2017 Adelaide Eisteddfod
Vocal Division
05 Sep 2017 to 10 Sep 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)


VOCAL DIVISION 2017

 

Dates: Tuesday 5th September to Sunday 10th September 2017

Convenor: Peter Hopkins: telephone 0411 537 884

  email: hopkinsp93@gmail.com


  

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.

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 13/04/2017 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

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $30          
V702 Voice Solo     9-12 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl Own Choice Folk Song in English

Sponsored by Rebecca Walker

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $30          
V703 Voice Solo     13-15 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl Own Choice in English

Sponsored by Don & Lesley Catford

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $30          
V704 Voice Solo     13-15 years

Time Limit: 04:00

Boy or Girl Own Choice Folk Song in English

Sponsored by Robert Caust

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $30          
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 3 entries.

Andrea Clare Memorial Trust

Entry: $15.001st $35          
V706 Any Voice Solo     14-18 years

Time Limit: 07:00

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

Sponsored by the Davey Family

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $20          
V707 Any Voice Solo     14-17 years

Time Limit: 08:00

YVONNE & JOHN HALL JUNIOR VOCAL PRIZE. Two songs required: (1) Art Song in English PLUS (2) EITHER Lied in German OR Italian song composed in the 17th or 18th Centuries. First Prize $100 plus trophy and Second Prize $50.

Sponsored by Mira Canala

Entry: $20.001st Trophy + $100          2nd $50          
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 3 entries.

Sponsored by The Adelaide Savage Club Trust.

Entry: $15.001st $40          
V709 Any Voice Solo     18-25 years

Time Limit: 04:00

LES DUTTON MEMORIAL SOLO Own Choice in English of an Art Song, Ballad, or Sacred Solo. Not to include G & S or Musical Comedy.

Sponsored by Mavis Dutton.

Entry: $15.001st $80          2nd $50          3rd $30          
V710 Any Voice 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. For this section to go ahead there must be at least 3 entries. For both first and second prizes to be awarded there must be at least 5 entries.

Sponsored by Italian Benevolent Society Inc.

Entry: $20.001st $200          2nd $100          
V714 Any Voice Solo     18-22 years

Time Limit: 09:00

GUILA TIVER INTERMEDIATE VOCAL PRIZE. The deposit of $20 is refunded to the competitor when arriving to book-in the music for the performance. Two songs required: (1) Aria from an opera by W A Mozart in the original language PLUS (2) EITHER a French art song in French OR Lied sung in German.

Sponsored by Friends of the Adelaide Eisteddfod Vocal Division

Entry: $40.001st Trophy + $200          2nd $100          
V716 Any Voice Solo     18 years & over

Time Limit: 09:00

NEVILLE HICKS MEMORIAL Own choice of (a) Aria from accepted opera plus (b) Art Song in English. First and Second prizes only offered if there are 6 or more entries. For this section to be run there must be at least 3 entries. For both first and second prizes to be awarded there must be at least 5 entries.

Sponsored by The Neville Hicks Memorial Trust

Entry: $20.001st $120          2nd $60          
V717 Any Voice Solo     18-25 years

Time Limit: 09:00

NANCY THOMAS MEMORIAL Own choice of (a) air from Oratorio plus (b) art song by English composer. Previous First Prize Winners ineligible. For this section to be run there must be at least 3 entries received. Three Prizes will be offered if 6 or more entries are received, otherwise only the First Prize will be offered.

Sponsored by Nancy Thomas Memorial Trust

Entry: $20.001st $100          2nd $60          3rd $40          
V718 Any Voice Solo     18 years & over

Time Limit: 09:00

To perform an extract from any of Richard Wagner`s music dramas or one of the Wesendonck Lieder - in German. This section will not go ahead with less than 4 entries. For first, second and third prizes to be awarded there must be at least 6 entries.

Sponsored by The Richard Wagner Society of SA.

Entry: $20.001st $200          2nd $100          3rd $50          
V719 Any Voice Solo     18 years & 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 3 entries.

Sponsored by The Carina Singers/Gladys Bailey Trust

Entry: $15.001st $35          
V721 Any Voice Solo     18 years & over

Time Limit: 06:00

Own choice of French art song sung in French.

