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Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2019 COMPETITIONS Entries Open Monday 18th March 10am Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 26 April ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353 Telephone: 03 5332 1054 Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only. Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of GST where applicable. The information contained in this Schedule was current as 16 MARCH 2018. The Royal South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations, sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guidebooks prior to the commencement of the competition in 2018.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society Ballarat A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honorable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. OFFICE-BEARERS Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Deputy: Sheree Chevalier Secretary: Michael Porter Board of Management Dr. Anthony Cole Mary-Rose McLaren Ron Harrington OAM Karen Daniel Virginia Wise Andrea Brown (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mrs. D. Harrington Mrs. L. Harvey

Mr. E. T. Lewis Mr. R. Matthews Mr. B. McInnis Mr. L. Harvey

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Table of Contents Page

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Cover

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Opening and Closing Dates

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Office bearers

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Table of Contents

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat

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Classical Vocal Schedule

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2019 Tentative Timetable Please note: this is tentative timetable and The Royal South Street Society reserve the right to make changes at any stage.

ACU Debating Challenge Cup

29th July – 2nd August

Celebrating Chopin

4th August

Schimmel Pianoforte

5th – 7th August

Speech & Drama

8th – 16th August (excluding 10th & 11th)

Victorian Band’s Championships

17th – 18th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-Final

19th August

Contemporary Vocal

19th – 24th August

Choral Competition

25th – 27th August

Classical Vocal

28th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final

26th August

Instrumental Solos

30th August & 8th September

Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings

31st August & 2nd - 7th September

RACV Goldfields Resort The Arts for All

9th, 10th & 11th September

Showbiz Cinemas Mi Sound

11th - 13th September

Herald Sun Aria

13th & 14th September

Energetiks Dance Competition

16th September - 5th October

Herald Sun Aria Grand Final

23rd October

Commbank Calisthenics Competition

7th October – 2nd November

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers who advertise in the schedule and on our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation. For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please support the accommodation providers that support us. Scroll through the advertisements in the Competition Schedule and click on their ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry or a booking. There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what each one has to offer you.       

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CLASSICAL VOCAL VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Adjudicator: TBA Our adjudicator for this section is proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.

Official Accompanist: TBA SECTION CHAIR: Peter Zala DEPUTY CHAIR: Pam Lee SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1.

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This section is intended for vocalists who sing in a classical style. Competitors who present in a contemporary style may not be considered for adjudication. Competitors who wish to sing in a contemporary style are referred to the Contemporary Vocal Discipline (pages 59-62). Competitors must provide music for the adjudicator and accompanist. All bars MUST be numbered. Singers may present folk and spiritual unaccompanied but all other sections must be accompanied by piano only. Audio tapes are not permitted. Competitors are encouraged to dress neatly and appropriately for performance on stage. REPEAT OF ITEMS - An item by a competitor can only be performed once during the current competition, within the same discipline, except where Special Conditions permit otherwise. ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. Permission will only be given in exceptional circumstances. If not present when called upon, competitors are liable to disqualification. COPYRIGHT: For information relating to copyright please refer to the General Conditions Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year.

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We gratefully acknowledge the support of APRA for assisting with prize money for sections where schools perform songs by an Australian composer.

UNDER 14 YEARS

501 ELSIE MORISON MEMORIAL FOLK SONG SOLO Under 14 Years Any folk song, a choice of any verses may be sung but must not exceed four First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 510 ELSIE MORISON MEMORIAL CLASSICAL SOLO Under 14 Years Own selection – but songs from film, musical theatre, musical comedy, Gilbert & Sullivan, opera and operetta are not permitted. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 511 R.H. YOUNG MEMORIAL SACRED SOLO Under 14 Years Three separate verses only of a hymn from any published church hymnal – refer General Rule 4.1. Sacred songs not from hymnals are not permitted. If a competitor wishes to sing a new or reasonably obscure hymn, a copy of the entire hymnal is to be produced. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 512 JOHN & LOUIS STAPP MEMORIAL SONG FROM MUSICAL THEATRE Under 14 Years Own selection from musical theatre, musical comedy or animated movie. Songs from films and arias from opera and operetta are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character. (costume optional.) First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 513 APRA SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER Under 14 Years Own selection. Please Note: Special Condition No 1. First, $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 Prize money for this section is sponsored by APRA.

KATHLEEN BENSON ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD a prize of $100 will be awarded to a female competitor in the Under 14 Years age group who in the opinion of the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement.

THE MARJORIE DAVIES ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD a prize of $100 may be awarded to a male competitor in the Under 14 Years age group who in the opinion of the adjudicators is worthy of encouragement.

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BRAM WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD will be awarded to the competitor who has sung in 501, 510, 511, 512 & 513, using the aggregate scoring method - (Rule 6.3). Donated by the Ballarat Lions Club. Aggregate winner $100 Runner Up $50 14 TO UNDER 18 YEARS 520 JOHN & LOUIS STAPP MEMORIAL SONG FROM MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection from musical theatre, musical comedy and Gilbert & Sullivan. Songs from films and arias from opera are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character (costume optional). First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $30 521 APRA SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection. Please Note: Special Condition No 1. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $30 Prize money for this section is sponsored by APRA. 522 CLASSICAL SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection. Songs from musical theatre, musical comedy, Gilbert & Sullivan, film, opera and operetta are not permitted. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $30 523 SACRED SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Sacred song, spiritual or hymn own selection. Arias from Bach Cantatas are not permitted. A choice of any verse may be sung but must not exceed three verses. Donated by Mr and Mrs Tom Coad. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $30 524 BALLAD SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Song selection must be chosen for this section from the extensive list of ballads found on the RSSS website, www.royalsouthstreet.com.au First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $30

BRAM WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD will be awarded to the competitor who has sung in sections 520, 521, 522, 523 & 524, using the aggregate scoring method (Rule 6.3). Donated by the Ballarat Lions Club Aggregate winner will receive $100 and the runner up will receive $50

ANATS PRIZE of $100 gift of the Victorian Chapter of Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing, and will be awarded to the competitor who has sung in at least three of the following sections 520, 521, 522, 523 & 524 and who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential for a singing career. 2019 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Classical Vocal Competition Schedule - Page | 15


VCE 525 ROBERT LEMKE & CONSTANCE COWARD-LEMKE VCE VOCAL SOLO For Students studying VCE Music Performance & Music Investigation Music Performance students to perform two songs. Combined time for both pieces must not exceed 8 minutes. Song choices must be from two different categories. Music Investigation students to perform two contrasting songs. Singers will sing one song from the VCE syllabus and one own choice from their selected program. Please state area of focus at the time of entry. Combined time for both pieces must not exceed 8 minutes. First, $100; & medal Second & Third, Medals. Entry $28

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