Singing

Rules

Please read these rules carefully - they may change from year to year. Any variation from

these rules may result in disqualification. Also see the General Regulations.

Dress/Costume

·          Credit will be given for choice of repertoire, presentation, dress and deportment. No Jeans or Trainers please.

Use of copies

·          Solo Singers are expected to memorise their songs except in Bach or Oratorio classes (Classes 2204, 2220, 2224) or in Class 2280 (Seniors age 60 and over), when copies can be used

Set Songs and Own Choice pieces

·          Set songs must be sung in the edition shown in the Syllabus. Anyone unable to obtain music for the set songs should contact the General Secretary.

Accompaniments

·          All singing classes to be accompanied by the piano unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the regulations regarding accompanists.

Silver Medal eligibility

·          A winner of a Bronze Medal may enter for the Silver Medal in subsequent years, even if under 15 years old.

Non-transferable entries and substitutes

·          Teachers please note: Solo entries are not transferable, although substitutes are permitted in duet, trio and ensemble classes

Junior Folk Song Special Offer (Classes 2104, 2108 and 2112)

·          Enter three solo singing classes and get a Folk Song entry free (note: the free class will not count towards any other offer)

Solo Singing Selections

It is becoming increasingly difficult to buy songs as single copies, and for that reason it may be necessary to buy a collection or cycle for the sake of one set song.We appreciate that this will be more expensive but trust that these anthologies will be a valuable addition to a singer’s library.

Unless otherwise stated, all Junior singing set pieces are available from:

Brittens Music, Grove Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NB. Set Songs for John Lockey Championship Classes 2140 -2160 available from

www.boosey.com/shop

In case of difficulty obtaining set pieces, please contact the Section Secretary. Tel. 07768462185.

Provisional Dates - Please note different schedule this year

The provisional dates for Singing Classes are:

Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March

...Junior Singing, John Lockey heats and Intermediate Singing.

Friday, 9th March....Schools Choirs day,

Brownies, Guides and Senior Choirs evening.

Wednesday 14 March....

The John Lockey, The June Elgar and the Gold Medal Championships.

Thursday 15th

Pop Songs and Musical Showcase and Friday 16th  Show Songs

Saturday 17th March..... Folk Fest.  

.The timetable is kept flexible to adapt to the number of entries received.

Final timetable of classes will be available on the Festival website in January 2017

Singing Solos

2000     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Boys or Girls  ‌Age under 8

'Almost Asleep' by David Ouchterlony

From 'Three Songs for Very Young People'

Award:  MAUREEN AUMONIER MEMORIAL CUP

Presented by: "a friend"

2004     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Boys ‌Age 8 and under 11

'Horace was a Hippo' by Arthur Baynon

Banks OUP OCS1180.

Award:  ERIC THIMAN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

2008     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Boys ‌Age 11 and under 15

'Stargazing' by Richard Benger

Sky Songs Edwin Ashdown Ltd.

Award:  CLIFFORD GLAZIER SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Mr & Mrs A J Glazier

2016     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Girls ‌Age 8 only

'Bouguet of Rosemary' by Robert Elkin

Novello 160108

Award:  MICHAEL TENBOSCH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

2020     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Girls ‌Age 9 only

'The Friendly Cow' by Alec Rowley

Robertson pub.72540

Award:  THEATRE SENSE CHALLENGE CUP

2024     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Girls ‌Age 10 only

'Lady April' by John Longmire

Cramer & Co. Banks UPS105

Award:  ALBERT TURNER CUP

Presented by: Mrs B Turner

2028     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Girls ‌Age 11 only

'Country Life' by Eric Thimin

Curwen JC72340

Award:  The Julie George Challenge Cup.

2032     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Girls ‌Age 12 only

'When Daisies Pied' by Thomas Arne

ABRSM Songbook, Grade 4

Award:  DOREEN CARTER CUP

2036     ‌Singing Solo           ‌£7.00    ‌Girls ‌Age 13 only

'The Hand of Spring' by Eric Thiman

Banks UPS134

Award:  DANE CUP

Presented by: Mrs Florence Dane

2046     ‌English Song           ‌£7.00    ‌Age 14 and under 18     ‌4 mins

Own choice. Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M. Dring, C. Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.

