CHESTER COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS

 
CHESTER COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
CHESTER COMPETITIVE
       FESTIVAL OF
    PERFORMING ARTS
              Registered Charity No. 1103517

            Affiliated to Making Music

      MUSIC FESTIVAL
   Saturday, 9th May 2020
        SYLLABUS 2020
      Closing Date for All Entries:
      Friday, 28th February 2020
The King’s School, Wrexham Road, Chester
                CH4 7QL

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CHESTER COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
CHESTER COMPETITIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL
                               President: Lady Rose Cholmondeley
                                  Vice-President: Mrs Sue Fisher
                                               Officers
                                  Chairman: Mrs Rachel Barlow
                                Vice-Chairman: Mrs Wendy Morris
                                    Treasurer: Mrs Lynn Moyes
                                  Secretary: Mrs Diane Rooney
                                             Commitee
                               Safeguarding Ofcer: Mr Jon Banks
                                         Mrs Christne Faithful
                                           Mr Philip Moyes

                            For further informaton please visit:
                            www.chesterperformingarts.org.uk

                                     Section Secretaries

PIANO              MRS L MOYES                                 VOCAL       MRS R BARLOW
                   Llwynedd                                      &         Amari Cotage
                   27 Bryn Awelon                            COMPOSITION   Lampit Lane
                   MOLD                                                    Great Barrow
                   Flintshire                                              CHESTER
                   CH7 1LT                                                 CH3 7JJ
                   Tel: (01352) 753844                                     Tel: (01829) 740246
                   email: lynnmoyes67@hotmail.com                          email: rp.amari@btnternet.com

INSTRUMENTAL       MR P MOYES                                    CHOIRS    MRS D ROONEY
                   Llwynedd                                                92 Weston Grove
                   27 Bryn Awelon                                          Upton
                   MOLD                                                    CHESTER
                   Flintshire                                              CH2 1QN
                   CH7 1LT                                                 Tel: (01244) 381599
                   Tel: (01352) 753844
                   email: lynnmoyes67@hotmail.com                          email: dianerooney6@gmail.com

Chester Competitite Festitaa of Performing Arts wouad aike to thank those who hate shown
support by adtertising in this syaaabus and wouad aike to encourage peopae to use their sertices
wheneter possibae.

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CHESTER COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
GENERAL INFORMATION

   1. ENTRY FORMS and FEES should be sent to the appropriate secton secretaries (see above),
      enclosing S.A.E. for the return of compettor cards. Entry forms and syllabus can be
      downloaded from the website: www.chesterperformingarts.org.uk

   2. FEES to be paid in UK currency only. Please make cheques and postal orders payable to CCFPA.
      Regretably, monies are non-refundable.

   3. CAR PARKING: There is normally plenty of parking-space at the King’s School. However at
      very busy tmes you may be directed to Marks & Spencer parking facilites, which are close by.
      Please allow adequate tme to park and get to your class.

   4. REFRESHMENTS are available throughout the day in the school cafeteria.

   5. LOST PROPERTY should be taken to and collected from the festval ofce.

   6. SUPERVISION: Parents and teachers are responsible for the supervision of children in their care and
      for their belongings at all tmes. A copy of the festval’s child protecton policy is reproduced herewith
      (see page 16) and can be viewed on the day of the festval in the ofce.

   7. SECURITY AND SAFETY: Adults are reminded that they are responsible for their own personal
      belongings and instruments.

   8. DATA PROTECTION: CCFPA makes every efort to comply with GDPR and subscribes to equal
      opportunites.

   9. CHALLENGE CUPS, TROPHIES AND SHIELDS: These awards are the property of Chester
      Compettve Festval of Performing Arts and must be returned before 28th February of the
      succeeding year. They need to be adequately packed and thoroughly cleaned before being sent
      back. Winners will be contacted in the early months of each year and told about the
      arrangements for their safe return.

        Compettors who win cups, trophies and shields are required to include them on their own
        Home Contents’ insurance in order to avoid personal liability in the event of loss, thef or
        damage and personal return. None may be taken outside the Britsh Isles and Eire. Medals
        will be awarded to winners of all junior solo and duo classes.

   10. CERTIFICATES will be awarded to all compettors. The marking system and descriptors are:

90+     Outstanding   Exceptonal performance, artstcally and technically.
87-89   Distncton     Excellent performance, artstcally and technically.
84-86   Commended     Convincing performance, artstcally and technically.
81-83   Merit         Capable performance showing artstc appreciaton and/or technical ability.
78-80   Moderate      Performance showing development of technique and/or communicaton.
75-77   Fair          Performance limited in its communicaton.

