Community Choirs – 2017

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Section 140: Religious Choirs

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 18, 19, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Choirs may warm up for one minute.
  3. Total performance time not to exceed 10 mins.
  4. Language optional. Divisi permitted.
  5. Choirs may sing with or without accompaniment. In pieces requiring accompaniment, piano only may be used. No other instruments are allowed.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 140-01 – Religious Choirs – SATB – Under 25 Voices

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 140-02 – Religious Choirs – SATB – Over 25 Voices

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 140-03 – Gospel Choirs

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Section 141: Junior Religious Choirs

Section Notes

  1. Read all Syllabus rules with care. Refer to Notes in Section 140.
  2. 50 voices or fewer.
  3. Choirs may sing with or without accompaniment. In pieces requiring accompaniment, piano only may be used. No other instruments are allowed.
  4. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 141-01 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Two or Three Part – Age 18 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in at least two parts.

Class 141-02 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Age 18 & Under – SATB

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in at least two parts.

Class 141-03 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Age 18 & Under – Boys Only – Changed Voices

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. Two-part or unison.

Class 141-04 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Two Part – Age 16 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in two parts.

Class 141-05 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Unison – Age 16 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in unison.

Class 141-06 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Two Parts – 14 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections one of which must be in two parts.

Class 141-07 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Unison – Age 14 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in unison.

Class 141-08 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Two Parts – Age 12 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections one of which must be in two parts.

Class 141-09 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Unison – Age 12 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in unison.

Class 141-10 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Two Parts – 10 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections one of which must be in two parts.

Class 141-11 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Unison – Age 10 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections both of which must be in unison.

Class 141-12 – Jr. Religious Choirs – Unison – Age 8 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Section 142: Community Adult Choirs

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Notes in Section 87. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Church choirs may enter this section. Secondary School choirs may not enter this section.
  3. All choir members must be at least 15 years of age.
  4. When a choir sings an ‘own choice’ selection in a foreign language, translation into English must be supplied for the adjudicator.
  5. Divisi permitted.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 142-01 – Mixed Voice Choirs – SATB – 30 Voices or Less (Barbara Hagerman Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
a) Own choice in English; unaccompanied
b) Own choice. Language and accompaniment optional.

Class 142-02 – Mixed Voice Choirs – SATB – Over 30 Voices (Barbara Hagerman Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
a) Own choice in English; unaccompanied
b) Own choice. Language and accompaniment optional.

Class 142-03 – Female Voice Choirs – SSA – Open (Barbara Hagerman Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections (SSAA permitted), language optional. One must be unaccompanied, optional accompaniment for the other.

Class 142-04 – Female Voice Choirs – SSA – 30 Voices or Fewer (Barbara Hagerman Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections, language optional. One must be unaccompanied, optional accompaniment for the other.

Class 142-05 – Male Voice Choirs – Any Voices (City of Lincoln Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
At least three parts. Own choice of two contrasting selections. Language and accompaniment optional.

Class 142-06 – Senior Citizens’ Choirs – Age 60 and Over

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. Language and accompaniment optional. Inter-link choirs are eligible in this class.

Class 142-07 – Adult Choirs

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. Language other than English or French in at least one, accompaniment optional.

Class 142-08 – Folk Choirs

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two pieces. Any language; accompaniment optional. No set-up for instruments or props allowed.

Section 143: Small Community Vocal Ensembles

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 18 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Competitors must be over 16 years of age.
  3. School choirs may not enter this section
  4. Ensembles may be conducted.
  5. When an ensemble sings an ‘own choice’ selection in a foreign language, Translation into English must be supplied for the adjudicator.
  6. 6-12 voices.
  7. Gospel choirs: see Class 87-03, Section 87.
Class 143-01 – Madrigal Ensemble (Richard W. Cooke Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two Elizabethan Madrigals.

Class 143-02 – Vocal Ensembles – Mixed Voices (Barbara Clarke Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in 4, 5 or 6 parts. Time limit 10 mins. Accompaniment optional – piano only

Class 143-03 – Vocal Ensembles – SSA (Barbara Clarke Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. Time limit 10 mins. Accompaniment optional – piano only

Class 143-04 – Vocal Ensembles – Intergenerational Choir – No Age Limits

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. Time limit 12 mins. Accompaniment optional – piano only

Section 144: Intermediate & Junior Vocal Ensembles

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Notes 2, 3, & 4 in Section 89. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Own choice of two contrasting selections. Time limit 10 minutes.
  3. School choirs may not enter this section
  4. 6-12 voices. Accompaniment optional, piano only.
  5. Classes 144-01, 144-02 and 144-03 are eligible for the Richard W. Cooke Taped Competition Provincial Class.
  6. Class 144-04 is eligible for the City of Lincoln Taped Competition Provincial Class.
  7. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 144-01 – Vocal Ensembles – SATB – Age 20 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Time limit 10 minutes.

Class 144-02 – Vocal Ensembles – SSA – Age 20 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Time limit 10 minutes.

Class 144-03 – Vocal Ensembles – Two Part – Age 16 & Under

Fee: $120.00

Class 144-04 – Boys’ Ensembles – Two Part – Unchanged Voices

Fee: $120.00
Time limit 10 minutes.

Section 145: Junior Choral Classes

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 18, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. School choirs may not enter this Section, except 145-11.
  3. Choirs may warm up for one minute. See special regulation for 145-10.
  4. Time limit 12 minutes unless otherwise specified.
  5. Language and accompaniment optional, piano only. Where instrumental accompaniment is permitted, only small percussion or instrumental groups (maximum of 5) are allowed.
  6. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 145-01 – Choirs – SATB – Age 20 & Under (Barbara Hagerman Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 145-02 – Choirs – TTBB/TTB/TBB – Age 20 & Under (City of Lincoln Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. (City of Lincoln National Class)

Class 145-03 – Girls’ Choirs – SA – Age 19 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 145-04 – Girls’ Choirs – SSA – Age 19 & Under (George S. Mathieson Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections – one to be sung in three or more parts. (George S. Mathieson National Class)

Class 145-05 – Boys’ Choirs – Unchanged Voices

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 145-06 – Children’s Choirs – Age 19 & Under

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 145-07 – Youth Choirs (Boys & Girls) – Age 16 & Under (J.F.K. English Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections – one to be sung in three or more parts. (Dr. J.F.K. English National Class)

Class 145-08 – Youth Choirs (Boys & Girls) – Age 14 & Under (J.F.K. English Provincial QualifyingClass)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 145-09 – Youth Choirs (Boys & Girls) – Age 12 & Under (Margaret Wharton Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections – one to be sung in two or more parts. (Margaret Wharton Memorial Class)

Class 145-10 – Youth Choirs (Boys & Girls) – Age 10 & Under (Margaret Wharton Provincial Qualifying Class)

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections – one to be at least two part.

Class 145-11 – Choral for Children or Adults with Special Needs

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.

Class 145-12 – Ethnic Community Youth Choirs

Fee: $120.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections. This category is also a provincial qualifying class. Age of the choir will determine which provincial class (see above)