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Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia

2019 COMPETITIONS

Entries Open Monday 18th March 10am


Entries Close strictly 5.00 pm Friday 26 April

ROYAL SOUTH STREET SOCIETY


PO Box 33, Ballarat VIC 3353
Telephone: 03 5332 1054
Email: info@royalsouthstreet.com.au
Website: www.royalsouthstreet.com.au

The Royal South Street Society uses the personal information you provide for the purpose of competition only.
Information is not used or passed on to any other organisation for any purpose. All entry fees are inclusive of
GST where applicable. The information contained in this Schedule was current as 16 MARCH 2018. The Royal
South Street Society reserves the right to alter if the situation arises; sections, conditions, prizes, dates, locations,
sponsors, adjudicators etc. The final competition information will be published in the discipline Guidebooks prior
to the commencement of the competition in 2018.

Our mission is to conduct Australia’s foremost


Eisteddfod, promoting, fostering and encouraging
participation and interest in the performing arts.

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Royal South Street Society
Ballarat
A.C.N. 004 058 020 A.B.N. 33 764 110 838

Grand National Eisteddfod of Australasia


Patron in Chief
The Honorable Linda Dessau, AM Governor of Victoria
Honorary Patrons
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, ONZ, DBE, AC.
Lady Primrose Potter, AC.

OFFICE-BEARERS
Chairman: Peter Zala
Treasurer: Ben Brown
Deputy: Sheree Chevalier
Secretary: Michael Porter

Board of Management
Dr. Anthony Cole Mary-Rose McLaren
Ron Harrington OAM Karen Daniel
Virginia Wise Andrea Brown (ex-officio)

Life Members
Dr. A.M. Cole Mr. E. T. Lewis
Mrs. B. Dunlop Mr. R. Matthews
Mr. R. Harrington OAM Mr. B. McInnis
Mrs. D. Harrington Mr. L. Harvey
Mrs. L. Harvey

Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.


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Table of Contents
Page

1 Cover

2 Opening and Closing Dates

3 Office bearers

4 Table of Contents

5 Tentative timetable

6 - 12 Accommodation in Ballarat

13 - 20 Contemporary Vocal Schedule

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2019 Tentative Timetable
Please note: this is tentative timetable and The Royal South Street Society

reserve the right to make changes at any stage.

ACU Debating Challenge Cup 29th July – 2nd August

Celebrating Chopin 4th August

Schimmel Pianoforte 5th – 7th August

Speech & Drama 8th – 16th August (excluding 10th & 11th)

Victorian Band’s Championships 17th – 18th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Semi-Final 19th August

Contemporary Vocal 19th – 24th August

Choral Competition 25th – 27th August

Classical Vocal 28th August

ACU Debating Challenge Cup Grand Final 26th August

Instrumental Solos 30th August & 8th September

Freemasons Festival of Bands & Strings 31st August & 2nd - 7th September

RACV Goldfields Resort The Arts for All 9th, 10th & 11th September

Showbiz Cinemas Mi Sound 11th - 13th September

Herald Sun Aria 13th & 14th September

Energetiks Dance Competition 16th September - 5th October

Herald Sun Aria Grand Final 23rd October

Commbank Calisthenics Competition 7th October – 2nd November

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Accommodation in Ballarat
The Royal South Street Society appreciates the support of the local accommodation
providers
who advertise in the schedule and on our website
www.royalsouthstreet.com.au/accommodation.

For those of you who plan to stay in Ballarat during the competitions, please
support the accommodation providers that support us.

Scroll through the advertisements in the Competition Schedule and click on their
ad to link directly to the property’s home page where you can make an enquiry
or a booking.

There are many that offer our competitors large spaces for rehearsal included as
part of your stay, so please make sure they are aware you are in Ballarat as part of
our competitions. For the first time this year we are pleased to introduce a rehearsal
room directory, useful if you are in need of additional space. We encourage you to
research and explore all the businesses that advertise with us and discover what
each one has to offer you.

 RACV Goldfield Resort


 Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
 Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
 Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre
 Ballarat BreakAway Accommodation
 Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments
 Quest Serviced Apartments

Web Listings

 RACV Goldfield Resort


 Big 4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park
 Big 4 Windmill Holiday Park
 Eureka Stockade Holiday Park
 Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments
 Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre
 Quest Ballarat
 Ballarat Accommodation Guide

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CONTEMPORARY VOCAL
VENUE: TBC
Adjudicators: Sally Bourne & Melissa Langton

Our adjudicators for this section are proudly supported by Freemasons Victoria.

