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.
The singing recital prize Competition will be held on Saturday 25th April. Other singing competitions will be held on Thursday 12th March, Thursday 26th March and Thursday 2nd April. All singing competitions will be held at Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, Central Square, NW11 7AG.
The closing date for the singing competitions is Friday 7th February.
For every day of competitions for which an accompanist is required, we appoint an official accompanist. Competitors do not have to use this accompanist, but if they wish to do so, they should tick the relevant box on the entry form.
If you request to use an official accompanist, the section head will send you that person’s contact details and the fees that you would need to pay together with the information about the day of the competition. The same fees are are payable for all the festival accompanists. As we need to appoint an official accompanist for about 30 days of competitions, different people will be appointed for different days.
To see videos from 2018 and 2019 competitions, click the ‘read more’ link below.Read more
Videos from 2018 and 2019
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.