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Royal South Street Competitions

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia 2017 COMPETITIONS Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 28 April CommBank Calisthenics Competition Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 14 April Herald Sun Aria Competition Closes strictly 5.00 pm Tuesday 1 August 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 13 MARCH 2017. 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 2017.

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 A.C.N. 004 058 020

Ballarat A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia Patron in Chief The Honourable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria Honorary Patrons Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC. Lady Primrose Potter, AC. Mr. Don Kinsey, AM. OFFICE-BEARERS 2016 – 2017 Chairman: Peter Zala Treasurer: Ben Brown Secretary: Sheree Chevalier Board of Directors Ben Brown Mary-Rose McLaren Sheree Chevalier Michael Porter Dr. Anthony Cole Georgia Yanner Ron Harrington OAM Peter Zala Lloyd Harvey (ex-officio) Life Members Dr. A.M. Cole Mr. R. Matthews Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. B. McInnis Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mr. D. McMillan Mr. E.T. Lewis Mr. P.C. Nicholson

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Table of Contents Page

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Office bearers

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Tentative timetable

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Accommodation in Ballarat All advertisements are hyperlinked to the provider’s website.

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General Conditions of Competition

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules Debating Challenge Cup Speech and Drama City of Ballarat Choral Contest Contemporary Vocal Classical Vocal Herald Sun Aria Pianoforte Chopin Instrumental Solos Freemasons Victoria Festival of Bands & Strings Energetiks Dance Competition CommBank Calisthenics Competition

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Royal South Street Competitions TENTATIVE TIMETABLE 2017 DATES, TIMES AND VENUES WILL BE CONFIRMED ON OUR WEBSITE AFTER ENTRIES CLOSE www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

ACU Debating Challenge Cup – Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August Celebrating Chopin – Sunday 6th August Pianoforte – Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th August Speech & Drama – Thursday 10th – Friday 18th August (excl. Sunday 13th) Victorian Band’s Championship – Saturday 19th – Sunday 20th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-final – Monday 21st August Contemporary Vocal – Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th August City of Ballarat Choral Competition – Sunday 27th – Tuesday 29th August Classical Vocal – Wednesday 30th August ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final – Monday 28th August Instrumental Solos – Friday 1st & Sunday 3rd September Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings – Friday 1st – Saturday 2nd & Monday 4th - Saturday 9th September Oxygen College Mi Sound – Tuesday 12th - Thursday 14th September Herald Sun Aria – Friday 15th – Saturday 16th September Herald Sun Aria Grand final – Wednesday 25th October Energetiks Dance Competition – Monday 18th September – Saturday 7th October Commbank Calisthenics Competition – Sunday 8th October – Saturday 4th November

For all updates and changes to the tentative timetable please refer to our website www.royalsouthstreet.com.au. Dates, locations and final competition information will be published in the discipline Guide Books prior to the commencement of the competition.

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Accommodation in Ballarat The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation providers that who advertise in the Prize List 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 pages 6 - 21 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. Maybe 2017 is the year to review your usual accommodation arrangements and stay with one of the many fantastic accommodation providers that support our Eisteddfod and welcome our competitors.                

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park Ballarat Accommodation Guide Ballarat Luxury Accommodation – Phil & May’s Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute (Rehearsal Space) Big 4 Windmill Holiday Park Craig’s Royal Eureka Stockade Holiday Park Hilgar of Ballarat Quality Inn Heritage Quest Ballarat Mercure RACV Goldfield Resort Seymours The George The Western Twelve Errard

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General Conditions of Competition General Conditions apply to all sections in the competitions unless stated otherwise. Special Conditions for specific sections appear under the appropriate section in the Competition Schedule. To the extent of any inconsistency Special Conditions will take precedence over General Conditions. ‘The Board’ refers to The Royal South Street Society board of Directors. 1.

THE COMPETITION

1.1

A competitor performs an item in a section (numbered 0-978) within a discipline (e.g. Classical Vocal). A section may be split into divisions if a high volume of entries are received.

1.2

COMPETITOR - A competitor may be one person, or any group of two or more people. Each group competing in a section must comprise completely different personnel, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

1.3

ONE ENTRY - Only one entry is allowed from each competitor in each section, unless stated otherwise in the Special Conditions.

1.4

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.

1.5

Competitors who have been taught by the adjudicator of their section within the last 12 months are ineligible to enter.

2.

ENTRIES

2.1

AGE LIMIT – Herald Sun Aria – Competitors must be at least 17 and not over 35 years on 31 December of the current year. Calisthenic Sections – The competitors age on 31 December of the current year. Dance Sections – The competitors age on 31st December of the preceding year All Other Sections - The competitor's age on 1 January of the current year, shall be deemed the age required in the sections specifying age limits.

2.2

ENTRY DATE – Entries must be submitted via our ONLINE competition database on or before Friday 28 April. Calisthenics entries to be lodged before Friday 14 April. Herald Sun Aria entries to be lodged before Tuesday 1st August. All entries must comply with the general competition rules at the time of entry. A confirmation will be generated for the competitor and it is the competitor’s responsibility to confirm all details of the entry are correct. Should alterations be required, a request in writing must be forwarded to the Society. Responsibility for correct entry rests with the entrant. The eisteddfod cannot be responsible for entries lost through failed electronic transmission or incorrectly submitted online via our stardom entry system.

2.3

LATE ENTRIES will NOT be accepted past the due date for the 2017 competitions. Due to Royal South Street Society using an ONLINE competition entry system, we are unable to process or receive entries after the due date. Exceptional circumstances in writing 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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may be considered however will be subject to additional late fees. Late entries are only accepted subject to our final timetabling capacity and program deadlines without obligation. We reserve the right to print ‘late entries’ on a separate listing as an insert in the program or add further extra names to an event listing or particular section. 2.4

ENTRY FEES - No entry will be accepted unless processed online with full payment. Entry fees are shown with discipline section items in the Schedule. Fees for Calisthenics sections appear at the start of the section. Education schools may submit a purchase order online which must be paid within 21 days. Fees are payable to the Royal South Street Society.

2.5

COMPETITORS NAMES - All competitors must submit with their ONLINE entry correct names, dates of birth and addresses. No competitor will be allowed to compete under any name other than as stated in their entry. A person is only permitted to enter ONCE in the SAME event, except where otherwise allowed.

2.6

NAMES OF PERSONS IN DUOS/TRIOS - In all items where two or three persons are competing, the name of each person must be given at the time of entry in order for the entry to be accepted and processed correctly online.

2.7

NON ACCEPTANCE - The board reserves the right to refuse any entry.

2.8

MINIMUM/MAXIMUM - The board may at its discretion cancel, combine or divide any section/s. There must be at least 3 entries in a section for it to proceed.

2.9

NAMES OF COMPETITORS IN GROUPS - In all group items, a list of the names of all people appearing in each item must be held by the school representative. A separate list for each item must be supplied to comply with Occupational Health and Safety requirements.

