The 2024 Festival Timetable of Classes, Workshops and Showcases

Sunday 4 February 
Concert HallChoral Workshop
  
Wednesday 14 February 
Concert HallTimothy Barratt
9.30 amClass 5 Piano Solo - year 8 and under
11.00 amClass 6 Piano Solo - year 10 and under
11.50 amClass 7 Piano Solo - year 12 and under
  
Reception RoomRebecca Vines
9.30 amClass 98 Verse Speaking - year 4 and under 
9.30 amClass 100 Verse Speaking - year 9 and under 
9.30 amClass 101 Humorous Verse Speaking - year 4 and under
9.30 amClass 102 Humorous Verse Speaking - year 6 and under
9.30 amClass 103 Humorous Verse Speaking - year 9 and under
9.30 amClass 104 Prepared Reading - year 4 and under
9.30 amClass 106 Prepared Reading - year 6 and under 
9.30 amClass 109 Story Telling - years 7 to 10
  
Concert HallRebecca Vines
2.00 pmClass 110 Solo Acting - year 6 and under 
2.00 pmClass 111 Solo Acting - year 9 and under 
2.00 pmClass 112 Solo Acting - year 11 and under 
2.00 pmClass 113 Solo Acting Shakespeare - year 11 and under 
2.00 pmClass 114 Solo Mime - year 6 and under 
2.00 pmClass 115 Solo Mime - years 7 to 9
  
Reception RoomTimothy Barratt
2.00 pmClass 1 Piano Solo - year 3 and under 
2.10 pmClass 2 Piano Solo - year 4 and under 
3.10 pmClass 3 Piano Solo - year 5 and under 
4.00 pmClass 4 Piano Solo - year 6 and under 
  
Concert HallTimothy Barratt
6.30 pmClass 8 Piano Solo Sonatina - year 9 and under 
7.40 pmClass 11 Piano Solo - Music Theatre and Film - Open
8.10 pmClass 13 Piano Solo Chopin - Open
8.40 pmClass 15 Piano Recital - Open
  
Thursday 15 February 
Concert HallTimothy Barratt
9.30 amClass 16 Piano Duet - year 6 and under
9.40 amClass 17 Piano Duet - year 9 and under 
10.00 amClass 18 Family Piano Duet - any age
10.15 amClass 9 Piano Recital - year 11 and under
  
 Reception RoomRebecca Vines
9.30 amClass 117 Bible Reading - Open
9.50 amClass 118 Prepared Reading - Open
10.20 amClass 119 Prepared Poetry Reading - Open
10.40 amClass 120 Sight Reading - Open
10.50 amClass 122 Solo Acting - Open
11.20 amClass 123 Dramatic Solo Shakespeare - Open
11.40 amClass 124 Dialect Speaking - Open
11.40 amClass 125 Poetry Writing - Open
11.40 amClass 126 Dialect Prose Writing - Open
11.40 amClass 127 Dialect Poetry Writing - Open
  
Friday 16 February 
Concert HallRosie Whitfield with Jane Robertson
9.30 amClass 19 String Solo - year 6 and under
10.15 amClass 20 String Solo - year 9 and under
10.55 amClass 21 String Solo - year 11 and under
11.35 amClass 22 String Solo - Open
  
2.00 pmClass 24 Woodwind Solo - year 6 and under 
2.10 pmClass 25 Woodwind Solo - year 9 and under 
2.40 pmClass 26 Woodwind Solo - year 11 and under 
3.00 pmClass 28 Brass Solo - year 6 and under
3.20 pmClass 29 Brass Solo - year 11 and under 
3.40 pmClass 30 Brass Solo - Open
4.00 pmClass 32 Two Instruments
4.10 pmClass 31 Solo Instrumentalists' Challenge
  
6.30 pmClass 33 Small Instrumental Ensemble - year 11 and under 
7.30 pmClass 35 Large Instrumental Ensemble - all ages
8.00 pmClass 36 Ukulele group - all ages
  
Saturday 17 February 
Concert HallSteven Roberts with Jane Robertson
9.30 amClass 45 Walt Disney - year 4 and under
10.20 amClass 54 Music Theatre - year 5 and under
11.35 amClass 46 Walt Disney - year 5
  
