Competitors are allowed one free solo (non-recital) entry out of every five entries submitted. Where applicable, this concession extends to the Accompanist Fee. Members of the same family may add their entries together to benefit from this concession.
Where age is pertinent to determining the appropriate class and fee, this should be the age of the competitor(s) at 31st August immediately preceding the Festival (any exceptions to this general rule will be stated against individual classes).
We regret that once entries have been accepted, we are not in a position to refund fees.
ENTRY FEES have remained unchanged for the 2018 Festival (applies to all Sections):
15 years & under and 60 years & over concessions
SOLO ENTRY £5.50 (accompanist £5.00)
MUSICAL RECITAL ENTRY £7.00 (accompanist £12.00)
16 years & over
SOLO ENTRY £6.50 (accompanist £6.50)
MUSICAL RECITAL ENTRY £8.00 (accompanist £12.00)
Ensembles (all age groups)
Duets £8.00 (accompanist 15 & under and concessions £5.00; 16 & over £6.50)
Trios £10.50 (accompanist 15 & under and concessions £5.00; 16 & over £6.50)
Quartets/groups up to 10 members: £14.00
Larger groups (more than 10 members): £18.00
THE ACCOMPANIST FEE FOR DUETS AND TRIOS IS AGE-DEPENDENT. LARGER GROUPS AND CHOIRS SHOULD MAKE PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS WITH AN ACCOMPANIST OF THEIR CHOICE.
The Accompanist Fee covers the cost of one rehearsal and the Festival performance; competitors must meet the cost of any further rehearsals themselves. You will be informed of your Accompanist on the Attendance Slip – he or she should be telephoned as soon as possible to arrange a rehearsal.