Department of Education

WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival

19 August 2018
WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival

In 2018, the Western Australian Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival will be held on Sunday 19 August 2018.

Applications

Application forms will be available by Monday 14 May 2018. For all dates, see the Events Calendar for 2018. Application forms will not be posted to schools. Any enquiries relating to the festival should be directed to Tanya Chapman or Nikki Sullivan at Instrumental Music School Services.

The aims of the festival are:

  1. to provide a choral performance opportunity for all secondary students
  2. to give choirs an opportunity to hear others perform
  3. to provide each choir with constructive comments from informed adjudicators.

Each participating choir is expected to present a program of up to two songs with a performing time of up to 10 minutes. Choirs will be part of a 90 minute timeslot with other choirs. Choirs will warm up prior to the allocated timeslot then take seating in the concert hall and move to and from the stage for performance as required.

There are four divisions in the festival:

  1. Novice: beginner/inexperienced choirs at any year level.
  2. Open: any choir, including compulsory and non-compulsory ensembles.
  3. Show: choirs presenting a show-style performance with a program including the use of harmonies in the arrangements. These choirs may use a recorded backing. There will be no microphone provided for soloists.
  4. Audition: students at any year level selected for membership of the choir by audition. Auditioned chamber choirs will fit into this category.

Each choir will receive an adjudication consisting of written comments and a certificate indicating its level of performance.

Entry to the festival is free to all public secondary schools.

Contact information

Nikki Sullivan
Instrumental Music School Services
Email: Nicolie.Sullivan@education.wa.edu.au

Festival Photographs

Photographs of participating choirs from the 2017 festival are available for viewing and purchase at prophotobooth. Use the password 'choral17'.

WA Public Secondary Schools' Choral Festival
http://www.det.wa.edu.au/imss/detcms/education/instrumental-music-school-services/imss-events/2016-event-items/wa-public-secondary-schools-choral-festival.en

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