Award:  BRENDA BENTALL CUP

Presented by: The Bentall Family

2048     ‌Verse and Song      ‌£7.00    ‌Age 9 and under 12       ‌5 mins

Own Choice: English Art Song.

Words to be recited first as a poem and then sung.

Time limit to include introduction, poem and song.

Award:  HILDEN GRANGE TROPHY

Presented by: Hilden Grange School

2052     ‌Verse and Song      ‌£7.00    ‌Age12 and under 16      ‌5 mins

Own Choice: English Art Song.

Words to be recited first as a poem, Then sung. Time limit to include introduction, poem and song.

Award:  KEN JOHNSON TROPHY

Presented by: Ken Johnson

2056     ‌Verse and Song      ‌£7.00    ‌Age 16 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice: English Art Song

Words to be recited first as a poem, then sung. Time limit to include introduction, poem and song.

Award:  ATKINSON CUP

Presented by: Judy Atkinson

2060     ‌Sacred Song           ‌£7.00    ‌Age 12 and under 18     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: One Song (can be from Oratorio). Note: to be sung from memory.

Award:  GEORGE SAUNDERS MEMORIAL TROPHY

Presented by: Miss Beryl Saunders

2062     ‌Gilbert &Sullivan   ‌£7.00    ‌under 16 ‌4 mins.

Any solo, duet, trio or quartet from an opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet, trio or quartet as a separate entry.

Award:  JUNIOR GILBERT AND SULLIVAN TROPHY

Presented by: Supporters Anonymous

2064     ‌Foreign Language Song      ‌£7.00 ‌Age 12 and under 18            ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any classical solo song in a foreign language. Not Mother Tongue.

Award:  GERTRUDE ROSSA SHIELD

Presented by: Mrs Karen McInally

2068     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 8 and under 10    ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  PRIMARY SHOW SONG CUP

Presented by: In memory of Mr Peter Rickets

2072     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 10 and under 12  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  JOAN POTTER AWARD

2076     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 12 and under 14  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  APS CUP

Presented by: Advanced Plumbing Solutions

2080     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 14 only ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  BATTLE ABBEY SCHOOL TROPHY

Presented by: Battle Abbey School

2084     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 15 only ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film. Suitability of choice must be considered with regards to age group. No props of costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  ELIAS FAMILY CUP

2088     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 16 only ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film (not including Gilbert and Sullivan).

Suitability of choice must be considered with regard to age group. no props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  LESLIE FELSTEAD MEMORIAL TROPHY

Presented by: Miss Norma Redfearn

2092     ‌Show Song ‌£7.00   ‌Age 17 only ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Solo song from any musical show or film (not including Gilbert and Sullivan). Suitability of choice must be considered with regard to age group. No props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  ANN HOHENKERK CUP

Presented by: Lesley Van Egmond

2093     ‌Cabaret Standard NEW      ‌£7.00 ‌13 and over           ‌4 mins

Solo Cabaret or Standard song. ( a song not written or performed in a musical).

Post 1940 to present day. Suitability of song must be considered with regard to the festival and age of class. No props or costume allowed.

Sheet music must be provided for the Adjudicator.

Award:  THE MAD FISH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

Presented by: Emma Burnett

2096     ‌Singing Solo Early 20th Century Music Theatre       ‌£7.00       ‌Age 13 and under 18              ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any song written by Ivor Novello, Irving Berlin, Gershwin, Jerome Kern or similar, pre 1940.

Award:  IVORA REES TROPHY

Presented by: Ivora Rees

2100     ‌Popular Music Vocal Class ‌£7.50 ‌Age 9 and under 12              ‌6 mins

Own Choice: Any popular song. Not Show Song. (If a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable). Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics.

