Blackheath Choir Festival
Please complete your choir's registration for
using the online form below and submit it by:
REGISTRATIONS for 2018 HAVE NOW CLOSED
- There are no registration fees.
- The Festival will cover performance royalties via APRA/AMCOS.
- You take care of other costs associated with your music (print royalties, MD fees etc) and personal expenses.
Participating choristers will of course be admitted without charge to sessions in which they are performing, but because we absolutely rely on ticket sales to pay expenses and there are so many choristers, we are unfortunately unable to offer choristers free tickets beyond that.
HOWEVER, registered choristers and musicians, wearing a wristband (issued on check-in at the registration desk) will receive a $10 discount on tickets for Stage 1 and a $5 discount for Stages 2 and 3:
– At the door,
– During the last 15 minutes before concerts commence ONLY,
– NO advance sales.
To be sure of a seat, book full price tickets online:
See "Tickets" page - active mid June.
be more choirs wishing to participate than time allows.
We will do our best to fit everyone in, but
registration does not guarantee a place in the programme.
If we have to be selective, the 'short list' will consist of choirs whose:
1. Registration was submitted by 30th April.
2. Registration form is complete – without "I'll tell you later" responses.
3. Response to "What style of music do you plan to sing" is specific – broad generalisations such as
"eclectic", "mix of styles " and "world music"
4. Availability is reasonably flexible – those available for more sessions have a better chance of finding a spot than those available for fewer.
We will start programming on 1st May, so u
, all choirs are equal.
'Getting in first' with your registration is therefore of no advantage to you, but taking the time and trouble to make it complete and specific definitely is!
* The programme is arranged to provide musical variety and audience temptation in
. In balancing the mix for each concert, we find that the
choirs that are available for the most sessions
are the easiest to place in the programme.
REGISTRATION FORM FOR CHOIRS:
1. Your Choir:
Indicates required field
Name of choir (as you wish it to appear in the programme)
Number of singers likely for this event (your best estimate, include MD and accompanist)
Is your choir:
Where is your choir geographically located? (Knowing this helps with programming and publicity.)
2. Contact person for THIS event -
note that 'email' requires an email address
Phone numbers of Contact Person
3. Musical Director and accompanist(s) -
note that 'email' requires an email address
Accompanist(s) - name and instrument(s)
What style of music do you plan to sing?
Will you require piano, keyboard or neither?
How long is your proposed set length (including entrance, exit, MC intro, and your performance, including your talking)? Maximum 20 min or 15 min (depending on which stage). Shorter is okay too.
Does your proposed music have any content which might be considered unsuitable for performance in a church or unsuitable for children? (This is a programming consideration only.)
Do you have any special technical (e.g. microphones, special lighting) or physical (e.g. wheelchair access, chairs) requirements?
Please tick EVERY session for which you expect to be available. NOTE that your rehearsal time will commence up to an hour before the session commences and after your (10 min) Stage Manager and MC consultation.
Session 1 (Stage 1) Fri 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Session 2 (Stage 1) Sat 10.00 - 12.00 am
Session 3 (Stage 2) Sat 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Session 4 (Stage 3) Sat 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Session 5 (Stage 1) Sat 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Session 6 (Stage 2) Sat 6.00 - 7.00 pm
Session 7 (Stage 1) Sat 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Session 8 (Stage 1) Sun 10.00 - 12.00 am
Session 9 (Stage 2) Sun 12.30 - 1.30 pm
Session 10 (Stage 3) Sun 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Session 11 (Stage 1) Sun 3.30 - 5.30 pm
Please nominate at least your first three session preferences, in order
If it can be arranged, would you be interested in performing in a late (10.00 - 11.00 pm Saturday), fairly informal session in one of the pubs?
Are any of your choristers, accompanists or MD involved in other choirs that might be participating in this festival? Please be specific about which other choirs. (This is a programming consideration.)
6. Combined Choirs
please refer to Combined Choir page
- don't forget the 'parts' boxes as well as the total.
NOTE: Choristers must also register individually using the form on the Combined Choirs page.
Roughly how many of your singers are likely to participate in the Combined Choir?
Will you be able to help your choristers (such as intend to participate) with learning and practising the Combined Choir music, between the official rehearsals?
7. Programme notes:
Approximately 200 words about your choir, for the programme, website and other publicity (include your choir's web address or other public contact details):
We will be photographing and audio and/or video recording performances for our archives and for future publicity. Copies of your choir's performance will be available to you, but not to others without your consent. Copies of the Combined Choir performance will not be restricted.
Do you agree to your choir being photographed and recorded? (If there are any limitations to this consent, please note under question 9.)
Is there any thing else you'd like to tell us at this stage?
You will hear from us again in May, when successful choirs will also be sent a draft rehearsal and performance schedule (and everything else they need to know) and asked to confirm their spot.
Check back that everything you've entered is correct – ESPECIALLY YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS(ES)
Note that all fields except No 9 are 'Required'
Then click the
You should then see a confirmation box, which reads:
"Thank you. Your information has been submitted. Successful choirs will be contacted during May and provided with a draft schedule."
(You may have to scroll up or down to see it.)
If you don't get that, it hasn't sent, so go back, check for errors or omissions, correct them and 'Submit' again.
If you get a message under the 'submit' button (or a box) saying:
"Please correct the highlighted fields"
, look for fields with a
thin red line
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2018 SESSION SCHEDULE