Bristol Festival of Music, Speech & Drama 2016



Junior Vocal
CLASSES 

 

Junior Vocal Sections


Date/Venue:

Sat, 23rd March 2019

Redmaids' High School, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3AW


Section Rules:

As per General Rules, plus

1 Age of performers in the Vocal Sections is as at 1st March 2019. Adults are those who are 19 before 1st March 2019. 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 English 36 Copley Gardens Lockleaze, Bristol. BS7 9YE. Copies must arrive no later than 1st March 2019. 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 2019. 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.

Adjudicator(s)

Barbara Lowe

Barbara Lowe is an experienced professional singer in all aspects of the vocal repertoire; she is a choral conductor and Adjudicator, and has given concerts and recitals in all the renowned London venues. She has sung nationally and abroad, and made broadcast and television appearances. A member of the Royal Opera Company for 21 years, she was also a Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music, where she had been a student, being awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal as the top female student of the year from all the London Music Colleges . Currently, apart from a large private singing practice drawing pupils from the Midlands and North, she runs two choirs, is the Vocal Coach to the Derby Cathedral Choirs, and is an Adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. She is also Regional Representative and Chair of the East Midlands Region, and a Council Member for the Derby Arts Festival. She was presented with the City of Derby Community Champions Award Barbara Lowe Barbara Lowe is an experienced professional singer in all aspects of the vocal repertoire; she is a choral conductor and Adjudicator, and has given concerts and recitals in all the renowned London venues. She has sung nationally and abroad, and made broadcast and television appearances. A member of the Royal Opera Company for 21 years, she was also a Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music, where she had been a student, being awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal as the top female student of the year from all the London Music Colleges . Currently, apart from a large private singing practice drawing pupils from the Midlands and North, she runs two choirs, is the Vocal Coach to the Derby Cathedral Choirs, and is an Adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. She is also Regional Representative and Chair of the East Midlands Region, and a Council Member for the Derby Arts Festival. She was presented with the City of Derby Community Champions Award for Music and Culture, followed by the prestigious City of Derby's Civic Award for services to music and the arts. Voice Barbara Lowe Barbara Lowe is an experienced professional singer in all aspects of the vocal repertoire; she is a choral conductor and Adjudicator, and has given concerts and recitals in all the renowned London venues. She has sung nationally and abroad, and made broadcast and television appearances. A member of the Royal Opera Company for 21 years, she was also a Professor of Singing at the Royal Academy of Music, where she had been a student, being awarded the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal as the top female student of the year from all the London Music Colleges . Currently, apart from a large private singing practice drawing pupils from the Midlands and North, she runs two choirs, is the Vocal Coach to the Derby Cathedral Choirs, and is an Adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. She is also Regional Representative and Chair of the East Midlands Region, and a Council Member for the Derby Arts Festival. She was presented with the City of Derby Community Champions Award for Music and Culture, followed by the prestigious City of Derby's Civic Award for services to music and the arts. Voice

Alison Mary Sutton GGSM, PGCA,FISM

Alison Mary Sutton trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, gaining honours in both Graduate and Recital Diplomas as well as winning several prizes and major awards. She has had extensive experience as a singer, having appeared at most of the major London concert halls. Performing as part of a voice/harp duo, she has fulfilled recital engagements at many music clubs and festivals, and has also broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3. She has performed many operatic roles, and has worked with a wide range of companies including Kent Opera, Pavilion Opera, London Opera Players, London Opera Factory and Opera de Lyon, touring widely in the UK, Europe and the USA. She has also worked with the Academy of Ancient Music and the Monteverdi Choir. As a member of Triple Time, she has released a CD of vocal duets. Busy as a teacher and adjudicator, Alison has also examined for the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, including several tours to the Far East. She is now an ABRSM diploma examiner. As a choral workshop tutor for Making Music, she has worked with many choirs in the South West and also with the BBC Symphony Chorus. Adjudicating engagements have included Leith Hill and Sligo International Choral Festival, and she has also been on the jury for the AESS National Junior English Song Competition. She was the External Specialist Assessor on the final recitals panel at Birmingham Conservatoire for three years, and has returned to conduct a workshop there. Alison has been Director of Music at Rendcomb, an annual residential solo singing course, which was revived as part of the International Summer School of Music at Shrewsbury. She has also tutored at Hereford International Summer School and Benslow Music Trust. Alison is very committed to her work as the singing rehabilitation coach at Cheltenham General Hospital's Voice Clinic, and has had several articles published in this capacity.

Andrea Calladine ARCM, ABSM, FISM

Andrea Calladine has a varied career as performer, teacher, conductor and adjudicator. She studied initially at the Birmingham School of Music (now Birmingham Conservatoire) gaining honors in Diplomas and was awarded many major prizes. As a singer, she has travelled widely at home and in Europe performing from her wide concert and oratorio repertoire and she has made radio broadcasts. Andrea's teaching commitments are divided between a very busy private practice, where she coaches many professional singers and a leading Independent School. She is also in demand for Choral Workshops. Other positions held have been at the Birmingham Conservatoire (where she was a tutor from 1985 - 2009), Birmingham Junior Conservatoire, The Elgar School of Music, and Worcester University. Andrea is an active adjudicator member of the British and International Federation of Festivals. She is also a member of the Association of British Choral Directors, Association of English Singers and Speakers and the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

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