A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar.

A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available.

Award:  MAD FISH JUNIOR AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish

2101     ‌Popular Music Vocal Class ‌£7.50 ‌Age 12 and under 14            ‌6 mins

Own choice: Any popular song. Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable).

Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics.

A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar.

A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available.

Award:  MAD FISH JUNIOR PLUS AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish

2102     ‌Popular Music Vocal Class ‌£7.50 ‌Age 14 and under 16            ‌6 mins

Own Choice: Any popular song. Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable). Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar. A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available

Award:  MAD FISH INTERMEDIATE AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish

2104     ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age under 11        ‌3.5 mins

Own Choice: Any traditional folk song from the British Isles.

Note: See Folk Song Class Special Offer

Award:  LILIAN CORDELL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP "A"

2108     ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 11 and under 14            ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any traditional folk song from the British Isles.

Note: See Folk Song Class Special Offer

Award:  LILIAN CORDELL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP "B"

2112     ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song ‌£7.00 ‌Age 14 and under 18            ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any traditional folk song from the British Isles.

Note: See Folk Song Class Special Offer

Award:  SELLENS FOLK CUP

Presented by: Mr. & Mrs. Sellens

2116     ‌Self - Accompanied             ‌£7.00 ‌Age 11 and under 16            ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Song with Piano, Acoustic Guitar or Harp. Not Pop Song. Copies of the music must be provided for the adjudicator. Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the song.

2118     ‌Singer/Songwriter ‌£7.00    ‌Age 11 to under 15        ‌4 mins

Can be self accompanied or accompanied by piano or guitar. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available. Performer must have written the tune and accompaniment. Lyrics and music or chords to be provided for the adjudicator. Note: the same song cannot also be used in a solo pop-vocal class.

Award:  MATTHEW JAMES MEMORIAL CUP

Presented by: Emma Burnett

2120     ‌Bronze Medal (Girls)          ‌£10.00 ‌Age 12 and under 15

'The Lass with the Delicate Air' by Thomas Arne

from Twenty Six Classical Songs Novello

Award:  Bronze Medal

2124     ‌Bronze Medal (Boys)         ‌£10.00 ‌Age under 15

'Sir Nicketty Nox' by Stanley Marchant

Curwen JC72612

Award:  Bronze Medal

2128     ‌Silver Medal (Girls)            ‌£12.00 ‌Age 15 and under 18

'June' by Roger Quilter

Boosey and Hawkes

Award:  SILVER MEDAL

2132     ‌Silver Medal (Boys)            ‌£12.00 ‌Age 15 and under 18

'She Moved through the Fair' by Herbert Hughes

Boosey and Hawkes Song Coll. Vol.2

For unchanged or changed voices

Award:  SILVER MEDAL

2134     ‌Junior Recital. Please note new time limit              ‌£10.50     ‌                Age 13 and under 18              ‌10 mins.

Own Choice contrasting programme of two, three or four songs . Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress and deportment and personality. Time limit includes introduction and pauses between songs. Programme may include one song performed in another class during current festival. The programme may include Musical Theatre, but Pop songs are not acceptable. A standard of at least ABRSM Grade V is expected.

Award:  BATTLE ABBEY SCHOOL SHIELD

2135     ‌World War I Song  ‌£5.00    ‌Any Age ‌5 mins

Own choice: Song from, or associated with, the First World War. Costume encouraged. A donation from this class will go to 'the Royal British Legion'

Performers may invite audience participation where appropriate

2136     ‌Singing Novice Class Any solo or duet ‌£9.50             ‌Age 18 and over     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Not Pop Music. Any voice, male or female. Open to performers who have not won a first place in any Festival affiliated to the Federation.

Open to performers who have not won a first place in any Festival affiliated to the Federation.

Award:  HASTLEONS JEANNE SAYER CUP

2138     ‌Humorous Song     ‌£7.00    ‌Under 18 ‌5 mins

NEW :

Own Choice: Not Show Song. Costume and hand-held props acceptable. Accompaniment can be by any solo instrument.