Reception RoomGaynor Keeble with Jonathan Fisher
9.30 amClass 65 Soprano Solo - Open
9.50 amClass 66 Mezzo-Soprano or Alto Solo - Open
10.10 amClass 67 Tenor Solo - Open
10.20 amClass 69 Oratorio or Sacred Work Solo - age 17 and over
10.45 amClass 70 Operatic Solo - age 17 and over
11.45 amClass 71 British Composer Solo - age 17 and over
  
Old Court RoomRosie Whitfield with Chris Pulleyn 
9.30 amClass 48 Walt Disney -  year 7
11.00 amClass 56 Music Theatre - year 8
12.10 pmClass 49 Walt Disney -  year 8
  
Concert HallSteven Roberts with Jane Robertson
2.00 pmClass 47 Walt Disney - year 6
2.55 pmClass 55 Music Theatre - years 6 and 7
  
Reception RoomGaynor Keeble with Jonathan Fisher
2.00 pmClass 72 French MΓ©lodie or German Lieder - age 17 and over
3.15 pmClass 73 The Rose Bowl
4.10 pmClass 60 Music Theatre - years 12 and 13
  
Old Court RoomRosie Whitfield with Chris Pulleyn 
2.30 pmClass 57 Music Theatre - year 9
3.45 pmClass 50 Walt Disney - year 9
  
Concert HallSteven Roberts with Jane Robertson
6.30 pmClass 74 Walt Disney - age 17 and over
7.15 pmClass 77 Music Theatre - age 17 and over
  
Reception RoomRosie Whitfield with Jonathan Fisher
6.30 pmClass 62 Pop Ballad - age 14 to 17
8.40 pmClass 75 Pop Ballad - age 17 and over
  
Old Court RoomGaynor Keeble with Chris Pulleyn 
6.30 pmClass 63 Young Singers’ Vocal Recital - years 10 to 13
7.25 pmClass 79 Vocal Recital - age 17 and over
7.45 pmClass 64 Stephen Sondheim
8.30 pmClass 78 Light Opera - age 17 and over

 

Sunday 18 February 
Concert HallMurray McLachlan with Jonathan Fisher
10.00 amYoung Musician of the Year
  
Reception RoomRosie Whitfield with Jane Robertson
10.00 amClass 51 Walt Disney - years 10 and 11
12.20 amClass 52 Walt Disney - years 12 and 13
  
Old Court RoomSteven Roberts with Chris Pulleyn 
10.00 amClass 37 Solo - year 5 and under
10.40 amClass 38 Solo - years 6 and 7
11.40 amClass 39 Solo - years 8 and 9
12.35 pmClass 40 Junior Singers' Challenge
  
  
  
Concert HallMurray McLachlan with Jonathan Fisher
2.30 pmYoung Musician of the Year
  
Reception RoomRosie Whitfield with Jane Robertson
2.30 pmClass 58 Music Theatre - year 10
4.00 pmClass 59 Music Theatre - year 11
5.00 pmClass 61 Unaccompanied Folk Song - year 11 and under
  
Old Court RoomSteven Roberts with Chris Pulleyn 
2.30 pmClass 41 Solo - years 10 and 11
3.30 pmClass 42 Solo - years 12 and 13
3.50 pmClass 43 Young Singers’ English Song - year 13 and under
4.30 pmClass 44 Young Singers’ Rose Bowl
  
Monday 19 February 
Old Court Room 
MorningToddler Workshop
  

Concert Hall

Evening

Festival Dance Showcase
  
Tuesday 20 February 
Concert Hall 
MorningReach for the Stars Workshop
AfternoonTea-Dance
  

Thursday 22 February

Concert Hall

 
MorningKey Stage 2 Workshop
EveningKey Stage 2 Concert
  
Friday 23 February 
Concert HallAndrew Padmore
9.30 amClass 81 Key Stage 2 workshop performance
9.40 amClass 82 Junior Choir - year 6 and under - hymns or sacred song 
9.55 amClass 83 Junior Choir - year 6 and under -  previous non winner
11.30 amClass 84 Junior Choir - year 6 and under - Christmas/Festive
12 noonClass 85 Junior Choir - year 6 and under
  
