Music (Vocal)

Vocal competitions, the entry form and the special conditions.

39. W. Towyn Roberts Scholarship in memory of his wife, Violet Jones, Nantclwyd and the William Park-Jones Scholarship.

These scholarships were set up to promote vocal music for soloists in Wales.

The scholarships, held for a year, are awarded to the most promising competitor in a special competition to enable him / her to follow a vocal training course at a recognised music school or college.

The scholarships are open to any person born in Wales or one of whose parents were born in Wales, or any person who has lived or worked in Wales for the three years prior to 31 August 2018, or any person who can speak or write Welsh.

The competitors will be expected to prepare a programme of no more than 15 minutes.  The programme must include one song by a Welsh composer from the twentieth century or the current century, and every song must be sung in Welsh.

The Eisteddfod Office will provide Welsh translations of any songs.  Translation requests must be made  before 1 May 2018, enclosing a copy of the original words and music to apply for a translation.  Competitors will not be able to change their original choice of songs after 1 May 2018. 

The Eisteddfod will provide an accompanist for this competition but competitors have the right, if they wish, to bring their own accompanists.

The adjudication panel may withold the scholorships or divide them between more than one winner if needed.  See General Rules and Conditions, no. 21.

The Eisteddfod will consider offering performance opportunities to the winner of the scholarship at a future festival.

Prizes

1. £5,000 Scholarship (£3,000 W Towyn Roberts Scholarship; £2,000 William Park-Jones Scholarship)
2. £3,000 (William Park-Jones Fund)
3. £1,000
4. £500 (Eglwys Gymraeg Melbourne, Awstralia)

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40. Soprano Solo for those aged 25 and over

Competitors must choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A

Opera:
‘Summertime’ (‘Dyddiau’r Haf’), Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin [Faber Music 0571526039]
Welsh words by John Stoddart

‘Mi Chiamano Mimì’ (‘Fe’m gelwir Mimi’), La Bohème, Puccini, Arias for Soprano [Schirmer GS81097]
Welsh words by John Stoddart

Oratorio/Mass:   
Any aria from Eleias [Elijah], Mendelssohn [Novello NOV 070201] or Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Sant Mathew (St Matthew Passion), JS Bach [Novello NOV 072478]

Section B: See list of the Hen Ganiadau / Cymraeg (Welsh songs by a composer born before 1900 / Welsh songs) at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 25 and over

Prizes:
1. £150
2. £100
3. £50
(£300 Er cof am Robin Jones)

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41. Mezzo –Soprano / Contralto / Counter-Tenor Solo for those aged 25 and over

Competitors must choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:
Opera:

‘So in Love’ (‘Dros fy mhen’), Kiss Me Kate, Cole Porter, Best of Cole Porter [Faber 05715310910]
Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘Somewhere’ (‘Rhywle’), West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein [Boosey & Hawkes M051514625]
Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘Chacun â son goût’ (‘Pawb at y peth a bo’), Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss, Arias for Mezzo-Soprano [Schirmer GS81098]
Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan
‘Weiche, Wotan! Weiche!’ (‘Ildia, Fotan! Ildia’), Das Rheingold, Wagner [Eisteddfod Office]
Welsh words by John Stoddart

Oratorio/Mass:   
Any aria from Eleias [Elijah], Mendelssohn [Novello NOV 070201] or Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Sant Mathew (St Matthew Passion), J S Bach [Novello NOV 072478]

Section B: See list of the Hen Ganiadau / Cymraeg (Welsh songs by a composer born before 1900 / Welsh songs) at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 25 and over

Prizes:
1. £150
2. £100
3. £50
(£300 Merched y Wawr Cangen Caerdydd)

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42. Tenor Solo for those aged 25 and over

Competitors must choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:
Opera:

‘On the street where you live’ (‘Ar y stryd lle ‘rwyt ti’), My Fair Lady, Lerner & Loewe, Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 1 – Tenor [Hal Leonard HL00361073]
Welsh words by Aled Lloyd Davies
‘Mein lieber Schwan’ (‘F’alarch mwyn’), Lohengrin, Wagner [Eisteddfod Office]
Welsh words by Mererid Hopwood

Oratorio/Mass:   
Unrhyw aria o Eleias [Elijah], Mendelssohn [Novello NOV 070201] neu Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Sant Mathew (St Matthew Passion), J S Bach [Novello NOV 072478]

Section B: See list of the Hen Ganiadau / Cymraeg (Welsh songs by a composer born before 1900 / Welsh songs) at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 25 and over

Prizes:
1. £150
2. £100
3. £50
(£300 Delwyn Tibbot, Llandaf)

