Choral

All entries for the 2020 festival are now closed.

Please come back at the beginning of September to enter for 2021!

Adjudicator:            Venue:  Neil Jenkins Park Community School, Havant, PO9 4BJ Closing date for entries:  15th November 2019 Closing date for song titles: 8th January 2020
Dates: 8th February 2020   Young & Mixed Age Choirs 9th February 2020                      Adult Choirs * Please send entries/titles to: Mrs Jackie Mumford, 6, Widley Gardens, Widley, Waterlooville, PO7 5RB.

NEIL JENKINS has been singing all his life, joining his first choir at the age of 6.  He was a Chorister at Westminster Abbey, and then a Choral Scholar at King’s College Cambridge. Whilst there he was the first tenor in the famous vocal group ‘The Kings Singers’, and sang in the first concerts given by Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s ‘Monteverdi Choir’.  He has been singing professionally for more than 50 years, having made his debut at London’s South Bank centre in 1967.He is now an internationally renowned tenor, conductor and music editor and has recorded over 60 discs of opera, oratorio and song with many of the world’s leading conductors and musicians, including Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Alfred Deller, Riccardo Chailly, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Andrew Davies, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Neville Marriner, Richard Hickox, Andrew Parrott, Kent Nagano and Hans Werner Henze.

In the 1970s he was appointed as an RCM singing professor by Sir David Willcocks, for whom he became a regular soloist with the London Bach Choir, especially as the Evangelist in the Bach Passions, performed annually at the Royal Festival Hall.

Neil has carved out a unique career, being equally at home as an Operatic, Oratorio and Recital singer, combining this with an increasingly important role as a musicologist.  He has translated and edited Bach’s major choral works for the New Novello Choral Edition, and has produced other editions for OUP, Kevin Mayhew and Barn End Press. For 12 years he ran his own international summer school for singers every August, and now gives a regular series of master classes, is a well-known Music Festival adjudicator, and sits on international singing juries. Neil has written the biography of the Handelian singer and first great English tenor, John Beard, and recently curated an exhibition about the singer at the Handel House Museum.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. Choral conductors are permitted to assist their singers by mouthing the words but may not give any kind of actual vocal support to their choir.
  2. Depending on the number of overall entries classes may be split into two with groups of up to 25 and groups of 26 or more. (This will be shown in the programme)

2020 Programme

2020 programme of events. To be dispatched after print run.

£5.00


ADULT GROUPS


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Ch19Hymn, Gospel, Spiritual Or Sacred Song 3 or 4 voices £9.50
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Ch20Hymn, Gospel, Spiritual Or Sacred Song 5+ voices £21.00
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Ch21Opportunity Knocks! 3 or 4 voices £9.50
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Ch22Opportunity Knocks! 5+ voices £21.00
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Ch23Barbershop Class Male chorus £21.00
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Ch24Barbershop Class Female chorus £21.00
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Ch25Barbershop Class Male Quartet £9.50
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Ch26Barbershop Class Female quartet £9.50
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Ch27Songs from the Shows 3 or 4 voices £9.50
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Ch28Songs from the Shows 5+ voices £21.00
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Ch29Own Choice 3 or 4 voices £9.50
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Ch30Own Choice 5+ voices £21.00
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Ch31Ensembles: 3 or 4, male, female or mixed voices £9.50
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Ch32Ensembles: 5 to 9, male, female or mixed voices £21.00
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Ch33Recital Class £21.00

Classes for Key Stage 1


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Ch1Action Songs or Rounds £21.00
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Ch2Assembly Song and Carol Class £21.00
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Ch3Own Choice £21.00
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Ch4‘Topic’ Class £21.00

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Ch5Songs from the Shows £21.00
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Ch6Own Choice £21.00
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Ch7Assembly Song and Carol Class £21.00
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Ch8Opportunity Knocks! £21.00
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Ch9Soloist with Choir Backing £21.00

Classes for Key Stages 3 & 4


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Ch10Songs from the Shows £21.00
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Ch11Own Choice £21.00
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Ch12Opportunity Knocks! £21.00
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Ch13Soloist with Choir Backing £21.00
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Ch14Songs from Your Shows £21.00

MIXED AGE CHOIRS


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Ch18Own Choice £21.00

Open Classes for 18 years and under


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Ch15Songs from the Shows £21.00
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Ch16Soloist with Choir Backing £21.00
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Ch17nstrumental Soloist (not piano) £21.00