Award:  Pauline Barton Cup

Presented by: Her Family

2172     ‌English Art Song - 20th and 21st Century ‌Open       ‌£9.50       ‌Age 18 and over     ‌4 mins

Own choice: Vaughan Williams, Quilter, Britten, M. Dring, C. Liddell, R.R. Bennett or similar.

(See also Class 2056 Verse and Song class for Age 16 and over)

Winner of class 2172 is eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  MOLLY TOWNSON CUP

2176     ‌Early Music            ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and Over            ‌6 mins

Own Choice: A song or aria composed before 1800. Any language.

Award:  EARLY MUSIC CUP

Presented by: Miss Naomi Kilby

2180     ‌Sacred Song (Not Oratorio)      ‌£9.50 ‌Age 18 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice

Award:  PERCY WILLIAM MACEY CHALLENGE CUP

2188     ‌International Art Song       ‌Open ‌£9.50    ‌Age 16 and over     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Any solo Art song not from the British Isles: Grieg, Sibelius, John Duke, Barber, Granados, De Falla, Respighi, or similar. (Excluding French, Lieder and Slavonic. May be sung in original language or in translation.

The Winner

of this class with a mark of 85 or above will be eligible for the Singing Gold

Medal Class.

Award:  PAUL HAMBURGER CUP

Presented by: Miss Jane Metcalfe

2189     ‌French        ‌Open    ‌£9.50    ‌18 and over    ‌5 mins

Own choice from any French classical composer.

To be sung in French

The winner will be eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 is awarded.  

Winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  YVES GOEAU CHALLENGE CUP

John Lockey Championship

Set Songs for the John Lockey Championship Classes 2140 - 2160 are available from:-

www.boosey.com/shop

2140     ‌Soprano      ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

'Song of Shadows' by Armstrong Gibbs Key Eb

Boosey & Hawkes. www.boosey.com

2144     ‌Mezzo-Soprano      ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over

'Her Song' by John Ireland key G

Boosey & Hawkes..www.boosey.com

2148     ‌Contralto    ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over    

‌''The Ships of Arcady" by Michael Head key Bb
Boosey & Hawkes. www.boosey.com          ‌

‌2152     ‌Counter Tenor        ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over

' The Cloths of Heaven' by Thomas Dunhill Key C

Boosey & Hawkes. www.boosey.com

2156     ‌Tenor          ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

'Linden Lea' by Vaughan Williams Key A

Boosey and Hawkes www.boosey.com

2160     ‌Baritone     ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

'Trade Winds' by Howard Keel Key Eb

Boosey & Hawkes www.boosey.com

2164     ‌Bass           ‌£9.50   ‌Age 18 and over

''Asleep in the deep' by H.W. Petrie Key D

Only from www.boosey.com

2168     ‌The John Lockey Championship ‌Age 18 and over

Open only to the winners of classes 2140 to 2164 who qualify automatically, with a mark of 80, to compete. If an entrant has qualified in two classes, he/she must choose one piece for the championship.

Award:  JOHN LOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP ROSE BOWL

The June Elgar Memorial Championship

2190     ‌Slavonic     ‌Open    ‌£9.50    ‌18 and over    ‌6 mins

Own choice: from any Slav Composer. May be sung in English.

Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 is awarded.  

Winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  JAKOB PRELOOKER CHALLENGE TROPHY

2196     ‌Lieder         ‌Open    ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Any composer. To be sung in German.

Winner eligible for June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded.

Winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  CECILIE ELSWORTH SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Miss Cecilie Elsworth

2208     ‌Mozart Operatic or Concert Aria (Not Oratorio)      ‌Open       ‌£9.50       ‌Age 18 and over     ‌6 mins

Own Choice: One aria only in original key.

Winner eligible for June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded.

The winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 is given.

Award:  VERITY ANN BATES CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Miss Verity Ann Bates

2212     ‌Operatic Women   ‌Open    ‌£9.50 ‌Age 18 and over    ‌6 mins

Own Choice: One aria only in the original key. Recit. optional.