SECTION CHAIR: Carolyn Bennett


Sub-Committee: Brenda Ludbrook, Peter Zala

TROPHIES

Aggregate Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each age group.


Suttons House of Music Perpetual Shield donated by the Sutton Family plus
Replica

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
To be read in conjunction with General Conditions

1. This competition is for modern/contemporary style singing (see condition


2 for Country Music definition). Singers who sing in a classical style should
refer to the Classical Vocal sections. There is no restriction on the age of the
song. Freedom of interpretation within the style is acceptable.
2. Country Music sections - Singers must choose a country song which must be
sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who stylistically
represent good country technique and song choice. Traditional Country and
Western songs are encouraged.
3. A competitor may place multiple entries in sections 595 (Contemporary Vocal
Duo or Trio) however they must perform with different partners for each entry.
4. Original sheet music is not required for this section. (A copy of music for
adjudicator is not required).
5. Competitors may perform to a professional backing track which may contain
backing vocals only (i.e.no principal/lead vocal allowed), self-accompany the
item, or sing to a live instrumental backing group of no more than 4.
6. The Society will provide: a keyboard, microphones both roving and standard
(up to four) and CD player.
7. Backing tracks should be in MP3 format on a USB. Ensure the backing is
good quality. The recommendation of RSSS is a commercially purchased
backing through iTunes or similar (not converted from YouTube) It is
suggested that you also bring the backing track on a CD as a back-up. The
CD player can handle commercial CD and CD-R discs, but not CD-RW (re-

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recordable) discs. Please label files as follows: Name – Section Number –
Song Title e.g. Jane Smith – 554 – Let it go
8. AN ACCOMPANIST IS NOT PROVIDED. Please contact the RSSS Office for
a list of suggested local accompanists if required.
9. Age limit will be deemed as at the 1st January of the current year and
competitors MUST sing in their relevant age group.

10 YEARS AND UNDER

New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some
different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is
beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have
now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing
“STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read
all about it!

550 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat
style
Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording
Studios, Ballarat
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

551 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 10 Years and Under


Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song,
which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who
stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

553 STAGE MUSICAL 10 Years and Under


Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal
qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the
song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase
contemporary music theatre technique.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

554 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONE SONG 10 Years


and Under
Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie or TV show or a
stand-alone song in cabaret, theatre or concert style.
Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on stand-
alone songs.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

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558 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 10 Years and Under
Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad
style
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $17

11 TO UNDER 14 YEARS

New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some
different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is
beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have
now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing
“STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read
all about it!

560 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat
style
Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording
Studios, Ballarat
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

561 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 11 to Under 14 Years


Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song,
which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who
stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

562 JAZZ and BLUES 11 to Under 14 Years


Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
Prize money and medals donated by Chris Gardner in memory of his late wife
Bridget
First $40; Second $20; Third $10; Medals. Entry $20

563 STAGE MUSICAL 11 to Under 14 Years


Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal
qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the
song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase
contemporary music theatre technique.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

564 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or STAND ALONE SONG 11 to Under


14 Years
Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie or TV show or a
stand-alone song in cabaret, theatre or concert style.

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Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on stand
alone songs.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $30 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

568 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 11 to Under 14 Years


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad
style
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $30 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $20

14 TO UNDER 16 YEARS

New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some
different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is
beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have
now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and forthe first time we are introducing
“STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read
all about it!

570 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat
style
Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording
Studios, Ballarat
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

571 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years


Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song,
which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who
stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

572 JAZZ and BLUES 14 to Under 16 Years


Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

573 STAGE MUSICAL 14 to Under 16 Years


Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal
qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the
song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase
contemporary music theatre technique.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

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574 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONE SONG 14 to
Under 16 Years
Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie, TV show or a
Stand Alone. Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for
ideas on stand-alone songs.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $40 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

578 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 14 to Under 16 Years


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad
style
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $40 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $23

579 GOSPEL or SOUL VOCAL SOLO 14 to Under 16 Years “NEW SECTION


FOR 2019”
Singers must choose a song within the Gospel or Soul genre, either upbeat or
ballad.
Time Limit: 4 minutes
First $40 & Medal; Second and Third Medals. Entry $23

16 TO UNDER 18 YEARS

New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some
different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is
beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have
now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing
“STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read
all about it!