2.10

COMPETITION ENTRY DISCLAIMERS

a)

COPYRIGHT – I/we declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. I/we certify that if I/we will be performing in the Royal South Street competitions from a printed copy, it will be either an original published edition; a photocopy, transcription or arrangement that is accompanied by written authorisation from the copyright owner authorising that photocopy, transcription or arrangement; or an original published edition where both the work and edition are out of copyright (in the public domain). I/we recognise failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures outlined on our website as well as information supplied to competitors prior to the commencement of our competition - will result in the competitor being unable to compete.

b)

RISK – I/we recognise that the Royal South Street Society is insured for public liability which does not comprehensively cover injury to performers, and that individuals or schools must ensure that they are adequately covered whilst performing in these competitions or otherwise enter at their own risk.

c)

PHOTOGRAPHY & RECORDING – I/we acknowledge the Royal South Street Eisteddfod reserves the right to record, film, broadcast, telecast, live stream, videotape or photograph any entrant, item or event in the eisteddfod without notification. Any such photograph, recording or broadcast may be used at the eisteddfod’s discretion for publicity or 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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promotional purposes, including competition results, photos via electronic and printed media at our discretion but shall not necessarily constitute an endorsement of any participants, and no remuneration or compensation whatsoever shall be attributable to any participants so featured. I/we agree to Royal South Street appointing official photographers and videographers to record/photograph/ live stream any/all of my/group performance during the competition these photographs and videos can be retained, broadcast, telecast by Royal South Street for marketing, publicity and archival purposes, by submitting your entry you have automatically granted permission for this. Copies of photographs and videos will be made available to competitors/groups to purchase through the officially appointed photographers. If for any reason you do not wish to have your individual/group performance photographed or recorded it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. Individuals/ teams may only be exempt from live streaming in the case of exceptional circumstances such as legal issues it is your responsibility to submit an official request in writing (annually) to the Royal South Street office advising your objection by no later than 14 days prior to the performance date. This email must be sent to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au and include the date, section number and performance number of the item. d

PERSONAL DETAILS (eg. Name, locality, and age category of sections) are published in the “Guidebook” and competitors should be aware that such details may be used by media outlets. Any further information concerning a competitor will not be provided to anyone without the competitor’s express permission.

e)

CONDITIONS – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that I/we have read and agree to abide by the “General Conditions of Competition”, and where relevant Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules” and “Special Conditions of Competition”. Competitors/guardians acknowledge that failure to comply with any of the foregoing rules and conditions may result in disqualification, the withholding of prizes, and a future bar in competition. The decision of the Board or relevant discipline committees in all questions or disputes arising out of or not provided for, by these rules and regulations will be final. All entries are received according to this condition and in the spirit of friendly competition upon which the eisteddfod is based; accordingly no dispute shall become the subject of any appeal at law.

f)

MEDICATION – Competitors/guardians acknowledge that it is the responsibility of individual competitors who require medication to ensure that they carry it with them at all times and have it side stage in the event they should require it. It is the individual competitor’s responsibility to have a responsible person present to administer the medication in case of an emergency.

3.

ADJUDICATORS

3.1

ASSISTANTS - The board reserves the right to appoint a co-adjudicator, or assistant, or substitute adjudicator when necessary.

3.2

COMPLIANCE - The adjudicator's decision as to whether or not an item presented or proposed by a competitor complies with the conditions of a particular section shall be final.

3.3

COMMUNICATION - Any unwarranted communication with the adjudicators, either by competitors, teachers, parents or other interested parties during the competitions is prohibited. Prohibited contact includes verbal, email, SMS or social mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Internet, Blogs or through any third party. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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3.4

CRITIQUE - A detailed critique by the adjudicator will be provided for competitors in each section. It may be obtained at the RSSS office at the end of each section, except Calisthenics where critiques will be available at the end of the division and will only be given to coaches.

3.5

PRIZE - The adjudicator has the right to withhold any prize. When awarding an Honourable Mention or Highly Commended these achievements are to be considered fourth and Fifth place respectively.

3.6

SOUND LEVEL - The adjudicator has the right to control the level of any amplified sound in the auditorium.

4.

COMPETITORS' OBLIGATIONS

4.1

COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to the relevant competition page on the Royal South Street website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/. The APRA AMCOS Copyright Declaration Forms can be found and downloaded from these pages. In order to compete at the Royal South Street Competitions, competitors must declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. The Royal South Street Society holds an APRA AMCOS & PPCA licence. Failure to comply with copyright conditions and procedures will result in the competitor being unable to compete. Refer General Rule 2.10, A.

4.2

INSURANCE - The board requires all competitors to be responsible for insuring themselves or group/troupe members etc., against personal injury arising out of participation in the competitions. Refer General Rule 2.10, B.

4.3

ORDER OF COMPETING - Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the program unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. If not present when called upon, competitors are liable for disqualification.

4.4

PROOF OF AGE - In any section where an age limit is specified, the board reserves the right to ask any competitor, at any time, to provide a proof of age. Any prize money may be withheld until such proof has been provided.

4.5

PERSONAL PRESENTATION - The board expects behaviour of competitors and audience to be appropriate to the occasion. Offenders may be removed from the theatre. All competitors are requested to dress neatly and present well on stage. Performances should be appropriate to the competitors’ age and to conservative community values. Inappropriate language and movements are not appreciated.

4.6

REHEARSAL - No rehearsal or practice is permitted on the stage to be used for the competitions during the currency of the discipline for which the competitor is entered. Any competitor not observing this condition may be disqualified. Dancing championship sections and Calisthenics Free Exercises are exempt.

4.7

WITHDRAWALS - Competitors who do not intend to compete in a section for which they have entered, must notify the office to that effect at least 24 hours before the time appointed for that particular section. Notification of withdrawal is regarded as plain courtesy to the board, fellow competitors, adjudicators and patrons.

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4.8

REGISTRATION – Entrants (or a representative) must register with the session manager backstage (or as directed) at least 15 minutes before the start of the session or estimated time as advertised. Entrants in the Freemason Festival of Bands & Strings and The City of Ballarat Choral Contest will receive written advice as to when they must register, attend the warm up room, and be present in the Green Room. Please allow time for transport delays and parking. No registrant can be accepted once the session manager has declared the session open.

5.

GENERAL ADVICE

5.1

ACCOMPANIST - The society provides an accompanist for the Herald Sun Aria Semi Final and Classical Vocal sections. Competitors must provide their own accompanists for Speech, Calisthenics, Dancing sections, Choral and Instrumental sections, Contemporary Vocal & Country Music sections. Official accompanists, if appointed, are not obliged to play poorly presented, difficult or illegible music at sight. A prior rehearsal is always advisable. CAMERAS, TAPE RECORDERS, VIDEOS, PAGERS AND MOBILE DEVICES. - The use of these by members of the audience during the competitions is strictly prohibited during items or when stage lights are down. Pagers and phones must be turned to silent while in the auditorium. Offenders may be removed from the auditorium and recording destroyed. Performances are copyright. Performances may be recorded by N.L. Harvey & Sons by arrangement on (03) 5331 2742 or mobile 0414 966 124 and Winkipop Media. Teachers, coaches, competitors, parents or representatives are strictly prohibited from filming recording or taking photography of any performance. Privacy and legal consent must be respected at all times.

