Royal South Street Eisteddfod 2020
Choral Contest
23 Aug 2020 to 25 Aug 2020
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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CHORAL CONTEST  

Venue: Her Majesty's Theatre, Lydiard St, Ballarat

Section Chair 

Janice Shelmerdine 

 

 

PRIMARY / SECONDARY SCHOOL AND OPEN CHORAL SECTIONS: 

All music in choral sections is own selection unless otherwise specified. 

Not all open sections exclude school choirs. 

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: 

To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. 

 

  1. 1: A Choir has freedom of choice of instruments to form accompaniment ~ these include tuned and un-tuned percussion (except sections 807 & 807.1). However, musical directors should bear in mind that the item is “Choral and the use of instruments must not be dominant. 

  1. 2: No Curtain is permitted during a performance between items. 

  1. 3: Conductors optional. One conductor may conduct any number of choirs. 

  1. 4: Conductors or musical directors are not to sing with the choir except in sections 805 (up to grade 4 Primary), & 812, 815, 815.1, 815.2 & 817. 

  1. 5: An individual member of a choir is NOT allowed to take part in more than one choir competition in the same section EXCEPT where a student performing in a school choir may also compete in one other non-school group. 

  1. 6: Up to two members may be interchanged between items, but the maximum number must not be exceeded on stage at any one time. 

  1. 7: Items may be sung in any language, except as specified for sections 816 Multicultural choir. 

  1. 8: Accompaniment may be up to and THREE (3) acoustic instruments which may include piano. Backing tracks are NOT permitted (except in sections 807 & 807.1) This allows for adherence to the composer’s musical intent to a piece. A piano will be placed to the left of the conductor and will remain on stage for all sections. Additional instruments are not permitted side stage. 

  1. 9: Show Performance Choirs sections 807, 807.1 & 807.2 plus Gospel/Sacred/Worship Choirs sections 815, 815.1 & 815.2 may have up to FIVE (5) instruments as accompaniment which may include piano. Additional instruments are not permitted side stage. Amplifiers are permitted for instruments in sections 807, 807.1, 807.2, 815, 815.1 & 815.2 only.  

  1. 10: A maximum of THREE (3) microphones for vocalists are permitted in sections 807, 807.1, 807.2, 813, 813.1, 815, 815.1 & 815.2 only. 

  1. 11: The turning on & off lights, dimming lights, lighting projections, special effects etc. are not permitted in any choral sections. 

  1. 12: Please note that there will be a piano placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. This will remain in this place for all sections of the Choral competition. This will not be moved off or around the stage under any circumstances. 

  1. 13: Costume changes are not permitted in any choral sections. As such there is only a maximum of TWO (2) ‘helpers’ per choir allowed backstage or in the Green Room. 

  1. 14: Choir rises will be set up and left on stage for all choral sections except sections 807, 807.1, 807.2, 813.1, & 815.1. Whilst their usage is not compulsory, they will not be moved between performances. 

  1. 15: In all sections, music for the adjudicator is required. All bars must be numbered, Sheet music must be sent electronically to julie@royalsouthstreet.com.au at least two (2) weeks prior to the competition and WILL NOT be accepted on the day of competition. As a trial in 2020 sheet music will be able to be sent to our myStage program you will be sent this information once entries close.  

  1. 16: COPYRIGHT: Please see our general rules. Rule number ~ 2.10 a) 

  1. 17: For any section to proceed a minimum to THREE (3) entries must be received, unless at the discretion of the RSSS. Where appropriate sections may be combined where the minimum entries are not received. 

  1. 18: If a choir performs in more than one section, only ONE song may be repeated in the second section or any multiple sections, not a repeat of an entire program. 

  1. 19: An Australian arrangement is NOT an Australian composition. 

  1. 20: Time restrictions must be adhered to. Performance time must not exceed the specified time limit for each section. Adjudication will cease when a time limit has been reached. 

  1. 21: AUDIENCE: School groups of 10 or more, for a fee of $3 per student, maybe part of the audience, providing they are effectively supervised. Students who are performing in an evening session would need to be registered as a school group and pay to be a part of the audience in an afternoon session. Prior arrangements for these education group bookings MUST be made by contacting admin@royalsouthstreet.com.au to arrange payment & tickets.  

  1. 22: Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year. Choristers entered in any secondary school-aged choirs must be 18 years of age and younger or enrolled in high school. Proof of age and/or enrolment may be required if appeals are lodged. 

 

  • ## ANTICIPATED TIMETABLE:  

Where possible, sections will be scheduled as per the following dates.  

Please Note: However, that dates remain subject to change depending on the number of entries received. Dates and times will be confirmed within four weeks of the entry closing date. 

  • * Open Sections  

Sunday, August 23rd ~ except for Section 808 which may be held on Tuesday. 

  • * Primary School 

Monday, August 24th 

  • * Secondary School 

Tuesday, August 25th

 

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTIONS 

 

Primary School choirs Adjudicator’s Encouragement Award: 

 

Royal South Street Trophy will be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to any participating primary school choir who best demonstrates the joy of choral performance and is worthy of encouragement.  

 

802 Rotary Club of Wendouree Primary School Choral Contest ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to all primary school-aged students.  

  • * Choirs to consist of no less than 15 voices. 

