Vocal (Adult) Classes

Date: Sat 12th March 2022

Redmaids’ High School Westbury Rd, Westbury on Trym, Bristol. BS9 3AW


Adult Vocal Section Information

Please read the rules below of the Festival and Vocal Section carefully. This year the age of entrants is at 1st March of the Festival Year.

Unless otherwise stated, classes are open to Boys & Girls 18 years & under. Performances must not exceed 4 mins and song(s) are the competitor’s own choice.

You may enter any class as a non-competitive entrant. See Rule 14 of the Vocal Rules.


1 Age of performers in the Vocal Sections is as at 1st March in the Festival Year. Adults are those who are 19 before 1st March in the Festival Year. Performers must strictly observe the conditions regarding age.

2 Where a performer has requested the services of the official accompanist, a copy of own choice music must be sent to: Jane Walton 36 Copley Gardens, Lockleaze, Bristol BS79YE.

Copies must arrive no later than 1st March of the Festival Year. See also General Festival Rules 11 - 14. If there are any difficulties please contact the vocal secretary.

3 Titles of own choice songs must be submitted with entries but changes can be made up to and including 1st March of the Festival Year. Performers will not be allowed to sing any other song than that notified.

4 A second copy of own choice music must be available for the adjudicator on the day of the festival. Compliance is the performer’s own responsibility and neither the Secretary nor the Committee are able to help in this matter.

5 When the directive “any standard edition” is given, this must be treated in the same way as own choice music. A copy must be supplied for the adjudicator. A copy must also be supplied for the official accompanist if the official accompanist is used by the performer.

6 Unless otherwise stated in individual classes performers in all classes must sing from memory.

7 Time limits as stated must be strictly adhered to. With regards to Da Capo arias, the whole aria, including the repeat, must fall within the time limit. See Rule 6 of the General Rules.

8 No substitutions can be made, nor change of pairings in ensemble classes, after the closing date for entries.

9 Where classes specify a test piece, the performer must use the edition or copy supplied. Performers may however sing the set piece in any key.

10 Unless otherwise stated in individual classes, a performer may not sing any song more than once in the Festival. 11 A performer may only make one entry in each solo class.

12 A performer may enter more than once in the duet, ensemble or recital classes with a different partner.

13 Fees for vocal classes include the services of the Official Accompanist. A performer may use their own accompanist but there can be no refund of any fees.

14 A performer can choose to enter classes on a non-competitive basis. The fee remains the same and the Official Accompanist will still be available. Please state at the beginning of the performance if you wish to perform non-competitively. You will only receive adjudication for a non-competitive entry.

Charlotte Mobbs

Charlotte read music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and subsequently at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Charlotte has worked as a soloist with conductors such as Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Harry Christophers, David Hill and James MacMillan. Her repertoire ranges from the standard works of Handel, Bach and Mozart to lesser known contemporary composers. She has appeared on television in Howard Goodall’s ‘Great Dates’, ‘How Music Works’ and ‘ The story of Music’ as well as Charles Hazlewood’s ‘birth of British music’, BBC4’s Sacred Music and S4C ‘Sopranos’. Charlotte has performed and recorded with many of the UK’s consort groups and is a regular member of The Sixteen. She enjoys working with younger singers and is a vocal coach for the Sixteen’s own training scheme, Genesis Sixteen and singing teacher for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as well as her own private teaching studio.

Jane English 36 Copley Gardens Lockleaze, Bristol. BS7 9YE Tel: 07752 332278 Email: janeewalton@msn.com