School Choirs – 2019

Section 170: Secondary School Choirs – 125 Voice Maximum

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 32, 33 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Choirs may warm up for 1 minute only when assembled for performance.
  3. Classes are graded ‘A’ and ‘B’ according to difficulty of test pieces, ‘A’ being more difficult. A choir may enter only one of these classes. Any choir may enter the Open . The Best of (or first place in an undivided class) winner of a ‘B’ or ‘C’ class one year is encouraged to enter the next level.
  4. Piano accompaniment only. However, if a solo instrument or hand-held percussion (maximum 5) is indicated it will be allowed. No additional set-up time or electronic amplification will be permitted.
  5. The competition is based on the performance of two contrasting selections, only one of which may include brief solo or solo ensemble passages. The total number of bars of the solo or solo ensemble passage(s) may not exceed 10% of the total length of the selection.
  6. No medleys. Language and accompaniment optional; same voicing as test piece.
  7. Time limit 5 minutes for own choice selections.
  8. Divisi not permitted except where specified.
  9. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 170-01 – Secondary School Choirs – SATB – “A” (Paul J. Bourret Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting works – divisi permitted.
Class 170-02 – Secondary School Choirs – SATB – “B”
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting works
Class 170-03 – Secondary School Choirs – SATB – Gr. 9 and/or 10 (David Ouchterlony Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting works
Class 170-04 – Secondary School Choirs – SAB – “A” (Paul J. Bourret Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting works – divisi permitted.
Class 170-05 – Secondary School Choirs – SAB – “B”
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting works – divisi permitted.
Class 170-06 – Secondary School Choirs- SAB – Gr. 9 and/or 10 (David Ouchterlony Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting works
Class 170-07 – Secondary School Choirs – SSA – Open (Paul J. Bourret Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – divisi permitted.
Class 170-08 – Secondary School Choirs – SSA – “A” (Paul J. Bourret Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – divisi permitted.
Class 170-09 – Secondary School Choirs – SSA – “B”
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – divisi permitted.
Class 170-10 – Secondary School Choirs – SSA – 20 Voices or less (Paul J. Bourret Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – divisi permitted.
Class 170-11 – Secondary School Choirs – SA – “A”
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different key and tempo
Class 170-12 – Secondary School Choirs – SA – All Grades
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different key and tempo
Class 170-13 – Secondary School Choirs – SA – Girls – Gr. 9 and/or 10 (David Ouchterlony Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different key and tempo
Class 170-14 – Secondary School Triple Trio – SSA – Open (Richard W. Cooke Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $65.00
One choice of two contrasting selections in different keys with different tempi – SSA – divisi NOT permitted.
Class 170-15 – Secondary School Triple Trio – SSA – Age 18 & Under (Richard W. Cooke Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $65.00
One choice of two contrasting selections in different keys with different tempi – SSA – divisi NOT permitted.
Class 170-16 – Secondary School Triple Trio – SSA – Age 16 & Under (Richard W. Cooke Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $65.00
One choice of two contrasting selections in different keys with different tempi – SSA – divisi NOT permitted.
Class 170-17 – Secondary School Triple Trio – SSA – Age 14 & Under
Fee: $65.00
One choice of two contrasting selections in different keys with different tempi – SSA – divisi NOT permitted.
Class 170-18 – Secondary School Triple Trio -TTB or TBB – Male Voices – All Grades (Richard W. Cooke Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $65.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi.
Class 170-19 – Secondary School Triple Trio -TTB or TBB – Male Voices – 16 & Under
Fee: $63.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi.
Class 170-20 – Secondary School Choirs – Two or more Parts – Male Voices – All Grades (City of Lincoln Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi.
Class 170-21 – Secondary School Choirs – Unison – Male Voices – Gr. 9 and/or 10
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi.
Class 170-22 – Secondary School Choirs – Any Combination of Voices
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi. Language to be other than English or French in at least one. Translation into English must be supplied for the adjudicator.
Class 170-23 – Secondary School Gospel Choirs – Any Combination of Voices
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi. Time limit 10 mins.
Class 170-24 – Secondary School Contemporary or Glee Choirs
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi. Time limit 15 mins.
Class 170-25 – Secondary School Choirs – 8 – 12 Voices (Richard W. Cooke Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi. Time limit 10 mins.

Section 171: School Choirs – Grades 6 To 9 – 150 Voice Max.