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43. Baritone / Bass Solo for those aged 25 and over

Competitors must choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:

Opera:

‘Some Enchanted Evening’ (‘Rhyw hudolus noswaith’), South Pacific, Rogers & Hammerstein, Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 1 – Baritone / Bass [Hal Leonard HL00361074]
Y geiriau Cymraeg gan T Gwynn Jones
‘If I were a rich man’ (‘Pe bawn i’n gyfoethog’), Fiddler on the Roof, Bock & Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof Vocal Selection [Wise Publications]
Y geiriau Cymraeg gan John Stoddart
‘Or dove fuggo io mai?’/’A per sempre io ti perdei’ (‘I ble y ffoaf bellach’/’Pe digwyddai i mi dy golli’), I Puritani, Bellini, Arias for Baritone [Schirmer GS810100]
Y geiriau Cymraeg gan John Stoddart a Dyfnallt Morgan
‘Aria’r Tywysog Gremin’, Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky, Arias for Bass [Schirmer GS810101]
Y geiriau Cymraeg gan John Stoddart

Oratorio/Offeren:   
Unrhyw aria o Eleias [Elijah], Mendelssohn [Novello NOV 070201] neu Y Dioddefaint yn ôl Sant Mathew (St Matthew Passion), J S Bach [Novello NOV 072478]

Section B: See list of the Hen Ganiadau / Cymraeg (Welsh songs by a composer born before 1900 / Welsh songs) at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 25 and over

Prizes:
1. £150 (Sally Hughes, Casnewydd er cof am ei phriod, John Martel Hughes)
2. £100 (Cynthia Claydon, Sain Ffagan, Caerdydd er cof am Anthea May Jones)
3. £50 (Sally Hughes, Casnewydd er cof am ei phriod, John Martel Hughes)
 

Section B:

Hen Ganiadau (Welsh songs by a composer born before 1900)

In any published key.

Any solo by ET Davies, RS Hughes or D Pughe Evans

Welsh Song

Any solo by Meirion Williams

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44. David Ellis Memorial Prize – Blue Ribband

The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 40-43 to compete on the pavilion stage.

(a) Solo from Section A

(b) Own choice of a solo by a Welsh composer excluding the Section B choices in the List of Competitions

Prize:

David Elis Memorial Medal and £200 (Cronfa Goffa y Bariton Aeron Gwyn, enillydd y Rhuban Glas yn 2005)

The winner will accept a special invitation to perform in Australia during the St David’s Day celebrations at the Melbourne Welsh Church

 

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45. Hymn Solo for those aged 60 and over

Own choice

Prizes:
1. £75
2. £50
3. £25
(£150 Eglwys Bethlehem, Gwaelod y Garth)

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46. Lieder Solo / Art Song for those 25 and over

In any published key

Any solo by Fauré or Richard Strauss

Prizes:
1. £100 
2. £60
3. £40

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47. Lieder Solo / Art Song under 25

In any published key

Any solo by Fauré or Brahms

Prizes:

1. £75
2. £50
3. £25

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48. Hen Ganiadau Solo for those aged 19 and over

Any Welsh solo by a composer born before 1900 with the exception of the choices in Section B – competitions 40-43 and 49-52.

Prizes:
1. £100 
2. £60
3. £40
(£200 Eglwys y Tabernacl, Yr Ais, Caerdydd)

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49. Soprano Solo for those aged 19 and under 25

Choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:

Opera:

‘Green Finch and Linnet Bird’ (‘Dryw’r coed a’r llinos werdd’), Sweeny Todd, Sondheim, Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 1 – Soprano [Hal Leonard HL00361071]
Welsh words by Dafydd Wyn Jones
‘Ma se colpa non ho’/‘Batti, batti, o bel Masetto’ (‘Ond os nad wyf ar fai’/’Cura, cura, o hoff Masetto’), Don Giovanni, Mozart, Arias for Soprano [Schirmer GS81097]
Welsh words by John Stoddart and Heini Gruffudd

Oratorio/Mass:
Any aria from Meseia [Messiah], Handel (including those in the Appendix) [Novello NOV 070134 or Novello NOV 070137]

Section B: See list of the Welsh songs at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 19 and under 25

Prizes:
1. £100 (Côr Caerdydd)
2. £60 (Merched y Wawr Cangen Bro Radur Caerdydd)
3. £40 (Merched y Wawr Cangen Bro Radur Caerdydd)

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50. Mezzo-Soprano / Contralto / Counter-Tenor Solo for those aged 19 and under 25

Choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:

Opera:

