72nd Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Choral
06 Sep 2022 to 10 Sep 2022
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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VOCAL RULES & CONDITIONS CHECK FOR CHANGES

ADJUDICATOR: Brett Holland, Brisbane

  1. CHOIRS Maximum number of voices: 80
  1. One choir per school per Section.
  2. All children must be under school staff supervision at all times whilst in the theatre.
  3. Where Solo parts are specified, the parts so marked are to be sung collectively by the whole of the voices in the respective section of the choir.
  4. Any Choir, Group or Ensemble entered as a School Choir, Group or Ensemble shall consist solely of bona-fide current students of the school named.
  5. No member of one Choir or Group will be permitted to perform with another Choir, Group or Ensemble in the same Section.
  6. Choir risers provided: 5 sets of 4 levels (plus floor).
  7. Sections 5 & 6: Choir risers are set.
  8. Sections 7 & 8: Choir risers are optional (as set for other Choral works) and may be removed. Instructions must be given to the Marshall prior to the start of the Section. Competitors enter & exit from backstage.
  9. Sections 9 & 10: Must be from the Traditional repertoire. Non-amplified instruments may be used, if designated by the score, by bona-fide members of the choir.
  10. Enter & exit stage from Auditorium except Novelty Chorus.
  • CHORAL CHAMPIONSHIP SECTION
    1 set of Trophies will be awarded for each Championship on combined marks
    Scores must be clearly marked on front with C (Chief), U (Unison) & (A) Australian & numbered 1, 2 or 3 to show performance order. All songs must be performed.
    Australian: (Not a folk song arranged by an Australian musician) Unison or Partwork. Non-amplified instruments may be used, if designated in score, by bona-fide members of the choir.
    Chief and Unison: Appropriate championship standard. Senior & Middle Chief: at least two parts. Primary & Junior Primary Chief: Unison or Partwork.

   2. OWN CHOICE   All Vocal Sections are Own Choice.

   3. ACCOMPANIMENT Piano only except Work by Australian Composer & Folk Singing.

   4. PIANO PLACEMENT Beside risers except side stage for Novelty Chorus.

   5. CURTAIN  Optional for Novelty Chorus. Please notify the Marshall prior to the start of the Section.

   6. COSTUMES & HAND HELD PROPS  Optional for Novelty Chorus.

   7. Enter & exit stage from Auditorium except Novelty Chorus.

AWARDS:

  • Most outstanding Vocal Item.
  • Choir or Group attaining highest marks in any Discipline.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6/06/2022 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 18 & Under
001 Senior Choral Championship: Chief & Unison & Australian Choir     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

Max 80 voices. Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied; Chief: at least 2 part; Australian: non-amplified instruments as per score. All 3 songs must be sung.

Donated by Townsville Grammar School

Entry: $22.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Year 9 & Under
002 Middle School Choral Championship: Chief & Unison & Australian Choir     Year 9 & Under

Time Limit: 10:00

Max 80 voices. Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied; Chief: at least 2 part; Australian: non-amplified as per score. All 3 songs must be sung.

Donated by Cathedral School of St Anne & St James

Entry: $22.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Year 6 & Under
003 Primary Choral Championship: Chief & Australian Choir     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 08:00

Max 80 voices.Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied; Chief: at least 2 part; Australian: non-amplified as per score. Both songs must be sung.

The Joan Kippin Trophy

Entry: $16.501st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Year 4 & Under
004 Junior Primary Choral Championship: Chief & Unison Choir     Year 4 & Under

Time Limit: 08:00

Max 80 voices.Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied. Both songs must be sung.

The Maureen Wilson Trophy donated by the Wilson Family

Entry: $16.501st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Year 6 & Under
005 Unison Chorus Choir     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Max 80 voices.Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied. Both songs must be sung.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
006 Modern Chorus - Partwork Choir     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Max 80 voices.Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied. Both songs must be sung.

Donated by Ron & Sandra Johnstone

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
007 Novelty Chorus Choir     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Max 80 voices. Enter backstage; Choir Risers & Curtain optional; Hand held props only

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
008 Novelty Chorus Choir     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Enter backstage; Choir Risers & Curtain optional; Hand held props only

Donated by St Patrick's College Past Students Assoc

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Year 6 & Under
009 Folk Singing Chorus - Unison or Parts Choir     Year 6 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Max 80 voices.Traditional repertoire; piano or unaccompanied, Non-amplified instruments as per score.

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC          
Age 18 & Under
010 Folk Singing Chorus - Partwork Choir     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 06:00

Max 80 voices.Traditional repertoire; piano or unaccompanied, Non-amplified instruments as per score.

Donated by Friends of the Theatre

Entry: $15.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          HC