|Adjudicator:||Gail Mortley||Closing date for entries: 14th November 2021|
|Venue:||Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD|| * Please send entries/titles to: |
|Dates:||26th-27th February 2022|
5th-6th March 2022
|38 Medlicott Way, Swanmore, Southampton, SO32 2NE|
|* Enter online below under Subcategories|
Gail Mortley is a professional singer, actress and teacher. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, one of which took her to the Mozarteum in Salzburg, to study with the international singing coach, Rita Streich.
Early in her professional career Gail performed with numerous opera companies, including Sadler’s Wells and Kent Opera. Throughout her career she has combined classical and commercial theatre, with roles ranging from Violetta in La Traviata, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Poppea in The Coronation of Poppea, Yum-Yum in The Mikado, and Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. In London’s West End she played Cosette in Les Miserables, and in the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds she played Julie Jordan in Carousel and Joanna in Sweeny Todd. She was also in the original cast of Chess in London, and for several years Gail was principal girl in Roy Hudd’s Christmas pantomimes.
Gail’s concert work includes principal soprano in The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, both in London and Seville, Spain.
Throughout her professional career Gail has been the singing tutor for professional institutions. She now has a thriving private practice, teaching many young aspiring professionals and is also an adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals.
As far as possible, Adult classes will take place on the first weekend and Young Singers classes will take place on the second one 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.
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Any song not from a musical. Two distinct voice parts must be sung.
Any song from a film or musical. Two distinct voice parts must be sung. 18 years & under.
Any trio from any tradition. Three distinct voice parts must be sung.
Maximum of 4 singers. Any song arranged for small vocal group – not classical or traditional. Distinct parts must be sung. (eg: Girls Aloud, JLS, Take That etc.)
Own choice of two contrasting songs.
Costume and props permitted. See rule 2.13. Please ensure song content is appropriate to the age group.
PLEASE NOTE: when choosing songs to perform, please ensure that the words contain no language likely to cause offence. In the Adult section, children may be present in the audience
Any song from the classical repertoire, not from a musical.
Own choice of 3 songs of contrasting style (not popular culture) and period to be introduced by the performer. No backing track.
Any song from a Disney film or musical. No costume or props
Any top ten hit from 2017-2019 as defined by Radio 1’s ‘Official UK Top 40s Singles Chart’.
Own choice of three contrasting songs to be introduced by the performer. Not pop or from a film or musical. No backing track.
Any song from the Lieder repertoire to be sung in German or English. No backing track.
A – One aria from oratorio or opera & one from a musical B – One from aria antiche & one English art song No backing track.
A: two songs: one from a musical and one from a different tradition B: one 20th or 21st century song and one from any earlier period
Any folk song, unaccompanied or self-accompanied on a folk instrument, not a piano. No backing track.
Any Top Ten hit since 1960 as defined in Melody Maker. Please ensure lyrics and song subject are appropriate for the age group.
Any song from the popular music repertoire, not from a musical.
Any song from a film or musical.
Any song not from an opera, oratorio or musical.
Any song with religious words. No backing track.
Any folk song, unaccompanied, or self-accompanied on a folk instrument, not a piano. No backing track.
Unaccompanied, accompanied or self-accompanied. Own choice of any folk song.