                       Outstanding performers from aaa sections wiaa be intited
                         to perform at two concerts in Chester in the autumn.
        These etents are promoted by MUSIC AT WESLEY and dates wiaa giten in the programme

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CHESTER COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
RULES OF ENTRY
NB: It wiaa be assumed that aaa competitors wiaa hate read carefuaay and agreed to these conditions.

1]     ENTRIES
      LAST DATE: 28th February 2020. NB: Late entries cause enormous difcultes, delays and extra
       work and unlikely to be accepted except at the discreton of the secton secretary.
      OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM must be used; the one in this syllabus may be photocopied.

2]       AGE LIMITS: in classes where there is an age limit, the relevant date is the day of the competton.

3]     ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ENTRIES cannot be given separately from the tming/admission
cards that are sent to all compettors just before the festval. If separate receipts are required in
advance of this a second S.A.E. should be enclosed with the entry form.

4]       ADJUDICATORS: The commitee reserves the right to appoint adjudicators and to alter,
         modify, or cancel any arrangements in the syllabus as may be necessary.

5]       ADJUDICATORS’ WRITTEN COMMENTS will be available for compettors and should be
         collected along with ‘Own Choice’ music at the end of each session.

6]       OWN CHOICE MUSIC
        A copy of the work must be provided for the adjudicator.
        A time aimit is imposed in all ‘Own Choice’ classes, which must be strictly adhered to.
        The composer and titae of each selected piece must be stated on the entry form in order to
         comply with Performing Rights Society legislaton.
        ‘Own Choice’ pieces may not be changed once the programme has gone to print (usually
         about 3-4 weeks before the festval date.)

7]      OFFICIAL ACCOMPANIST
If you require the accompanist, one unfoaded copy of any ‘Own Choice’ music must be sent with the
entry form. Please weigh carefully using correct number of Large Leter stamps. [NB: PDFs are not
acceptabae.]
      It is essental that compettors comply with rules on copyright & photocopying, especially with
         regard to heavy volumes, as per the Code of Practce on copyright works. (NB: There are no
         photocopying facilites available at the King’s School.)
      The ofcial accompanist is not available for Caass 23.

8]       CONDUCT OF INDIVIDUAL CLASSES
        The adjudicator’s decision shall be fnal and he/she may stop a performance at any point.
        Compettors or members of the audience must not approach the adjudicator during the
         performance sessions.
        If there is a clash of classes (or other issue) on the day, compettors should speak to the steward
         in the relevant room before the set tme, or send a message. Every efort will be made to fnd
         tme for the performance provided the opportunity is available.
        Vocal items must be sung in the key stated. The Section’s ‘Notes’ shouad be read carefuaay.
        No piece may be used in more than one class. However a compettor may make more than
         one entry in a single class playing diferent instruments.
        No pre-recorded music may be used unless specifc to each class. Eaectricaa equipment must be
         PAT-tested. In accordance with the Performing Rights Society rules the recording of any
         performance by photographs, audiotape or tideo, except those by officiaa photographers, is
         STRICTLY FORBIDDEN.

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CHESTER COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
ADJUDICATORS
Barry Caark (Vocaa) studied piano and trumpet at the Royal Academy of Music. For thirty-years he
was head of music in schools in Harrow, Market Harborough and Ketering, during which tme his
bands, orchestras and choirs won numerous awards at natonal and internatonal events. More
recently his choir, Masquerade, has been Children’s Choir of the Year and winners at Llangollen
three tmes. In 1997 he took early retrement in order to concentrate on his examining work and
adjudicatng for the Britsh and Internatonal Federaton of Festvals and since then he has travelled
extensively. He is married with two sons, one of whom is principal pianist for the Royal Ballet.

Gareth Green (Composition) is delighted to be adjudicatng again at this fne festval. He was born
in London and studied as a junior at the RCM before taking up Organ Scholarships successively at St
Paul’s Cathedral, Oxford University and Canterbury Cathedral. Following a period as Assistant
Organist at Wakefeld Cathedral and Director of Music at QEGS Wakefeld, he has spent the last 30
years free-lancing as an organist, choral director, composer/arranger, teacher and vocal coach. He is
an Examiner, Moderator and Trainer for ABRSM and Musical Director for ‘Music Mattes’, which
ofers excitng online courses in Music Theory, Aural, Compositon, Analysis, History of Music, Sight
Singing, Keyboard Harmony and much more. www.mmcourses.co.uk

Neia Jenkins (Vocaa) joined his frst choir at the age of seven. He was a Chorister at Westminster
Abbey, and Choral Scholar at King's College Cambridge. Whilst there he was the frst tenor in the
'The Kings Singers', and sang in the frst concerts given by Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi Choir.
He is now an internatonally renowned tenor, conductor and music editor and has recorded over 60
discs of opera, oratorio and song. In the 1970s he was appointed RCM singing professor by Sir David
Willcocks, for whom he became a regular soloist with the Bach Choir, especially in the Bach
Passions. He has translated and edited Bach’s major choral works for the New Novello Choral
Editon, gives a regular series of master classes and sits on internatonal singing juries. Neil has
writen the biography of the frst great English Handelian tenor, John Beard, and recently curated an
exhibiton about him at the Handel House Museum [157]