‘Trouble Man’ (‘Trwbwl Ddyn’), Lost in the Stars, Kurt Weill, From Berlin to Broadway [Hal Leonard HL00308562]
Welsh words by Sian Meinir
‘What good would the moon be’ (‘Pa les sydd i’r lleuad’), Street Scene, Kurt Weill, From Berlin to Broadway [Hal Leonard HL00308562]
Welsh words by Sian Meinir
‘Parto Parto, ma tu ben mio’ (‘Madael, a wnaf, fy nghariad’), La clemenza di Tito, Mozart, Mozart Arias for Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard HL40043]
Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘Deh per questo istante’ (‘Trugarha am funud fechan’), La clemenza di Tito, Mozart, Mozart Arias for Mezzo Soprano [Hal Leonard HL40043]
Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan

Oratorio/Mass:  
Any aria from Meseia [Messiah], Handel (including those in the appendix) [Novello NOV 070134 or Novello NOV 070137]

Section B: See list of the Welsh songs at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 19 and under 25

Prizes:
1. £100 (Côr Caerdydd)
2. £60 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)

3. £40 (Gwynneth Roberts er cof am ei rhieni, Mona a David Omri Davies)

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51. Tenor Solo for those aged 19 and under 25

Choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:

Opera:

‘Maria’, West Side Story, Bernstein [Boosey & Hawkes M051514595]
Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘O wie ängstlich’ (‘O mor ofnus’), Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Mozart, Arias for Tenor [Schirmer GS810099]
Welsh words by Mererid Hopwood

Oratorio/Mass:  
Any aria from Meseia [Messiah], Handel (including those in the appendix) [Novello NOV 070134 or Novello NOV 070137]

Section B: See list of the Welsh songs at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 19 and under 25

Prizes:
1. £100 (Teifryn Rees, Llanelli)
2. £60 (Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf)
3. £40 (Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf)

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52. Baritone / Bass Solo for those aged 19 and under 25

Choose one song from Section A and one from Section B

Section A:

Opera:

‘Ol’ Man River’ (‘’Rhen, Hen Afon’), Showboat, Kern & Hammerstein, Singer’s Musical Theatre Anthology Volume 1 – Baritone/Bass [Hal Leonard HL00361074]
Welsh words by John Stoddart
‘Tanzlied des Pierrot’ (‘Tynged pob clown’), Die Tote Stadt, Korngold [Schott]
Welsh words by Mererid Hopwood
‘Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja’ (‘Fel cipiwr adar rwyf i’n dda’), Die Zauberflöte, Mozart, Arias for Baritone [Schirmer GS810100]
Welsh words by Pennar Davies
‘In diesen heil’gen Hallen’ (‘O dan y llwyn cysgodol’), Die Zauberflöte, Mozart, Arias for Bass [Schirmer GS810101]
Welsh words by Tecwyn Ellis

Oratorio/Mass:
Any aria from Meseia [Messiah], Handel (including those in the appendix) [Novello NOV 070134 or Novello NOV 070137]

Section B: See list of the Welsh songs at the end of the vocal categories for those aged 19 and under 25

Prizes:
1. £100
2. £60
3. £40
(£200 Er cof am Alun Davies, Caerdydd gan Margaret a’r teulu, Penylan, Caerdydd)

Section B: List of the Welsh songs) for those aged 19 and under 25

Welsh Song

‘Hwiangerdd Mam’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
‘Tynghedwyd’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
‘Gweddi y Pechadur’, Morfydd Llwyn Owen [Oriana Publications]
‘Romani’, Arwel Hughes [Gwynn]
‘Adar Rhiannon’, Arwel Hughes [Oriana Publications]
‘Gwisgoedd Nef’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards [Roberton Publications]
‘Mae Hiraeth yn y Môr’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Caneuon y Tri Aderyn [Gwynn]
‘Hydref’, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, Caneuon y Tymhorau [Curiad]
‘Rhagolygon y Llongau’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications]
‘Mynd am Dro’, Gareth Hughes [Oriana Publications]

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53. Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize – The Blue Ribband

The adjudication panel will choose four competitors across the categories in competitions 49-52 to compete on the pavilion stage.

(a) Solo from Section A

(b) Own choice of a solo by a Welsh composer excluding the Section B choices in the List of Competitions

Prize:
Osborne Roberts Memorial Medal (Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf) and £150 (Delwyn Tibbott, Llandaf)

National Welsh-American Foundation Prize.  The winner will receive an additional prize from the National Welsh-American Foundation to enable him / her to visit North America to perform during the annual North American festival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the final weekend of August / beginning of September 2019. 

Violet Mary Lewis Scholarship worth £220, donated by her son, Dr Cyril David Jones, Michigan, USA, and her daughter, Phyllis Marie Jones-Gaide, Florida, USA, for the best soprano in competition 49 to receive further training.