6.30 pmClass 86 Young People's Choir - year 9 and under
7.15 pmClass 87 Young People's Choir - year 11 and under 
8.25 pmClass 88 Young People's Choir - age 21 and under 
  
  
  
  
  
Saturday 24 February 
Concert HallAndrew Padmore
9.00 amClass 89 Local (Kirklees) Choirs
10.40 amClass 90 Adult/Mixed age Choirs - Christmas/Festive
11.50 amClass 91 Adult/Mixed age Choirs
  
Reception RoomMartin Wallington
12.00 noonClass 92 - Adult/Mixed age Small Choirs (up to 20 voices)
  
Concert HallMartin Wallington
12.50 pmClass 93 Adult/Mixed age Female Voice Choirs (21 voices and over)
1.30 pmClass 94 Adult/Mixed age Male Voice Choirs (21 voices and over)
2.10 pmClass 95 Adult/Mixed age Mixed Voice Choirs (21 voices and over)
  
 Andrew Padmore
2.40 pmClass 96 Choir Programme - open to choirs in classes 89 to 95
  
7.30 pmClass 97 Choir Challenge

 

Festival DATES 2024

Sunday 4 February and Wednesday 14 to Saturday 24 February 2024

 

Sunday 4 February

Adult Choral Workshop and Concert

Wednesday 14 February

Piano and Speech and Drama classes

Thursday 15 February

Piano and Speech and Drama classes

Friday 16 February

Instrumentalists and ensemble classes

Saturday 17 February

Vocal classes

Sunday 18 February

Vocal classes

Young Musician of the Year 2024

 

 

Monday 19 February

Toddler Workshop

Dance Festival Showcase

Tuesday 20 February

Reach for the Stars - Special Needs Event

Music for the Brain tea dance.

Thursday 22 February

Key Stage 2 workshop and concert

Friday 23 February

Junior and Youth Choirs

Saturday 24 February

Adult Choirs 

The Last Night at the Festival Concert

Workshops

Classes




 
1
Class 1 Piano solo – school year 3 and under

One piece from Roundabout by Alan Haughton (ABRSM) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
2
Class 2 Piano solo – school year 4 and under

One piece from the 23/24 ABRSM piano syllabus. Grade 1, No 1, 2 or 3 from list A, B or C. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
3
Class 3 Piano solo – school year 5 and under

One piece from the 23/24 ABRSM piano syllabus. Grade 2 or grade 3 No 1, 2 or 3 from list A, B or C Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
4
Class 4 Piano solo – school year 6 and under

One piece from the 23/24 ABRSM piano syllabus. Grade 3 or grade 4, No 1, 2 or 3 from list A,B or C Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
5
Class 5 Piano solo – school year 8 and under

One own choice piece of grade 5 standard and above

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
6
Class 6 Piano solo -school year 10 and under

One own choice piece of grade 6 standard and above

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
7
Class 7 Piano solo -school year 12 and under

One own choice piece of grade 7 standard and above

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
8
Class 8 Piano solo Sonatina - school year 9 and under

One own choice Sonatina (not sonata) movement

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
9
Class 9 Piano Recital – school year 11 and under

A recital of three own choice pieces of at least grade 5 standard in contrasting styles, with credit being given for a balanced programme. The progamme must not include any pieces played in other classes during this year's festival.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 15 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £13

 
10
Class 10 Piano solo – open

One own choice piece of grade 8 standard or above. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the solo instrumentalist's challenge later in the festival.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
11
Class 11 Piano solo Music Theatre and Film – open

One piece from any show or film

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
12
Class 12 Piano solo Sonata – open

One movement from a classical sonata e.g. Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi or similar which must be of grade 8 standard or above.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
13
Class 13 Piano solo Chopin – open

One piece from any work by Chopin which must be of grade 8 standard or above

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
14
Class 14 Piano solo 20th Century or 21st Century – open

One piece from any work written no earlier than 1900 which must be of grade 8 standard or above.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
15
Class 15 Piano Recital – open

A recital of a minimum of two pieces of at least grade 8 standard in contrasting styles with credit being given for a balanced programme. The progamme must not include any pieces played in other classes during this year's festival.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 15 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £13

