Classical Voice Categories & Classes

SOLO CLASSES

 

List A – Own choice selection from RCM or Conservatory Canada Board Syllabus

List B – Own choice selection from RCM or Conservatory Canada Board Syllabus

Additional Repertoire – Own choice selection excluding sacred or folk song

Art Song – Own choice selection from a recognized Art Song Composer, Lieder excluded. To be sung in original language.  Grade IV and above only

Baroque – Own choice selection of a composer of music of the Baroque period (1600-1750) Examples: JS Bach, Handel, Couperin, Lully, Scarlatti, Caldara, etc.

Canadian Song – Own choice selection from a recognized Canadian composer, not contemporary or folk music. List available from the Canadian Music Centre at (604) 734-4622

Traditional Folk Song – Own choice selection from a traditional folk song (arrangement only) of any nationality, sung in original language or English translation. Accompaniment optional. Solo instrument only

Twentieth & Twenty First Century – Own choice selection from recognized classical twentieth & twenty first century composers.

Sacred Song, Classical – Own choice selection excluding Oratorio

Sacred Song, Contemporary/Gospel - Own choice selection from recognized contemporary or gospel sacred composer. Piano accompaniment only.

Lieder – Own choice selection from a recognized German Lieder composer, to be sung in the original language. Vocalist only will be adjudicated. Open to all levels. 

Opera – Own choice selection from any standard opera. Original key. Recitative where applicable. Original language. List source of selection after title on the entry form. No Opera is permitted in Junior classes. No Operatic Arias of the Post Baroque era are permitted in the Intermediate level; Grade VII and above only. 

Operetta – Own choice selection from any “Gilbert and Sullivan” or recognized operetta. Costumes & simple props optional. List source of selection after title on the entry form. Intermediate and Senior, Grade VI and above only.

Oratorio – Own choice selection from a standard oratorio (or major sacred work for Senior Category only). Original key. Recitative, where applicable. Original language. List source of selection after title on the entry form. No Oratorios of the Post Baroque era permitted in Intermediate classes Oratorios are permitted in the Senior classes.

Concert Program – Own choice. A balanced mini-recital of THREE pieces of contrasting period and mood. Musical Theatre not accepted. Time limit: (15 minutes, Intermediate Level) (20 minutes, Senior Level). All selections must be consistent with performer’s grade level, with the exception that one of the three pieces may be one level above performers grade level. Intermediate and Senior, Grade VI and above only. (Pieces will not be adjudicated separately, and are not eligible to qualify separately for awards.)

 

 

VOICE ENSEMBLE CLASSES -- COMPETITIVE

Live accompaniment only, no pre-recorded permittedTime Limit:10 minutes

Classical Voice DUET

Classical Voice TRIO

Classical Voice QUARTET

Classical Voice ENSEMBLE

GILBERT & SULLIVAN Ensemble- For competitors 15 years and over only.

OPERA & OPERETTA Ensemble - Minimum Grade VII. Costumes and simple props optional.

 

REGISTRATION HELP, ENSEMBLE FORM: 

Complete the ensemble entry form with all singers' names and ages.

If competitors are different ages, they shall compete at the higher age level.

Classes will be subdivided by age as deemed appropriate by the committee.

If the group wishes to be non-competitive, click the box on the entry form "non-competitive"