Singing

Singing Competitions

There will be three days of live singing competitions in Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG

  • Singing Day 1, 4:30 pm on Thursday 17 March Classes 202, 203 & 204 Adjudicator Jonathan Rathbone
  • Singing Day 2, 4:30 pm on Thursday 24 March Classes 205 to 209  Adjudicator Zoe South
  • Singing Day 3, 4:30 pm on Thursday 31 March Classes 210 to 215 for younger singers Adjudicator Jonathan Rathbone

There was an error in the entry system for class 212 – the class fee was wrong. This has now been corrected to £14.00.


The Association of English Singers & Speakers Music Festivals Trophy

We are very grateful to The Association of English Singers & Speakers for sponsoring the AESS Prize. The details of the prize are still being finalised, but it will be awarded to the winner of singing class 203, which will take place on Thursday 17th March.


Herbert Howells Song Prize

We are very grateful to The Herbert Howells Society which is sponsoring the Herbert Howells prize for the best performance of a song by Herbert Howells over the course of the Festival. Each adjudicator of singing competitions will nominate one singer and the winner will be chosen by agreement from among those nominees.
Singing competitions will be held on Thursday 17th, Thursday 24th and Thursday 31st March and the Edith Poulsen Singing Recital Prize Competition for singers and accompanists on Monday 25th April.


The following information applies to each of the three days of singing competitions

All entrants may sing with or without instrumental accompaniment, but no backing tracks are allowed. Pieces may not be repeated in different competitions. All entrants, but especially those with younger voices, should ensure they present vocally appropriate repertoire.

Entrants must provide the Adjudicator with a clean copy of the music for each work to be performed. Pieces may not be repeated in different competitions.

Entrants are reminded to introduce themselves and the piece(s) they are singing and to wear dress appropriate for a performance.

Enter online via the Festival’s website  Closing Date – Monday 28 February

For each entry, age is the age on 1st September 2021 so that all the entrants in a class are in the same school year.

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.

Singers wishing to perform their own compositions may like to enter one of the composition classes.

The Syllabus was updated on 11th February. Download a copy here 2022 Singing Syllabus


Click the ‘read more’ button below to see videos from 2018 and 2019 competitions

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