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19th - 23rd October 2016

4th Edition

MO 2015

Take Part

National Competitions (Ireland and UK)

Female Voice
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, only 1 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: Certificate and £100

Male Voice
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, only 1 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: Certificate and £100

Mixed Voice
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, only 1 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: Certificate and £100

Youth Choir
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, only 1 of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: All singers must be under 21 years of age
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: Certificate and £100

Vocal Ensemble
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces, only 1 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: Certificate and £100

Sacred Music
Repertoire: 2 contrasting sacred pieces, only 1 of which may be accompanied
Time Limit: 5 – 8 minutes in total
Age Limit: Open to adult and youth choirs
No. of Members: Minimum of 12 singers per choir
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: Certificate and £100

Popular, Jazz & Gospel Music
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces in a relevant style, both 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: Certificate and £100

Barbershop Chorus
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces from the barbershop repertoire, only 1 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: Certificate and £100

Barbershop Quartet
Repertoire: 2 contrasting pieces from the barbershop repertoire, only 1 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: 4
1st Prize: Trophy and £200
2nd Prize: Certificate and £100

Special Awards
There will be special awards in the school, national and international sections of the festival. Full details of these awards will be announced closer to the festival.

CMC award for best performance of a piece by an Irish composer:
In partnership with the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, we will present an award for the best performance of a piece by an Irish composer. All choral works found in the Contemporary Music Centre’s online library are eligible for consideration. Works from the graded CMC Choral Catalogues, as detailed below, are particularly recommended, as they have been selected by specialist curators with a comprehensive set of guidelines about each work and a full set of sample pages. A cash prize plus vouchers to redeem on choral works from the Contemporary Music Centre will be awarded to the winning choir.

CMC Choral Music Library
CMC Children’s and Female Voice Catalogue
CMC Mixed Voice Catalogue