Vocal

Adjudicator: Gail Mortley Closing date for entries 14th November 2021
Venue: Crookhorn College, Waterlooville, PO7 5UD * Please send entries/titles to
Gwenda Dearsley
Dates: 26th-27th February 2022
5th-6th March 2022
38 Medlicott Way, Swanmore, Southampton, SO32 2NE
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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.

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DUET

Any song not from a musical. Two distinct voice parts must be sung.


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

ENSEMBLES (19+)


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V51Lieder - Voice and Piano - Open To be judged as ensemble. Own choice from Lieder repertoire to be sung in German.  No backing track. £9.50
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V52Free Choice Duet £9.50
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V53Musical Duet. Any song from a film or musical. £9.50
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V54Free Choice Trio £9.50
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V55Vocal Group. Maximum of 4 singers.  Any song arranged for small vocal group - not classical or traditional.  Distinct parts must be sung.  (e.g. Girls Aloud, JLS, Take That  etc) £9.50

MUSICAL DUET

Any song from a film or musical. Two distinct voice parts must be sung. 18 years & under.


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V16Musical Duet £9.50

TRIO

Any trio from any tradition. Three distinct voice parts must be sung.


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V0718 years and under £9.50

VOCAL GROUP

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.)


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V2818 years and under £9.50

YOUNG CHOIRS

Own choice of two contrasting songs.


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Ch1Key Stage 1 £21.00
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Ch2Key Stage 2 £21.00
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Ch3Key Stages 3 & 4 £21.00

CHARACTER SONG

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


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V1712 years and under £9.50
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V1813-18 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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V43Classical American Song No backing track. £9.50
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V44English Song - A song by any English Composer, excluding Michael Head. No backing track. £9.50
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V45Michael Head Song No backing track. £9.50
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V46Ivor Novello Song - Open £9.50
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V47Comic Song £9.50
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V48Modern popular Classics Any Top Ten hit as defined in Melody Maker £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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V50Recital - Open £13.00

DISNEY SONG

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


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V1910 years and under £9.50
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V2011-12 years £9.50
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V2113-14 years £9.50
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V2215-18 years £9.50
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V23Duet -  18 years and under £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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V2718 years and 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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V3018 years and under £11.50

LIEDER

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


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V2418 years and 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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V49Mixed Bag £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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V2918 years and 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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V1012 years and under £9.50
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V1113-18 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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V2613-18 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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V1210 years and 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

ORATORIO RELIGIOUS OR SPIRITUAL (19+)


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V42Open No backing track. £9.50

OWN CHOICE SOLOS (19+)

Any song not from an opera, oratorio or musical.


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V31Lady's Solo £9.50
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V32Gentleman's Solo £9.50
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V33Young Adult Solo - 19-25 years £9.50
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V34Senior Citizen's Solo £9.50
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V35Novice* Class *Please see syllabus for definition. £9.50

SACRED SONG

Any song with religious words. No backing track.


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V2518 years and under £9.50

SONGS FROM THE STAGE (19+)


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V37Songs from Shows and Films Any song from a show or musical. £9.50
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V38Disney Song No costume or props £9.50
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V39Character Song Costume and props permitted.  See rule 2.17. £9.50
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V40Light Opera or G & S Costume and props may be used.  See rule 2.13.  No backing track. £9.50
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V41Operatic Solo - Open Own choice from any opera, to be sung in the original language.   No backing track. £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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V0812 years and under £9.50
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V0913-18 years £9.50

TRADITIONAL OR MODERN FOLKSONG (19+)

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


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V36Folksong £9.50