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21st - 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
We are delighted to announce the first of our special awards for competing choirs in all school, national and international categories. 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