5.2

5.3

PROTESTS - To be made in writing, within one hour of the disputed competition, and to be accompanied by a $10 deposit, this will be forfeited if the protest is deemed frivolous. Calisthenics excluded see ACF rules 1.6.

5.4

STAGE - The performing area of the Her Majesty’s Theatre stage is approximately 8.5m wide by 9.2m deep (for solos) or 10.81m deep (for Troupes). Stage slopes towards the audience at 37mm per metre length. Please be aware of this when constructing props. Clearance height below lighting bars is 5m. Fly bars are 11.2m long, and reside at 6m above the stage in their middle position. Thus, flown scenery should have a drop of 6m. The area from the front curtain to the edge of the stage is 800mm. Calisthenics refer to Special Conditions for stage size. An orchestra pit lies across the front of the stage and it has a drop of 900mm to a solid surface. There shall be NO jumping into the orchestra pit as part of any performance. Calisthenics refer to Special Conditions.

5.5

STAGE EFFECTS - No helium balloons, lighted candles, sparklers, lighted cigarettes, exploding device (eg party poppers), or any naked flames are permitted. Approved smoke or fog effects are permitted in appropriate sections. Bubble or snow generators or aerosol sprays are not permitted. The society provides stage lighting and audio amplification.

5.6

STAGE PROPERTIES – Maximum height 3 metres, to sit safely on the sloping stage. (See 5.4) and may be elevated to sit onto steps or platforms. All props for use in Her Majesty’s Theatre must comply with safety regulations as stated on the RSSS website.” Failure to comply will result in the props being banned. Note also no glass or ceramic items allowed on stage. No staples to be used repairing or assembling props on stage. If hay bales are used, they must be covered in plastic sheeting. Live animals, water, unprotected mechanical or electrical devices, or any dangerous items are not to be used.

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5.7

ELECTRICALS – All leads, appliances, lights and stage property lighting using 240 volts within the theatre, must have a current safety compliance tag. (In service safety inspections and testing to Australian Standard 3760, can be performed by your local A or B Grade electrician). No single insulated cable is permitted to be connected to any Her Majesty’s Theatre power source. This applies to all voltages including extra low voltage (under 32 volts).

5.8

Entrants are expected to be prepared for their event at the time of performance.

5.9

Volunteer event staff are not permitted to advise, interpret or vary any rules, conditions, or any aspect of the conduct of the competition. The eisteddfod will not accept responsibility for any effect arising from such unauthorised comment. SIDE STAGE – Side stage is off limits to any unessential personal, this includes parents, family members and friends. Only performers, teachers/ coaches and those required to complete a task at the time will be allowed side stage.

5.10

6.

PRIZES

6.1

PRIZE MONEY/MEDALS - Prize money and medals for solo, duo or trio items may be obtained at the RSSS office immediately after the awards are announced. Certificates may be purchased at the office.

6.2

TIES - In the event of a tie for first prize in any section the first and second prize money shall be divided equally between the tied competitors. The competitor with the next highest points will be awarded third prize. In the event of a tie for second prize, the second and third prize money shall be equally divided between the tied competitors. Full aggregate points to be allocated in the event of a tie. E.g. Equal first 5 points each. Calisthenics is exempt.

6.3

AGGREGATE PRIZES - Aggregates are determined by adding points assigned to first, second and third places won in the various sections specified. Points are assigned thus First, 5 points; Second, 3 points; Third, 1 point. Calisthenic and dancing sections use a different scoring method.

6.4

AGGREGATE TIE - Where a tie for an aggregate occurs, reassessment is made thus greatest number of firsts to decide winner. If first are equal, then greatest number of seconds decides the winner. Calisthenics section is exempt. If a tie still exists, any prize money will be divided as in prize ties 6.2.

6.5

PERPETUAL TROPHIES - Will be held by the winner for 11 months. It is an expectation that all perpetual trophies MUST be returned to the RSSS after 11 months. All holders of trophies will be held responsible for their safe custody, engraving and return at their own expense. All trophies must be returned in the same condition they were received.

6.6

CRIT ONLY – RSSS reserves the right to allow an item to perform for crit only in the event there are insufficient entries to meet our minimum requirements to run a section with prize money, or there is deemed to be a conflict of interest as determined by the RSSS board or adjudicator.

6.7

HM & HC – Honourable Mention and Highly Commended are considered Fourth and Fifth Place Respectively.

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7.

RIGHTS OF BOARD

7.1

FINAL DECISION - The decision of the board in all questions and disputes arising out of, or not provided for, by these conditions, shall be final.

7.2

RECORDING - Refer General Rule 2.10, C.

8.

SAFETY

8.1

RISK - Competitors acknowledge that they compete at their own risk.

8.2

Performances should be designed to be safe for the performer, audience and theatre. Any ‘unusual’ items should be discussed with RSSS and the theatre technician first.

8.3

THEATRE REQUIREMENTS – All competitors performing in Her Majesty’s Theatre must read “theatre rules” and the “risk assessment” as specified on the Competition pages of the RSSS website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/ and act where relevant.

8.4

The theatre technician and stage manager may prevent a planned performance if in their opinion technical safety is inadequate. Risk assessment forms (JSEA) are required for any performances using props that have ANY risk associated with their use including things such as balls, ladders, or wheeled items for example. Forms are available from our website and MUST be submitted at/by the deadline list on our website which is at least two weeks prior to commencement of the discipline. Please contact the RSSS office if you are unsure.

8.5

The theatre technician, stage manager or adjudicator has the right to stop any item if they are of the opinion a competitor has suffered a serious injury, or there is a possible risk of serious injury.

8.6

Items so stopped (8.4, 8.5) may be repeated and adjudicated normally, at an appropriate time, subject to the opinion of the adjudicator and stage manager on the nature of the danger. Calisthenics: See safety requirement ACF Rules 1.1.k viii & ix.

8.7

Minor accidents which occur due to faulty property, choreography, or costume design, are not necessarily a reason for such a stop and restart of an item. Only the ultimate safety of the competitor is to be considered.

8.8

All patrons must observe directions or commands given by theatre personnel, Royal South Street Society officers and fire officers.

8.9

In the event of evacuation of the theatre, patrons should comply with directions from Her Majesty’s Theatre trained staff.

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Her Majesty’s Theatre Rules Please note these rules relate to Occupational Health and Safety legislation or emergency evacuation procedures and are in place for the safety of all users of Her Majesty’s Theatre. 1.