580 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Yrs


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat
style
Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording
Studios, Ballarat
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
Prize money donated by ANATS Victorian Chapter
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25

581 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 Years


Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song,
which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who
stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25

582 JAZZ and BLUES 16 to Under 18 Years


Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25

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583 STAGE MUSICAL 16 to Under 18 Years
Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal
qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the
song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase
contemporary music theatre technique.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25

584 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONESONG 16 to


Under 18 Years
Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie, TV show or Stand
Alone
Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on stand-
alone songs.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25

585 VCE VOCAL SOLO VCE Students Only


For students studying VCE Contemporary Music Performance. Two contrasting
songs from different categories on the prescribed contemporary VCE syllabus.
Singers who are studying ‘Music Investigation’ will sing one song from the syllabus
and one own choice from their selected program.
Time Limit: 8 Minutes for both pieces.
First Prize gift of the William Morrell Trust
First $100 Second $40 & Medal; Third $20 & Medal. Entry $27

588 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 16 to Under 18 Years


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad
style
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $50 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $25

589 GOSPEL or SOUL VOCAL SOLO 16 to Under 18 years “NEW SECTION


FOR 2019”
Singers must choose a song within the Gospel or Soul genre, either upbeat or
ballad.
Time Limit: 4 minutes
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third Medals. Entry $25

Suttons House of Music Perpetual Shield donated by the Sutton Family: a


replica of the shield will be awarded to a competitor in 16 to Under 18 age group who
has not won a first prize and who in the opinion of the adjudicator is worthy of
encouragement.

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18 YEARS AND OVER

New for 2019…… Did you know that in the “Open” age group, we offer some
different sections that are open to singers of ALL AGES: Singer/Songwriter is
beginning to grow in popularity, and as a result of our 2017 survey we have
now added a Rap/Hip Hop section and for the first time we are introducing
“STRUT YOUR STUFF SHOWCASE”. Flip over to the Open Age pages to read
all about it!

590 UPBEAT POP/ROCK VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over


Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in an upbeat
style
Winners eligible to receive a recording session, courtesy Redwood Recording
Studios, Ballarat
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
Prize money donated by ANATS Victorian Chapter
First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

591 COUNTRY MUSIC VOCAL SOLO 18 Years and Over


Singers must choose a contemporary or traditional Country and Western song,
which must be sung in a country style. Adjudication will be based on singers who
stylistically represent good country technique and song choice.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

592 JAZZ and BLUES 18 Years and Over


Singers must choose a song within the Jazz or Blues genre, either upbeat or ballad
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

593 STAGE MUSICAL 18 Years and Over


Singers must choose a character song from a stage musical and demonstrate vocal
qualities appropriate to the selected song. There is no restriction on the age of the
song, but adjudication will be based on singers who choose material to showcase
contemporary music theatre technique.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

594 CHARACTER SONG from MOVIE, TV or a STAND ALONE SONG 18 Years


and Over
Singers must choose a song as sung by a character from a Movie, TV show or Stand
Alone Song.
Visit https://newmusicaltheatre.com/search?type&q=stand-alone for ideas on stand-
alone songs.
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $60 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

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598 CONTEMPORARY BALLAD 18 Years and Under
Singers must choose a song from the contemporary popular repertoire in a ballad
style
Time Limit: 4 Minutes.
First $60 & Medal, Second & Third, Medals. Entry $27

OPEN
595 VOCAL DUET OR TRIO Open
Singers to present one item as per special conditions listed above. Any
contemporary song choice is permitted but must include some harmony.
Accompaniment is optional.
Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes.
First $70 & Medals; Second & Third, Medals. Entry $31

596 RAP or HIP HOP VOCAL SOLO Open “NEW SECTION FOR 2019”
Performers must choose an item that showcases this genre. Adjudication will be
based on stylistic markers and performance skill.
Time limit: 4 minutes
First: $50 & Medal, Second and third medals. Entry $25

597 SINGER SONGWRITER Open


Competitor to present their own original song. Adjudication will be based on both the
composition of the song and the vocal proficiency of the competitor.
Time Limit: Maximum 4 Minutes.
First $50 & Medal; Second & Third, Medals Entry $25

598 STRUT YOUR STUFF SOLO SHOWCASE Open “NEW SECTION FOR 2019”
Performers must choose TWO songs in ANY STYLE to showcase their talent to the
best of their ability. Adjudication will be based on performance, charisma and Vocal
proficiency.
Time Limit: 8 minutes
First: $70 & Medal, Second and Third Medals. Entry $31
Prize money & Medals donated by Juliana Addison – Member for Wendouree

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