Winner eligible for June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded.

Winner also available for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  CONCHITA SUPERVIA ROSE BOWL 'A'

Presented by: Miss Dorothy Walker

2216     ‌Operatic Men        ‌Open    ‌£9.50 ‌Age 18 and over    ‌6 mins

Own Choice: One aria only in the original key. Recit. optional.

Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if mark of at least 80 awarded.

Winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  CONCHITA SUPERVIA ROSE BOWL 'B'

Presented by: Miss Dorothy Walker

2220     ‌Oratorio Women   ‌Open    ‌£9.50 ‌Age 18 and over    ‌8 mins

Own Choice: One aria in the original key. Copies may be used. NOW INCLUDING BACH ARIA

Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 awarded

Winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  WINIFRED DIXON CHALLENGE CUP

2224     ‌Oratorio Men         ‌Open    ‌£9.50 ‌Age 18 and over    ‌8 mins

Own Choice: One aria in the original key. Copies may be used.NOW INCLUDING BACH ARIA.

Winner eligible for the June Elgar Memorial Championship if a mark of at least 80 is awarded.

Winner also eligible for The Gold Medal Class if a mark of 85 or more is given.

Award:  FRANK NEWLYN CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Mrs W D Midmer

2228     ‌The June Elgar Memorial Championship  ‌Age 18 and over

Open only to the winners of classes 2190-2224 who qualify with a mark of 80 to compete. If an entrant has qualified in two classes, he/she must choose one piece for the championship.

Award:  JUNE ELGAR MEMORIAL CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Presented by: John and Elaine Elgar

Folk Fest.

including Junior Classes 2104, 2108, 2112.

2258     ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song ‌£9.50 ‌18 or over              ‌5 mins

Award:  Lucy Metson Cup

2260     ‌Unaccompanied Folk Song Group ‌£16.00 ‌2 or more singers   ‌any age   ‌10mins

2262     ‌NEW. Instrumental Folk Group, Singers Optional    ‌£16.00     ‌2 or more singers/instrumentalists       ‌any age   ‌10 mins

Singing Solos (more...)

2232     ‌Gilbert & Sullivan  ‌£9.50    ‌Age 16 and over             ‌4 mins

Any solo, duet, trio or quartet from an opera by Gilbert & Sullivan. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet, trio or quartet as a separate entry.

Award:  HASTLEON OPERATIC & DRAMA SOCIETY SILVER C. CUP

Presented by: The Hastleon Operatic and Drama Society

2236     ‌Light Opera            ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over             ‌5 mins

Any solo or duet from light opera or similar, published before 1950. (Johann Strauss, Lehar, Monckton, Balfe, Novello, Coward, Vivian Ellis or similar). Not Gilbert & Sullivan. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet as a separate entry.

Award:  MOORE CUP

Presented by: Richard and Lesley Moore

2240     ‌Musical Play           ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice. Any solo or duet from any musical play (Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kern, Bernstein, Lerner and Loewe, Sondheim or similar). Soloists may also enter this class in a duet, trio or quartet as a separate entry.

Award:  BLODS TROPHY FOR EXCELLENCE

Presented by: Bexhill Light Operatic and Dramatic Society

2244     ‌Show Song ‌Open    ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice. Any solo, duet or trio from any musical show or film 1970 to present day. Soloists may also enter this class in a duet or trio as a separate entry.

Singing Medals

Award:  HUDSON-SMITH CUP

2248     ‌Popular Music Vocal Class ‌Open ‌£10.00   ‌Age 16 and over     ‌6 mins

Own Choice: Any popular song. Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable).

Performers may choose from a wide range of genres, such as jazz, blues, rock etc. All songs must be suitable for performance at the Festival - offensive lyrics will not be allowed and the adjudicator will have the power to stop any performance deemed unsuitable. Performers must supply the adjudicator with a copy of their lyrics. A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available, together with a piano. Performer may be accompanied by a guitar. A separate CD must be provided for each performer using a backing track, or an audio line in will be available.

