Choral & Solo Singing

Navan Choral and Instrumental Festival hosts many competitions for
​Solo Singing, Opera Voice, Primary School choirs, Post Primary choirs, Youth and Adult choirs. 

These competitions provide an opportunity for choirs to showcase their talent and have a meaningful experience in music and vocal performance.
Navan Choral and Instrumental Festival recognises that choral singing is alive and well and reaching high standards, due to the hard work and commitment of music teachers and choir directors.

Competition PR1

PRIMARY SCHOOLS ( Under 13 years )

Two contrasting pieces in unison or 2 or more parts, male or female or mixed.

Competition PR2

 IRISH LANGUAGE: PRIMARY SCHOOL CÓMORTAS CHÓIR NA MBUNSCOILEANNA

Don chomórtas seo caithfidh an cór dhá phíosa ceoil nó dhá amhrán a chanadh as Gaeilge.Is féidir na hamhráin a chanadh mar aoncheol nó mar pháirtcheol. Féadfaidh cór le buachaillí amháin, nó cór le cailíní amháin nó cór meastha a bheidh ann.

Competition PR3

MUSIC THEATRE COMPETITION

Music Theatre Competition.
A Performance no longer than 12 minutes, which contains any song, musicianship, drama, movement, dance etc. of the school’s choice.  Costumes and stand-alone props only, are allowed. Pre-recorded accompaniment/backing tracks/vocals or amplified vocals are not allowed. Entry form to include short synopsis of Performance to be presented. This Performance may be  in  English or Irish Language.

All choirs are advised to provide their own accompanist.

 

Competition Timetable – TBC

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Competition Y1

Junior Choirs

Two contrasting  pieces in 2 or more parts, Junior Cycle students.

Competition Y2

NATIONAL YOUTH CHOIR OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Two contrasting pieces, any combination of parts, any combination of voice.

Competition Y3

LITURGICAL MUSIC CHOIRS

Two contrasting pieces, any combination of parts, any combination of voice.

Competition Y4

COMÓRTAS CHÓIR NA NIARBHUNSCOILEANNA / COMÓRTAS NA GCÓR  ÓGRA

Don chomórtas seo caithfidh an cór dhá phíosa ceoil a chanadh as Gaeilge.Is féidir na hamhrán a chanadh mar aoncheol nó mar pháirtcheol. Féadfaidh cór le buachaillí amháin, nó cór le cailíní amháin nó cór meastha a bheidh ann.

Irish Language : Post-Primary/Youth Choir

TWO pieces, in unison or part, which must be sung in the Irish language.

Competition Y5

GLEE COMPETITION

The GLEE Competition is primarily a singing competition in the GLEE ethos. Adjudication will be based on 60% Song, 20% Drama 20% Choreography. Suitable non vocal backing tracks allowed. The planned programme, theme and list of songs for this competition to be included with the application form. Time allowed 14 minutes. Time penalties will apply for over runs. (1 point per minute)

 

Competition Timetable – TBC

Entry Fees – TBC

Venue – TBC

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Application Forms – TBC

 

All competitors are required to perform two contrasting pieces of their own choice. Pre-recorded accompaniments and/or backing tracks are not allowed. Please refer to the Rules & Regulations regarding age qualification.
  • Competition S1 – Under 9
  • Competition S2 – Under 11
  • Competition S3 – Under 13
  • Competition S4 – Under 16
  • Competition S5 – Under 19

Competition Timetable – TBC

Entry Fees – TBC

Venue – TBC

Rules & Regulations – TBC

Application Form – TBC

 

 

 

Competition

Choir

Syllabus 2021

A1

Female

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts

A2

Chamber

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts

A3

Male Voice

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts

A4

Sacred Music

Two pieces mixed or equal voice.

A5

Mixed Voice

Two contrasting pieces, SATB, one of which must be unaccompanied.

A6

Comórtas Gaeilge

Two contrasting pieces by Irish composers, which must be sung in Irish Language, any combination of parts.

A7

Popular Music

Two contrasting pieces in the popular realm.

A8

Gospel

Two contrasting pieces in 3 or more parts.

A9

Church Choirs

Two pieces, own choice, mixed or equal voice.

Rules & Regulations – TBC

Application Forms – TBC