Vocal

Adjudicator: Gail Mortley Closing date for entries:  1st December 2020
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD * Please send entries/titles to
Gwenda Dearsley
Dates: 20th-21st February 2021
27th-28th February 2021
38 Medlicott Way, Swanmore, Southampton, SO32 2NE
* Online entry available here

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. No microphone will be provided but singers may bring their own equipment if they wish.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Please see the full rules and regulations here.

Enter online below under Subcategories


CHARACTER SONG

Costume and props permitted. See rule 2.13. Please ensure song content is appropriate to the age group.


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V1312 years & under £9.50
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V1413-18 years £9.50

CLASSIC SONGS (19+)

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


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V37Classical American Song £9.50
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V38English Song £9.50
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V39Michael Head Song £9.50
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V40Ivor Novello Song – Open £9.50
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V41Comic Song £9.50
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V42Modern Popular Classics £9.50

CLASSICAL SOLO

Any song from the classical repertoire, not from a musical.


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V0112 years & under £7.00
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V0213-18 years £9.50

CLASSICAL VOCAL RECITAL (19+)

Own choice of 3 songs of contrasting style (not popular culture) and period to be introduced by the performer. No backing track.


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V45Classical Vocal Recital £13.00

DISNEY SONG

Any song from a Disney film or musical. No costume or props


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V1510 years & under £9.50
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V1611-12 years £9.50
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V1713-14 years £9.50
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V1815-18 years £9.50

HITS 2017-2019

Any top ten hit from 2017-2019 as defined by Radio 1’s ‘Official UK Top 40s Singles Chart’.


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V2218 years & under £9.50

JUNIOR CLASSICAL RECITAL

Own choice of three contrasting songs to be introduced by the performer. Not pop or from a film or musical. No backing track.


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V2418 years & under £11.50

LIEDER

Any song from the Lieder repertoire to be sung in German or English. No backing track.


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V1918 years & under £9.50

MIXED BAG (19+)

A – One aria from oratorio or opera & one from a musical B – One from aria antiche & one English art song No backing track.


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V44Mixed bag £9.50

LIEDER (19+)

Any song from the Lieder repertoire to be sung in German or English. No backing track.


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V43Lieder – Open £9.50

MIXED BAG: either A or B

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


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V2318 years & under £9.50

MODERN FOLK SONG

Any folk song, unaccompanied or self-accompanied on a folk instrument, not a piano. No backing track.


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V0712 years & under £9.50
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V0813–18 years £9.50

MODERN POPULAR CLASSICS

Any Top Ten hit since 1960 as defined in Melody Maker. Please ensure lyrics and song subject are appropriate for the age group.


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V2113-18 years £9.50

MODERN SOLO

Any song from the popular music repertoire, not from a musical.


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V0312 years & under £7.00
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V0413-18 years £9.50

MUSICAL

Any song from a film or musical.


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V0910 years & under £9.50
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V1011-12 years £9.50
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V1113-14 years £9.50
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V1215-18 years £9.50

ORATORIO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL (19+)


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V36Open £9.50

OWN CHOICE SOLOS (19+)

Any song not from an opera, oratorio or musical.


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V25Lady's solo £9.50
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V26Gentleman’s Solo £9.50
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V27Young Adult Solo – 19-25 years £9.50
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V28Senior Citizen’s Solo £9.50
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V29Novice Class £9.50

SACRED SONG

Any song with religious words. No backing track.


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V2018 years & under £9.50

SONGS FROM THE STAGE (19+)


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V31Songs from Shows and Films £9.50
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V32Disney Song £9.50
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V33Character Song £9.50
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V34Light Opera or G & S £9.50
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V35Operatic Solo – Open £9.50

TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG

Any folk song, unaccompanied, or self-accompanied on a folk instrument, not a piano. No backing track.


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V0512 years & under £9.50
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V0613–18 years £9.50

TRADITIONAL OR MODERN FOLKSONG (19+)

Unaccompanied, accompanied or self-accompanied. Own choice of any folk song.


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V30Folksong £9.50