James Kirby (Instrumentaa) As a soloist and chamber musician James performs regularly throughout
the UK and Europe. His recital work includes appearances at major concert series in Hong Kong,
China, Singapore and Malaysia and in the UK at Wigmore Hall and the Edinburgh and Aldeburgh
festvals. Having studied at the Moscow Conservatoire he frequently returns to perform in the
former Soviet Union. James has worked with the Vanburgh Quartet, BBC Singers, Lydia Mordkovitch
and Sarah Connolly and has made several recordings for Chandos. He is a dedicated teacher and
enjoys posts at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Holloway, University of London
and Eton College. He is Honorary Professor at the Rachmaninov Insttute, Tambov, Russia and has
served on the juries of several internatonal piano compettons, notably in Romania, Latvia, Russia
and Slovenia. He is in demand as an adjudicator and is a member of the ABRSM examining panel,
which has taken him to Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Indonesia and many European countries.

Michaea Sheaton (Piano) is a very experienced musician of some thirty years standing. He is a
performer, teacher, and examiner and in demand as an adjudicator, presenter, and provider of In-
Service Training to Educaton Authorites and Independent schools, both at home and abroad.
Michael is an Honours Graduate of the Northern College of Music and has a Clarinet Diploma from
the Trinity College of Music (London). The Diploma in Educaton was gained at Leeds University. He
played with the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé Orchestra, the English Philharmonic
Orchestra and the Manchester Camerata. Playing experience also encompassed jazz, sessions with
Joe Loss, shows and cabaret. He was also band leader and worked in radio and television. He has 30
years teaching experience at all levels, and his pupils have gone on to study at the Menuhin School,

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Cheetham’s, Royal College, Royal Northern College of Music, and have appeared on television and
radio and as fnalists in the Natonal Festval of Music for Youth and The Young Musician of the Year.

Robin Zabaida (Piano) Lauded afer a Liszt recital by Musical Opinion magazine as 'a pianist of
Herculean stamina', Robin Zebaida enjoys a performing career that has taken him to over 100
countries across all seven contnents. Highlights of past seasons have included concerts in USA,
Canada, Central America, Europe, the Far East and Australia, where his Sydney recital was reported
as achieving 'a warmth and empathy with the audience rarely seen'. Educatonal work is at the heart
of Robin Zebaida's musical career, in which he has built up an internatonal following, partcularly in
the Far East. As well as having examined for several years at home and abroad for ABRSM, up to and
including diploma level, Robin Zebaida has served on the juries of several internatonal
compettons, and is in frequent demand for Festval adjudicaton, masterclasses and lecture
recitals.

                                    OFFICIAL ACCOMPANISTS
Heaen Daties is a well known accompanist and chamber musician, has made many appearances on
Radio and TV and at many Festvals. For 25 years Helen was the accompanist at the Lionel Terts
Internatonal Viola Competton. She was also the resident accompanist at Bangor University for
many years. Her hands featured as a double for Dame Maggie Smith's in Nick Hytner's flm “The
Lady in the Van”. With her eldest son Harvey she has a successful 4 hands on one keyboard
partnership. They have commissioned and recorded many works from contemporary composers. A
CD of works by Arnold Cooke will soon be released on which they play his Sonata for 2 pianos. Helen
has been the repetteur and pianist for Welsh language touring company Opra Cymru since the
company was founded in 2010.

Catherine Barnet graduated from the Royal Manchester College of Music (now the RNCM).
Contnuing her studies with Clifon Helliwell, she gained a distncton in accompaniment in her
postgraduate year. She went on to work as a repetteur in the Opera Department of the College and
was awarded the Ricordi Prize for Opera. Her professional career has been mainly as an
accompanist, but also as a piano teacher. Over the years, she has worked with a wide variety of
musicians in master classes, opera groups and choirs and with singers in many parts of the Britsh
Isles, including opera performances on the Isle of Skye. During the fve years when she lived in
Yorkshire, she was a rehearsal accompanist to the Huddersfeld Choral Society, where she worked
with several leading choral conductors. Catherine is in considerable demand in North Wales and the
North West as a distnguished and experienced accompanist with a wide and varied repertoire.