BACKSTAGE

1.1

No machinery or equipment (including hairdryers, curling wands, irons, portable audio devises) or any electrical distribution panels, lights, projectors or other electrical installation equipment or fitting are to be brought into the theatre without being tested and tagged complying with Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZs3760:2000.

1.2

Footwear is required to be worn at all times in all areas outside of the stage area.

1.3

Babies, toddlers and children are not to be in the stage area at any time unless they are performing in the item. No prams, pushers to be in the corridors at any time.

1.4

All corridors, stairwell and entrances or building access areas are to be kept clear at all times. Any items left in the corridors will be relocated to a more appropriate storage area. (This means no sitting/playing, swinging of rods or clubs, rehearsing on the stairs or corridors, storing of equipment, costumes etc outside dressing rooms or in the corridors.)

1.5

Stage access lift is only to be loaded under the direct supervision of Her Majesty’s staff.

1.6

All stage access, egress, fire escapes and exits, fire fighting equipment areas and access to prompt corner must be kept clear at all times.

1.7

All valuables are the responsibility of the owner and are left in dressing rooms at own risk. (We cannot monitor access to all areas at all times).

2.

PROPS & STAGE SCENERY

2.1

All items to be rigged must be structurally sound, in good order, with correct fixtures for hanging and of fire retarded material. The technical staff of Her Majesty’s Theatre reserves the right to refuse to hang and fly any item which is deemed, in their opinion, unsafe to do so. This decision is final.

2.2

All items of set must be structurally sound and in good working order. The technical staff of Her Majesty’s Theatre reserves the right to refuse the use of items that are deemed unsafe, unstable, not suitable for the task they are required to perform, particularly in relation to the rake of Her Majesty’s stage. (Refer to risk assessment information) On any Item with swivel casters a minimum of 2 swivel casters must be lockable. (Refer to risk assessment information).

2.3

Children (under 12) are not permitted to set up props, scenery on stage or assist in hanging flown items during afternoon or evening change over.

2.4

No LARGE sets or props are to be carried to or from the stage via the back stairs from stage door. We reserve the right to refuse items.

2.5

All other costumes and props must enter and leave the theatre via the rear stage door or Unicorn Lane. Access of these items through the main foyer will be refused.

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2.6

No blue-tack used to hold down prop or set items on stage. (See risk assessment information)

3.

STAGE

3.1

No items made of glass or ceramic are permitted on stage at any time

3.2

No aerosol cans on the stage level at any time.

3.3

The pit area in front of the proscenium is installed for safety and is not a performance space. The area in front of the white line is not lit. Please do not proceed in front of this white line.

3.4

No mobile phones to be used in the stage area. This includes smart phones and apps.

4.

DRESSING ROOMS

4.1

No preparation of wardrobe or hair outside of dressing rooms (unless it is outside the building) this means the spraying of hairspray, fake tan or sprinkling of glitter.)

4.2

No food or drinks (bottled water excepted) are to be consumed in the dressing rooms.

4.3

Adhesive tape, gaffa, masking tape or blu tack is not to be used on dressing room walls, doors or in the corridors.

5.

GENERAL

5.1

Lewis Street at the rear of Her Majesty’s Theatre is a public street and all road regulations apply, please observe all road regulations, including the restrictions and parking signs.

5.2

No non performing children 12 and under are to be left unsupervised in the building at any time.

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CONTEMPORARY VOCAL VENUE: TBA Adjudicators: Sally Cameron & Michelle Nicolle Our adjudicators for this section are proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.

SECTION CHAIR: Carolyn Bennett Sub-Committee: Lloyd Harvey, Brenda Ludbrook, Peter Zala TROPHIES Aggregate Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each age group.. SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions 1. This competition is for modern/contemporary style singing only, (see condition 2 for Country Music definition). Singers who sing in a classical style should refer to the Classical Vocal sections. There is no restriction on the age of the song. Freedom of interpretation within the style is acceptable. 2. Country Music sections - Singers must choose a country song which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Traditional Country and Western songs are encouraged. 3. Original sheet music is not required for this section. (A copy of music for adjudicator is not required). 4. Competitors may perform to a professional backing track which may contain backing vocals only (i.e. no principal/lead vocal allowed), self accompany the item, or sing to a live instrumental backing group of no more than 4. 5. The Society will provide: a piano, microphones both roving and standard (up to four) and CD player. 6. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is good quality. The recommendation of RSSS is a commercially purchased backing through itunes or similar (not converted from YouTube) It is also suggested that you also bring the backing track on a CD as a back-up. The CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CDRW (re-recordable) discs. 7. AN ACCOMPANIST IS NOT PROVIDED. Please contact the RSSS Office for a list of suggested local accompanists if required. 8. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1 st January of the current year and competitors MUST sing in their relevant age group.

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10 YEARS AND UNDER 550 POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 551 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 553 SOLO FROM A STAGE MUSICAL 10 Years and Under Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 554 FILM OR TV SOLO 10 Years and Under Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $16 11 TO UNDER 14 YEARS 560 POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $19 561 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $19 562 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Prize money and medals donated by Chris Gardner in memory of his late wife Bridget First $40; Second $20; Third $10; Medals. Entry $19 563 SOLO FROM A STAGE MUSICAL 11 to Under 14 Years Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $19 564 FILM OR TV SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $19

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14 TO UNDER 16 YEARS 570 POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22

571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 572 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 573 SOLO FROM A STAGE MUSICAL 14 to Under 16 Years Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 574 FILM OR TV SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 16 TO UNDER 18 YEARS 580 POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Yrs Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 582 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 583 SOLO FROM A STAGE MUSICAL 16 to Under 18 Years Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 584 FILM OR TV SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $24 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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585 VCE VOCAL SOLO VCE Students Only For students studying VCE Contemporary Music Performance. Two contrasting songs, song choices must be from two different categories on the prescribed contemporary VCE syllabus. Singers who are studying ‘Music Investigation’ will sing one song from the contemporary VCE syllabus and one own choice from your selected program. Time Limit: 8 Minutes for both pieces. First Prize gift of the W. Morrell trust First $100 Second $40 & Medal; Third $20 & Medal. Entry $24 The Sutton House of Music Perpetual Shield: awarded to a competitor in 16 to Under 18 age group who has not won a first prize and who in the opinion of the adjudicator is worthy of encouragement 18 YEARS AND OVER 590 POP, ROCK OR RnB VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over Time Limit: 4 Minutes. Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording Studios, Ballarat First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song, which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically represent good country technique and song choice. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 592 JAZZ, BLUES OR SOUL VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 593 SOLO FROM A STAGE MUSICAL 18 Years and Over Singers should demonstrate contemporary vocal qualities appropriate to the selected song. Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 594 FILM OR TV SOLO 18 Years and Over Time Limit: 4 Minutes. First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26

