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2018 COMPETITIONS
A CHORAL
• Closing date for all choral applications: Friday 24 November 2017 • Successful applicants will be notified before 15 December 2017
Prizes: 1st International Trophy and £750, 2nd £500, 3rd £250 (A1, A2, A3, A4, A5) Prizes: 1st International Trophy and £500, 2nd £300, 3rd £150 (A6, A7, A8, A9) Prizes: 1st International Trophy and £300, 2nd £100, 3rd £50 (A10)
A1. Mixed Choirs (Saturday 7 July)
A mixed choir of no fewer than 16 voices, the majority of singers must be aged 18 and over. Each choir should prepare a contrasting programme of up to 12 minutes of music which must include at least one original work written by a composer from the choir’s native country and one unaccompanied work. Choirs can combine the original and the unaccompanied work.
A2. Youth Choirs (Friday 6 July)
This category is open to male, female or mixed youth choirs with a minimum of 16 voices. All singers must be aged 16 to 25 on the day of the competition. Each choir should prepare a contrasting programme of up to 12 minutes of music which must include at least one original work written by a composer from the choir 's native country and one unaccompanied work. Choirs can combine the original and the unaccompanied work.
A3. Female Choirs (Saturday 7 July)
Female voice only choirs of no fewer than 16 voices; the majority of singers must be aged 18 and over. Each choir should prepare a contrasting programme of up to 12 minutes of music which must include at least one original work written by a composer from the choir's native country and one unaccompanied work. Choirs can combine the original and the unaccompanied work.
A4. Male Voice Choirs (Saturday 7 July)
Male voice only choirs of no fewer than 16 voices; the majority of singers must be aged 18 and over. Each choir should prepare a contrasting programme of up to 12 minutes of music which must include at least one original work written by a composer from the choir’s native country and one unaccompanied work. Choirs can combine the original and the unaccompanied work..
A5. Open Choirs (Saturday 7 July)
A choir of no fewer than 16 voices , with no upper or lower age limits in this category. It’s ideal for singing groups which include children and adults and also those choirs that specialise in a particular cultural tradition or style of repertoire (i.e. barbershop , pop, show , glee, jazz, gospel, etc.). Each choir should prepare a contrasting programme within their specific genre of up to 12 minutes of music which must include at least one unaccompanied work.
A6. Junior Children’s Choir (Wednesday 4 July)
A choir of no more than 80 voices, 12 years of age and under on the day of the competition . Choirs must prepare a contrasting programme of up to 7 minutes of music which must include the test piece: 'The Lord bless you and keep you' by John Rutter (SA version ). The piece can be sung in either English or Welsh . Only one version of the Welsh translation is permitted; for a copy please contact the Eisteddfod's office on 01978 862003. The English copies can be ordered from www.musicroom.com.
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