                                           PIANO CLASSES

                                                                                      ENTRY FEE
Caass 1 Piano Soao – 8 years and under                                                  £6.50
        Nial McCaethy Awaed of £20
        Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)
Caass 2 Piano Soao – 9 years and under                                                  £6.50
        Lynn Moyts Teophy
        Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)

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Caass 3 Piano Soao – 10 years and under                                             £6.50
        Btty Macktniit Mtooeial Cup
        Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)
Caass 4 Piano Soao – 11 years and under                                             £6.50
        David and Doeothy Bied Cup and Awaed of £20
        Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)
Caass 5 Piano Soao – 12 years and under                                             £6.50
        Gaey Holots (Piano Tuning) Teophy
        Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)
Caass 6 Piano Duet – 13 years and under                                             £7.00
        Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)
Caass 7 Piano Soao – 13 years and under                                             £6.50
        Lila & Gtofety Halltt Cup
        Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)
Caass 8 Piano Soao – 14 years and under                                             £6.50
        Gohaeeii Teophy
        Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 9 Piano Soao – 16 years and under                                             £6.50
        John Gough Teophy and the Ltonaed, Feank and Fetda Mitchtll Awaed of £20
        Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 10 Piano Duet – 16 years and under                                            £8.00
       Solloway Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)

THERE WILL BE A PLAY OFF FOR THE WALLASEY CUP WITH THE FLORENCE HALL AWARD OF £40
                        BETWEEN THE WINNERS OF CLASSES 11 – 15
Caass 11 Open Piano Soao Baroque                                                   £8.00
       Any work in the Baroque style
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)
Caass 12 Open Piano Soao Caassicaa                                                 £8.00
       Any work in the Classical style
       Own choice (Limit 8 minutes)
Caass 13 Open Piano Soao Romantic                                                  £8.00
       Any work in the Romantc style (including Rachmaninov)
       Own choice (Limit 8 minutes)
Caass 14 Open Piano Soao                                                           £8.00
       Any work by a French composer of the 19th or 20th centuries
       Own choice (Limit 8 minutes)
Caass 15 Open Piano Soao                                                           £8.00
       A 20th or 21st century work published in 1900 or later
       Own choice (Limit 8 minutes)

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Caass 16 Open Piano Soao                                              £8.00
       Wynnt Faoily Awaed of £20
       Two contrasted pieces in either style or period
       Own choice (Limit 10 minutes)
Caass 17 Open Piano Duet                                              £10.00
       Amy Underhill Cup presented by Mrs E Sleeman
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)

Caass 18 Piano Trio - 13 years and under – 6 hands at one piano.      £9.00
Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 19 Open Piano Trio – 6 hands at one piano.                      £12.00
Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)

                                                         Piano Tuning by

                                                       Andrew P Dean

                             Piano Technician
                          (dip.NTC, CGLI, AVCM)
                          Piano and Harpsichord
                            Tuning and Repairs

            Tel: 01829 261222 Mobile: 07713 321117
                      andrew@pianodean.co.uk

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PIANO CLASSES AND INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES
                                                                                        ENTRY FEE
Caass 20 Recitaa Caass – Open                                                             £12.00

       Ltonaed, Feank and Fetda Mitchtll Awaed of £50.
       Own Choice (Limit 20 minutes)

The class is intended for compettors of grade 8+ standard and your programme should show some
contrast of style. Presentaton and stage manner will also be taken into account. The award will only be
made if the adjudicator considers that the standard demonstrated is high enough.

                                    INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES

ENSEMBLE CLASSES (may aaso incaude piano)                                              ENTRY FEE
Caass 30 Instrumentaa Duo – 14 years and under                                           £7.00
       Daisy Rilty Cup
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes) One instrument may be piano
       Both players to be adjudicated
Caass 31 Instrumentaa Duo – Open                                                         £10.00
       Laktwood Cup
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes) One instrument may be piano
       Both players to be adjudicated

Caass 32 Instrumentaa Ensembae – 14 years and under                     80p/member (min £8.00)
       Daisy Rilty Cup
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes) - accompaniment optonal
       Any combinaton of instruments, one may be piano: 3 to 15 players
Caass 33 Instrumentaa Ensembae – Open                               95p/member (min £10.00)
       Laktwood Cup
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes) - unaccompanied
       Any combinaton of instruments, one may be piano: 3 to 15 players
Caass 34 Chamber Music (originaa scoring) – Open                                          £10.00
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)
       Any combinaton of instruments, one may be piano: 2 to 6 players
Caass 35 Famiay Ensembae – Open                                                            £9.00
       Laint Cup
       Two or more members of the same family
       Any combinaton of instruments and/or voice

SOLO STRING CLASSES                                                                        ENTRY FEE
NB: the grade indicates the standard of playing at the performance date, not certfcates atained.
Caass 40 Notice Soao String - up to Grade 1                                                   £6.50
Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)

Caass 41 Soao String – Grades 1 and 2                                                      £6.50
       Lila & Gtofety Halltt Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)