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OPEN 595 VOCAL DUET OR TRIO Open Singers to present one item as per special conditions listed above. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must include some harmony. Accompaniment is optional. Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes. First $70 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $30 596 VOCAL ENSEMBLES Open 4 – 8 singers. Each ensemble to present one item as per special conditions listed above. Any contemporary song choice is permitted but must include some harmony. Accompaniment is optional. Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes. First $70 Entry $30 597 SINGER SONGWRITER Open Competitor to present their own original song. Adjudication will be based on both the composition of the song and the vocal proficiency of the competitor. Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes. First $70 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals Entry $30

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THE CITY OF BALLARAT CHORAL CONTEST VENUE: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat ADJUDICATOR: Sally Cameron PRIMARY/SECONDARY SCHOOL AND OPEN CHORAL SECTIONS All music in choral sections is own selection unless otherwise specified. Not all open sections exclude school choirs

SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. 1. A Choir has freedom of choice of instruments to form accompaniment - these include tuned and untuned percussion (except in sections 807 & 807.1). However, musical directors should bear in mind that the item is "Choral" and the use of instruments must not be dominant. 2. No curtain is permitted during a performance between items. 3. Conductors optional. One conductor may conduct any number of choirs. 4. Conductors or musical directors are not to sing with the choir except in sections 805 (up to grade 4 Primary) & 812, 815, 815.1, 815.2 and 817. 5. An individual member of a choir is NOT allowed to take part in more than one choir competing in the same section EXCEPT where a student performing in a school choir may also compete in one other non-school group. 6. Up to two members may be interchanged between items, but the maximum number must not be exceeded on stage at any one time. 7. Items may be sung in any language, except as specified for section 816 Multicultural choir. 8. Accompaniment may be up to any THREE acoustic instruments which may include piano. Backing tracks are NOT permitted (except in sections 807 & 807.1). This allows for adherence to the composer’s musical intent to a particular piece. A piano will be placed to the left of the conductor and will remain on stage for all sections. Additional instruments are not permitted side stage. 9. Show Performance Choirs sections 807 & 807.1 and 807.2 and Gospel/Sacred/Worship Choir sections 815,815.1, 815.2 may have up to five (5) instruments as accompaniment which may include piano. Additional instruments are not permitted side stage. Amplifiers are permitted for instruments in sections 807, 807.1, 807.2, 815, 815.1 and 815.2 only. 10. A maximum of three (3) microphones for vocalists are permitted in sections 807, 807.1, 807.2, 813, 813.1, 815, 815.1 and 815.2 only 11. The turning on and off of lights, dimming lights, lighting projections, special effects etc. are not permitted in any choral sections. 12. Please note that there will be a piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. This will remain in this place for all sections of the Choral competition. This will not be moved off or around the stage under any circumstances. 13. Costume changes are not permitted in any choral sections. As such there is only a maximum of 2 “helpers” per choir allowed back stage or in the Green Room. 14. Choral risers will be set up and left on stage for all choral sections except sections 807, 807.1, 807.2, 813.1 and 815.1. Whilst their usage is not compulsory they will not be moved between performances. 15. In all sections, music for the adjudicator is required. All bars must be numbered. Music must be sent by the due dates notified and will not be accepted on the day of the competition. 16. COPYRIGHT: For all information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/choralcontest/ Forms can also be found and downloaded from this website. 17. For any section to proceed a minimum of three (3) entries must be received, unless at the discretion of the RSSS. Where appropriate sections may be combined where the minimum entries are not received. 18. If a choir performs in more than one section, only ONE song may be repeated in the second section or any multiple sections, not a repeat of an entire programme. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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19. An Australian arrangement is not an Australian composition. 20. Time restrictions must be adhered to. Performance time must not exceed the specified time limit for each section. Adjudication will cease when a time limit has been reached. 17. AUDIENCE School groups of 10 or more, for a fee of $3 per student, may be part of the audience, providing they are effectively supervised. Students who are performing in an evening session would need to be registered as a school group and pay to be a part of the audience in an afternoon session. Prior arrangement for these education group bookings must be made with the RSSS office. 18 Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year. Choristers entered in any secondary school aged choirs must be 18 years of age and younger or enrolled in high school. Proof of age and/or enrolment may be required if appeals are lodged. ANTICIPATED TIMETABLE: Where possible, sections will be scheduled as per the following dates. Please note, however that dates remain subject to change depending on the number of entries received. Dates and times will be confirmed within four weeks of the entry closing date. PRIMARY SCHOOL SECTIONS: Monday 28th August SECONDARY SCHOOL SECTIONS: Tuesday 29th August OPEN SECTIONS: Sunday 27th August With the exception of 808 which is anticipated to be held Tuesday 29th August

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

PRIMARY SCHOOLS Primary School Choirs Encouragement Award Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to any participating primary school choir who best demonstrate the joy of choral performance and is worthy of encouragement.

802 Rotary Club of Wendouree PRIMARY SCHOOLS CHORAL CONTEST Open to all primary school aged students. Choirs to consist of no less than 15 voices. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs which must include the following; (a) Unison song; accompanied (b) Part song (c) A Cappella At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: 10 Minutes First, $150 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $52 Prize money and plaques for this section sponsored by the Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of their late member W.H Keith Young. 804 NOVICE PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS (Primary/Junior School aged students). This section is open to primary school choirs who have not won a 1 st, 2nd or 3rd place in a choral section at Royal South Street Choral competition in the past 3 years. Choirs are required to sing two contrasting songs; one of which must be by an Australian composer. Harmony optional. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $75 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $42 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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805 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS (to Year 4) This section is open to junior primary school choirs only and is limited to students up to year 4 inclusive. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Two songs to be performed. Harmony optional. Sponsored by Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of its esteemed member, the late W.H. Keith Young. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $150, Second, $100; Third, $75. Entry $52 N.B. 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of the RSSS if entries are insufficient. 805.1 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS This section is open to primary school choirs only. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 voices. Two songs to be performed. Harmony optional. Sponsored by Wendouree Rotary Club in memory of its esteemed member, the late W.H. Keith Young. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $52 N.B. 805 & 805.1 may be merged at the discretion of the RSSS if entries are insufficient. 807 SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR Primary/Junior School Open to Primary age choirs. This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. Handheld props, instruments and costumes are optional. Up to five instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without microphone. Additional instruments and microphones will not be permitted side stage. Power is available on stage but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to the performance. Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. Costume changes are not permitted. Programme to consist of a minimum of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. Choirs entering in this section will be required to confirm the number of amplified instruments and microphones at least two weeks prior to competition. Choirs in this section may be required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the session to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to the commencement. Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. Time Limit: 10 Minutes. First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $52 806 PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIRS’ STANDARD COMPETITION This section is aimed at giving choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advice. Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices. Only open to primary school choirs. Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece and a part song. Accompaniment may be up to three acoustic instruments (which may include piano). Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard – gold, silver or bronze. Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained. Time Limit: 8 Minutes. Entry $52 815 GOSPEL/SACRED/WORSHIP Primary Open to any primary school aged ensemble minimum 10 choristers. Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed. Songs must include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $55 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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SECONDARY SCHOOLS Secondary School Choirs Encouragement Award Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to any participating secondary school choir who best demonstrate the joy of choral performance and is worthy of encouragement. 801 3BA INTERMEDIATE CHORAL CONTEST Open to all secondary school choirs. Choirs to consist of not less than 15 or more than 40 voices. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs. NOTE - All Choirs must present a, b & c in that order. (a) 2 part song; accompanied (b) Unison song (c) Unaccompanied part song At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: 10 Minutes, First, $200, Perpetual Trophy & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $57 Prize money for this section is sponsored by APRA. 806.1 SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS’ STANDARD COMPETITION This section is aimed at giving secondary school choirs the opportunity to perform on stage and to benefit from our adjudicator’s encouragement and advice. Open to choirs of not less than 15 voices. Each choir to perform two pieces, a unison piece and a part song. Accompaniment may be up to three acoustic instruments (which may include piano). Choirs will be performing to achieve a critique and a standard – gold, silver or bronze. Multiple standards at any level may be awarded. All choirs will receive a medal & certificate stating the achievement attained. Time Limit: 8 Minutes. Entry $52 807.1 SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR Secondary School Age Open to secondary school age choirs. This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. Hand-held props, instruments and costumes are optional. Up to five instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without microphone. Power is available on stage but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to the performance. Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. Costume changes are not permitted during this item. Programme to consist of two contrasting styles of song, which may be contained within a medley. Choirs in this section may be required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the session to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to the commencement. Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. Time Limit: 10 Minutes. First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $52