  • * Each choir to present a program of 3 songs which must include the following: 

  1. a) Unison song; accompanied 

  1. b) Part song 

  1. c) A Cappella 

  • * At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian Composer. 

  • * Time limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prize money and plaques for this section sponsored by the Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of their late member W. H. Keith Young 

  • * Prizes: First ~ $150 + Plaque; Second & Third ~ Plaques 

 

804 Novice Primary School Choirs ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • *Primary / Junior School-aged Students 

  • *This section is open to primary school choirs who have not won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in a choral section at Royal South Street Choral competition in the past 3 years. 

  • * Choirs to consist of no less than 15 voices. 

  • * Choirs are required to sing two contrasting songs; one of which must be by an Australian composer.  

  • Harmony optional. 

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First ~ $75 + Plaque; Second & Third ~ Plaques 

 

805 Primary School Choirs (to Year 4) ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * This section is open to junior primary school choirs only and is limited to students up to year 4 inclusive. 

  • *Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices 

  • * Two songs to be performed. 

  • * Harmony optional. 

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • *Please note: 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of section chair of choral if entries are insufficient. 

  • * Section sponsored by Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of its esteemed member, the late W.H. Keith Young. 

  • *Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

805.1 Primary School Choirs ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * This section is open to primary school choirs only. 

  • * Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices 

  • * Two songs to be performed 

  • * Harmony optional. 

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Please note: 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of section chair of choral if entries are insufficient. 

  • * Section sponsored by Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of its esteemed member, the late W.H. Keith Young. 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

806 Primary School Choir’s Standard Competition ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * This section is aimed at giving choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advise. 

  • * Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices.  

  • * Only open to primary school choirs.  

  • * Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece, and a part song. 

  • * Accompaniment may be up to three acoustic instruments (which may include piano). 

  • * Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard ~ gold, silver or bronze. 

  • * Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. 

  • * All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained.  

  • * In order to provide greater clarity for assessing a choir’s standard, it is anticipated that choirs entering in this section will be able to select one song of their own choice and one mandatory song from “TBA” that they must perform.  

  • * The song will be relevant to primary age voices/choirs. 

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes

  • * Prizes: Gold; Silver or Bronze Medals 

 

807 Show/Performance Choir ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Primary / Junior School 

  • * Open to Primary age choirs. 

  • * Choirs to consist of no less than 15 voices. 

  • * This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g featured solos and duets, movement/basic choreography. 

  • * The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. 

  • * Whilst soloist can feature in this section, they are not to dominate and perform for than 25% of each song. 

  • * A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. 

  • *Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. 

  • *Instruments: Up to FIVE (5) instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano, without a microphone. Additional instruments and microphones will not be permitted side stage. Power is available on stage, but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to their performance. These will be checked by the duty technician on the day. 

  • * Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided.  

  • * Choir risers will not be on stage during this section. 

  • * Costume changes are not permitted. 

  • * Program to consist of a minimum of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. 

  • * Choirs entering in this section will be required to confirm the number of amplified instruments and microphones at least two weeks prior to competition.  

  • * Choirs in this section are required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the section to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to commencement. 

  • * Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

815 Gospel / Sacred / Worship Primary ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to any primary school aged ensemble minimum eight choristers. 

  • * Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed.  

  • * Songs must include at least two-part harmonies and unison. 

  • * A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.  

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100 & Third $75 

 

817 Christmas Carols Primary ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to any primary school aged ensemble minimum, 10 choristers. 

  • * Each choir to present a program of 2 carols which must include the following: 

  1. a) A Carol written in 1901 or earlier 

  1. b) A Carol has written after 1901 

  • * Songs should include at least two-part harmonies and unison. 

  • * A maximum of three acoustic instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.  

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 


 

SECONDARY SCHOOL SECTIONS: 

 

Secondary School choirs Adjudicator’s Encouragement Award: 

 

Royal South Street Trophy will be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to any participating secondary school choir who best demonstrates the joy of choral performance and is worthy of encouragement.  

 

801 3BA Intermediate Choral Contest ~ Entry Fee $60 

  • * Open to all secondary school Choirs 

  • * Choirs to consist of not ness that 15 or more than 40 voices. 

  • * Each Choir presents a program of 3 songs. 

  • * NOTE: All choirs must present a, b & c in that order 

  1. a) 2-part song; accompanied 

  1. b) Unison song 

  1. c) Unaccompanied part song 

  • * At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $200, Perpetual Trophy + Replica; Second & Third Plaques 

 

806.1 Secondary School Choir’s Standard Competition ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • *This section is aimed at giving choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advise. 

  • *Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices.  

  • * Only open to primary school choirs.  

  • * Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece and a part song. 

  • * Accompaniment may be up to three acoustic instruments (which may include piano). 

  • * Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard ~ gold, silver or bronze. 

  • * Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. 

  • * All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained.  

  • * In order to provide greater clarity for assessing a choir’s standard, it is anticipated that choirs entering in this section will be able to select one song of their own choice and on a mandatory song from “TBA” that they must perform.  

  • * The song will be relevant to primary age voices/choirs. 

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Prizes: Gold; Silver or Bronze Medals 

 

807.1 Show/Performance Choir ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Secondary School Age 

  • * Open to Secondary age choirs. 

