sections 7 & 8: Choir risers are optional (as set for other Choral works) and may be removed. Competitors may enter & exit from backstage or the auditorium. Instructions must be given to the Marshall prior to the start of the Section. Non-amplified instruments may be used, if designated in score, by bona-fide members of the choir.
  9. Sections 9 & 10: Must be from the Traditional repertoire. Non-amplified instruments may be used, if designated by the score, by bona-fide members of the choir.
  10. Enter & exit stage from Auditorium except Novelty Chorus who may enter from backstage.
  • CHORAL CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

1 set of Trophies will be awarded for each Championship on combined marks.

Scores must be clearly marked on front with C (Chief) or (A) Australian or (U) Unison & numbered 1 or 2 to show performance order. All songs must be performed.

Australian: (Not a folk song arranged by an Australian musician) Unison or Partwork. Non-amplified instruments may be used, if designated in score, by bona-fide members of the choir.

Chief: Appropriate championship standard. Senior & Middle Chief: at least two parts. Primary & Junior Primary Chief: Unison or Partwork. Piano accompaniment only.

2. OWN CHOICE

All Vocal Sections are Own Choice

3. CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE

A serious composition with artistic merit excluding jazz or popular idiom. Music from any century is acceptable. May be sung in the original language or English.ACCOMPANIMENT

  1. Piano only for Classical Vocal Solos & Duets & Choral Sections except Work by Australian Composer, Folk Singing & Novelty Chorus.
  2. Backing track (no vocals) optional for all other sections except Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo.
  3. A single instrument other than piano may accompany Solo from Musical & Music Theatre Duet; Novelty Vocal Solo & Duet; Vocal Trio; Modern Pop & Modern Pop Duo,
  4. Competitors are responsible for obtaining their own accompanists. One piano is available.
  5. A looper pedal (own amp) may be used with a guitar in Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo.

4. PIANO PLACEMENT

Centre Stage: All except:

Side Stage 2nd Wing OP: Novelty Chorus, Novelty Solo & Duet, Solo from Musical & Musical Theatre Duet

Beside risers: Choral except Novelty Chorus

5. CURTAIN

Optional for Solo from Musical and Novelty Chorus only. Please notify the Marshall prior to the start of the Section.

6. COSTUMES & HAND HELD PROPS

Optional for Novelty Chorus, Musical Theatre Solo & Duet, Novelty Solo & Duet, Film or TV only.

7. MICROPHONE

Optional for Modern Pop Solo & Duet; Film or TV Solo & Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo only.


                                                                                      VOCAL AWARDS

VOCAL BURSARY Any Townsville competitor, age 15 to 18 who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential. Must have competed in the Vocal Championship.

AWARDS:

  • Most outstanding Vocal Item.
  • Most outstanding Choir
  • Most outstanding Musical Theatre Item.
  • Most outstanding Classical Vocalist.
  • Most promising Vocalist Age 12 to 18.
  • Encouragement for Vocalist Age 11 & under.
  • Most promising Male Vocalist.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 17 & 18
011 Vocal From Musical Theatre Solo     Age 17 & 18

Time Limit: 04:00

Costume Required; Curtain Optional; Piano set; Backing track optional (no vocals). See General Rule 3 & 5

The Mae Nielsen Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 16
012 Vocal From Musical Theatre Solo     Age 16

Time Limit: 04:00

Costume Required; Curtain Optional; Piano set; Backing track optional (no vocals). See General Rule 3 & 5

Donated by Wendy Jones

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15
013 Vocal From Musical Theatre Solo     Age 15

Time Limit: 04:00

Costume Required; Curtain Optional; Piano set; Backing track optional (no vocals). See General Rule 3 & 5

Donated by Ann Musumeci

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14
014 Vocal From Musical Theatre Solo     Age 14

Time Limit: 04:00

Costume Required; Curtain Optional; Piano set; Backing track optional (no vocals). See General Rule 3 & 5

Donated by the Ransom Family

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11 to 13
015 Novelty Vocal Solo     Age 11 to 13

Time Limit: 03:00

Costume & Hand props Optional; No curtain; Piano or backing track accompaniment. See General Rule 3 & 5.

The Nancy Gibson Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10
016 Novelty Vocal Solo     Age 10

Time Limit: 02:30

Costume & Hand props Optional; No curtain; Piano or backing track accompaniment. See General Rule 3 & 5.