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Caass 42 Soao String – Grades 3 and 4                                                £6.50
       Lila & Gtofety Halltt Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)
Caass 43 Soao String – Grades 5 and 6                                                £6.50
       Daisy Rilty Awaed of £20
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 44 Soao String – Adtanced                                                      £8.00
       Phil Moyts Awaed of £20
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)

BRASS CLASSES
Caass 45 Soao Brass – 12 years and under                                            £6.50
       Ftstval Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)
Caass 46 Soao Brass – 15 years and under                                            £6.50
       City of Chtstte Band Teophy
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 47 Soao Brass – Open                                                         £8.00
       David & Alison Moyts Awaed of £20
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)
Caass 48 Soao Harp – 15 years and under                                             £6.50
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 49 Soao Harp – Open                                                          £8.00
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)

Caass 50 Soao Guitar – 15 years and under                                          £6.50
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 51 Soao Guitar – Open                                                        £8.00
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)

WOODWIND CLASSES                                                                  ENTRY FEE
NB: the grade indicates the standard of playing at the performance date, not certfcates atained.
Caass 52 Notice Soao Woodwind – up to Grade 1                                      £6.50
       Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)
Caass 53 Soao Woodwind – Grades 1 and 2                                            £6.50
       Ftstval Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 3 minutes)
Caass 54 Soao Woodwind – Grades 3 and under                                        £6.50
       Eltanoe McCaethy Awaed of £20
       Own Choice (Limit 4 minutes)

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Caass 55 Soao Woodwind – Grades 5 and 6                                               £6.50
       Lynn Moyts Awaed of £20
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)
Caass 56 Soao Woodwind – Adtanced                                                     £8.00
       Toby & Lto Masktll Awaed of £20
       Own Choice (Limit 8 minutes)

OPEN INSTRUMENTAL CLASSES (any instrument except piano and toice)
Transcripton of pieces to suit the instrument is allowed provided it is in keeping with the style of the
work. Time limits are given as a maximum length rather than as a guide to the length of the piece.

There wiaa be a paay-of for the RUSHWORTH ROSE BOWL and MARY LEES award of £40 between
the winners of caasses 63-67.
Caass 63 Open Instrumentaa Soao                                                               £8.00
       Any work in the Baroque style (Limit 8 minutes)
Caass 64 Open Instrumentaa Soao                                                               £8.00
       Any work in the Classical style (Limit 8 minutes)

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Caass 65 Open Instrumentaa Soao                                                              £8.00
          Any work in the Romantc or French style composed
          in the 19th and early 20th century (Limit 8 minutes)
   Caass 66 Open Instrumentaa Soao                                                              £8.00
          Any 20th or 21st Century work published afer 1900 (Limit 8 minutes)
   Caass 67 Open Instrumentaa Soao                                                              £8.00
          Any unaccompanied work (Limit 5 minutes)
   Caass 69 Open Instrumentaa Soao                                                              £8.00
          Philip Moyts Challtngt Teophy
          Two Contrasted Pieces (Limit 10 minutes)
          Contrast can be shown in either the style or the period of the works.
          Paease Aaso See Caass 23

   ORCHESTRAS AND BANDS
      The HILDA CATHERALL TROPHY and the LEONARD, FRANK & FREDA MITCHELL AWARD of £50
                           will be awarded to the winner of classes 72-75.

   Caass 72 String Orchestra – Open                             £1.00/member (min £10.00, max £35.00)
          Own Choice (Limit 10 minutes)
   Caass 73 Wind Band – Open                                   £1.00/member (min £10.00, max £35.00)
          Own Choice (Limit 10 minutes) – no amplifers
   Caass 74 Swing Band – Open                                  £1.00/member (min £10.00, max £35.00)
          Own Choice (Limit 10 minutes)
   Caass 75 Brass Band – Open                                  £1.00/member (min £10.00, max £35.00)
          Own Choice (Limit 10 minutes

                                                    VOCAL CLASSES

NOTES: Paease read carefuaay
      • If you require the officiaa accompanist, send Own Choice music with your entry form.
      • Where there is a choice of Set Songs, indicate your preference on the entry form.
      • Publishers listed in either the Senior or Junior Vocal Sectons are suggestions onay. Singers
          may get their music from libraries (use vocal scores), other publishers or the internet,
          provided that any key requirement is observed.

    The Leverhulme Silver Rose Bowl wiaa be presented to the singer with the highest marks in caasses 84–90.

