|Adjudicator:||Sarah Jefferies LRAM ARCM||Closing date for entries: 17th November 2023|
|Venue:||The Menuhin Room, Portsmouth Central Library. PO1 2DX|| * Please send entries/titles to: |
c/o Shelley Hart
24th-25th February 2024
| 26, Cedar Grove, Portsmouth. PO3 6HJ|
|* Enter online below under Subcategories|
Sarah Jefferies is a vocal graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Josephine Veasey and Patricia Clarke. Whilst at the Academy, Sarah was the recipient of many prizes including Early Music, Lieder and English Song. She was an active member of the opera course, singing roles by Britten, Strauss and Mozart.
Upon leaving the Academy, Sarah studied with Margreet Honig and Elly Ameling at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She has sung recitals and oratorios all over Europe and was a member of the Opera De Lyon, with whom she recorded many works including Schoenberg’s ‘Moses und Aron’ and Orf’s ‘Carmina Burana’.
Sarah is a visiting teacher of voice at Marlborough College in Wiltshire and and has adjudicated all over the Uk and the Middle East, as well as at some of the major conservatoires in the U.K.
Sarah has a real fascination for the workings of the human voice, and enjoys helping her students of all ages and standards to improve their vocal abilities.
As far as possible, Adult classes will take place on the first date 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.
|The Vocal Section encompasses all styles of singing and a microphone will be available for those who wish to use it. There are also classes that include singing in the Speech & Drama and Dance Sections.|
YOUNG SINGERS’ CLASSES
The G M Velde Cup will be awarded for the best performance of a singer 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.
ADULT CLASSES – 19 YEARS & OVER
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.
|The Ted Marsh Memorial Cup will be awarded for the best overall performance in the Adult Vocal Section.|
|The Kathleen Stace Rose Bowl will be awarded to the overall winner of the Lady’s and Gentleman’s solo classes.|
|The Terri Freeman Cup will be awarded at the discretion of the adjudicator for consistently high quality performances in either the Young Singers or the Adult section.|
Enter online below under Subcategories
V50 - Lieder - Voice and Piano - Open. To be judged as an ensemble. Any song from the Lieder repertoire to be sung in German.
V51 - Free Choice Duet. Any duet from any tradition. Two distinct voice parts must be sung.
V52 - Musical Duet. Any song from a film or musical. Two distinct voice parts must be sung.
V53 - Free Choice Trio. Any trio from any tradition. Three distinct voice parts must be sung.
V54 - Vocal Group. Maximum of 4 singers Any song arranged for small vocal group - not classical or traditional. Distinct parts must be sung.
V55 - Vocal Small Choir. Minimum of 5 singers, maximum 20 singers. Two contrasting songs, any genre or style.
V56 - A Capella Vocal Group Minimum of 4 singers, maximum 10 singers. Two contrasting songs, any genre or style.
Own choice of three contrasting songs from different theatrical musicals to be introduced by the performer. No costume or props.
V29 - 18 years and under
Any song from a film musical or theatrical musical (not Disney). Minimum of 2 singers, maximum of 6 singers.
V15 - 8 years and under
V16 - 9-12 years
V17 - 13-18 years
Any song not from a musical. Minimum of 2 singers, maximum of 6 singers.
V06 - 8 years and under
V07 - 9-12 years
V08 - 13-18 years
Own choice of two contrasting songs.
Ch1 - Key Stage 1
Ch2 - Key Stage 2
Ch3 - Key Stages 3 & 4
Costume and props permitted. This song needs to be acted as the character selected. Please ensure song content is appropriate to the age group.
V18 - 8 years and under
V19 - 9-12 years
V20 - 13-18 years
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
V42 - Classical American Song. No backing track.
V43 - English Song. Any song by any English Composer, excluding Michael Head. No backing track.
V44 - Michael Head Song. No backing track
V45 - Ivor Novello Song. No backing track.
V46 - Comic Song. Any humorous song to entertain the audience.
V47 - Modern Popular Classics. Any top ten hit since 1960 as defined by Melody Maker. Please ensure that content is appropriate for the occasion.
Any song from the classical repertoire, not from a musical.
V01 - 12 years & under
V02 - 13-18 years
Own choice of 3 songs of contrasting style (not popular culture) and period to be introduced by the performer. No backing track.
V49 - Recital - Open
Any song from a Disney film or musical. No costume or props
V21 - 8 years and under
V22 - 9-12 years
V23 - 13-18 years
V24 - Duet - 18 years and under
Own choice of three contrasting songs to be introduced by the performer. Not pop or from a film or musical. No backing track.
V28 - 18 years and under
Any song from the Lieder repertoire to be sung in German or English. No backing track.
V25 - 18 years and under
A – One aria from oratorio or opera & one from a musical B – One from aria antiche & one English art song No backing track.
V48 - Mixed Bag
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
V27 - 18 years and under
Any song from the popular music repertoire, not from a musical.
V03 - 8 years & under
V04 - 9-12 years
V05 - 13-18 years
Any song from a film musical or theatrical musical (not Disney).
V11 - 5-7 years
V12 - 8-10 years
V13 - 11-13 years
V14 - 14-18 years
V41 - Open. No backing track.
Any song not from an opera, oratorio or musical.
V30 - Lady's Solo
V31 - Gentleman's Solo
V32 - Young Adult Solo - 19-25 years
V33 - Senior Citizen's Solo
V34 - Novice Class. For singers who have not won a class in any festival and who have been studying for less than 18 months before the Festival.
Any song with religious words. No backing track.
V26 - 18 years and under
V36 - Songs from Shows and Films
V37 - Disney Song. No costume or props.
V38 - Character Song. Costume and props permitted.
V39 - Light Opera or G & S. Costume and props permitted. No backing track.
V40 - Operatic Solo - Open. Any voice, own choice from any opera, to be sung in the original language. No backing track.
Any folk song, unaccompanied, or self-accompanied on a folk instrument, not a piano. No backing track.
V09 - 12 years and under
V10 - 13-18 years
Unaccompanied, accompanied or self-accompanied. Own choice of any folk song.
V35 - Folksong