  • * Choirs to consist of no less than 15 voices. 

  • * This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g featured solos and duets, movement/basic choreography. 

  • * The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. 

  • * Whilst soloists can feature in this section, they are not to dominate and perform for than 25% of each song. 

  • * A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. 

  • * Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. 

  • * Instruments: Up to FIVE (5) instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without a microphone. Additional instruments and microphones will not be permitted side stage. Power is available on stage, but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to their performance. These will be checked by the duty technician on the day. 

  • * Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided.  

  • * Choir risers will not be on stage during this section. 

  • * Costume changes are not permitted. 

  • * Program to consist of a minimum of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. 

  • * Choirs entering in this section will be required to confirm the number of amplified instruments and microphones at least two weeks prior to competition.  

  • * Choirs in this section are required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the section to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to commencement. 

  • * Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

808 The Young Prize for either Secondary School or Open Choirs ~ Entry Fee $85 

  • * The Young Prize is in memory of the esteemed benefactors and dedicated choristers, the late Mr W H Keith Young and the late Mrs Amy Young OAM.  

  • * Open to any combination of voices Minimum of 20 voices 

  • * Choirs may repeat a single item performed in another section. 

  • * Choirs to present a well-balanced program of no less than three pieces that include part singing (at least 4-part harmony in two songs and 2 or 3 part in the other) in a contrast of styles and tempo. 

  • * At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer 

  1. a) Sacred part song ~ 3 or more parts 

  1. b) Part song ~ 4 parts 

  1. c) Part song ~ Own choice item unaccompanied 

  • *Accompaniment – up to three single acoustic instruments 

  • * Time Limit: 12 minutes 

  • * Prizes are courtesy of the Young Trust 

  • * Prizes: $800 + Perpetual Trophy; Second $300; Third $100 

 

811 Secondary Schools Choir ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to all secondary school choirs to consist of not less than 12 performers.  

  • * Each choir to present a program of 3 songs: 

  1. a) Unison 

  1. b) Own selection 

  1. c) 3 or more parts 

  • * At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian Composer 

  • * Time Limit: 12 minutes 

  • * Prize money kindly donated by Rotary Club of Ballarat East 

  • * Prizes: $200 + Plaque; Second & Third Plaques 

 

815.1 Gospel / Sacred / Worship Secondary ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to any secondary school-aged ensemble minimum of eight choristers. 

  • * Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed.  

  • * Songs must include at least two-part harmonies and unison. 

  • * A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.  

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100 & Third $75 

 

817.1 Christmas Carols Secondary ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to any secondary school-aged ensemble minimum, 10 choristers. 

  • * Each choir to present a program of 2 carols which must include the following: 

  1. a) A Carol written in 1901 or earlier 

  1. b) A Carol written after 1901 

  • * Songs should include at least two-part harmonies and unison. 

  • * A maximum of three acoustic instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.  

  • * Time Limit: 8 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

OPEN AGE 

The following sections are open to any community choirs, school choirs, church choirs etc 

Open choirs Adjudicator’s Encouragement Award: 

 

Royal South Street Trophy will be awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to any participating choir who best demonstrates the joy of choral performance and is worthy of encouragement.  

 

800 Courier Small Choral Group ~ Entry Fee $60  

  • * Open age 

  • * Groups to consist of Minimum: 8 voices Maximum 15 voices. 

  • * Each choir to present a program of 3 songs as follows 

  1. a) Part song; in 3 or more parts, accompanied 

  1. b) Part song; unaccompanied 

  1. c) Sacred part song; accompaniment optional 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: $200 + Plaque; Second & Third Plaques 

 

807.2 Show/Performance Choir ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Choirs to consist of minimum 12 choristers. 

  • * This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g featured solos and duets, movement/basic choreography. 

  • * The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. 

  • * Whilst soloist can feature in this section, they are not to dominate and perform for than 25% of each song. 

  • * A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. 

  • * Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. 

  • * Instruments: Up to FIVE (5) instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without a microphone. Additional instruments and microphones will not be permitted side stage. Power is available on stage, but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to their performance. These will be checked by the duty technician on the day. 

  • * Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided.  

  • * Choir risers will not be on stage during this section. 

  • * Costume changes are not permitted. 

  • * Program to consist of a minimum of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. 

  • * Choirs entering in this section will be required to confirm the number of amplified instruments and microphones at least two weeks prior to competition.  

  • * Choirs in this section will be required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the section to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to commencement. 

  • * Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

813 A Capella Small Choirs ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to any ensemble minimum of four (4 voices), maximum ten (10) voices. 

  • * Each group to present a program of three items in three or more-part harmony. 

  • * Small ensembles of less than 8 voices should also refer to Vocal Section 596  

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $100; Second $75; Third $50 

 

813.1 A Capella Small Choirs ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • * Open to any ensemble minimum ten (10) voices. 

  • * Each group to present a program of three items in three or more-part harmony, to be delivered as a medley/continuous program along the lines of American / World College A Capella such as depicted in Sing it On and Pitch Perfect. 

  • * Three microphones will be available for vocalists. 

  • * Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $100; Second $75; Third $50 

 

808 The Young Prize for either Secondary School or Open Choirs ~ Entry Fee $85 

  • * The Young Prize is in memory of the esteemed benefactors and dedicated choristers, the late Mr W H Keith Young and the late Mrs Amy Young OAM.  

  • * Open to any combination of voices Minimum of 20 voices 

  • *Choirs may repeat a single item performed in another section. 

  • * Choirs to present a well-balanced program of no less than three pieces that include part singing (at least 4-part harmony in two songs and 2 or 3 part in the other) in a contrast of styles and tempo. 

  • * At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer 

  1. a) Sacred part song ~ 3 or more parts 

  1. b) Part song ~ 4 parts 

  1. c) Part song ~ Own choice item unaccompanied 

  • Accompaniment – up to three single acoustic instruments 

  • * Time Limit: 12 minutes 

  • * Prizes are courtesy of the Young Trust 

  • * Prizes: $800 + Perpetual Trophy; Second $300; Third $100 

 

812 Choirs for a Cause ~ Entry Fee $55 

  • T*his section is designed to encourage the participation of choirs other than school choirs that sing for the joy of choral singing (whilst raising awareness for a specific cause, victims of strokes, family violence, missing persons etc). 

  • * Any combination of voices. 

  • * Choirs to consist of no less than 10 voices. 

  • *Programme to consist of two songs, own selection 

  1. a) Part song 

  1. b) Unison Song 

  • * Time limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: $200 + Perpetual Trophy; Second & Third Plaques 

 

815.2 Gospel / Sacred / Worship Secondary ~ Entry Fee $60 

  • * Open to any ensemble minimum of eight choristers. 

  • * Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed.  

  • * Songs must include at least two-part harmonies and unison. 

  • * A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.  

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100 & Third $75 

 

816 Indigenous / Multicultural Choir ~ Entry Fee $60 

  • * Open to any choirs 

  • * Indigenous and Multicultural community choirs are encouraged to enter. 

  • * Minimum 10 choristers. 

  • * Choirs must prepare a minimum of two or maximum of three songs. One song must be in English and all others in languages other than English. 

  • * Three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. 

  • * Nations dress is encouraged. 

  • * Movement can be included. 

  • * Time Limit: 10 minutes 

  • * Prizes: First $150; Second $100; Third $75 

 

General Conditions 2020

 

General Conditions apply to all sections in the competitions unless stated otherwise.

Special Conditions for specific sections appear under the appropriate section in the Competition Schedule. To the extent of any inconsistency Special Conditions will take precedence over General Conditions.

 

‘The Board’ refers to The Royal South Street Society board of Directors.

 

1. THE COMPETITION

 

1.1 A competitor performs an item in a section within a discipline

(E.g. Classical Vocal). A section may be split into divisions if a high volume of entries are received.

 

1.2 COMPETITOR - A competitor may be one person, or any group of two or more people.  Each group competing in a section must comprise completely different competitors, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

 

1.3 ONE ENTRY - Only one entry is allowed from each competitor in each section, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

 

1.4 REPEAT OF ITEMS - An item by a competitor can only be performed once during the current competition, within the same discipline, except where special conditions permit otherwise.

 

1.5 Competitors who have been taught by the adjudicator of their section within the last 12 months are ineligible to enter.

 

2. ENTRIES

 

2.1 AGE LIMIT –

Herald Sun Aria – Competitors must be at least 17 and not over 35 years on 31 December of the current year.

Calisthenic Sections – The competitors age on 31 December of the current year.  

Dance Sections – The competitors age on 31st December of the preceding year

All Other Sections - The competitor's age on 1 January of the current year, shall be deemed the age required in the sections specifying age limits.

 

2.2 ENTRY DATE – Entries must be submitted via our ONLINE competition database

on or before Friday 24th April. Calisthenics entries to be lodged before Friday 3rd April. Herald Sun Aria entries to be lodged before Friday 26th June.  All entries must comply with the general competition rules at the time of entry. A confirmation will be generated for the competitor and it is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm all details of the entry are correct. There are no refunds for cancellations after the closing date. Should alterations be required, a request via email to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au must be forwarded to the Society. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost through failed electronic transmission or incorrectly submitted online via our stardom entry system. Check your junk mail if you don’t receive a confirmation email.

 

2.3 LATE ENTRIES will NOT be accepted past the due date for the 2020  competitions.  Due to Royal South Street Society using an ONLINE competition entry system, we are unable to process or receive entries after the due date. Exceptional circumstances via email to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au  may be considered however will be subject to additional late fees. Late entries are only accepted subject to our final timetabling capacity and program deadlines without obligation. We reserve the right to not print late entries in the guide book, however all entries will be announced by the MC on the day.

 

2.4 ENTRY FEES - No entry will be accepted unless processed online with full payment.  Entry fees are shown with discipline section items in the Competition Schedule. Fees for Calisthenics sections appear at the start of the section. Education schools may request an invoice by submitting a purchase order to admin@royalsouthstreet.com.au which must be paid within 21 days of receiving the invoice. Fees are payable to the Royal South Street Society.  Fees are non-refundable once entries close, unless for an extenuating circumstance or if the section is cancelled by South Street.

