Vocal

All entries for the 2020 festival are now closed.

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

Adjudicator: Belinda Mikhail Closing date for entries:  15th November 2019
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD. * Please send entries/titles to:  Gwenda Dearsley
Dates: 22nd-23rd February 2020 7th-8th March 2020 38 Medlicott Way, Swanmore, Southampton, SO32 2NE.

Belinda Mikhaïl won the Associated Board and the Queen Mother Scholarships to study piano and singing as a joint first study at the Royal College of Music where she won the Hopkinson Gold Medal for her final recital.  Since graduating she has travelled extensively performing both as a soloist and as a chamber musician and has appeared as a concerto soloist at the major London Concert Halls.

She has made numerous recordings for Sony BMG and Universal and is a vocal soloist on EMI’s Vocalise album as used in trailers for ER, Lost and Grey’s Anatomy.  She appears as the featured soloist on many film soundtracks, including In the Shadow of the Moon (Winner Sundance Film Festival), and Bobby Fischer against the World.  Her solo piano playing of the theme from Chariots of Fire was heard at every medal ceremony at the London Olympic Games.

Belinda is also in demand as a vocal coach for classical, pop and rock singers and runs an extensive private teaching practice.  She has trained performers as diverse as Siouxsie Sioux, Jennifer Ellison, Jack Garrett, Cathy Tyson, the Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche, as well as the world-renowned dancer Akram Khan.  Her students are enjoying major roles in theatre companies up and down the country as well as West End Shows such as Chicago, Dreamgirls, Haddestown, Dirty Dancing, Book of Mormon and High School Musical and the hit TV series’, Downton Abbey and Broadchurch.

Belinda’s work as an adjudicator has seen her travel extensively and in 2018 she was invited to Trinidad and Tobago where she adjudicated their month long biennial Music Festival.  She thoroughly enjoys listening to a wide variety of music and meeting a wealth of musicians as she travels in her role as a member of the BIFF.

As far as possible, Adult classes will take place on the February weekend and Young Singers classes will take place in March but there may be some exceptions to this.  Please note on your entry form any unavailability, especially any singers who are also taking part in the Dance section.

The Vocal Section encompasses all styles of singing and a microphone will be available for those who wish to use it.  However, for those who wish to have their singing adjudicated by a specialist in the field of popular music, there are opportunities for singers to enter the Rock & Pop Section, and there are also classes that include singing in the Speech & Drama and Dance Sections.

PLEASE NOTE:

a: When choosing songs to perform, please ensure that the words contain no language likely to cause offence.  In the Young Singers section, they should be appropriate for the age of the child.  In the Adult section, remember that children may be present in the audience.

b: A backing track for accompaniment may be used in any class except where indicated provided it is only instrumental music and there is no singing on it at all.

YOUNG SINGERS’ CLASSES

The G M Velde Cup
will be awarded for the best performance by a singer aged 12 years and under.

The Portsmouth Music Club Anniversary Award
Will be awarded for the best performance by a Singer aged 13 – 18 years.

The Terri Freeman Cup
will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator for consistently high quality performances given by a singer in either the Young Singers or the Adult section.

2020 Programme

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

£5.00


CHARACTER SONG


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V1712 years & under £9.50
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V1813-14 years £9.50
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V1915-18 years £9.50

CLASSIC SONGS (19+)


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V47Classical American Song £9.50
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V48English Song £9.50
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V49Michael Head Song £9.50
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V50Ivor Novello Song – Open £9.50
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V51Comic Song £9.50
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V52Modern Popular Classics £9.50

CLASSICAL SOLO


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V01A10 years & under £7.00
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V02A11-12 years £9.50
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V03A13-14 years £9.50
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V04A15-18 years £9.50

CLASSICAL VOCAL RECITAL (19+)


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V54Recital - Open £13.00

DISNEY SONG


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V2010 years & under £9.50
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V2111-12 years £9.50
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V2213-14 years £9.50
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V2315-18 years £9.50
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V24Duet – 18 years & under £9.50

DUET


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V0514 years & under £9.50
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V0615–18 years £9.50

ENSEMBLES (19+)


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V55Lieder – Voice & Piano – open £9.50
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V56Free Choice Duet £9.50
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V57Musical duet £9.50
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V58Free Choice Trio £9.50
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V59Vocal Group £9.50

HITS 2017-2019


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V2918 years & under £9.50

JUNIOR CLASSICAL RECITAL


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V3218 years & under £11.50

JUNIOR CONTEMPORARY RECITAL


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V3318 years & under £11.50

LIEDER


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V2518 years & under £9.50

MICHAEL HEAD SONG


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V2713-18 years £9.50

MIXED BAG (19+)


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V53Mixed Bag £9.50

MIXED BAG: either A or B


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V3118 years & under £9.50

MODERN FOLK SONG


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V1013 years & under £9.50
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V1114-18 years £9.50

MODERN POPULAR CLASSICS


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V2813-18 years £9.50

MODERN SOLO


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V01B10 years & under £7.00
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V02B11-12 years £9.50
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V03B13-14 years £9.50
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V04B15-18 years £9.50

MUSICAL


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V1210 years & under £9.50
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V1311-12 years £9.50
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V1413-14 years £9.50
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V1515-18 years £9.50

MUSICAL DUET


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V1618 years & under £9.50

ORATORIO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL (19+)


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V46Open £9.50

OWN CHOICE SOLOS (19+)


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V34Lady’s Solo £9.50
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V35Gentleman’s Solo £9.50
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V36Young Adult Solo – 19-25 years £9.50
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V37Senior Citizen’s Solo £9.50
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V38Novice Class £9.50

RELIGIOUS SONG OR SPIRITUAL


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V46Open £9.50

SACRED SONG


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V2618 years & under £9.50

SONGS FROM THE STAGE (19+)


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V41Songs from Shows and Films £9.50
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V42Disney Song £9.50
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V43Character Song £9.50
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V44Light Opera or G & S £9.50
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V45Operatic Solo – Open £9.50

TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG


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V0813 years & under £9.50
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V0914-18 years £9.50

TRADITIONAL OR MODERN FOLKSONG (19+)


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V39Folksong £9.50
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V40Old Ballad £9.50

TRIO


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V0718 years & under £9.50

VOCAL GROUP


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V3018 years & under £9.50