Choir Directors Bronwyn Hendy, Leanne McKeanne and Helen Swan have offered to join the Choirs Committee to assist with this year’s Choirs Eisteddfod. This is very much appreciated and makes the job of staging the event so much easier.
The 2014 Choirs Eisteddfod promises to be a very exciting competition with Julie Christiansen OAM, Andrew Hunter and Professor Peter Tregear adjudicating a new AUSTRALIAN CHORAL CHALLENGE, for all choirs with sixteen members or more, (Traditional, Popular and Barbershop) and a total of $18,000 in Prizes. This section is in addition to the Friday Primary Sections and Open and Championship Sections on Saturday.
The ACT Music Educators Network has offered to provide an award to one of the Friday Primary School Conductors. It will consist of a Plaque and $100.00 towards professional development and a one year membership of ACTMEN.
ArtSound FM is again offering a one hour Recording Session to the value of $250.00 to an ACT Choir which performs on Saturday 16 August. The winner will be decided by the adjudicators and will be announced at the end of the evening.
A Convenor is still being sort to plan the 2015 event. Ideally it would be someone who has a love of choral singing and someone who could bring new ideas and energy to the event. If a Convenor does not come forward then there may not be a Choirs Eisteddfod in 2015.
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).
National Eisteddfod Newsletter - The Performer
Please watch this space for the latest version of our newsletter.
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.