Award:  MAD FISH SENIOR AWARD

Presented by: Mad Fish

2252     ‌Humorous Song     ‌£9.50    ‌Age 18 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Not Show Song. Costume and hand-held props acceptable. Accompaniment can be by any solo instrument.

Award:  Colin Barton Cup

Presented by: His Family

2256     ‌Vintage Song          ‌£9.50    ‌Age 16 and over             ‌5 mins

Own Choice. Popular song from 1870-1945, including Music Hall, Drawing Room Ballad, wartime standards and jazz standards from that era. Period costume optional but encouraged. Performers may invite audience participation where appropriate

Award:  DENSEM CHETWOOD BALLAD CUP

2264     ‌Self Accompanied  ‌£9.50    ‌Age 16 and over             ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Song with Piano, Acoustic Guitar or Harp. Not Pop Song. Copies of music must be provided for the adjudicator.

Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the song.

Award:  DENSEM CHETWOOD CUP

2266     ‌Singer/Songwriter ‌£9.50    ‌Age 15 and over             ‌4 mins

Can be self accompanied or accompanied by piano or guitar. NEW: A professional PA system and sound engineer will be available. Performer must have written the tune and accompaniment. Lyrics and music or chords to be provided for the adjudicator. Note: the same song cannot be performed in the solo pop vocal class.

Award:  The Michael James Memorial Cup

Presented by: Emma Burnett

2268     ‌Recital        ‌Open    ‌£18.50  ‌Age 18 and over             ‌15 mins

Own Programme. Time limit includes introduction and pauses between songs. Credit will be given for choice of programme, presentation, dress and deportment and personality. It is suggested that dress should be such as would be suitable for a lunch-hour concert.

Award:  W.H.DYER ROSE BOWL

Singing Medals

2272     ‌Silver Medal           ‌£12.00  ‌Age 18 and under 60     ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Classical Song. Credit will be given for presentation and musical standard of the song.

Award:  Silver Medal

2276     ‌Singing Gold Medal            ‌Open ‌£18.50   ‌Hastings Round Table            ‌No age limit

Please note:

£150 cash prize

No upper age limit

NEW RULES

Anyone with a mark of 87 and above in the following classes in 2018 will be eligible to enter the 2018 Gold Medal on application to the General Secretary and payment of the Gold Medal entrance fee.

The Gold Medal will be awarded to the winner with a mark of 90 and above and only to a singer who is not already a Hastings Musical Festival Gold Medallist. However former Gold Medallists entering the class will also be eligible to win the cash prize of £150..

A Cash prize of £150...for the winner of this Class if a mark of 85 and over is awarded.

2172 English Art Song

2188 International Art Song

2189 French

2190 Slavonic

2196 Lieder

2208 Mozart

2212 Operatic Women

2216 Operatic Men

2220 Oratorio Women

2224 Oratorio Men

Gold Medal entrants will sing their song from one of the above, and also a song of their own choice which they have not already sung in the 2017 Festival.

N.B. It is important to prepare a second song.

Own choice song can be any style other than Rock, Pop or Jazz

Credit will be given for presentation, dress and musical standard of the songs.

Please note. This class will not take place if fewer than three entries are received.

AWARD

Gold Medal for a winning mark of 90 or more.

AWARD

Cash prize of £150 for winning Mark of 87 or more.


Sponsored by HASTINGS ROUND TABLE.

Award:  Gold Medal

Presented by: Sponsored by The Hastings Round Table.

Award:  A cash prize of £150 if a mark of 85 and over is awarded

Seniors

2280     ‌Senior Class           ‌Open    ‌£7.00 ‌Age 60 and over    ‌4 mins

Own Choice.

Copies may be used ..

Award:  HELEN HENSCHEL CHALLENGE CUP

Singer & Accompanist

Will be adjudicated on combined performance of competitors. In the Singer and Accompanist classes a performer may appear a second time in the other capacity. No electronic keyboards.