                                                                                              ENTRY FEE
 * Caass 35 Famiay Ensembae – Open                                                             £8.00
           Laint Cup
           Own Choice (Limit 7 minutes)
      Two or more members of the same family; any combinaton of voices and/or instruments

                             * SEND ENTRIES TO THE INSTRUMENTAL SECRETARY

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Caass 80 Vocaa Duet – 17 and under                                                           £7.00
       Jon & Baebaea Banks Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 81 Vocaa Duet – Open                                                                  £10.00
       Jon & Baebaea Banks Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 82 Light Opera/Musicaa Comedy – Open                                                  £8.00
       Jon & Baebaea Banks Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 83 Weash Song – Open                                                          £8.00
       Baelow Awaed of £15
       Any song by the following composers:
       Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Gareth Glyn, Bradwen Jones, Morfudd Owen, Mansel Thomas or
       Meirion Williams; to be sung in Welsh.
       A brief English translaton should be given with the music to the adjudicator
       (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 84 20th Century Composer – Open                                                       £8.00
       Baelow Awaed of £15
       Any song by Warlock, Barber, or Dring (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 85 French Song – Open                                                              £8.00
       Upton-by-Chtstte and Aeeadon Twinning Cup and Baelow Awaed of £15
       Any song by a French composer of the 19th or 20th centuries; to be sung in French
       (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 86 Vocaa Soao – Open                                                                  £8.00
       Baelow Awaed of £30
       a) An Art song in English by any composer born between 1870 and 1899 (e.g. Vaughan
           Williams, Quilter, Bridge, Ireland, Buterworth, Armstrong Gibbs, Gurney, Howells, Warlock)
       b) ONE Own Choice song (in any language) to make up a contrastng pair.
              The duration of BOTH SONGS MUST be clearly stated on the entry form.
       (Limit for each compettor 8 minutes)

Caass 87 Lieder – Open                                                                 £8.00
       Jon & Baebaea Banks Awaed of £20
       Any song of the German Romantc Period – 1780 onwards – eg: Schubert, Brahms, Wolf,
       R. Strauss, etc., to be sung in German
       (Limit 6 minutes)
       Singers are encouraged to bring their own accompanist, but, for those unabae to do so, the
       officiaa accompanist is ataiaabae. Please say on the entry form if you would like a
       rehearsal - on a private basis - to be arranged nearer the tme of the festval.

Caass 88 Oratorio – 18 years and oter                                                    £8.00
       Solloway Awaed of £10
       Own Choice (Limit 6 minutes)

Caass 89 Opera – 18 years and oter                                                       £8.00
       David Lyons Salvte and £30 Peiit
       Own Choice (Limit 6 minutes)

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Caass 90 Recitaa Caass – Open                                                           £12.00
       Walton Peitchaed Mtooeial Cup and Ftstval Awaed of £30
This caass is intended for singers of grade 8 standard or abote and song choices shouad refect this.
Any THREE songs to make up a group lastng not more than 15 minutes; your programme should show some
contrast of style. Presentaton and stage manner will also be taken into account. The ttles, composers
and duration of aaa three songs must be clearly stated on the entry form.

                              IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR JUNIOR SINGERS
If the ofcial accompanist is required, singers CHOOSING THE SECOND ALTERNATIVE (the ‘Or’) in Classes
91-94 should send a copy of the music WITH their entry form. The festval will contnue to provide the
accompanist’s music for the frst alternatve in each class.
           Any of the Set Songs beaow may be transposed to suit the singer’s toice
                                                                                   ENTRY FEE
Caass 91 Boy’s Soao – Trebae                                                             £6.50
       Choeistte’s Cup
       Ltonaed, Feank and Fetda Mitchtll Awaed of £15
       Either: Gabriel’s Message (The Angel Gabriel) any 2 verses           Basque Traditonal Carol
                 Publishers: Boosey and Hawkes Songs of Cheistoas
                 Faber It’s Ntvte Too Latt to Sing Ge 1-3

       Or:        Consider Yourself (Olivte!)                                           Bart
                  Publisher: Music Saaes – Vocal Selectons LK56070

Caass 92 Gira’s Soao – 11 and under                                                     £6.50
       J Gilbtet Cuets Mtooeial Cup
       Either: Morning Has Broken verses 1 and 2                         Gaelic Traditonal Melody
                  Publishers: OUP No. 30 from Songs of Praise Hymnal
                  Bosworth BOE005029 Singing Tiot!
                  ABRSM The ABRSM Songbook, Book 2

       Or:       When You Wish upon a Star (Pinocchio)                                  Harline
                 Publishers: Haa Leonard
                 Tht Ntw Illusteattd Tetasuey of Disnty Songs HL00313100

Caass 93 Gira’s Soao – 14 and under                                                     £6.50
       Music Socitty Silvte Salvte
       Either: The Lark (The Aviary)                                                  R R Bennet
                  Publishers: several inc Unitersaa UE14168, and MDS

       Or:       Any Dream Will Do (Jostph and tht Aoaiing Ttchnicoloue Detaocoat) Lloyd Webber
                 Publishers: Trinity Faber Any Detao Will Do TCL 011466

