Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 92nd Annual Bendigo Eisteddfod
CLASSICAL VOCAL COMPETITION
04 Jun 2017 to 04 Jun 2017
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)

The Bendigo Competitions Society Inc. 2017

ABN: 39 787 086 224

CLASSICAL VOCAL

 Saturday 3rd June  2017.

Adjudicator: Susan Breen Clarke.

Official Accompanist - Cheryl Long.

The Official Accompanist/s will be available for Classical Vocal Sections. The Society reserves the right to appoint a substitute or assistant accompanist for any or all sections.

 

REHEARSALS: Competitors requiring rehearsals must make their own arrangements with the Official Accompanist. It is desirable to do so as early as possible to ensure her availability.

 CLASSICAL VOCAL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED  BY Friday 5th May 2017

SPECIAL CLASSICAL VOCAL CONDITIONS

To be read in conjunction with General Conditions and Specific Music Conditions.

  1. This section is intended for vocalists who sing in a classical style and not a modern style; with songs selected from a classical repertoire. Competitors who wish to sing in a modern style are referred to the Modern Vocal section.
  2. Vocalists may sing unaccompanied or be accompanied by piano only. No backing audio tapes or microphones are permitted
  3. SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL: Singers are expected to portray the character; costume is encouraged but not mandatory. Competitors may sing their own selection from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy, Stage Musical or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted.
  4. Competitors entering any “Song from a Stage Musical” Section must provide the title of the song, details as from which Stage Musical the selected song was originally performed, together with the name of the composer.  The song presented MUST be from a Stage Musical – it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. 


  1. VOCAL - SELECTIONS BY AUSTRALIAN COMPOSERS. An Australian Composer shall for the purpose of this Eisteddfod be deemed to be a composer who was born in Australia or resident in Australia for ten years.
  2. ART SONG - A song written for voice and (usually) piano accompaniment which is a setting of lyric poetry, not part of a staged work and intended for performance as part of a recital. An art song can be in a variety of languages - English, French, German, Spanish & Italian are the most numerous.
  3. LIED. Any selection from Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, R. Franz, Beethoven or Mendelssohn. This song must be sung in German.
  4. SACRED SONG or SPIRITUAL: Competitors may make their selection from sacred music or spirituals. Selections from oratorios are not permitted for this section.
  5. Useful Reference: “AMEB 2015 Manual of Syllabuses”.
  6. CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (Sections CV770,CV772, CV774). To be eligible for these sections competitors must have performed in three Classical Vocal sections in their age group. Three items are to be performed - (a) Song from a Stage Musical, (b) Art song (this may be a repeat of a previous item), (c) Own choice. No special costumes should be worn in this section as competitors will sing their three items consecutively.

Amy Castles Classical Vocal Championship

Section CV774 - 23 years and under               Entry Fee $20

Prizes: 1st $200        2nd $50        3rd $30

Conditions of entry:

  1. The championship is open to amateur vocalists
  2. Proof of age must be available if requested
  3. Competitors must compete in three (3) other Classical Vocal sections to qualify for entry into this championship.
  4. If, in the adjudicator's opinion, competitors do not reach the appropriate standard of performance, the Society reserves the right to withhold awards.
  5. The official accompanist is available to competitors for performance. The cost of any rehearsals with the accompanist must be borne by the competitor. Competitors must make their own arrangements with the official accompanist for rehearsals. Competitors may provide their own piano accompanist.
  6. All competitors must provide two copies of their selected works - one for the adjudicator, the other for the accompanist.
  7. It is the competitor's responsibility, if using the official accompanist, to send copies of the music at least two weeks prior to the Eisteddfod.

"McCRACKEN ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD.”

Most Promising Vocalist 21 years and under.

(The recipient must have competed in at least three (3) sections.)  

An Award of $100 will be presented to the singer, who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, is the Most Promising Vocalist 21 Years and under.


This Award is presented by Mrs. Valerie Broad in memory of her late parents, JOHN and IRENE McCRACKEN who were strong supporters of the Bendigo Competitions over many years.


ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 7/05/2017 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
14 years and under
CV702 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     14 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. A Costume Prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion.

Prizes are the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
18 years and under
CV720 ART SONG SOLO     18 years and under

Competitors may sing their item in any language.

Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
CV748 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     23 years and under

Prizes are the gift of an Anonymous Donor

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under
CV710 THOMAS PITSON MEMORIAL ART SONG SOLO     16 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Competitors may perform their item in any language.

