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About the choir classes
Welcome to the 2017 syllabus for choir classes.

I hope that you will enjoy preparing your pieces for this competition where we truly celebrate the arts. There are many classes for you to choose from and I look forward to receiving your entries and hearing you perform. Some class numbers and description may be different from previous years please read them carefully. This year we have introduced a new class for Recently Formed Choirs to give them a chance to shine with choirs in a similar stage of development.

Our adjudicators have a great deal of experience and look forward to visiting Kettering and sharing their knowledge and expertise with all the competitors.

Linda Langdell
Music Secretary

This years hymns were chosen by Doreen Godson
Our adjudicators are Mrs Eileen Field ARAM,GRSM,LRAM,ARCM,PGCA
                        and Rebecca Moseley-Morgan MA(Mus), BA(hons) ARCM (hons)


  • PLEASE NOTE
  • ALL choir classes are for choirs of between 12 and 50 voices
  • TIME LIMITS will be STRICTLY adhered to and refer to the actual performance time
  • Choirs who wish to use the official accompanists should indicate this on the entry form and MUST send their copy to the Music Secretary no later than 1st February 2017. NO reminders will be sent and the official accompanists reserve the right to refuse to play music not received by the due date
 
Hymn Singing
  • Set Publications:- Songs of Praise (OUP); Junior Praise (Collins);
    Mission Praise (Marshall Pickering); Come and Praise (BBC Publications)

Class 150 Primary school choirs - schools with less than 120 on the roll
  “One more step along the road I go” - Junior Praise 188
AND
own choice from one of the set publications

Class 151 Choirs - hymn singing - year 2
  “Give me oil in my lamp” - Junior Praise 50
AND
own choice from one of the set publications

Class 152 Choirs - hymn singing - years 3 & 4
  “Joshua fit the battle of Jericho” - Junior Praise 143
AND
own choice from one of the set publications

Class 153 Choirs - hymn singing - years 5 & 6
  “O praise ye the Lord” - Come & Praise 37
AND own choice from one of the set publications

Class 154 Choirs - hymn singing - years 7 to 9
  Own choice of two contrasting hymns from the set publications

Class 155 Choirs - hymn singing - 14 to 16 years inclusive
  Own choice of two contrasting hymns from the set publications

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Junior Choirs
Class 156 Primary school choirs - schools with less than 120 on the roll
  Own choice of TWO contrasting pieces   Time limit 6 minutes

Class 157 Choirs - year 2
  Own choices of two or more contrasting pieces   Time limit 6 minutes

Class 158 Choirs - years 3 & 4
  Own choices of two or more contrasting pieces   Time limit 6 minutes

Class 159 Choirs - years 5 & 6
  Any unaccompanied song plus Own choice(s) in two or more parts
Time limit 6 minutes

Class 160 Choirs - years 7 to 9
  Own choice(s)   Time limit 6 minutes

Class 161 Choirs - 14 to16 years inclusive
  Own choice(s)   Time limit 8 minutes

Class 162 Choirs - 21 years and under
  Own choice(s)   Time limit 10 minutes

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Senior Choirs
  • All Senior Choir Classes are "Own Choice(s)"

Class 163 Ladies Choirs
  Time limit 12 minutes

Class 164 Male Voice Choirs
  Time limit 12 minutes

Class 165 Mixed Voice Choirs
  Time limit 12 minutes

Class 166 Choirs - Open Class - Songs from the Musicals
  Time limit 12 minutes

Class 167 Choirs - Open Class - Sacred/spiritual
  Own choice(s)   Time limit 12 minutes

Class 168 Choirs  - Open Class - Medley
  Own choice(s)   Time limit 15 minutes

Class 169 Recently Formed Choirs  - Open Class
(Choirs formed since September 2014)
  Own choice(s)   Time limit 12 minutes

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