Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 94th Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
THE "PETER RYALL MEMORIAL CHOIR COMPETITION" - FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL AND SECONDARY COLLEGE CHOIRS
31 May 2019 to 31 May 2019
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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                                                             The Bendigo Competitions Society Inc.                                                                   ABN: 39 787 086 224


                                   "PETER RYALL MEMORIAL” CHOIR COMPETITION                                        (FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL AND SECONDARY COLLEGE CHOIRS) 

Peter was the son of Arthur and Lila Ryall.  He grew up in Strathfieldsaye, attended Strathfieldsaye Primary School, White Hills Technical School and the Bendigo Institute of Technology where he qualified to be a Civil Engineer.  He moved to Bendigo and worked for Vic Roads for many years.  Peter enjoyed travelling through Australia and overseas.  He also enjoyed working as a volunteer for the Bendigo Visitor Centre, Vision Australia and was an active member of the Bendigo South Rotary Club.

 

                                                  Ulumbarra Theatre. Bendigo.                                                                                                 Friday 31st May 2019

Adjudicator: Douglas Heywood

Please read General Conditions.  Also please refer to Specific Music Conditions


SPECIAL ADJUDICATOR'S AWARDS                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Adjudicator will present four Encouragement Awards, which are the gift of the “Peter Ryall Memorial” Trust.      These prizes are valued at $250 each, being awarded to the four choirs the adjudicator considers the most deserving. 


  

DEFINITIONS OF NOVICE AND OPEN AS RELATED TO SCHOOL CHOIRS. (New guidelines for 2019)  

The Society has re-defined the guidelines for the terms 'Novice' and "Open' as related to sections for School Choirs - both Primary and Secondary Levels                                                    


NOVICE  (NEW) CHOIR: A Novice (New) Choir being one that has the majority of its members who have been performing together for less than 12 months.                                   


OPEN (ESTABLISHED) CHOIR: An Open (Established) Choir being one that has the majority of its members who have been  performing together for 12 months or more.


                            

JUNIOR PRIMARY (Up to and including Year 4 students) LEVEL CHOIRS (New section)

Junior Primary Level Choirs are designed for students up to and including Year 4                      Each Choir must present a program of two (2) songs. Harmony is optional.


SHOW PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES (New section for 2019)                                             

Each Choir must present a program of at least two (2) Contrasting Styles which may be contained within a medley.

a) The focus being on entertainment, in conjunction with consideration being on the choral elements.                                                                               b) It is intended to incorporate Choral singing with other performance elements (e.g. featuring Soloists or duets/trios, movement / basic choreography.)  c) Whilst Soloists or duets/trios can be a feature in this section they are not permitted to dominate or perform for more than 25% of each song.              d) Choir risers will not be on stage during this section.

 

GOSPEL, SACRED,SPIRITUAL, WORSHIP ENSEMBLES (New section for 2019)                                                                                                      a) Each Choir must present any two (2) songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred, Spiritual and/or Worship to be presented in a style suitable for the songs being performed.                                    

b) The program presented must include a two-part harmony and unison.

 

All schools competing will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 27/04/2019 12:59:00 PM (AEST)
PRIMARY LEVEL
SC52 NOVICE (NEW) CHOIRS     PRIMARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 15:00

A Novice( New) Choir being one with the majority of its members who have been performing together for less than 12 months. Each choir must present a program of three (3) songs. a) a unison song b) part song (2 or more parts - may be a partner song) c) own choice - unison or part song. At least one of the selections in the program must be by an Australian composer. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          HM          
JUNIOR (Up to and Including Year 4 Students)
SC54 PRIMARY LEVEL CHOIRS     JUNIOR (Up to and Including Year 4 Students)

Time Limit: 10:00

Junior Primary School Choirs are for students up to and including Year 4 students. Each choir must present a program of two (2) songs. Harmony is optional. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          HM          
PRIMARY LEVEL
SC56 SHOW PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE     PRIMARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 15:00

Each Choir must present a program of at least two (2) Contrasting styles which may be contained within a medley. a) The focus being on entertainment in conjunction with consideration being on the choral element. b) It is intended to incorporate Choral singing with other performance elements (e.g. featuring soloists or duets, movement/basic choreography.) c) Whilst Soloist or duets/trios can be a feature in this section they are not permitted to dominate or perform for more that 25% of each song. d) Choir risers will not be on stage during this section. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          
SC50 OPEN (ESTABLISHED) CHOIRS     PRIMARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 15:00

An Open (Established) Choir being one with the majority of its members who have been performing together for 12 months or more. Each choir must present a program of three (3) songs. a) a unison song b) part song (2 or more parts - may be a partner song) c) own choice - unison or part song. At least one of the selections in this program must be by an Australian composer. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          HM          
SECONDARY LEVEL
SC62 NOVICE (NEW) CHOIRS     SECONDARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 15:00

A Novice (New) Choir being one with the majority of its members who have been performing together for less than 12 months. Each choir must present a program of three (3) songs. a) a unison song b) part song (2 or more parts - may be a partner song) c) own choice - unison or part song. At least one of the selections in the program must be by an Australian composer. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          HM          
SC66 GOSPEL, SACRED, SPIRITUAL, WORSHIP ENSEMBLE     SECONDARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 10:00

a) Any Two (2) songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred, Spiritual or Worship to be presented in a style suitable for the song being performed. b) Must include at least a two-part harmony and unison All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          
SC60 OPEN (ESTABLISHED) CHOIRS     SECONDARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 15:00

An Open (Established) Choir being one with the majority of its members who have been performing together for 12 months or more. Each choir must present a program of three (3) songs. a) a unison song b) part song (2 or more parts - may be a partner song) c) own choice - unison or part song. At least one of the selections in the program must be by an Australian composer. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          HM          
SC64 SHOW PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE     SECONDARY LEVEL

Time Limit: 15:00

Each Choir must present a program of at least two (2) Contrasting styles which may be contained within a medley. a) The focus being on entertainment in conjunction with consideration being on the choral element. b) It is intended to incorporate Choral singing with other performance elements (e.g. featuring soloists or duets, movement/basic choreography.) c) Whilst Soloist or duets/trios can be a feature in this section they are not permitted to dominate or perform for more that 25% of each song. d) Choir risers will not be on stage during this section. All participating schools will receive either a Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificate for the school, plus commemorative ribbons for each member of the choir.

Entries Closed
Entry: $60.001st Gold Certificates          2nd Silver Certificates          3rd Bronze Certificates          HM