The Choirs Eisteddfod has become one of the most highly regarded choral competitions in Australia. A Convenor is still being sort, but for the moment the Syllabus for 2014 is now on the website. It promises to be a very exciting competition this year with Julie Christiansen OAM, Andrew Hunter and Professor Peter Tregear adjudicating the new AUSTRALIAN CHORAL CHALLENGE for all choirs (with sixteen members or more) and a total of $18,000 in Prizes. People will be needed for the events committee, so if you would be interested in finding out about how you can help, please contact us .
Australian National Eisteddfod Competitions
The Australian National Eisteddfod invites entries in more than 200 age and level based sections - from 6 years and under to open, for solo and group performance and competition in voice and instrument. This year there are six competitions:
- Bands and Orchestras – concert, jazz, brass, rock and school bands and orchestras (most sections non-competitive)
- Choirs - including The Australian Choral Challenge
- Instrumental and Contemporary Music - including open chamber music
- Piano- including open piano recital
- Speech and Drama- including the Bard competition and Speech choirs
- National Operatic Aria
To enter, please check the appropriate syllabus, rules and competition dates on competition page. Then print/download, complete and post the entry form to join the fun and excitement of eisteddfod competitions.
The dates for the 2014 competition are being finalised.
This is an accommodation list particuarly suited to large groups (like choirs).
2013 Raffle Results
The results from the raffle drawn on Saturday (14 September 2013) are:
1st prize: ticket number 1219, K Syrett
2nd prize: ticket number 1481, David Jarrell
3rd prize: ticket number 0168, Mark Nelson
4th prize: ticket number 0030, Jenny Rowland
5th prize: ticket number 0009, Janice Bartram
National Eisteddfod Newsletter - The Performer
The AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD is proud to reintroduce composition in 2013.
Give your students a chance to have their works performed publically and have feedback from a small panel of adjudicators. Please encourage your students to submit a composition and support this great initiative. See more info here
The Australian National Eisteddfod is a registered non-profit community organisation and is always in need of sponsorship and support to enable the events to be undertaken. To maximise accessibility, the organisation keeps the costs for participants and audiences as low as possible. Every donation, however small, is greatly appreciated, and will be used to assist in providing opportunities for many groups and individuals to grow and learn in the performing arts.
Donations will assist with covering the expenses incurred through running the Eisteddfod, including, but not limited to:
- the engagement of qualified, experienced expert adjudicators to provide advice and guidance for performance growth;
- the hire of leading venues for events which offer performers a unique experience;
- trophies, medals and certificates;
- prize money; and
- refreshments to help the many volunteers we need each year to conduct the events.
Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt which is immediately sent to you by email when approved.