Donated by the Brostrom Family

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9
017 Novelty Vocal Solo     Age 9

Time Limit: 02:30

Costume & Hand props Optional; No curtain; Piano or backing track accompaniment. See General Rule 3 & 5.

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 8 & Under
018 Novelty Vocal Solo     Age 8 & Under

Time Limit: 02:30

Costume & Hand props Optional; No curtain; Piano or backing track accompaniment. See General Rule 3 & 5.

Donated by North Queensland Opera & Music Theatre

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 16 to 18
019 Modern Pop Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 04:00

See General Rule 3 & 5; Costuming, choreography & microphone optional; No props; No curtain; piano, backing track or single instrument accompaniment; no vocals on optional backing track.

Donated by Susan Grinsell

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14 & 15
020 Modern Pop Solo     Age 14 & 15

Time Limit: 04:00

See General Rule 3 & 5; Costuming, choreography & microphone optional; No props; No curtain; piano, backing track or single instrument accompaniment; no vocals on optional backing track.

Donated by Libretto Studios

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 & 13
021 Modern Pop Solo     Age 12 & 13

Time Limit: 04:00

See General Rule 3 & 5; Costuming, choreography & microphone optional; No props; No curtain; piano, backing track or single instrument accompaniment; no vocals on optional backing track.

Donated by David Smith

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 16 to 18
022 Vocal From Film or T.V. Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 04:00

Piano set; Backing track with no backing vocals optional. See General Rule 3 & 5

The Norm Cooper Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 13 to 15
023 Vocal From Film or T.V. Solo     Age 13 to 15

Time Limit: 04:00

Piano set; Backing track with no backing vocals optional. See General Rule 3 & 5

The Nanette Hughes Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10 to 12
024 Vocal From Film or T.V. Solo     Age 10 to 12

Time Limit: 03:00

Piano set; Backing track with no backing vocals optional. See General Rule 3 & 5

The Pat Lanskey Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 9 & Under
025 Vocal From Film or T.V. Solo     Age 9 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Piano set; Backing track with no backing vocals optional. See General Rule3 & 5

Donated by Brett Holland

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
026 Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Piano or Guitar - Piano set; Mic optional

Donated by James Cook University

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15 to 18
027 Classical Vocal Championship Solo     Age 15 to 18

Time Limit: 05:00

Piano accompaniment only.Must compete in appropriate Age Solo.

The Brian & Daphne Pease Trophy

Entry: $13.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Age 16 to 18
028 Classical Vocal Solo     Age 16 to 18

Time Limit: 04:00

Piano Accompaniment only; See General Rule 3

Donated by Robert Onslow

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 11 to 15
029 Classical Vocal Solo     Age 11 to 15

Time Limit: 03:00

Piano Accompaniment only; See General Rule 3

The Marj Vandenberg Trophy

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 10 & Under
030 Classical Vocal Solo     Age 10 & Under

Time Limit: 03:00

Piano Accompaniment only; See General Rule 3

Donated by Margaret Bobeldyk

Entry: $8.001st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
031 Novelty Vocal Duet     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:30

Accompanied or backing track with no vocal backing: See General Rule 3 & 5. Costume & hand props optional.

Donated by McDonald Leong Lawyers

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 12 & Under
032 Novelty Vocal Duet     Age 12 & Under

Time Limit: 03:30

Accompanied or backing track with no vocal backing: See General Rule 3 & 5. Costume & hand props optional.

Donated by Glencore

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
033 Classical Vocal Duet     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:30

Piano accompaniment only. Harmony must predominate. From Classical repetoire. Costume optional, no choreography or props.

Donated by North Queensland Performing Arts

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 15 & Under
034 Classical Vocal Duet     Age 15 & Under

Time Limit: 03:30

Piano accompaniment only. Harmony must predominate. From Classical repetoire. Costume optional, no choreography or props.

Donated by Dowker Family

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 14 to 18
035 Vocal From Musical Theatre Duet     Age 14 to 18

Time Limit: 04:00

From stage musical; Costumed; No curtain; Piano, Back Tracking no backing vocals or single instrument accompaniment.See General Rule 3 & 5

Donated by the Ransom Family

Entry: $12.501st Trophy          2nd Medal          3rd Medal          HC          
Age 18 & Under
036 Vocal Ensemble Group     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 03:30

3-12 voices. Harmony must predominate; Accompanied, Self-Accompanied or CD with no vocal backing; See General Rule 3 & 5

Donated by Glencore

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC