The East Coast Festival of Choirs and Voices
Saturday 2nd November 2019
The Festival of Choirs and Voices is a day when we celebrate choral singing. It is not a competition seeking the best or something that we judge or score. We believe each choir is unique and brings to the celebration their own style and music they enjoy singing. By sharing in the celebration,choirs not only perform in front of a responsive audience but are able to learn from each other of the many and varied musical opportunities encompassed within the choral music traditions.
So we welcome all, from small singing groups to large choirs, from church choirs and gospel choirs to operatic choruses, from show music to popular traditions, from mixed choirs to male voice and ladies choirs, from groups singing for fun to community choirs.In short all means all! You choose your own programme and deliver it in a 20-30 minute slot
Time Allocation and Performance Sessions
The time allocation depends on the number of choirs taking part. Initially we are planning to hold the event across a number of sessions throughout the day. One possible morning session (10.30 to 12.30) and two afternoon sessions.(1:30pm to 3:30pm and 4.00pm to 6:00pm) Sessions to be confirmed after closing date for entry.
Entry Fee and Venue
There is no entry fee but we do have a voluntary collection to help offset our costs. So if your choir has only just started or you belong to a long-standing choral group this one-day festival has been created for you to enjoy. It takes place at Christ Church Bridlington where the acoustics favour choral singing. We have a concert grand piano, especially tuned for the event for accompaniment. If you prefer,
ityou can bring you own portable instrument or sing to a backing track. Choir leaders wishing to familiarise themselves with the venue are welcomes to do so. Simply contact the Festival Director to arrange a day and time for a visit.
Closing Date for Entry
Closing date for entry to the Festival of Choirs and voices will be close of business on Monday 21stOctober 2019. It would be appreciated if you could give us a provisional response at the earliest opportunity.
General Public Access
The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.
Sale of CDs
Choirs wishing to sell CDs are welcome to put them on display and take charge of sales and orders. We do not charge commission.
How to enter Updating form new form will be added shortly
To enter please complete the entry form and return to:
The Music Festival Director, Flat 3 Shirley Court, South Marine Drive, Bridlington, East Yorkshire. YO15 2JJ