74th Annual Townsville Eisteddfod
Choral
03 Sep 2024 to 07 Sep 2024
(To be confirmed after receipt of Entries and Programming has been finalised)
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2024 VOCAL RULES & CONDITIONS

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ADJUDICATOR: D’Arne Sleeman, Brisbane

  1. CHOIRS Maximum number of voices: 80
  1. In all Choral Sections, entries are limited to 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 in Choral Sections, the parts so marked are to be performed 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. Piano accompaniment only.
  8. Sections 7 & 8: Choir risers are optional (as set for other Choral works) and may be removed. Competitors may enter & exit from backstage or the auditorium. Instructions must be given to the Marshall prior to the start of the Section. Non-amplified instruments may be used, if designated in score, by bona-fide members of the choir.
  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 who may enter from backstage.
  • CHORAL CHAMPIONSHIP SECTIONS

1 set of Trophies will be awarded for each Championship on combined marks.

Scores must be clearly marked on front with C (Chief) or (A) Australian or (U) Unison & numbered 1 or 2 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: Appropriate championship standard. Senior & Middle Chief: at least two parts. Primary & Junior Primary Chief: Unison or Partwork. Piano accompaniment only.

2. OWN CHOICE

All Vocal Sections are Own Choice

3. CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE

A serious composition with artistic merit excluding jazz or popular idiom. Music from any century is acceptable. May be sung in the original language or English.ACCOMPANIMENT

  1. Piano only for Classical Vocal Solos & Duets & Choral Sections except Work by Australian Composer, Folk Singing & Novelty Chorus.
  2. Backing track (no vocals) optional for all other sections except Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo.
  3. A single instrument other than piano may accompany Solo from Musical & Music Theatre Duet; Novelty Vocal Solo & Duet; Vocal Trio; Modern Pop & Modern Pop Duo,
  4. Competitors are responsible for obtaining their own accompanists. One piano is available.
  5. A looper pedal (own amp) may be used with a guitar in Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo.

4. PIANO PLACEMENT

Centre Stage: All except:

Side Stage 2nd Wing OP: Novelty Chorus, Novelty Solo & Duet, Solo from Musical & Musical Theatre Duet

Beside risers: Choral except Novelty Chorus

5. CURTAIN

Optional for Solo from Musical and Novelty Chorus only. Please notify the Marshall prior to the start of the Section.

6. COSTUMES & HAND HELD PROPS

Optional for Novelty Chorus, Musical Theatre Solo & Duet, Novelty Solo & Duet, Film or TV only.

7. MICROPHONE

Optional for Modern Pop Solo & Duet; Film or TV Solo & Self-Accompanied Vocal Solo only.


                                                                                      VOCAL AWARDS

VOCAL BURSARY Any Townsville competitor, age 15 to 18 who, in the opinion of the Adjudicator, shows the most potential. Must have competed in the Vocal Championship.

AWARDS:

  • Most outstanding Vocal Item.
  • Most outstanding Choir
  • Most outstanding Musical Theatre Item.
  • Most outstanding Classical Vocalist.
  • Most promising Vocalist Age 12 to 18.
  • Encouragement for Vocalist Age 11 & under.
  • Most promising Male Vocalist.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 3/06/2024 11:59:00 PM (AEST)
Age 18 & Under
001 Senior Choral Championship: Chief & Australian Choir     Age 18 & Under

Time Limit: 08:00

Max 80 voices. Own Choice; Piano or unaccompanied; Chief: at least 2 part; Australian: non-amplified instruments as per score. Both songs must be sung.4 minute time limit per song.

Donated by Townsville Grammar School

Entry: $22.001st Trophy          2nd Trophy          3rd Trophy          
Year 9 & Under
002 Middle School Choral Championship: Chief & Australian Choir     Year 9 & 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. 4 minute time limit per song.

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. 4 minute time limit per song.

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. 4 minutes time limit per song.

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: 04:00

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: 04:00

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

Donated by Broadway Academy

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. Choir Risers, Curtain & hand held props optional; Piano accompaniment; Non-amplified instruments as per score optional.

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

Time Limit: 06:00

Max 80 voices. Choir Risers, Curtain & hand held props optional; Piano accompaniment. Non-amplified instruments as per score optional.

Donated by Libretto Studios

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: 04:00

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: 04:00

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

Donated by Dr Stephanie Hodson CSC PSM

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