Boroondara Eisteddfod

    Now in its 28th year, the Boroondara Eisteddfod has established itself as a treasured part of Boroondara’s musical landscape.  

    Spanning over six weeks of thrilling competition and events, musicians of all ages come together to showcase their skills and share in the joy of performing.

    We’re excited to release our provisional schedule for 2019 below (subject to change) with all events being held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

    It’s filled with all the classic Boroondara Eisteddfod sections, including the highly-anticipated Boroondara Piano Concerto competition, but also has a range of new events including Non-Competitive sections, events for Concert Bands and Brass Bands, and Masterclass workshops aimed at VCE students.

    There’s also a celebratory Encore concert, where a selection of winners and performers from the 2019 Boroondara Eisteddfod will be invited back to perform in a special evening at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

    Registrations open Monday, 25 February 2019.

    We’ll be releasing more section details, performance requirements and general rules in our 2019 Boroondara Eisteddfod Information Booklet early next year.

    Week 1

    Mon, 29 April 6pm Piano Concerto Award (Heats) – Open
    Tue, 30 April 6pm Piano Concerto Award (Heats) – Open
    Wed, 1 May 6pm Piano Solo – Open
    Thu, 2 May 6pm Piano Solo – Open
    Fri, 3 May 6pm Piano Solo – Open
    Sat, 4 May 10am Piano Solo – 8 years and under
    Sun, 5 May 10am Piano Solo – 10 years and under

    Week 2

    Mon, 6 May 6pm Classical Vocal Championship (Heats) – Open
    Tue, 7 May 6pm Classical Vocal Championship (Heats) – Open
    Wed, 8 May 6pm Oratorio / Cantata Solo
    Thu, 9 May 6pm Classical Vocal Solo – 18 years and under
    Fri, 10 May 6pm Art Song / Lieder Solo - Open
    Sat, 11 May 10am Piano Solo – 12 years and under
    Sat, 11 May 3pm Piano Solo (Non-Competitive) – 12 years and under
    Sun, 12 May 10am Piano Solo – 14 years and under
    Sun, 12 May 3pm Piano Solo (Non-Competitive) – 13-18 years

    Week 3

    Mon, 13 May 6pm Musical Theatre Solo – Open
    Tue, 14 May 6pm Musical Theatre Solo – 18 years and under
    Wed, 15 May 6pm Contemporary Vocal – Open
    Thu, 16 May 6pm Contemporary Vocal – 14 years and under
    Fri, 17 May 6pm Contemporary Vocal – 18 years and under
    Sat, 18 May 10am Woodwind Solo – 12 years and under
    Sat, 18 May 12pm Woodwind Solo – 18 years and under
    Sat, 18 May 2pm Brass Solo – 14 years and under
    Sat, 18 May 4pm Brass Solo – 18 years and under
    Sun, 19 May 10am Chamber Ensemble (without piano) – Years 7-12
    Sun, 19 May 1pm Chamber Ensemble (with piano) – Years 7-12
    Sun, 19 May 5pm Chamber Ensemble ­– Open

    Week 4

    Mon, 20 May 6pm Piano Solo – 16 years and under
    Tue, 21 May 6pm Piano Solo – 16 years and under
    Wed, 22 May 6pm Piano Solo – 18 years and under
    Thu, 23 May 6pm Piano Solo – 18 years and under
    Fri, 24 May 6pm Strings Solo – 18 years and under
    Sat, 25 May 10am Strings Solo – 9 years and under
    Sat, 25 May 1pm Strings Solo – 12 years and under
    Sat, 25 May 4pm Strings Solo (Non-Competitive) – 18 years and under
    Sun, 26 May 10am Woodwind/Brass (Non-Competitive) – 18 years and under
    Sun, 26 May 12pm Primary School Choir (Non-Competitive)
    Sun, 26 May 1pm Primary School Choir
    Sun, 26 May 6pm Choir / Vocal Ensemble (with accompaniment)  – Open
    Sun, 26 May 8pm Choir / Vocal Ensemble (A Capella) – Open

    Week 5

    Mon, 27 May 6pm Strings Solo – Open
    Tue, 28 May 10:30am Secondary School Choir – Years 7-9
    Tue, 28 May 12pm Secondary School Choir – Years 7-12
    Tue, 28 May 2pm Secondary Vocal Ensemble – Years 7-12
    Tue, 28 May 6pm Strings Solo – Open
    Wed, 29 May 6pm Woodwind Solo – Open
    Thu, 30 May 10:30am Primary School Small Ensemble
    Thu, 30 May 11:30am Primary School Large Ensemble
    Thu, 30 May 1pm Primary School String Ensemble
    Thu, 30 May 2:30pm Primary School Ensemble (Non-Competitive)
    Thu, 30 May 6pm Brass Solo – Open
    Fri, 31 May 6pm Vocal Championship (Finals) – Open
    Sat, 1 June TBA Concert Bands / Brass Bands
    Sun, 2 June TBA Concert Bands / Brass Bands

    Week 6

    Mon, 3 June 6pm Piano Masterclass – VCE Students
    Tue, 4 June 6pm Vocal Masterclass – VCE Students
    Wed, 5 June 6pm Strings Masterclass – VCE Students
    Thu, 6 June 6pm Woodwind Masterclass – VCE Students
    Fri, 7 June 6pm Brass Masterclass – VCE Students

    Special Events

    Fri, 14 June 7pm Encore Concert
    Sun, 23 June 2pm Piano Concerto (Final) – Open

    Contact

    For more information, contact us at [email protected]

    Benefactors

    Eisteddfod Benefactors include ADMIS, Boroondara Lions Club, Robert Salzer Foundation, Creative Victoria, Fine Music Victoria and Yamaha

    Key supporters

    Boroondara Symphonic Band 

    Camberwell Chorale

    Cordelia’s Potted Operas 

    Inventi Ensemble

    Music Junction Camberwell

    Robert Stolz Viennese Music Society

    Friends

    Don Cowell Memorial Trust

    Mrs Mary Dorembus

    Melbourne String Ensemble

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