Orillia Kiwanis Music Festival 2017

The tentative schedule for the 2017 Festival is as follows:

Dates:Week of Monday April 24th, 2017
Venue:St. Paul's Centre, Sanctuary
Adjudicator: Mel Hinch
Division Contact: Blair Bailey (705-326-7548) 

Please be sure to read all the rules and regulations. Also note the following: 

  • The ‘Early-Bird’ deadline is January 15th.
    The final deadline for entries in this division is January 31st.
  • Conductors are asked to be prepared to announce the title and composer of their selected pieces.
  • Participation is limited to amateur choirs only.
  • Please list the approximate number of singers in the choir on the entry form.
  • Pieces may be transposed by one tone, up or down.
  • A chord may be given on the piano at the commencement of each piece of unaccompanied music.
  • Each participant may have a maximum of one minute on stage for warm-up.
  • A copy of the original score, including accompaniment, must be given to the session secretary for the adjudicator’s use. The first bar of each line of the score should be numbered.
  • All choirs and ensembles in the following classes will receive an adjudication/comment sheet with a designated mark from the adjudicator and a certificate which will award a specific standing as outlined in the information at the beginning of the syllabus.
  • The adjudicator may recommend a choir which is felt to be of National standard to represent the Orillia Festival at the Ontario Provincial Music Festival competitions in one of four Choral categories. If recommended, the choir selected would be requested to submit a good-quality CD recording of the same two selections performed in the class for which they were recommended. The recording must be done with the same choir, conductor, accompanist and accompaniment as in the original performance and must be supervised by a local Festival official. Arrangements for the recording sessions are the responsibility of the choir selected. For more information regarding the criteria for possible recommendation,  visit the Ontario Music Festivals Association website: www.omfa.info.

By federal law, photocopying of music is illegal. Photocopies of copyrighted music will not be accepted by the session secretaries.

Music that has been downloaded from the Internet must indicate that it has been legally downloaded.

Each choir or ensemble must perform two “Own Choice” selections of contrasting style.

Youth and Children’s Choir
Class   Early FeeFee
CY-a Boys and/or Girls Unison Choir (14 years or under)
Two contrasting unison or unison with descant selections.
$29 $32
CY-b Boys and/or Girls Ensemble - 8 to 12 singers - 14 years and under
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in two or more parts for any voicing. No soloist is allowed.
$27 $30
CY-c Boys and/or Girls Choir - 13 or more singers - 14 years and under
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in two or more parts for any voicing. No soloist is allowed.
$29 $32
CY-d Boys and/or Girls Ensemble - Unchanged Voices - 8 to 12 singers - 19 years and under
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts for unchanged voices. No soloist is allowed.
$27 $30
CY-e Boys and/or Girls Choir - Unchanged Voices - 13 or more singers - 19 years and under
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts. No soloist is allowed.
$29 $32
CY-f Mixed Voices Ensemble - 8 to 12 singers - 19 years and under
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts for SA(T)B voices. No soloist is allowed.
$27 $30
CY-g Mixed Voices Choir - 13 or more singers - 19 years and under
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts for SA(T)B voices. No soloist is allowed.
$29 $32

 

Adult Choir
Class   Early FeeFee
CA-a Mixed Voices - 13 or more singers - Open
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts for SA(T)B voices. No soloist is allowed.
$31 $34
CA-b Mixed Voices Ensemble - 8 to 12 singers - Open
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts for SA(T)B voices. No soloist is allowed.
$29 $32
CA-c Female Voice Choir - 13 or more singers - Open
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts. No soloist is allowed.
$31 $34
CA-d Female Voice Ensemble - 8 to 12 singers - Open
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts. No soloist is allowed.
$29 $32
CA-e Male Voice Choir - 13 or more singers - Open
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts. No soloist is allowed.
$30 $34
CA-f Male Voice Ensemble - 8 to 12 singers - Open
Two contrasting selections, one of which must be in three or more parts. No soloist is allowed.
$29 $32
CA-g Barbershop Chorus, Male and/or Female - 13 or more singers - Open
Two contrasting selections.
$31 $34
CA-h Barbershop Ensemble, Male and/or Female - 4 to 12 singers - Open
Two contrasting selections.
$28 $31
CA-i Jazz Choir - 13 or more singers
Two selections, any voicing.
$31 $34
CA-j Jazz Ensemble - Maximum of 12 singers
Two selections. Any voicing.
$29 $32
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