TERMS AND CONDITIONS / FAQ
- All choirs may perform THREE songs; not exceeding the time constraints as indicated below:
|Junior Choirs: Grade 1-3||8 minutes|
|Senior Choirs:13 years & younger||10 minutes|
|19 years & younger||12 minutes|
|Regional Choir: 14 years & younger||10 minutes|
|Regional Choirs: 19 years & younger||12 minutes|
|Open Choirs: 26 years & older||15 minutes|
|Contemporary Choirs: Senior Primary Schools||10 minutes|
|Contemporary Choir: High Schools||12 minutes|
|Chamber Choir: 19 Years & younger||12 minutes|
|Chamber Choir - Regional Choir: 19 Years & younger||12 minutes|
|Chamber Choir (High Schools) Contemporary||12 minutes|
|Chamber Choir: Open category||15 minutes|
|Youth Choir 25 years & younger||15 minutes|
- The aim must still be to achieve balance in the programme – use of different tempo, moods and contemporary styles.
- Part-singing (at least 2 parts) is compulsory. However, this is not expected of the junior choirs.
2. Important directives:
- All choirs are required to sing notated music.
- Choirs must present THREE contrasting works. There must be variation in the character, tempo, atmosphere and tonality of the pieces presented.
- The selection of songs is to match the age group of the choir members.
- The complete score, including accompaniment, must be supplied to the adjudicators. The sheet music presented to the adjudicators must be in accordance with the song sung by the choir (e.g. if the choir sings a two-part song, it must be displayed in the sheet music as two-part).
- Movement of the hands and body is permitted.
- It is expected of all choirs to present a well-balanced programme.
3. Contemporary choirs:
- Works by composers since 1950 may be presented. Arrangements are allowed.
- Contemporary music includes pop songs, gospel music, jazz, songs from musicals and arrangements of traditional music in a light/ contemporary style.
- Choirs in the contemporary category are allowed to use a drum kit (acoustic or electronic) and a microphone (for soloists or beat-boxing).