 
16
Class 16 Piano Duet – school year 6 and under

One own choice piece

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
17
Class 17 Piano Duet – school year 9 and under

One own choice piece

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
18
Class 18 Family Piano Duet - any ages

One or two own choice pieces

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
19
Class 19 String solo – school year 6 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
20
Class 20 String solo – school year 9 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
21
Class 21 String solo – school year 11 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
22
Class 22 String solo – open

One own choice piece of grade 8 standard or above. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the solo instrumentalists' challenge later in the festival.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
23
Class 23 Guitar solo - school year 11 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £8

 
24
Class 24 Woodwind/Recorder solo school year 6 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
25
Class 25 Woodwind/Recorder solo school year 9 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
26
Class 26 Woodwind/Recorder solo school year 11 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
27
Class 27 Woodwind/recorder solo open

One own choice piece of grade 8 standard or above. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the Solo instrumentalists' Challenge later in the festival. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
28
Class 28 Brass solo – school year 6 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
29
Class 29 Brass solo school year 11 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
30
Class 30 - Brass solo open

One own choice piece of grade 8 standard or above. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the Solo instrumentalists' Challenge later in the festival. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
31
Class 31 Solo instrumentalists' Challenge

Qualifying winners of classes 10, 22, 27 and 30 will play their winning pieces

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £0

 
32
Class 32 Two Instruments or Instrument and Voice

Two own choice pieces. These may be two pieces for different solo instruments or one instrumental piece and one vocal piece (in all cases with or without accompaniment). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
33
Class 33 Small Instrumental Ensemble – school year 11 and under

Own choice piece(s) - any combination of instruments. (2 to 10 players) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £15

 
34
Class 34 Small Instrumental Ensemble - all ages

Own choice piece(s) - any combination of instruments (2-10 players). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £15

 
35
Class 35 Large Instrumental Ensemble - all ages

Own choice piece(s) - any combination of instruments (11 and over players). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class .

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 12 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £19

 
36
Class 36 Ukulele Group – all ages

Own choice programme. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 12 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £19

 
37
Class 37 solo – school year 5 and under

Either: The Cobbler and the Crow - Trad American (Sing together:100 songs for unison singing) OR: My Father's Garden Trad. Words Frederick Fowler (Sing together: 100 songs for unison singing) The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the Junior Singers' Challenge. (Class 40). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
38
Class 38 solo – school year 6 and 7

Either: Omens of Spring - W H Anderson (ABRSM Songbook1) OR: Ma Bella Bimba - Trad Italian Arr.Heidi Pegaler (The best of singing 1-3) (low/high) (Italian/English)The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the Junior Singers' Challenge. (Class 40). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
39
Class 39 solo – school year 8 and 9

Either: Clock -a - clay R R Bennett (ABRSM Songbook 4) OR: The Dormouse Carol (ABRSM Songboook 4) OR: Heidenroselein - Schubert (The Art of Song 1-3) (High, Med/low) The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in the Junior Singers' Challenge. (Class 40). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
40
Class 40 Junior Singers' Challenge

Qualifying winners of classes 37, 38 and 39 will sing their winning pieces

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £0

 
41
Class 41 solo – school year 10 and 11

Either: Sonntag - Brahms (The Art of Song Grade 6), (Low, Medium or High) (To be sung in German) OR: Gaelic Blessing - J Rutter (ABRSM Songbook 5 Plus) OR: The Birds Lament - R R Bennett (ABRSM Songbook 5) The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Huddersfield Choral Society Rose Bowl for young singers. (Class 44). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
42
Class 42 solo – school year 12 and 13

One own choice song. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Huddersfield Choral Society Rose Bowl for young singers. (Class 44). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
43
Class 43 Young Singers’ English Song – school year 13 and under

One own choice song (not originating from an opera) by Purcell, Dowland, Boyce or Arne.The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Huddersfield Choral Society Rose Bowl for young singers. (Class 44). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
44
Class 44 Young Singers' Rosebowl

Qualifying winners of classes 41, 42 and 43 will sing their winning pieces

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £0

 
45
Class 45 The Magic of Walt Disney – school year 4 and under

Either: Zip a Dee Doo Dah (Song of the South) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection Vol 2) OR: With a Smile and a Song (Snow White) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection Volume 2) OR: Whistle While you Work Snow White) (The Best of Children's Songs Ever) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
46
Class 46 The Magic of Walt Disney – school year 5

Either: I've got no strings (Pinocchio) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection Vol 2) OR: Little April Showers -( Bambi) (The Best of Children's Songs Ever) OR: Cruella De Ville (101 Dalmations) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection Volume 1) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class..