 

2.5 COMPETITORS NAMES - All competitors must submit with their ONLINE entry correct names, dates of birth and addresses. No competitor will be allowed to compete under any name other than as stated in their entry. A person is only permitted to enter ONCE in the SAME event, except where otherwise allowed.

 

2.6 NAMES OF PERSONS IN DUOS/TRIOS - In all items where two or three persons are competing, the name of each person must be given at the time of entry in order for the entry to be accepted and processed correctly online.

 

2.7 NON-ACCEPTANCE - The board reserves the right to refuse any entry.

 

2.8 MINIMUM/MAXIMUM - The board or section representative may at its discretion cancel, combine or divide any section/s that have 3 or less entries at the time of entries closing. Refunds will be given when a section is cancelled.

 

2.9    NAMES OF COMPETITORS IN GROUPS - In all group items, a list of the names of all people appearing in each item must be held by the school representative.  A separate list for each item must be supplied to comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

 

2.10 COMPETITION ENTRY DISCLAIMERS

a) COPYRIGHT – I/we declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been  
obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with
  copyright laws and agreements.

 

I/we certify that if I/we will be performing in the Royal South Street competitions from a printed copy, it will be either an original published edition; a photocopy, transcription or arrangement that is accompanied by written authorisation from the copyright owner authorising that photocopy, transcription or arrangement; or an original published edition where both the work and edition are out of copyright (in the public domain).

 

I/we recognise failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures outlined on our website as well as information supplied to competitors prior to the commencement of our competition - will result in the competitor being unable to compete.

 

 

b) RISK – I/we recognise that the Royal South Street Society is insured for public liability which does not comprehensively cover injury to performers, and that individuals or schools must ensure that they are adequately covered whilst performing in these competitions or otherwise enter at their own risk.

 

c) PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING – I/we acknowledge the Royal South Street Eisteddfod reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, live stream, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the eisteddfod without notification.  Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or promotional purposes, including competition results, photos via electronic and printed media at our discretion but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any participants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any participants so featured.

 

I/we agree to Royal South Street appointing official photographers and videographers to record/photograph/ live stream any/all of my/group performance during the competition these photographs and videos can be retained, broadcast, telecast by Royal South Street for marketing, publicity and archival purposes, by submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for this. Copies of photographs and videos will be made available to competitors/groups to purchase through the officially appointed photographers. All photos will be accessible via the official photographer’s online shop using individual discipline access codes. If for any reason you do not wish to have your individual/group performance photographed or recorded it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. Individuals/ teams may only be exempt from live streaming in the case of exceptional circumstances such as legal issues it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. This email must be sent to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au and include the date, section number and performance number of the item.

 

d) PERSONAL DETAILS (eg. Name, locality, and age category of sections) are published in the “Guidebook” and competitors should be aware that such details may be used by media outlets. Any further information concerning a competitor will not be provided to anyone without the competitor’s express permission.

 

e) CONDITIONS – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that I/we have read and agree to abide by the “General Conditions of Competition”, and where relevant “Theatre Rules” and “Special Conditions of Competition”. Competitors/guardians acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification, the withholding of prizes, and a future bar in competition. The decision of the Board or relevant discipline committees in all questions or disputes arising out of or not provided for, by these rules and regulations will be final. All entries are received according to this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the eisteddfod is based; accordingly no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

 

f) MEDICATION – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that it is the responsibility of individual competitors who require medication to ensure that they carry it with them at all times and have it side stage in the event they should require it. It is the individual competitor’s responsibility to have a responsible person present to administer the medication in case of an emergency. 

 

3 ADJUDICATORS

 

3.1 ASSISTANTS - The board reserves the right to appoint a co-adjudicator, or assistant, or substitute adjudicator when necessary.

 

3.2 COMPLIANCE - The adjudicator's decision as to whether or not an item presented or proposed by a competitor complies with the conditions of a particular section shall be final.

 

3.3 COMMUNICATION - Any unwarranted communication with the adjudicators, either by competitors, teachers, parents or other interested parties during the competitions is prohibited. Prohibited contact includes verbal, email, SMS or social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, and Blogs or through any third party. Discipline Chairs or their delegates from their sub-committee may approach the Adjudicators when and if required to do.

 

3.4 CRITIQUE - A detailed critique by the adjudicator will be provided for competitors in each section.  It may be obtained at the RSSS office at the end of each section, except Calisthenics where critiques will be available at the end of the division and will only be given to coaches.

 

3.5 PRIZE - The adjudicator has the right to withhold any prize.  In the event of a tie for first in any section the first and second prize shall be divided equally between the tied competitors and no second will be awarded.  The competitor with the next highest points will be awarded third.  In the event of a tie for second prize, the second and third prize shall be equally divided between the tied competitors and no third will be awarded.  When awarding an Honourable Mention or Highly Commended these achievements are to be considered fourth and fifth place respectively.

 

3.6 SOUND LEVEL - The adjudicator has the right to control the level of any amplified sound in the auditorium.

 

4 COMPETITORS' OBLIGATIONS

 

4.1 COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied,

recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to the relevant competition page on the Royal South Street website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/.

Failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures will result in the competitor being unable to compete. Refer General Rule 2.10, A.

 

4.2 INSURANCE - The board requires all competitors to be responsible for

insuring themselves or group/troupe members etc., against personal injury arising out of participation in the competitions. Refer General Rule 2.10, B.