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Choirs may warm up for 1 min. only when assembled for performance.
  3. Piano accompaniment only. However, if a solo instrument or hand-held percussion (maximum 5) is indicated it will be allowed. No additional set-up time or electronic amplification will be permitted.
  4. The competition is based on the performance of two contrasting selections, only one of which may include brief solo or solo ensemble passages. The total number of bars of the solo or solo ensemble passage(s) may not exceed 10% of the total length of the selection.
  5. No medleys. Language and accompaniment optional; same voicing as test piece.
  6. Time limit 5 mins. for own choice selections.
  7. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 171-01 – Choirs – Gr. 6 to 8 – SATB (David Ouchterlony Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi
Class 171-02 – Choirs – Gr. 6 to 8 – SAB (David Ouchterlony Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi
Class 171-03 – Choirs – Gr. 6 to 8 – SSA (David Ouchterlony Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – SSA
Class 171-04 – Choirs – Gr. 6 to 8 – SA
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – SA
Class 171-05 – Choirs – Gr. 6 to 8 – Unison – Any Voices
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – Unison
Class 171-06 – Choirs – Gr. 6 to 8 – Contemporary or Glee Choir
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – Any Voicing
Class 171-07 – Choirs – Grs. 7 & 8 – SA – Any Voices – Two Part – Boys & Girls
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and with different tempi – SA
Class 171-08- Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – SSA (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi
Class 171-09 – Elementary School Choir – Grade 8 & Under – SAB (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi
Class 171-10 – Elementary School Ensembles – Grade 8 & Under- SSA – 16 to 25 Voices (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi
Class 171-11 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – SA – French Language (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different key and tempo. Language to be French only.
Class 171-12 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – Unison – French Language
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi – Unison. Language to be French only.
Class 171-13 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – Any Combination of Voices
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 171-14 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – Unison
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 171-15 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – SA – 6 to 12 Members
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 171-16 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – Unison – 16 voices or less
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 171-17 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – Boys only
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 171-18 – Elementary School Choirs – Grades 5-8 – SA
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 171-19 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 5-8 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.

Section 172: Elementary School Choirs (Grade 6 & Under) – 150 Voice Max.

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. Choirs may warm up for 1 minute only when assembled for performance.
  3. Piano accompaniment only. However, if a solo instrument or hand-held percussion (maximum 5) is indicated it will be allowed. No additional set-up time or electronic amplification will be permitted.
  4. The competition is based on the performance of two contrasting selections, only one of which may include brief solo or solo ensemble passages. The total number of bars of the solo or solo ensemble passage(s) may not exceed 10% of the total length of the selection.
  5. No medleys. Language and accompaniment optional; same voicing as test piece.
  6. Members may include singers from any or all grades specified.
  7. Middle school choirs (grades 6-8/9 and grades 7/8) are encouraged to enter Section 103.
  8. Time limit 5 minutes for Own Choice selections.
Class 172-01 – Choirs – Gr. 1 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) The Grasshopper – Stuart Young
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 172-02 – Choirs – Gr. 2 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) The Robin is the One – Neil Ginsberg (Unison only) (Hal Leonard Corporation 0875154)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 172-03 – Choirs – Grs. 1, 2, 3 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) Once More to the Sea – Robert I. Hugh (Hal Leonard 08751522)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 172-04 – Choirs – Grs. 3, 4, 5 – Unison
Fee: $120.00
(a) Circles – Mary Goetze (Boosey & Hawkes 9790051466344)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 172-05 – Choirs – Grs. 3, 4, 5 – Two Part – Boys & Girls (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
(a) Calico Pie – Timothy Strang (Santa Barbara Music Publishing SBMP 241)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Two part
Class 172-06 – Choirs – Grs. 4, 5, 6 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) Child of the Universe (unison only) – Craig Cassils (Somerset Press)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 172-07 – Choirs – Grs. 4, 5, 6 – Two Part – Boys & Girls (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
(a) Can You Hear Me – Bob Chilcott
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Two part
Class 172-08 – Elementary School Choirs Grade 6 & Under – Unison – Boys Only
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi Unison
Class 172-09 – Elementary School Choirs Grade 6 & Under- Two Part – Boys Only
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi Unison
Class 172-10 – Elementary School Choirs Grade 6 & Under – Two Part – Girls Only
Fee: $125.00
(a) Tutira Mai Nga Iwi – Traditional Maori Folk Song, arr. by Henry Leck and Martin Ellis
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Two part
Class 172-11 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – SSA (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi
Class 172-12 – Elementary School Ensembles – Grade 6 & Under- SSA – 16 to 25 Voices (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi
Class 172-13 – Elementary School Choir – Grade 6 & Under – SAB (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi
Class 172-18 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under SA (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different key and tempo.
Class 172-14 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under SA – French Language (Florine Despres Provincial Qualifying Class)
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different key and tempo. Language to be French only.
Class 172-15 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – Unison
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 172-16 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – Unison – French Language
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi – Unison. Language to be French only.
Class 172-17 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – Unison – 16 voices or less
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.