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808 THE YOUNG PRIZE FOR OPEN AGE CHOIRS OR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS The Young Prize is in memory of our esteemed benefactors and dedicated choristers, the Late Mr WH Keith Young and the Late Mrs Amy Young OAM. Open to any combination of voices – Minimum of 20 voices. Choirs may repeat a single item performed in another section. Choirs to present a well-balanced program of no less than three pieces that includes part singing (at least 4 part harmony in two songs and 2 or 3 part in the others) in a contrast of styles and tempo. At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. (a) Sacred part song – 3 or more parts (b) Part song – 4 parts (c) Part song – Own choice item unaccompanied. Accompaniment - Up to three single acoustic instruments. Prizes courtesy of the Young Trust. Time Limit: 12 Minutes. First, $800 & Perpetual Trophy; Second, $300; Third, $100. Entry $82 811 SECONDARY SCHOOLS CHOIRS Open to all secondary school choirs to consist of not less than 12 performers. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs; (a) Unison (b) Own selection (c) 3 or more parts At least one selection of the program to be by an Australian composer. Time Limit: 12 Minutes. First, $200 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $52 815 .2 GOSPEL/SACRED/WORSHIP Secondary Open to any secondary school aged ensemble minimum 10 choristers. Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed. Songs must include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $55

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OPEN The following sections are open to any community choirs, school choirs, church choirs etc. Open Choirs Encouragement Award Awarded at the discretion of the Adjudicator to any participating choir in the open age group sections who best demonstrate the joy of choral performance and is worthy of encouragement. 800 COURIER SMALL CHORAL GROUP Open Groups to consist of Minimum: 8 voices Maximum: 15 voices. Each choir to present a program of 3 songs (a) Part song; in 3 or more parts, accompanied (b) Part song; unaccompanied (c) Sacred part song; accompaniment optional Time Limit: 10 Minutes First, $200 & Plaque; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $57 807.2 SHOW/PERFORMANCE CHOIR Open Choirs to consist of a minimum 12 choristers. This section, focusing on entertainment, is intended to incorporate choral singing with other performance elements e.g. featured solos and duets, movement/ basic choreography. The major focus for adjudication will be on the choral element. A piano will be placed left of stage (front stage OP side) which may or may not be used. Handheld props, instruments and costumes are optional. Up to five instruments with a maximum of three amplified instruments are permitted, plus the piano without microphone. Power is available on stage but musicians must supply their own amplifiers which must be tagged & tested prior to the performance. Three microphones for vocalists and a facility to play a backing CD will be provided. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. Costume changes are not permitted during this item. Programme to consist of two contrasting styles of song which may be contained within a medley. Choirs entering in this section will be required to confirm the number of amplified instruments and microphones at least two weeks prior to competition. Choirs in this section may be required to arrive at least 1 hour prior to the section to allow time for theatre sound technicians to confirm and check requirements prior to the commencement. Choirs will be advised at least one week prior to competition. Time Limit: 10 Minutes First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $52 813 ACAPPELLA Open - Small Choirs Open to any ensemble minimum of four (4) voices, maximum 8 voices. Each group to present a program of three items in three or more part harmony. (Small ensembles of less than 8 voices should also refer to Contemporary Vocal section 596 Contemporary Vocal Ensembles Time Limit: 10 Minutes. First, $100; Second $75, Third $50 Entry $52 813.1 ACAPPELLA Open Open to any ensemble minimum of twelve (12) voices. Each group to present a program of a minimum of three items in three or more part harmony, to be delivered as a medley/continuous program along the lines of American/World College A Capella such as depicted in Sing it On and Pitch Perfect.. Three microphones will be available for vocalists. Choral risers will not be on stage during this section. Time Limit: 10 Minutes. First, $100; Second $75; Third $50 Entry $52

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808 THE YOUNG PRIZE FOR OPEN AGE OR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIRS The Young Prize is in memory of our esteemed benefactors and dedicated choristers, the Late Mr WH Keith Young and the Late Mrs Amy Young OAM. The full details for this section are contained within the Secondary School Choir Section. Please note that it is anticipated that this section will run on Monday 22nd August. Time Limit: 12 Minutes. First, $800 & Perpetual Trophy; Second, $300; Third, $100. Entry $82 Prizes courtesy of the Young Trust. 812 3BA COMMUNITY CHOIRS Open This section is designed to encourage participation of choirs other than school choirs that sing for the joy of choral singing. (CWA, Elderly Citizens, Church, Multi-cultural, Community choirs). Any combination of voices. Programme to consist of two songs, own selection. (a) Part song (b) Unison song Time Limit: 8 Minutes First, $200 & Perpetual Trophy; Second & Third, Plaques. Entry $52 815.2 GOSPEL/SACRED/WORSHIP Open Open to any ensemble minimum 10 choristers. Any two songs in the genre of Gospel, Sacred and/or Worship songs are to be presented in a style suitable to the song being performed. Songs must include at least two part harmonies and unison. A maximum of three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. Time Limit: 10 Minutes First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $55 816 MULTICULTURAL CHOIR Open Open to any choirs. Multicultural community choirs are encouraged to enter. Minimum eight choristers. Choirs must prepare two/three songs from countries. A minimum of one song must be in English and a minimum of one song must be in a language other than English. Three instruments in addition to, or instead of a piano may be used. National dress is encouraged. Time Limit: 10 Minutes First, $150; Second, $100; Third, $75 Entry $55

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CLASSICAL VOCAL VENUE: Diocesan Centre, Lydiard Street South, Ballarat Her Majesty’s Theatre, 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: Mrs Pamela Lea? 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 5962). 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 of all printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/classical-vocal/. APRA/AMOS Copyright Declaration Form can also be found and downloaded from this page Competitors must provide music for the accompanist. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year.

