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About the vocal classes
Welcome to the 2018 syllabus for vocal 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 are different from previous years please read them carefully.

Can I remind past competitors to select pieces you have not sung at the Kettering Eisteddfod in the last three years and for everyone to make sure you choice songs suitable for your age. Our two adjudicators have a great deal of experience and both look forward to visiting Kettering and sharing their knowledge and expertise with all the entrants.

Linda Langdell
Music Secretary (vocal)

This years pieces were chosen by Sylvia Berryman, Linda Langdell and Doreen Godson
Our adjudicators are Anne Marshall MA, PGCE, LRAM
                        and Andrea Calladine ARCM, ABSM, FISM


PLEASE NOTE
  • Competitors who wish to use the official accompanists in “Own Choice” classes should indicate this on the entry form and MUST send their copy to the Music Secretary no later than 1st February 2018. NO reminders will be sent and the official accompanists reserve the right to refuse to play music not received by the due date
  • TIME LIMITS must be STRICTLY adhered to and refer to the actual performance time
  • Unless otherwise stated all classes are 'Own Choice'

Junior Vocal solos 6 years and under
Class 100 Vocal solo - Set piece - 6 years & under
  Either: ‘The Grandfather Clock’     OR: ‘The Big Red Bus’
both by Thomas Dunhill (Pub.Cramer)

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Junior Vocal solos 7 & 8 years
Class 101 Vocal solo - Set piece - 7 & 8 years
  Either: ‘Yesterday’s News’ by Betty Roe words by Marian Lines.
from ‘Songs from Betty Roe Shows Vol 1’ Thames Publishing
Or: ‘My Little White Boat’” by Thomas Dunhill from the ABRSM Syllabus

Class 102 Vocal solo - Disney song - 7 & 8 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 103 Vocal solo - Folk song (unaccompanied) - 7 & 8 years
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 104 Vocal solo - Own choice - 7 & 8 years
  Own choice (NOT Folk or Disney)   Time limit 3 minutes

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Junior Vocal solos 9 &10 years
Class 105 Vocal solo - Set piece - 9 & 10 years
  Either: ‘The Bouquet of Rosemary’ by Georgina Tanner arr Robert Elkin
from the ABRSM Syllabus
Or: ‘I’m Ivan, Hans or Jack’ by Betty Roe words by Marian Lines.
from ‘Songs from Betty Roe Shows Vol 1’ Thames Publishing

Class 106 Vocal solo - Songs from the Shows (inc Disney) - 9 & 10 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 107 Vocal solo - Folk song (unaccompanied) - 9 & 10 years
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 108 Vocal solo - Sacred song - 9 & 10 years
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 109 Vocal solo - Own choice - 9 & 10 years
  Own choice (NOT Folk, Disney, Songs from the Shows or Sacred)  
Time limit 3 minutes

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Junior Vocal solos 11 &12 years
Class 110 Vocal solo - Set piece - 11 & 12 years
  Either: ‘A Soft Day’ by CV Stanford words by WM Letts
Or: ‘Clock-a-Clay’ by Richard Rodney Bennett from ‘The Insect World’

Class 111 Vocal solo - Folk Song - unaccompanied - 11 & 12 years
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 112 Vocal solo - Sacred Song - 11 & 12 years
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 113 Vocal solo - Songs from the Shows (including Disney)
11 & 12 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 114 Vocal solo - Own Choice - 11 & 12 years
  Own choice (NOT Folk, Songs from the Shows, Disney or Sacred)  
Time limit 3 minutes

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Junior Vocal solos 13 &14 years
Class 115 Vocal solo - Set piece - 13 & 14 years
  Either: ‘Over the Mountains’ arr by Robert Quilter
Or: ‘The Cherry Tree’ by Armstrong Gibbs

Class 116 Vocal solo - Folk song (unaccompanied) - 13 & 14 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 117 Vocal solo - Sacred song - 13 & 14 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 118 Vocal solo - Songs from the Shows (including Disney)
13 & 14 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 119 Vocal solo - Own Choice
13 & 14 years
  Own choice (NOT Folk, Songs from the Shows, Disney or Sacred) 
Time limit 4 minutes

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Junior Vocal solos 15 &16 years
Class 121 Vocal solo - Folk song (unaccompanied) - 15 & 16 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 122 Vocal solo - Sacred Song - 15 & 16 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 123 Vocal solo - Songs from the Shows (including Disney)
15 & 16 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 124 Vocal solo - Own choice, Girls - 15 & 16 years
15 & 16 years
  Own choice (NOT Folk, Songs from the Shows, Disney or Sacred) 
Time limit 4 minutes

Class 125 Vocal solo - Own choice, Boys - 15 & 16 years
15 & 16 years
  Own choice (NOT Folk, Songs from the Shows, Disney or Sacred) 
Time limit 4 minutes

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Junior Vocal solos 17 - 21 years
Class 126 Vocal solo - Male 17 - 21 years
  Own choice - NOT Folk, Songs from the Shows, Disney or Sacred
Time limit 5 minutes

Class 127 Vocal solo - Female 17 - 21 years
  Own choice - NOT Folk, Songs from the Shows, Disney or Sacred
Time limit 5 minutes

Class 128 Vocal solo - Folk song - unaccompanied - 17 - 21 years
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 129 Vocal solo - Sacred song - 17 - 21 years
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 130 Vocal solo - Songs from the Shows (including Disney)
17 - 21 years
  Time limit 5 minutes

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Senior Vocal solos (over 21 years)
  • All Senior Vocal Classes are for any voice
  • The Time Limit for all Senior Vocal Classes is 5 minutes

Class 131 Vocal Solo - British Composer
  Own choice of a piece by any British composer

Class 132 Vocal Solo - Folk Song - unaccompanied
   

Class 133 Vocal Solo - Sacred or Spiritual Song
   

Class 134 Vocal Solo - Songs from the Shows (including Disney)
   

Class 135 Vocal Solo - Original Language Song (including English)
   

Class 136 Vocal Solo - Operatic Aria (to be sung in the original key)
   

Class 137 Vocal Solo - Gilbert & Sullivan Aria (to be sung in the original key)
   

Class 138 Vocal Solo - Senior Citizen (60 years and over)
   

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Vocal Duets (any combination of voices)
Class 140 Vocal duet 12 years & under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 141 Vocal duet 13 - 16 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 142 Vocal duet 17 - 21 years
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 143 Vocal duet - Open
  Time limit 5 minutes

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Vocal Trios (any combination of voices)
Class 144 Vocal trio - 15 years & under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 145 Vocal trio - Open
  Time limit 5 minutes

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Vocal Ensembles (any combination of voices)
Class 146 Vocal Ensemble 4-8 voices, 21 years and under
  Time limit 8 minutes

Class 147 Vocal Ensemble 4-8 voices, Open
  Time limit 10 minutes

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Partnership Classes
  • Partnership classes are for two performers - any voice accompanied by any instrument
  • Both performers will be adjudicated

Class 61 Partnership Class, 14-18 Years 
  Time limit 8 minutes

Class 62 Partnership Class, Open
  Time limit 10 minutes
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