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22nd - 25th October 2015

3rd Edition

National Competitions

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National Competitions (Ireland and UK)

Female Voice
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Male Voice
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Mixed Voice
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Youth Choir
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: Maximum age of 21 on the day of competition
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Vocal Ensemble
Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 4 and maximum of 12 singers per ensemble
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Sacred Music
Repertoire: Two contrasting sacred works, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Gospel
Repertoire: Two contrasting works from the gospel choral music repertoire, only one of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Barbershop
Repertoire: Two contrasting works from the barbershop repertoire
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: The majority of singers must be over 15 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: £100

Special Awards
It is the intention of the festival to introduce special awards in the school, national and international sections of the festival. Details of these awards will be announced closer to the festival.