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

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UNDER 14 YEARS 501 MARJORIE DAVIES MEMORIAL FOLK SONG SOLO Under 14 Years Any folk song, a choice of any verses may be sung but must not exceed four verses. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 510 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 $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 511 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, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 512 JOHN & LOUIS STAPP MEMORIAL SONG FROM MUSICAL THEATRE Under 14 Years Own selection from musical theatre, musical comedy or Walt Disney. Songs from films and arias from opera and operetta are not permitted. Singers are expected to portray the character. (costume optional.) First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 513 APRA SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER Under 14 Years Own selection. Please Note: Special Condition No 1. First, $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $22 Prize money for this section is sponsored by APRA. KATHLEEN BENSON ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD a prize of $50 and a trophy may be awarded to a competitor in the Under 14 Years age group who in the opinion of the adjudicator shows potential and is not a prize winner. BRAM WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD donated by the Lions Club of Ballarat will be awarded to the competitor who has sung in 501, 510, 511, 512 & 513, using the aggregate scoring method (Rule 6.3). Aggregate winner $100 Runner Up $50 14 TO UNDER 18 YEARS 520 JOHN & LOUIS STAPP MEMORIAL SONG FROM MUSICAL THEATRE 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 $26 521 APRA SONG BY AN AUSTRALIAN COMPOSER 14 to Under 18 Years Own selection. Please Note: Special Condition No 1. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 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 $26 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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523 TOM COAD 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. First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 524 BALLAD SOLO 14 to Under 18 Years Song selection must be chosen for this section from the extensive list of ballads found on the RSS website http://www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/ballads First, $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $26 BRAM WALKER MEMORIAL AWARD donated by the Lions Club of Ballarat will be awarded to the competitor who has sung in sections 520, 521, 522, 523 & 524, using the aggregate scoring method - (Rule 6.3). Aggregate winner $100 Runner Up $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 enters 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.

18 YEARS AND OVER & OPEN 530 COURIER MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO Open Two songs from musical theatre, one must be from Gilbert and Sullivan. First, $200; Second, $100; & Third, $50. Entry Fee $32

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, $60; Second, $30 & Third, Medals. Entry $22

THE RUTH WHITEHEAD ENCOURAGEMENT MEMORIAL PRIZE A prize of $500 will be awarded to a classical vocal contestant, who in the opinion of the adjudicators is worthy of encouragement.

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HERALD SUN ARIA From Grand Opera 93rd Year $60,000 AWARDED BY THE HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE One of Australia’s Richest Vocal Scholarships Adjudicators: Richard Mills – Orchestral Adjudicator Roxanne Hislop TBC Official Accompanist: Caroline Almonte SECTION CHAIR: Mr Peter Zala

PRIZES WINNER

$15,000

RUNNER UP

$6,000

FINALIST

$1,250

SCHOLARSHIPS Winner: $22,500 for overseas tuition and travel Runner Up: $8,000 for overseas or Australian tuition and travel Encouragement Award: $2,500 for Australian tuition and travel Heats Friday 15th September Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat Semi-Final Saturday 16th September Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat The Herald Sun Aria final will be held at Hamer Hall, Victoria Arts Centre, Melbourne, on Wednesday October 25th at 7.30pm $200 will be awarded to each of the 12 competitors selected for the Semi-Final at the Royal South Street Competitions.

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HERALD SUN ARIA CONDITIONS These conditions are to be read in conjunction with The Royal South Street Society General Conditions

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This contest is open to any Australasian (Australia, New Zealand, etc) person who has been resident in Australasia for at least 5 years immediately prior to October 1, 2017. Competitors must be at least 19 and not over 35 years of age on December 31, 2017. (E.g. Competitor can be aged 35 years and 11 months - but must not have attained 35th birthday prior to 31st December). First prize winners of previous Herald Sun Aria contests are not eligible to enter. In the semi-final and final the adjudicators will consider the singer’s potential as well as performance. 2 Competitors must enter in their own names and be prepared to furnish birth certificates and proof of residency. 3 Competitors must compete in the order in which their names appear in the official program, unless officially authorised or directed otherwise. 4 The closing date for entries is Tuesday 1st August 2017. Late entries will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. A $30 late fee will apply. 5 Competitors must submit the full names of four arias from grand opera by Friday 1 st September 2017. 6 Competitors in the heats will sing an aria of their own choice from the four submitted. In the semifinal, competitors must sing a different aria from that which they sang in the heat, which will be chosen by the adjudicators from the four submitted. At the final in Hammer Hall, it is intended that competitors sing two arias of their choice, from the four submitted, at least one of which has not previously been sung by that competitor in either the heats or the semi-final, however, this may be varied by the adjudicators in order to accommodate orchestral considerations. All arias are to be performed in the original language and key. 7 Twelve (12) will be selected from the heats to compete in a semi-final at Royal South Street, of which up to six (6) may be chosen from video entries. From the semi-final five (5) will be selected to appear in the final at Hamer Hall. In addition, two semi-finalists may be chosen as emergencies. The five (5) finalists must be available for two interviews – firstly with the adjudicators and secondly with a representative of the Herald Sun, immediately following the completion of the semi-final. 8 An official Royal South Street accompanist will be provided for the heat(s) and semi-final in Ballarat. Competitors may engage their own accompanist for the heat if desired, but the official Royal South Street accompanist must be used by all semi-finalists. Payments to the accompanist for any privately arranged rehearsals with the official accompanist are the responsibility of the competitor. Both arias at the final will be sung to orchestral accompaniment and the finalists will be required for rehearsals at times to be notified. 9 Music & Copyright: Competitors must provide music for three adjudicators and accompanist at the heat, semi-final and final. On all three occasions original music must be sighted by officials at registration, whether used or not. On all three occasions the original music may be provided for use by one of the adjudicators. For information relating to copyright of all printed, photocopied, adapted or reproduced material, please refer to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/heraldsun-aria/. For the accompanist’s music it is preferable that photocopies of the original (book) music be used. For the accompanist’s music, competitors must take care to ensure that:(a) the photocopies are of a high quality and none of the score is missing (b) all pages are in correct order; and (c) pages are securely presented in individual non-glare plastic sleeves in a spiral type binder that does not have removable sleeves 10 Semi-finalists who are chosen to contest the final, must provide a Curriculum Vitae, once selected and at the time of interview with the Herald Sun. NB this information must NOT be attached to the music submitted at the time of registration prior to the semi-final. 11 Semi-finalists selected from the video heats will be notified from week commencing 28 th August 2017, semi-finalists selected from the live heats will be notified at the conclusion of the last heat. All semi-finalists MUST perform live on Saturday 16th September at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat. 12 Competitors may only enter via one avenue, either video or in person, not both. 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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HERALD SUN ARIA CONDITIONS – VIDEO ENTRANTS These conditions are to be read in conjunction with the Herald Sun Aria conditions and The Royal South Street Society General Conditions

