2017 Adelaide Eisteddfod
Choral Division
14 Jun 2017 to 17 Jun 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

 2017 CHORAL DIVISION


Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 June: Elder Hall

North Terrace, Adelaide

Afternoon of Saturday 17 June: Pilgrim Uniting Church

12 Flinders Street, Adelaide 


Adjudicator: Carl Crossin OAM


 Convenor: Wendy Barrett

telephone: (08) 8352 7083; email:  wendyb1@adam.com.au



Entries strictly close at 5pm on Thursday 13 April 2017.

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 May 22nd 2017 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.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 13/04/2017 5:30:00 PM (AEST)
C001 Primary Choirs From 20 to 40 Voices     Primary 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, SA Public Primary Schools` Music Society Inc.

Entry: $27.001st 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), APRA AMCOS

Entry: $27.001st 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, William Harrison Choir Trust, Phyl Heath

Entry: $27.001st $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, Australian National Choral Association & Gawler Barossa Oratorio Choir Trust

Entry: $27.001st Boyd Dawkins Memorial Shield + $200          2nd $150          3rd $50          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

Entry: $27.001st $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, South Australian Public Primary Schools Music Society, APRA AMCOS

Entry: $27.001st $200          2nd $125          3rd $100          HM          
C012 Pop/Jazz Choral Minimum of 12 Voices     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Choirs to sing two contrasting works from popular, rock, Jazz, film or television music. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Phyl Heath, Adelaide Eisteddfod Choral Trust, Achord Choir Trust

Entry: $27.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $50          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 Jeff Kong & Choral Convenor

Entry: $27.001st $150          2nd $50          3rd $40          HM          
C016 Choir/Chorus Minimum of 9 Voices     Open Age

Time Limit: 10:00

Choir/Chorus of Male Only, Female Only or Mixed Voices of any age. Groups to sing two songs A Cappella, at least one of which must be in barbershop style harmony. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Barbershop Harmony Australia Central Region

Entry: $27.001st $200          2nd $125          3rd $75          HM          
C018 Groups of Trios, Quartets, Quintets, Ensembles     Open - no age limit

Time Limit: 10:00

The Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust awards will be presented to groups of trios, quartets, quintets or ensembles who are requested to sing two contrasting pieces, or excerpts, from musicals or Gilbert & Sullivan works. Mixed voices are permitted. Additional information must be supplied at time of entry.

Sponsored by Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust

Entry: $27.001st $200          2nd $150          3rd $100          HM