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
47
Class 47 The Magic of Walt Disney – school year 6

Either: Chim Chim Cher ee (Mary Poppins) (The Best of singing 1-3 (Low/high) OR: A Whole New World (Aladdin) (Contemporary Disney: 50 favourite Songs) OR: Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid) (ABRSM Singing for Musical Theatre Book 2) (Omitting verse 2 and bars 68-85) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
48
Class 48 The Magic of Walt Disney – school year 7

Either: How Far I'll Go (Moanna) (Music Notes Movie Version - Key of E major) OR: When you Wish Upon a Star (Pinocchio) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection Vol 1) OR: Feed the Birds (Mary Poppins) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection Vol 1) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
49
Class 49 The Magic of Walt Disney - school year 8

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
50
Class 50 The Magic of Walt Disney - school year 9

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
51
Class 51 The Magic of Walt Disney - school year 10 and 11

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
52
Class 52 The Magic of Walt Disney - school years 12 and 13

One own choice piece . Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
53
Class 53 Group Musical Theatre year 6 and under

A group excerpt/showpiece from any Musical Theatre or operetta. Maximum 20 people. To be held in the main hall using the stage. All libretti/scripts must be suitable content to cause no offence to a mixed audience which may contain children. Each group should provide own accompanist or backing track. Hand props may be used with limited costume if essential to the piece. Please note that there are no suitable changing room facilities available.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £19

 
54
Class 54 Music Theatre – school year 5 and under

Either: My Favourite Things (The Sound of Music) (Rogers and Hammerstein collection) or Kids Musical Collection volume 2 OR: Where is Love (Oliver) (ABRSM Songbook 1) or Kids Musical Collection volume 2 OR: The Candy Man Can (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) (Kids Musical Theatre Collection 1) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
55
Class 55 Music Theatre – school year 6 and 7

Either: I Whistle a Happy Tune (The King and I) (Rodgers and Hammerstein Collection) OR: If only You Would Listen ( School of Rock) (ABRSM Singing for Musical Theatre Book 2) OR: Naughty - (Matilda) (ABRSM Songbook Plus 4) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
56
Class 56 Music Theatre – school year 8

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
57
Class 57 Music Theatre – school year 9

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
58
Class 58 Music Theatre – school year 10

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
59
Class 59 Music Theatre school year 11

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
60
Class 60 Music Theatre - school year 12 and 13

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
61
Class 61 Unaccompanied Folk Song- school year 11 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
62
Class 62 - Pop Ballad - age between 14 and 17 inclusive

One own choice piece which may be self accompanied, may be accompanied by the festival accompanist or may use a backing track. Backing tracks using phones will require an adaptor to connect to the town hall systems. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
63
Class 63 Young Singers' Vocal Recital - school years 10 to 13

Recital of one 17th or 18th century song or aria, sung in the original language, one English art Song from the 20th century and one own choice song or aria. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 12 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £13

 
64
* NEW CLASS Class 64 Stephen Sondheim

17 years and over . One own choice song with music written by Stephen Sondheim. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
65
Class 65 Soprano solo

One own choice song in any language. This should not be a solo from a choral or stage work. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge. (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
66
Class 66 Mezzo-soprano or Alto solo

One own choice song in any language. This should not be a solo from a choral or stage work. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge. (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
67
Class 67 Tenor solo

One own choice song in any language. This should not be a solo from a choral or stage work. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge. (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
68
Class 68 Baritone or Bass solo

One own choice song in any language. This should not be a solo from a choral or stage work. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge. (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
69
Class 69 Oratorio or Sacred Work solo - age 17 and over

One own choice piece which must be in the original key. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge. (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
70
Class 70 Operatic solo - age 17 years and over