Sponsored by Guila Tiver

Entry: $15.001st $150          2nd $70          3rd $30          
V722 Any Voice Solo     18 years & 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

Entry: $15.001st $100          2nd $70          3rd $30          
V724 Soprano Mezzo Sop or Contralto Solo     21 years & over

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice in English. Prize will only be offered if 3 or more entries.

Sponsored by The Vera Clarkson Memorial Trust

Entry: $15.001st $35          
V725 Any Voice Solo     21 years & over

Time Limit: 09:00

BELINDA MATONTI MEMORIAL VOCAL PRIZE. Own choice of: (a) 19th Century Bel Canto Aria in any language AND (b) A contrasting contemporary song in classical style (eg by Cole Porter, Gershwin, Jerome Kern etc.)

Sponsored by Anne Withers

Entry: $20.001st $120          2nd $80          3rd $40          
V727 Any Voice Solo     18 years & over

Time Limit: 09:00

RAE COCKING MEMORIAL Own Choice of two Lieder in German, of contrasting styles For this section to be run there must be at least 3 entries received. Three Prizes will be offered if 6 or more entries are received, otherwise only the First Prize will be offered.

Sponsored by Jamie Cock

Entry: $20.001st $300          2nd $150          3rd $50          
V729 Any Voice Solo     18 years & over

Time Limit: 07:00

Own Choice from Oratorio NOT Cantata In Any Language

Sponsored by LEWIS DAWE MEMORIAL Sponsored by the Adelaide Harmony Choir

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

Time Limit: 05:00

Own Choice of song from G & S in the original key and in English May be in costume Proof of original key may be required from score or other source

Sponsored by The Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Entry: $15.001st $100          2nd $50          3rd $25          
V732 Any Voice Solo     19 years & 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.

Sponsored by Group Theatre Trust.

Entry: $15.001st $65          2nd $30          
V733 Any Voice Solo     18 years & over

Time Limit: 05:00

SONG BY AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER Suggested composers: Dulcie Holland, Wesley-Smith, W Dudley Messenger, Oscar Walters, Graeme Koehne, Stephen Yates, Andrew Close, Colin Brumby, Dean Rancewicz, Timothy Sexton, Wendy Hiscocks, Peter Sculthorpe Entrants in the Dawn Wallace Friends of the State Opera competition, V735, are required to perform in this section.

Sponsored by Mary Handley OAM

Entry: $15.001st $50          2nd $30          3rd $20          
V734 Any Voice Solo     23 years & 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 WINNERS ARE INELIGIBLE. For this section to be run there must be at least 3 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

Entry: $20.001st $130          2nd $70          
V735 Any Voice Solo     23 years and under 36 years as at June 30th 2017

Time Limit: 16:00

THE FRIENDS OF THE STATE OPERA SA Inc. DAWN WALLACE AWARD. NB PREREQUISITE is entry into 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. Entry into Section V733 is a prerequisite. NOTE: $20 REFUNDED when performer arrives to sing in the HEAT.

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

Entry: $60.001st $3000          2nd $500          3rd $100          4th $100          5th $100          6th $100          
V739 Any Voice Solo     30 years & under as at Nov 1st 2017

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, November 1st 2017 may be selected for a chance to compete in the South Australian Final of "Young Virtuoso" to be hosted by 5MBS, Sunday October 15th 2.30pm, at St John’s Church Halifax Street Adelaide. The prizes for the SA Final will be Vocal Prize: $750; Instrumental Prize: $750 and the SA Finalist Prize of $1,500. These prizes are sponsored by Size Music, Beta Sigma Phi and 5MBS. The National Final will be held in Sydney. The winner of the National Final will receive the Young Virtuoso Travelling Scholarship of $10,000 provided by Freemasons Victoria and the Australian Fine Music Network of community radio stations. Entry in the SA Final of Young Virtuoso is only through the Adelaide Eisteddfod. 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 2017 Vocal competitions. Competitors will need to demonstrate performance and vocal skills across a diverse range of singing styles. No additional entry fee is required to enter Section V739. Previous winners of V735 or V736 may be considered provided they meet the age requirement.

Sponsored by 5MBS; Beta, Sigma, Phi and Size Music

Entry: $0.001st $1500          2nd $750          3rd $750