2288     ‌Singer & Accompanist        ‌£11.00 ‌Age under 15      ‌4 mins

Own Choice.

Award:  W. FRANK FREEMAN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

2292     ‌Singer & Accompanist        ‌£11.00 ‌Age 15 and under 18          ‌4 mins

Own Choice

Singing - Duets and Ensembles

An Ensemble (as opposed to a choir) is defined as one voice per part. Any minimum age limit will apply only to the eldest performer. Performers may only appear once in each class (unless otherwise stated). Appropriate arrangements allowable.

See also Class 2384 Music Theatre Showcase.

2296     ‌NEW: Show Song Duet or Ensemble ‌£11.00             ‌Age 8 and under 12                ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.

Award:  The Mad Fish Management Award

2300     ‌Show Song Duet or Ensemble  ‌£11.00 ‌Age 12 and under 15   ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group

Award:  SOUNDCRAFT TROPHY

Presented by: Soundcraft

2304     ‌Show Song Duet or Ensemble  ‌£11.00 ‌15 and under 18           ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Duet or ensemble from any musical show or film. No props or costume allowed. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group

Award:  STUDIO ACADEMY AWARD

Presented by: Lesley Davis

2308     ‌Duet           ‌£11.00 ‌Age under 13 ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Duet, any style (not show song). Any combination of voices.

2312     ‌Duet           ‌£11.00 ‌Age 13 and under 18  ‌4 mins

Own Choice: Duet, any style (not show song). Any combination of voices.

Award:  ROBERT PATTENDEN CHALLENGE CUP

2316     ‌Classical Duet, Non - Operatic  ‌£12.50 ‌Age 18 and over           ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Must be pre 1960. Any combination of voices.

Award:  PHILOMEL SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: The Philomel Ladies Choir

2320     ‌Operatic Duet        ‌£12.50  ‌Age 18 and over             ‌6 mins

Own Choice: Any combination of voices.To be sung in original key.

2324     ‌Ensembles ‌£11.00 ‌Age under 18 ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Not Show Song (if a song was originally written for a musical, it is not allowable). Any combination of voices. Appropriate Ensemble arrangements allowable.

Award:  HOPE CUP

Presented by: Ms Judith Colman

2328     ‌Trios           ‌£12.00 ‌18 and over ‌5 mins

Own Choice: Any combination of voices.

Award:  OFORD SARGENT SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: Mr Oford Sargent

2332     ‌Quartets     ‌£16.00 ‌Age 18 and over ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices.

Award:  EILEEN TICEHURST CHALLENGE CUP

Presented by: The Tenterden Choral Society

2334     ‌Pop Vocal Duet and Ensemble ‌£12.00 ‌Age 9 and under 14     ‌5 mins

At least two singers. Singers may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.

2335     ‌Pop vocal duet and ensemble  ‌£12.00 ‌14 and over  ‌5 mins

At least two singers. Singer may enter class twice - once in a duet, and once more in a larger group.

Action Songs & Camp Fires

Musical instruments are permitted. Each entry must be drawn from only one pack, troop, company or unit. Guiders and leaders are permitted to perform with their group. No maximum number of performers. The provisional date for these classes is Friday, 9th March.

2336     ‌Beaver Scouts or Rainbows      ‌£18.00 ‌Age under 9  ‌6 mins

Own choice: Action song or songs. Costume optional. At least 5 performers. Extra marks will be awarded for songs of real merit with bona-fide action.

Award:  MRS BETTY LUNN TROPHY

Presented by: Mrs Jenny Barton-Hibbs

2340     ‌Cub Scouts or Brownie Guides ‌£18.00 ‌Age under 11                ‌7 mins

Own Choice: Action song or songs. Costume optional. Musical instruments permitted. At least 7 performers. Extra marks will be awarded for songs of real merit with bona-fide action.