One own choice piece which must be in the original key. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge. (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
71
Class 71 British Composer solo - age 17 years and over

One own choice piece from any 20th or 21st century British composer. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge (Class 73) Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
72
Class 72 French Melodie or German Lieder - age 17 years and over

One own choice piece from the French repertoire sung in the original language OR one own choice piece from the Lieder repertoire sung in the original language. The winner gaining a B grade or above will be invited to compete in The Rose Bowl Challenge (Class 73). Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
73
Class 73 The Rose Bowl

Qualifying winners of classes 65 to 72 will sing their winning pieces

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £0

 
74
Class 74 The Magic of Walt Disney - age 17 years and over

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
75
Class 75 Pop Ballad - age 17 years and over

One own choice piece which may be self accompanied, may be accompanied by the festival accompanist or may use a backing track. Backing tracks using phones will require an adaptor to connect to the town hall systems. This class excludes performers from class 62. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
76
Class 76 Vocal Duet -age 17 years and over

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
77
Class 77 Music Theatre - age 17 years and over

One own choice song from any musical written between 1950 and the present day which must be sung as a concert item. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
78
Class 78 Light Opera - age 17 years and over

One own choice song from any light opera or musical written before 1950 which must be sung as a concert item. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 6 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
79
Class 79 Vocal Recital - age 17 years and over

A recital of three contrasting own choice songs or arias. To enter this class you must have performed in at least one other class in the festival. You cannot sing any piece performed in any other class. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 12 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £13

 
80
Class 80 Group Music Theatre

A group excerpt/showpiece from any Musical Theatre or operetta. Maximum 20 people. To be held in the main hall using the stage. All libretti/scripts must be suitable content to cause no offence to a mixed audience which may contain children. Each group should provide own accompanist or backing track. Hand props may be used with limited costume if essential to the piece. Please note that there are no suitable changing room facilities available.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 18 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
81
Class 81 KS2 workshop performance

One of the songs performed at the Key Stage Two workshop. Maximum 50 voices. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
82
Class 82 Junior Choir Hymns and Sacred Songs school year 6 and under

Two contrasting own choice sacred pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
83
Class 83 Junior Choir – Previous non-winners - school year 6 and under

Two contrasting own choice pieces for any junior choir which has not entered the festival more than three times and has not won a class at the festival in the past five years. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
84
Class 84 Junior Choir- Christmas/Festive school year 6 and under

Two contrasting Christmas/Festive pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
85
Class 85 Junior Choir –Open to all - school year 6 and under

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
86
Class 86 Young People’s Choir – school year 9 and under

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
87
Class 87 Young People’s Choir – school year 11 and under

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
88
Class 88 Young People Choir 21 years and under

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £21

 
89
*NEW CLASS Class 89 Local Choirs. Open to any adult/mixed choir which is based in Kirklees.

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
90
Class 90 Adult/Mixed Age Choir - Christmas/Festive

Two contrasting Christmas/Festive pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
91
Class 91 Adult/Mixed Age Choir

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Open to any choir which has not been placed first in a class at the festival over the last five years. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
92
Class 92 Adult/Mixed Age Small Choir – up to 20 voices

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
93
Class 93 Adult/Mixed Aged Female Voice Choir 21 voices and over

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
94
Class 94 Adult/Mixed Aged Male Voice Choir – 21 voices and over

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
95
Class 95 Adult/Mixed Aged Mixed Voice Choir – 21 voices and over

Two contrasting own choice pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 8 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
96
Class 96 Choir Programme – open to choirs in classes 89 to 95

A balanced programme of up to three pieces. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 12 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £23

 
97
Class 97 Choir Challenge

The winners of classes 89, 93, 94, 95 and 96 will be asked to perform in the Last Night of the Festival Concert on Saturday evening February 24 2024. If a choir is the winner of more than one of these classes they will perform only once in the evening. Pieces may be specially prepared for this class or those sung in previous classes. No adjudicator copies are required.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £0

 
98
Class 98 verse speaking – school year 4 and under

Own choice verse from memory. You must bring a copy of own choice pieces for the adjudicator on the day marked clearly with your name and the place of the piece if in a volume.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
99
Class 99 Verse Speaking – school year 6 and under

