Choirs Syllabus 2024

Entries open 01/01/2024 and close 28/02/2024

Tuesday 7th May at Reigate Park Church

Adjudicator: Sarah Jefferies LRAM ARCM

Sarah JefferiesSarah Jefferies is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Patricia Clark and Josephine Veasey. Whilst at the Academy, Sarah won many prizes, ranging from Lieder to Opera and English Song, and was the recipient of the Ann E Lloyd Scholarship to fund her post graduate studies.She was an active member of the Opera course, singing several leading roles.

After leaving the RAM, Sarah studied in Amsterdam with Margret Honig and Ella Ameling and began a long period working at the Opera D’Lyon, whilst undertaking recitals with the pianist Paul Turner, as well as oratorios and concerts all over Europe.

Highlights of a busy career have been Canteloube’s ‘Songs of the Auvergne’ at the Edinburgh Festival, and performances of Schoenberg’s ‘Moses und Aaron,’ Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’ and Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ with the LPO under the baton of Kent Nagano. Sarah is a visiting singing teacher to Marlborough College in Wiltshire, where she teaches all standards of student ranging from Grade 1 through to Diploma, firmly believing that everyone should be helped to find their own voice.

Enquiries about entering the Choirs section should be emailed to: choirs.rrmdf@gmail.com

Rules

Children in choirs must be supervised at a ratio of no more than 12 children to 1 member of staff to meet Surrey County Council safeguarding requirements. Choir leaders will be sent a form to complete and return at least 3 weeks before attending Choirs Day to confirm provisional numbers and the names of the teachers who will be in attendance. Choir Leaders must bring a register of names to the event. These details will also be required if your choir is invited to perform in the concert.

Classes

150 Infant Choir (up to and including Year 2)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 2 and under
Up to 6 mins

151 Junior Intermediate Choir (up to and including Year 4)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 4 and under
Up to 6 mins

152 Junior Choir (up to and including Year 6)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 6 and under
Up to 6 mins

153 Intermediate Choir (up to and including Year 8)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 8 and under
Up to 6 mins

154 Senior Intermediate Choir (up to and including Year 9)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 9 and under
Up to 8 mins

155 Senior Choir (up to and including Year 13)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces.
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 13 and under
Up to 8 mins

156 Ensemble – Any combination of up to 16 voices
Own choice of two contrasting pieces
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of 2 to 16 people
Up to 8 mins

157 Community Choir
Own choice of two contrasting pieces
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Up to 8 mins

158 Novice Choir (newly formed and first time entrant)
Own choice of two contrasting pieces
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of any size
Year 7 to Year 13
Up to 8 mins

159 Non Competitive Choir any age
A Ukrainian song (in English, Ukrainian or both)
Fee £17.50 per group
Group of 2 to 25 people
Up to 6 mins

Entries for the Festival close on 28 February 2024 (enter here). Please ensure your entry is submitted in time!