 

4.3 ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise.  If not present when called upon, competitors are liable for disqualification.

 

4.4 PROOF OF AGE - In any section where an age limit is specified, the board reserves the right to ask any competitor, at any time, to provide a proof of age.  Any prize money may be withheld until such proof has been provided.

 

4.5 PERSONAL PRESENTATION - The board expects behaviour of competitors and audience to be appropriate to the occasion, Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated except for Speech & Drama where applicable. Offenders may be removed from the theatre.   All competitors are requested to dress neatly and present well on stage. Performances should be appropriate to the competitors’ age and to conservative community values. Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated.

 

4.6 REHEARSAL - No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage to be used for the competitions during the currency of the discipline for which the competitor is entered.  Any competitor not observing this condition may be disqualified. Dancing championship sections and Calisthenics Free Exercises are exempt.

 

4.7 WITHDRAWALS – Competitors who do not intend to compete in a section for which they have entered should as a courtesy notify the office to that effect 24 hours before the time appointed for that particular section.

 

4.8 REGISTRATION – Entrants (or a representative) must register with the session manager backstage (or as directed) at least 30 minutes before the start of the session or estimated time as advertised.* Session is Morning, Afternoon & Evening. * Section is the competitor number and type eg: 944 Under 13 years Jazz Troupe. Please refer to special conditions for discipline specific information

 

  1.      GENERAL ADVICE

 

5.1 COMMUNICATION The Royal South Street Society’s preferred form of communication

is via email. Any correspondence with the society should be in email format, it is the responsibility of the entrant to assure that they are receiving any emails sent by Royal South Street Society representatives.

 

5.2 CAMERAS, VIDEOS RECORDERS, AND MOBILE DEVICES. - The use of these by members of the audience during the competitions is strictly prohibited during items or when stage lights are down. Mobile Devices must be turned to silent while in the auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and recording destroyed. Performances are copyright. Performances may be photographed and recorded by official photographers/ videographers Teachers, coaches, competitors, parents or representatives are strictly prohibited from filming recording or taking photography of any performance. Privacy and legal consent must be respected at all times. Lights of any form including light up pens and mobile phone torches must not be used during a performance.

 

 

5.3 PROTESTS - To be made in writing, within one hour of the disputed competition, and to be accompanied by a $25 deposit, this will be forfeited if the protest is deemed frivolous.  Calisthenics excluded see ACF rules 1.6.

 

5.4 STAGE – The stage plan for Her Majesty’s Theatre is located on the RSSS

website on the competition page.

 

5.5 STAGE EFFECTS - No helium balloons, lighted candles, sparklers, lighted

cigarettes, exploding device (eg party poppers), or any naked flames are permitted.  Approved smoke or fog effects are permitted in appropriate sections. Bubble or snow generators or aerosol sprays are not permitted.  The society provides stage lighting and audio amplification.

 

5.6 STAGE PROPERTIES – All props must comply with safety regulations as stated on

the RSSS website.” Failure to comply will result in the props being banned. Note also no glass or ceramic items allowed on stage.

No staples to be used repairing or assembling props on stage.  If hay bales are used, they must be covered in plastic sheeting. Live animals, water, unprotected mechanical or electrical devices, or any dangerous items are not to be used.

 

5.7 ELECTRICALS – All leads, appliances, lights and stage property lighting using 240

volts within the theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag.  (In service safety inspections and testing to Australian Standard 3760, can be performed by your local A or B Grade electrician).  No single insulated cable is permitted to be connected to any Theatre power source.  This applies to all voltages including extra low voltage (under 32 volts).

 

5.8 Volunteer event staff (other than discipline representatives) are not permitted to

advise, interpret or vary any rules, conditions, or any aspect of the conduct of the competition. The eisteddfod will not accept responsibility for any effect arising from such unauthorised comment.

 

5.9 SIDE STAGE – Side stage is off limits to any unessential personal, this includes

parents, family members and friends. Only performers, teachers/ coaches and those required to complete a task at the time will be allowed side stage.

 

6 PRIZES

 

6.1 PRIZE MONEY/MEDALS - Prize money and medals for solo, duo or trio items may be obtained at the RSSS office immediately after the awards are announced or in some cases may be presented on stage.  Certificates may be purchased at the office.  

 

6.2 TIES - In the event of a tie for first prize in any section the first and second prize money shall be divided equally between the tied competitors.  The competitor with the next highest points will be awarded third prize and no second will be awarded.  In the event of a tie for second prize, the second and third prize money shall be equally divided between the tied competitors and no third will be awarded.

 

6.3 AGGREGATE PRIZES - Aggregates are determined by adding points assigned to first, second and third places won in the various sections specified.  Points are assigned thus - First, 5 points; Second, 3 points; Third, 1 point. Calisthenic and dancing sections use a different scoring method. Full aggregate points to be allocated in the event of a tie.  E.g.  Equal first 5 points each.  Calisthenic and dancing sections use a different scoring method. Calisthenics is exempt.

 

6.4 AGGREGATE TIE - Where a tie for an aggregate occurs, reassessment is made thus - greatest number of firsts to decide winner.  If first are equal, then greatest number of seconds decides the winner.  If a tie still exists, any prize money will be divided as in prize ties 6.2.  Calisthenics section is exempt.

