School Choirs Syllabus

School Choirs Syllabus2019-01-10T22:33:57+00:00

School Choirs Syllabus 2019

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  • 5 March 2019

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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

ReferenceClassTrophyTime LimitFee
School Choirs
SC01Choir - up to Year 2 - An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded6 minutes£18
SC02Choir - up to Year 4 - An adjudication will be given but no marks awarded6 minutes£18
SC03Choir - up to Year 26 minutes£18
SC04Choir - up to Year 4DAVID BILBE CUP6 minutes£18
SC05Choir - up to Year 6CHALLENGE CUP6 minutes£18
In the following classes, at least 1 piece should be in more than one part
SC06Choir - up to Year 86 minutes£18
SC07Choir - up to & including Year 96 minutes£18
The GODALMING OPERATIC SOCIETY CUP is awarded for the best performance in Year 8 & 9
SC08Madrigal Group under 19 yearsELLEN ROWELL CUP6 minutes£18
A madrigal group should be up to 12 voices. Please note that this class is not limited to a traditional form of Madrigal. We welcome a wide range of unaccompanied part songs.
SC09Choir of Secondary School Age & 6th Form College,
Girls and unbroken voicesFESTIVAL CUP6 minutes£18
SC10Choir of Secondary School Age & 6th Form College, Mixed voicesHYDON CUP6 minutes£18
The DARNTON TROPHY is awarded at adjudicator's discretion to the choir giving the most promising performance