Award:  DOROTHY HALLETT CHALLENGE TROPHY

Presented by: Mrs Dorothy Hallett

2344     ‌Singing Action & Camp Fire Songs - Scouts or Guides             ‌£18.00     ‌Any Age  ‌7 mins

Own Choice: Campfire programme. Costume optional. Musical instruments permitted. Extra marks will be awarded for songs of real merit with bona-fide action.

Award:  THE CLARE TROPHY

Presented by: 2nd St. Leonards Guides

Choirs and Groups

Age limits for Junior Choir classes (Classes 2348, 2352, 2356 and 2360) are as of the start of the academic year (Sept 1, 2016).

Choirs may be accompanied by piano, keyboard or pre-recorded backing track (may

contain any instruments but no vocals). Small percussion instruments are allowed where

appropriate. Please note that accurate numbers of choir size (and number of helpers) must be provided for ALL CHOIR CLASSES. Performers will have priority for seating and therefore,

depending on the number of entries and size of the choirs, audience space for these classes may be limited. Audience tickets for junior choir classes will be available through advance booking – details on availability will be on the Festival website early in 2017.

Please provide copies of the music for the adjudicator.

The provisional date for all choirs is Friday, 10th March. Provisional date for Music Theatre Showcase is Thursday, 9th March.

2348     ‌Choirs 40 Voices or Fewer ‌£18.50 ‌Up to and including year 7 ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs.

Choirs may be accompanied by piano, keyboard or pre-recorded piano or keyboard.

Award:  DEREK NORCROSS MEMORIAL TROPHY

2352     ‌Choirs More than 40 Voices     ‌£18.50 ‌Up to and including year 7          ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs.

Award:  JOHN LOCKEY BANNER

2356     ‌Choirs         ‌£18.50 ‌Up to and including year 4        ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.

Award:  SIR HENRY COWARD SHIELD

2360     ‌Choirs         ‌£18.50 ‌Up to & including year 8            ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.

Award:  MABEL E. JEPSON SILVER CHALLENGE SHIELD

Presented by: Miss Mabel Elizabeth Jepson

2364     ‌Boys Choir  ‌£18.50 ‌Any Age     ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any number of voices.

Award:  KENT CHALLENGE CUP

2368     ‌Youth Choir            ‌£19.00  ‌Age under 26 ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices.

Award:  READ BROWN SILVER CHALLENGE CUP

2372     ‌Adult Choir ‌£27.00 ‌Any Age     ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Any combination of voices. Copies may be used if necessary.

Award:  ST CECELIA SILVER CHALLENGE SHIELD

2373     ‌WI and Townswomen's Guild Choirs ‌£20.00             ‌Any Age  ‌7 mins programme

Own choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Copies may be used if necessary.

Award:  MORTON CUP

2374     ‌Church Choir          ‌£20.00  ‌Any Age ‌7 mins programme

Own choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. Copies may be used if necessary.

Award:  H C BURGESS CUP

2377     ‌"A Capella" Group ‌£20.00  ‌Any combination of voices           ‌Any Age  ‌7 mins programme

Own Choice: Programme of at least two contrasting songs. For any unaccompanied choir or group, including madrigals, barbershop or other. Any number of voices. Copies may be used, if necessary.

Award:  Mrs. f. Tyler Silver Challem

Presented by: The Round Table of Bexhill

2384     ‌NEW: Music Theatre Showcase ‌£30.00    ‌Any Age  ‌15 mins

Adjudication for this class will be based on all elements, singing, acting and choreography. hand held props allowed. No costumes allowed. Performers may enter more than once in this class. Own Choice: Extract or highlights from any one musical. Any number of performers. Backing track CD allowed for accompaniment (instrumental only) or piano. Performance will be on the main theatre stage.

Award:  The Music Theatre Cup

Presented by: Mad Fish

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Festival Office opening hours are:
The first Wednesday of the month between 10.30 & 11.30am until September 1st,
after which the office will be open each Wednesday from 10.30am till 12.30pm until the end of March 2018.
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