 

6.5 PERPETUAL TROPHIES - Will be held by the winner for 11 months.  It is

an expectation that all perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the RSSS after 11 months.  All holders of trophies will be held responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense.  All trophies must be returned in the same condition they were received.

 

6.7 CRIT ONLY – RSSS OR Discipline Chairs reserves the right to allow an item to

perform for crit only in the event there are insufficient entries to meet our minimum requirements to run a section with prize money, or there is deemed to be a conflict of interest as determined by the RSSS board, section chair or adjudicator.

 

7. RIGHTS OF BOARD

 

7.1 FINAL DECISION - The decision of the board in all questions and unresolved disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these conditions, shall be final.

 

7.2 RECORDING - Refer General Rule 2.10, C.

 

8. SAFETY

 

8.1 RISK - Competitors acknowledge that they compete at their own risk.

 

8.2 Performances should be designed to be safe for the performer, audience and theatre. Any ‘unusual’ items should be discussed with RSSS and the theatre technician first.

 

8.3 THEATRE REQUIREMENTS – All competitors performing must read “theatre rules” and the “risk assessment” as specified on the Competition pages of the RSSS website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/ and act where relevant.

 

8.4 The theatre technician and stage manager may prevent a planned performance if in their opinion technical safety is inadequate. Risk assessment forms (JSEA) are required for any performances using props that have ANY risk associated with their use including things such as balls, ladders, or wheeled items for example. Forms are available from our website and should be submitted at/by the deadline list on our website which is at least two weeks prior to commencement of the discipline. Please contact the RSSS office if you are unsure.

 

8.5 The theatre technician, stage manager or adjudicator has the right to stop any item if they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury, or there is a possible risk of serious injury.

 

8.6 Items so stopped (8.4, 8.5) may be repeated and adjudicated normally, at an appropriate time, subject to the opinion of the adjudicator and stage manager on the nature of the danger. Calisthenics: See safety requirement ACF Rules 1.1.k viii & ix.

 

8.7 Minor accidents which occur due to faulty property, choreography, or costume design, are not necessarily a reason for such a stop and restart of an item.  Only the ultimate safety of the competitor is to be considered.

 

8.8 All patrons must observe directions or commands given by theatre personnel, Royal South Street Society Staff and Volunteers.

 

8.9 In the event of evacuation of the theatre, patrons should comply with directions from Theatre staff and Royal South Street Society Staff & Trained Ushers.

 

 

 

 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 26/04/2020 12:00:00 AM (AEST)
Open
800 COURIER SMALL CHORAL Group     Open

Session: 23/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Groups to consist of Minimum: 8 voices, Maximum: 15 voices. Each choir to sing a program of 3 songs - (a) Part Song; in 3 or more parts, accompanied (b) Part Song; unaccompanied (c) Sacred Part Song; accompaniment optional. Time Limit: Minimum 8 Minutes, Maximum 10 Minutes

Entry: $60.001st Plaque + $200          2nd Plaque          3rd Plaque          
Secondary Students
807.1 SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR Secondary School Age Group     Secondary Students

Session: 25/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to secondary school age choirs. This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. Up to five instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without microphone. Power is available on stage but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to the performance. Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. Costume changes are not permitted during this item. Programme to consist of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. Choirs in this section may be required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the session to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to the commencement. Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition.

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
806.1 SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS' STANDARD COMPETITION Group     Secondary Students

Session: 25/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

This section is aimed at giving secondary school choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advice. Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices. Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece and a part song. Accompaniment may be up to three acoustic instruments (which may include piano). Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard – gold, silver or bronze. Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained. In order to provide greater clarity for assessing a choirs standard, choirs entering in this section will be required to select one song of their own choice and must also perform "The Seal Lullaby" by Eric Whitacre.

Entry: $55.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          
Open
813 A CAPPELLA Open - Small Choirs Group     Open

Session: 23/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to any ensemble minimum of four (4) voices, maximum maximum (10) voices. Each group to sing a program of three items in three (or more) part harmony. (Small ensembles of less than 8 voices should also refer to Contemporary Vocal section 596 Contemporary Vocal Ensembles Time Limit: 10 Minutes.

Entry: $55.001st $100          2nd $75          3rd $50          
Primary Students
802 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHORAL CONTEST Group     Primary Students

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to all primary school aged students. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs which must include the following: (a) Unison Song; accompanied. (b) Part Song. (c) A Capella. At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Prize money and plaques for this section are generously donated by the Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of their late member W.H Keith Young.

Entry: $55.001st Plaque + $150          2nd Plaque          3rd Plaque          
Secondary Students
815.1 GOSPEL/SACRED/WORSHIP - Secondary Group     Secondary Students

Session: 25/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Open to any secondary school aged ensemble minimum 8 choristers. Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed.Songs must include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. Time 8 mins.