Caass 94 Gira’s Soao – 17 and under                                                     £8.00
       Olivt Stokte Mtooeial Salvte Ltonaed, Feank and Fetda Mitchtll Awaed of £15
       Either: Balulalow from Sing Solo Cheistoas                                      Warlock
                 Publisher: OUP – high 978019 3854055; low 978019 3851986
                 or No 181 Oxford Book of Carols

      Or:       Over the Rainbow (Tht Wiiaed of Oi)                                     Arlen
                Publisher: Trinity Faber Ovte tht Rainbow TCL 011480

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Caass 95 Vocaa Soao – 17-26 years                                                   £8.00
       Chtstte in Conctet: Jackit Lttch Teophy and Peiit of £50
       Two art songs: i) Any song in Engaish, from 1560 to the present day
       and ii) One Own Choice Art Song in any language, including English
       The two songs should be of Grade 7 or abote and show some contrast in period or mood.
       The duration of BOTH songs MUST be stated on the entry form. (Limit 8 minutes)

Caass 96 Foak Songs of Europe & The British Isaes – 14 and under                         £6.50
       Own Choice [unaccompanied] one song only. (Limit 5 minutes)

Caass 97 Foak Songs of Europe & The British Isaes – Open                                 £8.00
       Own Choice [unaccompanied] one song only. (Limit 5 minutes)

                   The Jackie Leech Trophy and £50 Prize is awarded annually to
 the most promising young singer of the festitaa. It is sponsored by Chester in Concert to highlight
                     the need for a Centre for the Performing Arts in Chester.

           Please send entries to the VOCAL SECRETARY no aater than 28th FEBRUARY 2020.

                         Outstanding performers from aaa sections wiaa be intited
                      to perform at two speciaa concerts in Chester in the autumn.
       These etents are promoted by MUSIC AT WESLEY and dates wiaa be giten in the programme.

                                       COMPOSITION CLASSES

                 The Barlow Cup wiaa be awarded to the best oteraaa composition
Caass 126 SCHOOL YEARS: 10 & 11 (3 minutes max.)                      £7.00 per composition
Caass 127 16 – 21 years (3 minutes max.)                              £8.00 per composition
Caass 128 Open (5 minutes max.)                                       £14.00 per composition

   •     Compositons must be the unaided work of the entrant.

   •     Pieces can be in any style and for any number of instruments and/or voices; the source of
         any words should be acknowledged. A nom-de-plume must be used, and this, the class
         number and the ttle of each compositon must be clearly writen on the manuscript and on
         its enteaope. (Competitors wishing to submit more than one composition are asked to
         gite each piece a diferent nom-de-paume and its own (caear) enteaope within the parcea.)

   •     A small stpaeatt envelope containing the entry form, compositon-ttle(s), fee and SAE
         should be securely atached to each entry. All compettors will receive a writen adjudicaton
         of their pieces (and their return) by the end of March 2020, and the winner of each caass
         wiaa be intited to hate their entry performed on the day of the festitaa.

   •     This is a golden opportunity for those intending to submit pieces in 2020 for GCSE.

              Compositions may be sent to the COMPOSITION SECRETARY AT ANY TIME
                        from 30th NOVEMBER 2019 untia 28th FEBRUARY 2020

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CHORAL CLASSES

   •    The total performance tme limit is 10 minutes.

   •    Classes are for two contrastng pieces of own choice, but the repertoire must refect the
        styae of the particuaar category – this appaies especiaaay to gospea, caose harmony and
        barbershop performances.

               Entry fee for JUNIOR and YOUTH CLASSES is £15.00 per choir, per entry

          The Peggy McKnight Silver Salver & Chester Compettve eestval Award of £50
             will be awarded to the choir with the highest marks in classes 110 to 114

Caass 110 Junior Choirs (Year 6 and under) – Junioe Cup
Caass 111 Chiadren’s Choirs (Year 6 to Year 10) – Waltons of Chtstte Teophy
Caass 112 Youth Choirs (ages 15-18) – Dtlia Fitisiooons Cup
Caass 113 Young Aduat Choirs (ages 18+) – Yatts Challtngt Cup
Caass 114 Choraa Ensembaes: 8 to 16 toices (any age) – Rita Landi Challtngt Cup

                   Entry fee for ADULT CHOIR CLASSES is £1 per person, per class
                             (Minimum fee £10.00 – Maximum £35.00)

                   The Oriana Cup and Chester Music Society Choir Award of £50
              will be awarded to the choir with the highest marks in classes 118 to 122

Caass 118 Women’s Choirs – Staofoed Cup
Caass 119 Mixed Voice Groups/Community Choirs – Rushwoeth and Detapte Cup
Caass 120 Gospea Singers – Ftstval Ceystal Cup
Caass 121 Caose Harmony Quartets – Iteston Cup
Caass 122 Barbershop Choruses – Mountain Haeoony Teophy

          Please send entries to the CHORAL SECRETARY no aater than 28th FEBRUARY 2020

Chester Competitite Festitaa of Performing Arts wishes to thank aaa those who hate shown their
support by donating cups or prizes or sponsoring whoae caasses in this syaaabus.