Own choice verse from memory. You must bring a copy of own choice pieces for the adjudicator on the day marked clearly with your name and the place of the piece if in a volume.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
100
Class 100 Verse Speaking – school year 9 and under

Own choice verse from memory. You must bring a copy of own choice pieces for the adjudicator on the day marked clearly with your name and the place of the piece if in a volume.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
101
Class 101 Humorous Verse Speaking - school year 4 and under

Own choice verse from memory. You must bring a copy of own choice pieces for the adjudicator on the day marked clearly with your name and the place of the piece if in a volume.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
102
Class 102 Humorous Verse Speaking – school year 6 and under

Own choice verse from memory. You must bring a copy of own choice pieces for the adjudicator on the day marked clearly with your name and the place of the piece if in a volume.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
103
Class 103 Humorous Verse Speaking – school year 9 and under

Own choice verse from memory. You must bring a copy of own choice pieces for the adjudicator on the day marked clearly with your name and the place of the piece if in a volume.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
104
Class 104 Prepared reading – school year 4 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
105
Class 105 Prepared reading – school year 6 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
106
Class 106 Prepared reading – school year 9 and under

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
107
Class 107 Sight reading school year 6 and under

You will be given a few minutes to read through a piece of prose before reading to the adjudicator. Each performer will be given the same conditions.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
108
Class 108 Bible reading school year 6 and under

The reading must be from the King James Version of the Bible. Either Psalm 8 vs 1-9 The Majesty of God OR Matthew 6 vs 6-15 The Lord#39;s Prayer

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
109
Class 109 Story telling school years 7 to 10

Each performer will be provided with an OBJECT around which a story must be built. A spontaneous response is required. Story must have suitable content to cause no offence to a mixed audience which may include children. You will have 5 minute preparation time before the performance

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 2 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
110
Class 110 solo Acting school year 6 and under

One own choice speech from any play excluding Shakespeare or from a monologue to be performed from memory. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
111
Class 111 solo Acting school year 9 and under

One own choice speech from any play excluding Shakespeare or from a monologue to be performed from memory.Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
112
Class 112 solo Acting school year 11 and under

One own choice speech from any play excluding Shakespeare or from a monologue to be performed from memory. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
113
Class 113 solo Acting - Shakespeare school year 11 and under

One own choice speech from a Shakespeare play to be performed from memory. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
114
Class 114 solo Mime - school year 6 and under

Set title: Handle with care

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
115
Class 115 solo Mime - school years 7 to 9

Set title: Temptation

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
116
Class 116 solo Mime - school year 10 to 13

Set title: The Wrong Door

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £9

 
117
Class 117 Bible reading open (excluding performers in Class 100)

The reading must be from the King James Version of the Bible. Either Ruth 1 vs 8-18 Naomi and Ruth OR Matthew 1 vs 18-23 The birth of Jesus Christ.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
118
Class 118 Prepared reading – open

One own choice piece. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 3 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
119
Class 119 Prepared poetry reading - open

Any poem written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson not from memory. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
120
Class 120 Sight reading – open

You will be given a few minutes to read through a piece of prose before reading to the adjudicator. Each performer will be given the same conditions.

Festival Rules

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
121
Class 121 Story telling - open

Each performer will be provided with an OBJECT around which a story must be built. A spontaneous response is required. Story must have suitable content to cause no offence to a mixed audience which may include children. You will have 5 minute preparation time before the performance

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
122
Class 122 solo acting - open

One own choice speech from any play excluding Shakespeare or from a monologue to be performed from memory. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
123
Class 123 Dramatic solo - Shakespeare open

One own choice speech from any Shakespeare time includes any introduction, to be performed from memory. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 4 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
124
Class 124 Dialect speaking open

One own choice piece. Performers are reminded that the material should exercise dialect speaking rather than just regional accent. Please read the festival rules relevant to this class in the menu on the bottom left hand side of the main website.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
125
Class 125 Poetry Writing open

The piece must be no longer than 5 minutes in speaking.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
126
Class 126 Dialect Prose Writing open

One own choice piece.

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

 
127
Class 127 Dialect Poetry Writing

One own choice piece

Festival Rules

Maximum Performance Duration: 5 minutes

Entries Closed

Fee: £10

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