Choirs

Let’s get singing!

The 2022 competitions will be online, with entrants submitting a video of their performance rather than performing live. They will also be asked to upload copies of the music that they perform.

All entrants will be invited to a Zoom meeting at 4:30 pm on Wednesday 4 May to hear a general adjudication and selected performances. The Zoom will start with adjudication of class 252 for children’s choirs.

There will be three choir classes:

  • Class 250 – Any age, any voice type, either unison or in parts, with a minimum of 6 voices.Two contrasting pieces lasting no longer than 8 minutes in total. With or without accompaniment.
  • Class 251 – Young people’s choir, aged 18 years and under, any voice type, either unison or in parts, with a minimum of 6 voices.  Two contrasting songs lasting no longer than 8 minutes in total. With or without accompaniment.
  • Class 252 – Children’s choir, aged 11 years and under, any voice type, either unison or in parts, with a minimum of 6 voices.  Two contrasting songs lasting no longer than 8 minutes in total. With or without accompaniment.

Age is considered to be the age as at 1st September 2021, so that everyone from the same school year is in the same class.

Every choir will receive a written adjudication sheet and a certificate of participation.

We are very grateful to Jonathan Rathbone, the adjudicator, who has agreed to write a dedicated arrangement of a choral piece for the best overall performance. This overall winning choir will also receive a £200 cash prize.

All choirs from the UK or Ireland are welcome.

The closing date for Choir Competitions is Friday 29th April 2022

Entry Fee £50 per choir.

The choir classes are included in the singing syllabus. Download the  2022 Singing Syllabus  – updated on 11th February.

In 2021 we introduced a new system for entries. Please click on the “How to Apply” link below for how to apply and for hints on creating an effective video performance. The first time that you use the new entry system, you will need to register. Entrants must also upload copies of the music.

If an entrant has been a pupil of the Adjudicator in the year prior to the Festival or is well-known to the Adjudicator, they should contact the Section Head before entering.

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First Competitor's Name
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Second Competitor's Name
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I am over 18.

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If you studied at more than one conservatoire/university, please enter details for the last one at which you studied.

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