School Choirs Syllabus 2019
Our Adjudicator: Neil Jenkins
Neil has been a professional singer for over forty years. He made his solo debut in 1967 and sang and recorded with the Deller Consort while establishing himself as an opera singer at Kent Opera. Later, he was appointed as an RCM singing professor by Sir David Willcocks while developing his career as an Operatic, Oratorio and Recital singer. He combined this with a role as a musicologist.
Neil has sung with all of Britain’s leading opera companies, and was associated with Kent Opera, Scottish Opera, WNO and Glyndebourne for many years. He worked for WNO for 30 years, commencing as Count Almaviva to Thomas Allen’s Figaro in the early 1970s, and was with them most recently for a production of Verdi’s Falstaff which was televised. Neil has been honoured by the Worshipful Company of Musicians with the presentation of the Sir Charles Santley Memorial Award for his professional achievements.
2007 marked the 40th anniversary of his London debut. He is president of a number of Choral Societies as well as being Patron of the Goldsmiths Choral Union. He is in demand as an Adjudicator at competitive festivals and as a Masterclass tutor at venues such as Jackdaws. 2017 marked his 50th year as a professional singer.
School Choir Classes and Prices
|SC01||Choir - up to Year 2 - An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded||6 minutes||£18|
|SC02||Choir - up to Year 4 - An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded||6 minutes||£18|
|SC03||Choir - up to Year 2||6 minutes||£18|
|SC04||Choir - up to Year 4||DAVID BILBE CUP||6 minutes||£18|
|SC05||Choir - up to Year 6||CHALLENGE CUP||6 minutes||£18|
|In the following classes, at least 1 piece should be in more than one part|
|SC06||Choir - up to Year 8||6 minutes||£18|
|SC07||Choir - up to & including Year 9||6 minutes||£18|
|The GODALMING OPERATIC SOCIETY CUP is awarded for the best performance in Year 8 & 9|
|SC08||Madrigal Group under 19 years||ELLEN ROWELL CUP||6 minutes||£18|
|A madrigal group should be up to 12 voices|
|SC09||Choir of Secondary School Age & 6th Form College,|
|Girls and unbroken voices||FESTIVAL CUP||6 minutes||£18|
|SC10||Choir of Secondary School Age & 6th Form College, Mixed voices||HYDON CUP||6 minutes||£18|
|The DARNTON TROPHY is awarded at adjudicator's discretion to the choir giving the most promising performance|