1. Video entries must be submitted online via the provided link by 5pm Tuesday 1st August 2017 2. Only one Aria may be performed for the video entry. 3. Video entries can be recorded with a smartphone/ device and must not be digitally enhanced in any way. The video must be recorded within 3 months of the submission date. 4. Video entries must have piano accompaniment. 5. Semi-Finalists chosen from the video entries will be notified from week commencing 28 th August 2017. 6. Videos must be submitted along with the music score for the performed piece and a completed copyright declaration. 7. Competitors must submit the title of the aria, from grand opera, along with the names of the opera and the composer. 8. If chosen for the semi-final and/ or the grand final competitors must provide music as specified by special condition 10.

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VENUE: Element Nightclub at The Miners Tavern 120 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Judges: To be advised (For information on the judging criteria and to view a sample Crit Sheet go to http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/mi-sound/) Event Producer: Sheree Chevalier, Production Manager: David Santamaria Prizes: include cash and studio recording sessions, refer to Mi Sound Competition webpage above for up to date information SPECIAL CONDITIONS To be read in conjunction with General Conditions. Registration We suggest you register ASAP as time slots are limited 1. To register, go to our website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au and follow the prompts to register online. Payment is required at the time of Registration. School Purchase Orders or Credit Card details are preferred. 2. Please provide a stage name or group name and a contact person with contact details to hold the 20 minute spot. All names of group members are not required when you register. 3. Please advise any cancellations in writing and email to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au ASAP. Entry fees are non-refundable. 4. All student age groups are permitted. 5. A group/soloist can only enter Mi Sound once in a calendar year. 6. A person may perform at Mi Sound several times in a calendar year if they are a part of more than one group and/or accompany a soloist. 7. VCE-VET Music Performance students are encouraged to apply. 8. Students do not need to study VCE-VET music to enter. 9. The number of entries we receive may reflect on the length of Mi Sound. The event organisers have the right to lengthen or shorten the dates to accommodate demand. 10. Your ‘Gig Info Sheet-Mi Sound’ will need to be completed and emailed to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au by Friday 12 May. This is to ensure that by the end of May, we can confirm what day/date has been allocated to you as many schools need notice from School Council to organise transport/excursions etc. ‘Gig Info Sheet – Mi Sound’ Due by Friday 12 May 2016 2017 Royal South Street Eisteddfod Competition Schedule

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11. A detailed stage plan will be required to be submitted to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au by Monday 7 August showing how equipment is to be set up on stage. Stage plans are available from the website http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/mi-sound/ 12. RSSS understand that explicit language may be used at times to suit certain musical styles. If so, it must be indicated on the ‘Gig Info Sheet’ so audience members who may be offended are given the option to leave the performance area. Audience members will not be given a refund. 13. Changes to your ‘Gig Info Sheet’ can be requested up to two weeks before the gig. 14. Audio, lighting and back-stage crew will be provided by students studying Certificate III in Technical Production from various schools. Performers may bring their own sound / light / backstage crew who will operate under the direction of the event Systems Manager. Tick yes on the sheet if you are providing your own Backstage Crew. 15. The anticipated group size is no more than six persons on the Element Nightclub stage. If larger than six performers, please contact Royal South Street Society 16. If vocalists intend to use their own microphone, or a radio mic, please advise the details in writing. 17. CHANGES: We understand that circumstances change. So please advise of us any changes asap in writing and email to info@royalsouthstreet.com.au More information can be found on ‘Preparing for the Gig’. This, along with ‘Gig Info Sheet – Mi Sound’ can be found on http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/mi-sound/ Your gig (20 minute time slot) 18. Maximum of 3 minute sound check before each performance. 19. Teachers may assist their students set up for performance. 20. Performers may bring props to support their ‘Explain Your Performance’ sheet, but will have to set this up at the venue during their Stage Preparation Time. 21. A 'Spruiker' (host) will present the audience with details from your ‘Explain Your Performance’ sheet before each performance. The role of the Spruiker is to engage the audience as though they were participants at the imagined industry venue. This should take no more than 2 minutes. 22. Your performance must be finished within 20 minutes. A light will flash from the sound booth to signal when time is up. You will be asked to stop performing if you go over. 23. You are required to perform for at least ten minutes to your paying audience. 24. Teachers may perform with students. Maximum of two teachers per group. 25. A ‘performance in crisis’ may be stopped by a judge, technician or stage manager. A repeat performance may be allowed, subject to the situation and the safety of others. 26. The 20 minute performance time does not include the introduction and reading of the ‘Explain Your Performance’. 27. Whilst performing, the bar at Element Nightclub MAY be open Check out ‘Arriving at The Miners Tavern’ information sheet on http://royalsouthstreet.com.au/competition/mi-sound/

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After the gig 28. You will receive a hard copy of the Mi Sound ‘Criteria Sheet’ on the day of your performance. The judges will assess your performance and assign marks to the ten criteria. 29. Within two weeks of Mi Sound, you will receive an email from COSAMP and will be able to download a MP4 file of your performance with recorded judge’s commentary. 30. Protests are not permitted. The Event Producer/Judge’s decision is final. 31. The judges may split up the prize/s at their discretion. 32. You will be emailed an evaluation form, asking for your feedback. We would appreciate your comments on what you liked about Mi Sound and any changes you can suggest Overall 33. Performers and audience members behaving in an unsafe and/or inappropriate manner may be asked to leave. 34. Teachers/supervising adults are expected to monitor performer and their supportive audience’s behaviour and take appropriate and timely action, if required. 35. Management reserves the right to refuse entry. 36. There is an ‘Information for Teachers’ sheet which is a fabulous read. 37. Remember – Have FUN

535.1 Mi Sound - Solo Entry $25 One performer. You may have one accompanist. (An accompanist is not a member of a duet. They stay in the background) Open Student Age Maximum Preparation Time: 20 minutes Performance Time Limit: 10 - 20 Minutes 535.2 Mi Sound - Group Entry $60 Two - Six performers (Groups with more than six performers are advised contact RSS prior to entry) Open Student Age Maximum Preparation Time: 20 minutes Performance Time Limit: 10 - 20 Minutes Performers in 535.1 & 535.2 are required to present a set, within the specified time limits, in any musical style with the option of including original works. Any combination of instruments may be used. Be creative and imagine your audience and venue. Choose songs, props and clothing to suit your area of specialization. Note: Preparation Time is to include all stage preparation, tune up & a three minute sound check.

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