David Lloyd and Jean Skidmore, Aberdovey Memorial Funds - £160 from the David Lloyd Memorial Prize Fund and £60 from the Jean Skidmore, Aberdovey, Memorial Fund, in memory of David Lloyd, for the best tenor in competition 51 to receive further training.

Scholarships

The following scholarship is to be used to promote the winner’s career.  No-one may receive any scholarship more than once, but individuals can compete to win the prizes.  See General Rules and Terms no. 21

William Park-Jones Scholarship worth £2,000 presented to the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.

London Welsh Male Voice Choir Scholarship worth £500, presented to the winner of the Osborne Roberts Memorial Prize.

William Park-Jones Scholarship worth £1,000 to the most promising soloist in competitions 49-52 to enable him / her to receive further training at a recognised music school or college or by a recognised vocal tutor.

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54. Solo performance for those aged 19 and over of a song from a Musical in the style of the genre
A piano or suitable accompaniment or a background track may be used, but competitors must consider the technical requirements of the stage and audition.  Competitors will be responsible for their own accompanist/s.  Songs may be sung in any key.

Time: no more than 5 minutes

Prizes:
1. £100 (Ffion Hywel, Treganna)
2. £60 (Merched y Wawr Cangen Bro Radur Caerdydd)
3. £40 (Merched y Wawr Cangen Bro Radur Caerdydd)
A scholarship worth £1,000 donated by the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales is available to enable the winner to receive further training.  No-one may receive any scholarship more than once, but individuals can compete to win the prizes.  See General Rules and Terms no. 21

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55. Solo performance for those under 19 of a song from a Musical in the style of the genre

A piano or suitable accompaniment or a background track may be used, but competitors must consider the technical requirements of the stage and audition.  Competitors will be responsible for their own accompanist/s.  Songs may be sung in any key.

Time: no more than 5 minutes

Prizes:

1. Tlws Derek Williams, Cwmni Theatr Maldwyn to be held for a year and £75 (Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf)
2. £50 (Academi Berfformio Caerdydd)
3. £25 (Academi Berfformio Caerdydd)
A scholarship worth £1,000 donated by the Simon Gibson Charitable Trust is available to enable the winner to receive further training.  No-one may receive any scholarship more than once, but individuals can compete to win the prizes.  See General Rules and Terms no. 21

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56. Wilbert Lloyd Roberts Memorial Scholarship

A £600 scholarship is offered to the most promising competitors in the Solo out of a musical and the Richard Burton Prize competitions, to further his/her career as a professional theatrical performer.  No-one may receive any scholarship more than once, but individuals can compete to win the prizes.  See General Rules and Terms no. 21

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57. Girls’ Solo for those aged 16 and under 19

‘La Violette’ (‘Y Fioledau’), Scarlatti
Key:
Bb - 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries for medium high voice [Schirmer GS81592]
Eb - 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries for medium low voice [Schirmer GS81593]
Welsh words by John Stoddart                          

Prizes:
1. £75 (Cymdeithas Gymraeg Chelmsford a’r Cylch)
2. £50
3. £25

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58. Boys’ Solo for those 16 and under 19

Gia il sole dal Gange’ (‘O’r dwyrain mae’r golau’), Scarlatti
Key:
Ab - 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries for medium high voice [Schirmer GS81592]
Eb - 24 Italian Songs & Arias of the 17th & 18th Centuries for medium low voice [Schirmer GS81593]
Welsh words by Dyfnallt Morgan                         

Prizes:
1. £75 (Cymdeithas Gymraeg Chelmsford a’r Cylch)
2. £50 (Huw Foulkes, Treganna)
3. £25 (Huw Foulkes, Treganna)

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59. Girls’ Solo for those aged 12 and under 16
‘Y Gleisiad’, Schubert [Gwynn]
Keys:
Db, B and Ab                        

Prizes:
1. £60 (Côr Caerdydd)
2. £30
3. £20
 

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60. Boys Solo for those aged 12 and under 16
‘Der Fischer’ (‘Y Pysgotwr’), Schubert [Eisteddfod Office]
Keys:
Bb, G and E
Welsh words by J Gwyn Griffiths

Prizes:
1. £60 (Côr Caerdydd)
2. £30
3. £20
 

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61. Solo under 12

‘Fy Llong Fach Arian i’, Islwyn Ffowc Elis, Caneuon Islwyn Ffowc Elis [Y Lolfa]

Prizes:
1. £50
2. £25
3. £15 (Esyllt Gwyn Gruffydd, Grangetown, Caerdydd)
 

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