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
to Year 4
805 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS Group     to Year 4

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

This section is open to junior primary school choirs only and is limited to students up to year 4 inclusive. Choirs to consist of not less than than 15 voices. Two songs to be performed. Harmony optional. Prize money and plaques for this section are generously donated by the Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of their late member W.H Keith Young. N.B 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of The RSSS if entries are insufficient

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
Open
813.1 A CAPPELLA - Open Group     Open

Session: 23/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to any ensemble minimum of ten (10) voices. Each group to present a program of a minimum of three items in three or more part harmony, to be delivered as a medley/continuous program along the lines of American/World College A Capella such as depicted in Sing it On and Pitch Perfect. Three microphones will be available for vocalists. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section.

Entry: $55.001st $100          2nd $75          3rd $50          
Secondary Students
817.1 CHRISTMAS CAROLS Choir     Secondary Students

Session: 25/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Open to any secondary school aged ensemble - minimum 10 choristers. Each choir to present a program of 2 carols which must include the following: (a) a Carol written in 1901 or earlier, (b) a Carol written after 1901. Songs must include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three acoustic instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. Time Limit 8 mins.

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
801 3BA INTERMEDIATE CHORAL CONTEST Group     Secondary Students

Session: 25/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to all secondary school students. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 or more than 40 voices. Each choir to sing a program of 3 songs - (a) 2 Part Song; accompanied (b) Unison Song (c) Unaccompanied Part Song At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Note - All Choirs must present a, b & c in that order. Time Limit:10 Minutes Prize money for this section is sponsored by APRA.

Entry: $60.001st Perpetual Trophy & Plaque + $200          2nd Plaque          3rd Plaque          
Primary Students
805.1 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS Group     Primary Students

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

This section is open to primary students choirs only. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Two songs to be performed. Harmony optional. N.B 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of The RSSS if entries are insufficient

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
Open
815.2 GOSPEL/SACRED/WORSHIP - Open Group     Open

Session: 23/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to any ensemble minimum eight choristers. Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed. Songs must include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.

Entry: $60.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
Secondary School or Open
808 THE YOUNG PRIZE FOR OPEN AGE CHOIRS OR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS Group     Secondary School or Open

Session: 23/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 12:00

The Young Prize is in memory of our esteemed benefactors and dedicated choristers, the Late Mr WH Keith Young and the Late Mrs Amy Young OAM. Open to any combination of voices – Minimum of 20 voices. Choirs may repeat a single item performed in another section. Choirs to present a well-balanced program of no less than three pieces that includes part singing (at least 4 part harmony in two songs and 2 or 3 part in the others) in a contrast of styles and tempo. At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. (a) Sacred part song – 3 or more parts (b) Part song – 4 parts (c) Part song – Own choice item unaccompanied. Accompaniment - Up to three single acoustic instruments. Prizes generously donated by the Young Trust.

Entry: $85.001st Perpetual Trophy + $800          2nd $300          3rd $100          
Secondary Students
811 SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHOIRS Group     Secondary Students

Session: 25/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 12:00

Open to all secondary school choirs to consist of not less than 12 performers. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs - (a) Unison (b) Own selection (c) In three or more parts At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: Minimum 10 Minutes, Maximum 12 Minutes.

Entry: $55.001st Plaque + $200          2nd Plaque          3rd Plaque          
Primary/Junior School Students
804 NOVICE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS Group     Primary/Junior School Students

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

This section is open to primary school choirs who have not won a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in a choral section at Royal South Street Choral competition in the past 3 years. Choirs are required to sing two contrasting songs, one of which must be by an Australian composer. Harmony optional.

Entry: $55.001st Plaque + $75          2nd Plaque          3rd Plaque          
Primary/Junior School
807 SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR - Primary/Junior School Group     Primary/Junior School

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 10:00

Open to Primary age choirs. Choirs to consist of no less than 15 voices. This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. Whilst soloists can feature in this section, they are not to dominate and perform for more than 25% of each song. A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. Up to five instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without microphone. Additional instruments and microphones will not be permitted side stage. Power is available on stage but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to the performance. Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. Costume changes are not permitted. Programme to consist of a minimum of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. Choirs entering in this section will be required to confirm the number of amplified instruments and microphones at least two weeks prior to competition. Choirs in this section may be required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the session to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to the commencement. Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. Prize money for this section is generously sponsored by Mr Doug Sarah

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
Primary Students
806 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS' STANDARD COMPETITION Group     Primary Students

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

This section is aimed at giving choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advice. Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices. Only open to primary school choirs. Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece and a part song. Accompaniment may be up to three acoustic instruments (which may include piano). Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard – gold, silver or bronze. Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained. In order to provide greater clarity for assessing a choirs standard choirs entering this section will be able to select one song of their own choice and must also perform "Buy me Chocloate" by George Mysels.

Entry: $55.001st Gold Medal          2nd Silver Medal          3rd Bronze Medal          
815 GOSPEL/SACRED/WORSHIP - Primary Group     Primary Students

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Open to any primary school aged ensemble minimum 8 choristers. Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed. Songs musts include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used.

Entry: $55.001st $150          2nd $100          3rd $75          
817 CHRISTMAS CAROLS Group     Primary Students

Session: 24/08/2020 9:00 AM    Time Limit: 08:00

Open to any primary school aged ensemble minimum 10 choristers. Each choir to present a program of 2 carols, which mus include the following: (a) a Carol written in 1901 or earlier, (b) a Carole written after 1901 Songs should include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three acoustic insturments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. Time Limit 8 Mins.

Entry: $55.00