VOCAL DIVISION 2017
Dates: Tuesday 5th September to Sunday 10th September 2017
Convenor: Peter Hopkins: telephone 0411 537 884
GENERAL SECTIONS: Salvation Army Citadel
55 George Street, Norwood
Friends of the State Opera Dawn Wallace Award
HEATS: Sat. 9th September, Citadel, Norwood
FINAL: Sun. 10th September, 7.30 pm
Baptist Church, 65 Flinders Street, Adelaide
Adjudicator: Keith Hempton
Entries and Fees
All entries accompanied by the correct fees should be completed and submitted with payment no later than 5 pm Thursday April 13th 2017.
Late entries/late payment will strictly not be accepted. All entries are to be made electronically by accessing on line www.stardom.com.au.
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 V717, V729, V734 and V736.
4. Operatic works may only be sung in Sections V710, V714, V716, V724, V725, 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, 2017.
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 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 AMCOS/APRA copyright forms are completed and presented at the time of booking in.
10. These forms may be obtained from teachers, convenors, on the Adelaide Eisteddfod Society web site and at the venue.
11. The 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.