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Junior Vocal is a popular section. Classes in songs include solo, duet and trio classes for both boys and girls in a range of age categories up to age eighteen. Folk songs, songs from music theatre, early Italian aria and a humorous song all feature.
Senior Vocal for adults (age 18 plus) offers that special chance to sing with a professional accompanist and get feedback on your performance. Classes span English song, lieder, French, Italian or Spanish song, folk song, operatic arias and oratorio. Classes in ‘Songs from Musical Theatre ’ and Jazz, Swing and Light Entertainment are also included. There is a special novice class for competitors who have not taken part in the festival before and a class for duet, trio or quartet performance. There is also a special solo class for age 60 years and over.
Many of the classes have cups awarded, but in addition there is a non-competitive class with adjudication only. An open Senior Ensemble class (of any combination of up to 10 voices) has previously attracted barbershop, small chamber and school vocal groups.
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