Solo singing classes are available for all adult voices, as well as for girls and boys. There are separate classes in opera, oratorio and recital for music students or graduates and for amateur singers, so that performers can compete on an equal footing. In addition there are classes for lieder and art song, folk song, light operatic & musicals, sacred song and vocal duets.
All singing competitions will be held at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG and the closing date for singing entries is Friday 7th February 2020.
The Singing Prize Recital Competition will take place on Saturday 25th April 2020. Both singers and their accompanists may enter this competition.
Other singing competitions will be held on dates to be confirmed.
Please note that the Section Head for Singing is now Faith Williams.
Prizes and Certificates
There is a Festival Singing Trophy for the most outstanding performance in the four major classes, and challenge cups for the best performers of Folk Song and British Art Song. In other classes there are gold, silver and bronze medals to be won, and every competitor will receive a written adjudication sheet and certificate of participation. Cups will also be awarded to the most promising and the most outstanding male and female singers over 17 years, and to the most noteworthy junior singer.
The video above shows performances from the 2019 Singing Recital Prize Competition together with an interview with the adjudicator, Joan Rodgers, who explains what she is looking for from winning singers. The 2020 competition will be on Saturday 25th April.
The video above shows performances from the 2018 Singing Recital Prize Competition together with an interview with the adjudicator, Linda Hirst and the adjudicator for accompanists, Gill Cracknell.