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About the vocal classes
Welcome to the 2017 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. This year we have introduced a new class for Recently Formed Choirs  We also offer Partnership classes and a class for 6 years and under. 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 since 2014 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 competitors.

Linda Langdell
Music Secretary (vocal)

This years pieces were chosen by Sylvia Berryman, Linda Langdell and 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
  • 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 2017. 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 class are Own Choice

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

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Junior Vocal solos 8 years and under
Class 101 Vocal solo - Set piece - 8 years & under
  Either: ‘Sandy and Andy’ by Havelock Nelson  (Pub. Roberton Publications)
Or: ‘Candlelight’ by Alex Rowley (Pub. Roberton Publications)

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

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

Class 104 Vocal solo - Own choice - 8 years & under
  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: ‘Orrible little Blue-eyes’ by Betty Roe words by Marian Lines (Pub. Elkin Music)
Or: ‘The Dorset Pedlar’ by William Jackman (Pub. Boosey & Hawkes)

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: ‘I Know a Bank’ (any key) by Martin Shaw words by William Shakespeare
(Pub. Cramer Music)
Or: ‘The Haunted Highway’ from ‘Songs of the Heath’ by Lloyd–Webber words by May Sarson (Pub. William Elkin Music Services)

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: ‘Song of the Bluebell Wood’ by Betty Roe words by Barbara Softly
(Pub. Thames Publishing)
Or: ‘Simple Gifts’ from ‘Old American Songs set 1’ by Aaron Copeland
(Pub. Boosey & Hawkes)

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 120 Vocal solo - British Composer - 15 & 16 years
  Own Choice of a piece by any British composer    Time Limit 4 minutes

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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Senoir Vocal Solos
  1. All Senior Vocal Classes are for any voice

  2. 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
   

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Vocal Duets
Class 139 Vocal duet 12 years & under
  Time limit 3 minutes

Class 140 Vocal duet 13 - 16 years
  Time limit 4 minutes

Class 141 Vocal duet 17 - 21 years
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 142 Vocal duet any voices - Open
  Time limit 5 minutes

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Vocal Trios
Class 143 Vocal trio any voices - 15 years & under
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 144 Vocal trio any voices - Open
  Time limit 5 minutes

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Vocal Ensembles
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 8 minutes
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Partnership Classes
  • Partnership classes are for two performers - any voice accompanied by any instrument

  • Both performers will be adjudicate

Class 61 Partnership Class, 14-18 Years 
  Time limit 5 minutes

Class 62 Partnership Class, Open
  Time limit 8 minutes
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