Entry information - Vocal

Please note registrations for the 2019 Boroondara Eisteddfod have now closed. Late entries will not be accepted. 

Vocal sections

2.1 Classical Vocal Solo – 18 years and under

Date: 6:30pm, Monday 6 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 6 minutes
Requirements: music of own choice within classical styles of vocal music
Prizes: 1st – $90, 2nd - $55, 3rd – $30

Adjudicator: David Ashton-Smith
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: Jodie Lockyer ([email protected] – 0403 052 165)
Accompanist fee: $10
The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist. Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

Supporter: The Robert Salzer Foundation

2.2 Oratorio / Cantata Solo – Open

Date: 6:30pm, Tuesday 7 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 6 minutes
Requirements: Oratorio or cantata of own choice
Prizes: 1st – $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

Adjudicator: David Ashton-Smith
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: Jodie Lockyer ([email protected] – 0403 052 165)
Accompanist fee: $10
The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist. Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

Supporter: The Robert Salzer Foundation

2.3 Art Song / Lieder Solo – Open

Date: Session 1: 8pm Monday 6 May at 8:00pm. Session 2: Wednesday 8 May at 6:30pm
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 6 minutes
Requirements: art song or lieder of own choice
Prizes: 1st – $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

Adjudicator: David Ashton-Smith
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: Jodie Lockyer ([email protected] – 0403 052 165)
Accompanist fee: $10
The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist. Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

Supporter: The Robert Salzer Foundation

2.4 Classical Vocal Championship - Open

Date: Heat 1: Thursday 9 May at 6:30pm, Heat 2: Friday 10 May at 6:30pm, Final: Friday 31 May at 6:30pm
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: heats – 8 minutes; Final – 12 minutes
Requirements: heats – one operatic aria of own choice. Final – finalists must since the operatic aria from their heats together with one other contrasting classical piece of own choice (e.g. lieder or art song) which has not been sung in any other section at this year’s Eisteddfod.
Eligibility: participants must have also performed in either Section 2.01, 2.02 or 2.03
Prizes: 1st – $800, 2nd – $500, 3rd – $300

Adjudicator: David Ashton-Smith
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: Jodie Lockyer ([email protected] – 0403 052 165)
Accompanist fee: $10
The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist. Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

Supporter: The Robert Salzer Foundation

2.5 Contemporary Vocal Solo – 14 years and under

Date: 6:30pm, Wednesday 15 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 4 minutes
Requirements: song of own choice. Contemporary styles – not musical theatre
Prizes: 1st – $60, 2nd – $35, 3rd – $25

Adjudicator: Helen Jackson
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: There is no official accompanist for this section. Participants must either provide their own piano accompanist, or provide pre-recorded accompaniment in mp3 format on USB on the day of the event. Participants are not allowed to accompany themselves.

2.6 Contemporary Vocal Solo – 18 years and under

Date: 6:30pm, Thursday 16 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: two contrasting songs of own choice (e.g. upbeat and ballad, jazz and pop). Contemporary styles – not musical theatre.
Prizes: 1st – $90, 2nd – $55, 3rd – $35

Adjudicator: Helen Jackson
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: There is no official accompanist for this section. Participants must either provide their own piano accompanist, or provide pre-recorded accompaniment in mp3 format on USB on the day of the event. Participants are not allowed to accompany themselves.

2.7 Contemporary Vocal Solo – Open

Date: 6:30pm, Friday 17 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 8 minutes
Requirements: two contrasting songs of own choice (e.g. upbeat and ballad, jazz and pop). Contemporary styles – not musical theatre.
Prizes: 1st – $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

Adjudicator: Helen Jackson
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: There is no official accompanist for this section. Participants must either provide their own piano accompanist, or provide pre-recorded accompaniment in mp3 format on USB on the day of the event. Participants are not allowed to accompany themselves.

2.8 Musical Theatre Solo – 18 years and under

Date:  6:30pm, Monday 13 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 6 minutes
Requirements: song of own choice from a musical theatre work
Prizes: 1st – $90, 2nd - $55, 3rd – $35

Adjudicator: Tyran Parke
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: Nicholas Young ([email protected] – 0434 742 667)
Accompanist fee: $10
The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist. Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

2.9 Musical Theatre Solo – Open

Date: 6:30pm, Tuesday 14 May
Venue: Hawthorn Arts Centre
Registration fee: $25
Time limit: 6 minutes
Requirements: song of own choice from a musical theatre work
Prizes: 1st – $125, 2nd - $75, 3rd – $50

Adjudicator: Tyran Parke
Participants who are either related to the adjudicator or have been taught privately by the adjudicator within 6 months prior to date of event are ineligible to participate in this section.

Accompanist: Nicholas Young ([email protected] – 0434 742 667)
Accompanist fee: $10
The accompanist fee is payable at the time of entry and covers the performance only. The official accompanist must be advised of repertoire directly by the entrant no later than 14 days prior to the scheduled event. Rehearsals are strongly encouraged and are to be arranged privately with the accompanist. These will incur additional fees as determined by the accompanist. Entrants may use their own accompanist by private arrangement. Pre-recorded accompaniment is not permitted for this section.

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