       MUSIC AT WESLEY                 Muriea Benyon                        Chester in Concert

   Datid & Sheiaa Haaa      Datid & Aaison Moyes          Mary Lees           Datid & Dorothy Bird

  Chester Music Society       The Haaaet Famiay        The Wynne Famiay       Jon & Barbara Banks

       Toby & Leo Maskeaa             Veronica Soaaoway                   Jane & Maacoam Sheadon

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CCFPFA SAFEGUARDING POLICY impaemented from October 2003
                                   (Retised May 2019)

Chester Competitite Festitaa of Performing Arts, 27 Bryn Aweaon, MOLD, CH7 1LT
Chairman: Mrs Rachea Baraow, Amari Cotage, Lampit Lane, CHESTER, CH3 7JJ
Safeguarding Statement
The safety of chiadren and members of other tuanerabae groups is paramount, and aaa, without
exception, hate the right to protection from abuse. Aaa suspicions and aaaegations of abuse wiaa be
taken seriousay, responded to swifay and appropriateay. Aaa the festitaa's organisers and
toaunteers hate a responsibiaity to report concerns.

Purpose and Function of the Organisation
Chester Compettve Festval of Performing Arts (the festval) is a compettve festval of music and
drama organised and run entrely on a voluntary basis. As a charity, it seeks to provide a platorm
for amateur performance combined with an educatonal element provided by professional
musicians and speakers/actors.

The Festitaa Entironment
The festval takes place at the King's School in Chester, but the school plays no part in its overall
organisaton. Children may need to move from one building to another on the school campus, and
there may also be other actvites taking place within the school environs on the festval day. It is the
responsibility of parents/guardians/carers and teachers to ensure the safety of the children while
moving around the festval. Areas in use by the festval within the school buildings will be clearly
designated. Green rooms, practce rooms, toilets and refreshment areas will be available, but will
not be supervised by festval personnel. It is the policy of the festval to inform and involve parents/
guardians/carers and teachers in partnership with us in order to ensure, as far as is reasonably
practcable, a safe environment and the highest possible standard of care.

To whom does this poaicy appay?
This policy relates to children under the age of 18 years and those vulnerable adults of any age
whose needs are identfed to the festval organisers by parents/guardians, carers and/or teachers
prior to their arrival at the festval. This can be done by contactng the respectve secton
secretaries. The festval actvely seeks, wherever possible, to meet individual needs, but must know
beforehand in order to prepare suitable support or access – or to let you know if we are unable to
help.

Festitaa Personnea
All festval helpers are volunteers and known to the commitee, who are also volunteers. The
commitee holds contact details and references for all helpers, who will be made aware of the
contents of this policy. A short job descripton will be issued to each helper and all jobs reviewed to
ascertain whether a DBS check will be required.

Chester Competitiv e Festival of Performing Arts has existed for nearly 90- years and
the two festivals attract over 1,000 competi tors every year from all parts of the
region and beyond. For their continued success these events depend entirely on the
time and efort of volunteers, the gener ous donations of supporters, entr y fees and
box ofce taking. Any donation, however small, to help keep the or ganisation
fnancially viable, both now and in the futur e, would be most gratefully received. If
you would like to make a contribution, please get in touch with Honorary Treasurer
Mrs Lynn Moyes (contact details on the inside cover page.)

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SUPPORTING & CHAMPIONING VOLUNTARY MUSIC

Syllabus peinttd by Louist Ashlty of tht Catholic High School, Chtstte

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Woodcraft Association
                           The art of woodturning and carving

                            www.woodcraftassociation.org.uk
        We are a small group of turners and carvers who meet in Hawarden at the
       Level Road Community Centre on Monday mornings. We are affiliated to the
                     Association of Woodturners of Great Britain.

                                         Before

                                       After

 We offer premises, equipment, know-how, exchange of ideas, encouragement, help
  with problem solving and usually some pieces of wood. Additionally we offer: good
  humour, gentle criticism at a variety of levels when we get to know you, jokes and
occasionally cakes. Our members come from Gresford, Chester, Ellesmere port, Mold
         and all points in between. If you are interested please give us a call.
          New members are always welcome and no experience is necessary.

                                    Contacts
                            Phil Moyes: 01352 753844
                          Dave Bebbington: 01978 364687
                            Kevin Daley: 01352 732293

We support a number of schools and charities and 1/3 of all monies taken goes to the
   organisation on the day, in this case the Chester Competitive Music Festival.

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Chester Competitive Festival of Performing Arts
MUSIC FESTIVAL, 9 May 2020

      The King’s School, Wrexham Rd, Chester, CH4 7QL

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