Boroondara Eisteddfod

We’re excited to release our provisional schedule for 2020 (subject to change). The schedule will be finalised after registrations close.

The 2020 Boroondara Eisteddfod will take place at the Hawthorn Arts Centre from 15 April to 19 June.

Now in its 29th year, the Boroondara Eisteddfod is a treasured part of Boroondara’s musical landscape. Spanning over 8 weeks of competition and events, musicians of all ages come together to showcase their skills and to share in the joy of performing.

Registrations

Registrations for the 2020 Boroondara Eisteddfod will open from Monday 17 February 2020 until Monday 16 March 2020.

Schedule

The schedule will be finalised after registrations close. Heats, sessions, finals and events will take place between Wednesday 15 April and Friday 19 June.

Encore Concert

The hugely successful Encore Concert will again be a highlight – featuring alumni and 2020 Boroondara Eisteddfod winners and standout performers. The Encore Concert will close the Eisteddfod with a memorable evening of exhilarating music on Friday 19 June.

Contact

For more information, contact us at [email protected] 

Provisional Schedule

 All events will be held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. 

Piano

Event Date Time
Piano Solo – 8 years and under Saturday 18 April 10am
Piano Solo – 10 years and under Sunday 19 April 10am
Piano Solo – 12 years and under Sunday 26 April 10am
Piano Solo – 14 years and under Saturday 2 May 10am
Piano Solo – 16 years and under Sunday 3 May 10am
Piano Solo – 18 years and under (Session 1) Wednesday 20 May 6.30pm
Piano Solo – 18 years and under (Session 2) Thursday 21 May 6.30pm
Piano Solo – Open (Session 1) Tuesday 28 April 6.30pm
Piano Solo – Open (Session 2) Wednesday 29 April 6.30pm
Piano Solo – Open (Session 3) Thursday 30 April 6.30pm
Piano Solo – Open (Session 4) Friday 1 May 6.30pm
Piano Concerto Award – Open (Heat 1) Tuesday 14 April 6.30pm
Piano Concerto Award – Open (Heat 2) Wednesday 15 April 6.30pm
Piano Concerto Award – Open (Heat 3) Friday 17 April 6.30pm
Piano Concerto Award – Open (Finals rehearsal) Thursday 11 June 6.30pm
Piano Concerto Award – Open (Finals rehearsal) Friday 12 June 6.30pm
Piano Concerto Award – Open (Final) Sunday 14 June 2pm
Piano Solo (non-competitive) – 12 years and under Sunday 26 April 3pm
Piano Solo (non-competitive) – 13-18 years Saturday 2 May 4pm

Vocal

Event Date Time
Classical Vocal Solo – 18 years and under Wednesday 22 April 6.30pm
Oratorio / Cantata Solo – Open Thursday 23 April 6.30pm
Art Song / Lieder Solo – Open Saturday 18 April 2pm
Classical Vocal Championship - Open (Heat 1) Wednesday 6 May 6.30pm
Classical Vocal Championship - Open (Heat 2) Thursday 7 May 6.30pm
Classical Vocal Championship - Open (Final) Friday 22 May 6.30pm
Contemporary Vocal Solo – 14 years and under Tuesday 12 May 6.30pm
Contemporary Vocal Solo – 18 years and under Thursday 14 May 6.30pm
Contemporary Vocal Solo – Open Friday 15 May 6.30pm
Musical Theatre Solo – 18 years and under Friday 8 May 6.30pm
Musical Theatre Solo – Open Saturday 9 May 6.30pm

Strings

Event Date Time
Strings Solo – 9 years and under Saturday 9 May 9am
Strings Solo – 12 years and under Saturday 9 May 1pm
Strings Solo – 15 years and under Sunday 10 May 2pm
Strings Solo – 18 years and under (Session 1) Tuesday 26 May 6.30pm
Strings Solo – 18 years and under (Session 2) Wednesday 27 May 6.30pm
Strings Solo – Open Thursday 28 May 6.30pm
Strings Solo – Open Friday 29 May 6.30pm
Strings Solo (non-competitive) - Open Sunday 10 May 10am

Woodwind

Event Date Time
Woodwind Solo – 12 years and under Saturday 16 May 10am
Woodwind Solo – 15 years and under Saturday 16 May 11.30am
Woodwind Solo – 18 years and under Saturday 16 May 2pm
Woodwind Solo – Open Saturday 16 May 3.30pm

Brass

Event Date Time
Brass Solo – 14 years and under Sunday 17 May 4pm
Brass Solo – 16 years and under Sunday 17 May 5pm
Brass Solo – 18 years and under Sunday 17 May 4.30pm
Brass Solo – Open Sunday 17 May 6pm

Chamber ensemble

Event Date Time
Secondary School Chamber Ensemble (with piano) – Years 7-12 Sunday 24 May 2pm
Secondary School Chamber Ensemble (without piano) – Years 7-12 Sunday 24 May 10am
Chamber Ensemble – Open Sunday 24 May 5.30pm

Large ensemble

Event Date Time
Primary School Small Mixed Ensemble – Years K-6 Wednesday 27 May 10am
Primary School Large Mixed Ensemble – Years K-6 Thursday 28 May 10am
Primary School String Ensemble – Years K-6 Thursday 28 May 12pm
Primary School Ensemble (non-competitive) – Years K-6 Wednesday 27 May 11.30am

Choral

Event Date Time
Primary School Choir – Years K-6 Wednesday 20 May 11am
Primary School Choir (non-competitive) – Years K-6 Wednesday 20 May 10am
Secondary School Choir – Years 7-9 Tuesday 26 May 10am
Secondary School Choir – Years 7-12 Tuesday 26 May 11am
Secondary Vocal Ensemble – Years 7-12 Tuesday 26 May 1pm
Choir / Vocal Ensemble (with accompaniment) – Open Sunday 17 May 2pm
Choir / Vocal Ensemble (a capella) – Open Sunday 17 May 10am

Masterclasses

Event Date Time
Piano Masterclass Monday 1 June 6.30pm
Vocal Masterclass Tuesday 2 June 6.30pm
Strings Masterclass Wednesday 3 June 6.30pm
Woodwind Masterclass Thursday 4 June 6.30pm
Brass Masterclass Friday 5 June 6.30pm
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