Prizes are the gift of The Inner Wheel Club of Bendigo

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
CV740 THE 'MAVIS WEBSTER MEMORIAL' ART SONG OR LIED SOLO     23 years and under

Competitors must perform their item in the original language. The winner of this section is eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 24th June 2016.

Prizes are the gift of Mrs. Glenis Pitson in memory of her late aunt Miss Mavis Webster.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
CV749 OWN CHOICE DUET     23 years and under

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Medallions          2nd Trophies          3rd Awards          HM Ribbons          
14 years and under
CV700 ART SONG SOLO     14 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Competitors may sing their song in any language.

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
CV709 OWN CHOICE DUET     14 years and under

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
18 years and under
CV726 SPIRITUAL or SACRED SONG SOLO     18 years and under

This section excludes music selections from oratorio and cantatas.

Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
CV724 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     18 years and under

Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under
CV712 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     16 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. A Costume Prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion.

Prizes are the gift of Kathie Veitch, in memory of her late husband, Mr. Fred Veitch.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
CV746 SPIRITUAL or SACRED SONG SOLO     23 years and under

This section excludes music selections from oratorio and cantatas. The winner of this section is eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 24th June 2016.

Prizes are the gift of Clare Harris and family

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
14 years and under
CV704 SACRED SONG SOLO     14 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
18 years and under
CV728 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     18 years and under

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under
CV714 SACRED SONG SOLO     16 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Prizes are the gift of The Inner Wheel Club of Bendigo

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
14 years and under
CV708 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     14 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
CV744 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     23 years and under

The winner of this section is eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 24th June 2016.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under
CV716 SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO     16 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
CV742 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     23 years and under

The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical. Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. The winner of this section is eligible to perform in the LEILA WATSON MEMORIAL MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIP on Friday 24th June 2016.

Prizes are the gift of an Anonymous Donor

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
14 years and under
CV706 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     14 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $13.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
18 years and under
CV722 SONG FROM A STAGE MUSICAL SOLO     18 years and under

The song presented MUST be from a STAGE Musical - it can only be from a film if it has also been produced as a stage musical.Songs may be selected from Musical Theatre, Musical Comedy or Gilbert and Sullivan. Arias from Operas are not permitted. A costume prize of $10 will be awarded at the adjudicator`s discretion.

Prizes donated in a bequest from the Alma Doxford Foundation

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st $30          2nd $20          3rd $10          HM Ribbon          
16 years and under
CV718 FOLK SONG or BALLAD SOLO     16 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Prizes are sponsored by Bendigo South East College.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $14.001st Medallion          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
23 years and under
CV774 AMY CASTLES CLASSICAL VOCAL SOLO RECITAL     23 years and under

Amy Castles (1880-1951),dramatic soprano, grew up in Bendigo where she was educated at St Kilian`s PS and then at St Mary`s College. Amy`s talent was discovered by Allan Bindley while she was at school. One of her first public performances was in a local production of Gilbert & Sullivan`s Patience in October 1898. The magnificent quality of her voice astonished her audiences in Australia and across the world. Competitors must PERFORM in THREE other Classical Vocal sections to qualify for entry into this Championship Three items to be performed within a total time limit of 20 minutes: a) Song from a Stage Musical b) Art Song to be sung in the original language (this may be a repeat of a previous item) c) Own choice solo

Prizes are the gift of John Clancy in conjunction with the Bendigo Symphony Orchestra.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $21.001st $200          2nd $50          3rd $30          HM          
15 - 18 years
CV772 CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO RECITAL     15 - 18 years

Competitors must have PERFORMED in three Classical Vocal sections in their age group. Competitors are to perform THREE items in this Championship a) Song from a Stage Musical b) Art Song Solo (this may be a repeat of a previous item) c) Own Choice Solo. No special costumes to be worn in this section as competitors will sing their three items consecutively. Time limit 12 minutes overall.

Prizes are the gift of Clare Harris and family

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon          
14 years and under
CV770 CLASSICAL VOCAL CHAMPIONSHIP SOLO RECITAL     14 years and under

Session: 04/06/2017 9:00 AM    

Competitors must have PERFORMED in three Classical Vocal sections in their age group. Competitors are to perform THREE items in this Championship a) Song from a Stage Musical b) Art Song Solo (this may be a repeat of a previous item), c) Own Choice Solo. No special costumes to be worn in this section as competitors will sing their three items consecutively. Time limit 10 minutes overall.

Prizes are the gift of Bendigo Y Service Club - Women Inc.

The hall will be open 30 minutes before the start of the session for ticket sales and competitor registration.

Entries Closed
Entry: $17.001st Trophy + $50          2nd Trophy          3rd Award          HM Ribbon