Section 173: Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – 150 Voice Max. – Non Competitive

Section Notes

  1. All classes in this section are NON-COMPETITIVE. No marks will be given, but adjudications will be received
  2. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  3. Choirs may warm up for 1 minute only when assembled for performance.
  4. Piano accompaniment only. However, if a solo instrument or hand-held percussion (maximum 5) is indicated it will be allowed. No additional set-up time or electronic amplification will be permitted.
  5. The competition is based on the performance of two contrasting selections, only one of which may include brief solo or solo ensemble passages. The total number of bars of the solo or solo ensemble passage(s) may not exceed 10% of the total length of the selection.
  6. No medleys. Language and accompaniment optional; same voicing as test piece.
  7. Time limit 5 minutes for Own Choice selections.
  8. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 173-01 – Choirs – Gr. 1 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) The Grasshopper – Stuart Young
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 173-02 – Choirs – Gr. 2 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) The Robin is the One – Neil Ginsberg (Unison only) (Hal Leonard Corporation 0875154)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 173-03 – Choirs – Grs. 1, 2, 3 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) Once More to the Sea – Robert I. Hugh (Hal Leonard 08751522)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 173-04 – Choirs – Grs. 3, 4, 5 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) Circles – Mary Goetze (Boosey & Hawkes 9790051466344)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 173-05 – Choirs – Grs. 4, 5, 6 – Unison
Fee: $125.00
(a) Child of the Universe (unison only) – Craig Cassils (Somerset Press)
(b) Own choice of contrasting piece in different key and tempo – Unison
Class 173-06 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – Unison – Boys Only
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi. Unison
Class 173-07 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – Unison – French Language
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting pieces in different keys and tempi – Unison. Language to be French only.
Class 173-08 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – Any Combination of Voices
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Language to be other than English or French in at least one.
Class 173-09 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 173-10 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 6 & Under – SA – 6 to 12 Members
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.
Class 173-11 – Elementary School Choirs – Grade 8 & Under – SA
Fee: $125.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections in different keys and tempi.

Section 174: Homeroom Choirs – Grades 1 To 8 – 40 Voice Max.

Section Notes

  1. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  2. The name of every pupil in each choir must be on the register of the Homeroom represented. All registered pupils are expected to perform.
  3. Two or more Homeroom choirs may NOT combine.
  4. Piano accompaniment only. However, if a solo instrument or hand-held percussion (maximum 5) is indicated it will be allowed. No additional set-up time or electronic amplification will be permitted.
  5. The competition is based on the performance of two contrasting selections, only one of which may include brief solo or solo ensemble passages. The total number of bars of the solo or solo ensemble passage(s) may not exceed 10% of the total length of the selection.
  6. No medleys. Language and accompaniment optional; same voicing as test piece.
  7. Homeroom choirs involving more than one Grade must enter at the higher grade level.
  8. In 174-07, boys whose voices change during this school year will be permitted to sing at the lower octave.
  9. In 174-09, boys whose voices change during this school year will be permitted to sing at the lower octave and the choir will be placed in a separate group.
  10. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 174-01 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 1 – Unison
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 174-02 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 2 – Unison
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 174-03 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 3 – Unison
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 174-04 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 4 – Unison
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 174-05 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 5 – Two Part
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 174-06 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 6 – Two Part
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 174-07 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 7 – Two Part
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 174-08 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 7 – Three Part
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 174-09 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 8 – Two Part
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 174-10 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 8 – SSA
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 174-11 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 8 – SAB
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 174-12 – Homeroom Choirs – Grs. 6 & 7 – Combined Homerooms
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 174-13 – Homeroom Choirs – Grs. 7 & 8 – Combined Homerooms
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.

Section 175: Homeroom Choirs – Grades 1 To 8 – 40 Voice Max. – Non Competitive

Section Notes

  1. All classes in this section are NON-COMPETITIVE. No marks will be given, but adjudications will be received.
  2. Refer to Rules 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 18, 32 and 37. Read all Syllabus rules with care.
  3. The name of every pupil in each choir must be on the register of the Homeroom represented. All registered pupils are expected to perform.
  4. Two or more Homeroom choirs may NOT combine.
  5. Piano accompaniment only. However, if a solo instrument or hand-held percussion (maximum 5) is indicated it will be allowed. No additional set-up time or electronic amplification will be permitted.
  6. The competition is based on the performance of two contrasting selections, only one of which may include brief solo or solo ensemble passages. The total number of bars of the solo or solo ensemble passage(s) may not exceed 10% of the total length of the selection.
  7. No medleys. Language and accompaniment optional; same voicing as test piece.
  8. Homeroom choirs involving more than one Grade must enter at the higher grade level.
  9. In 175-07, boys whose voices change during this school year will be permitted to sing at the lower octave.
  10.  In 175-09, boys whose voices change during this school year will be permitted to sing at the lower octave and the choir will be placed in a separate group.
  11. Performance times MUST be included on the entry form.
Class 175-01 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 1 – Unison – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 175-02 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 2 – Unison – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 175-03 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 3 – Unison – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 3 mins.
Class 175-04 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 4 – Unison – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 175-05 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 5 – Two Part – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 175-06 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 6 – Two Part – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 175-07 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 7 – Two Part – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 175-08 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 7 – Three Part – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 4 mins.
Class 175-09 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 8 – Two Part – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of one selection.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 175-10 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 8 – SSA – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 175-11 – Homeroom Choirs – Gr. 8 – SAB – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 174-12 – Homeroom Choirs – Grs. 7 & 8 – Combined Homerooms
Fee: $70.00
Own choice of two contrasting selections.
Time limit 6 mins.
Class 175-13 – Non-Competitive Homeroom Choirs – Non Competitive
Fee: $70.00
Special Education or Integrated classes (minimum 25% children with special needs).