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Choirs and Ensembles – Classes 1 – 37

Class 1 – Female Voice Choirs

For performers aged 19 and over. The Glasgow Orpheus Choir Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 2 – Male Voice Choirs

For performers aged 19 and over. The Glasgow Orpheus Choir Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 3 – Mixed Voice Choirs

For performers aged 19 and over. The Glasgow Orpheus Choir Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 4 – Choirs (non-competitive)

For choirs not performing in classes 1-3 and 5-32. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 5 – Church Choirs

For choirs connected with churches, singing in three or more parts. The Presbytery of Glasgow Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 6 – Church Choirs (non-competitive)

For choirs connected with churches and not performing in classes 1-5. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 7 – Youth Choirs (under 19)

For choirs singing in three or more parts and comprising singers aged 18 and under, ineligible for classes 19-25. The Anne Wiseman Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 8 – Boys’ Choirs (under 19)

For choirs comprising boys aged 18 and under, ineligible for classes 21-25. The Anne Wiseman Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 9 – Youth Choirs (under 16)

For choirs comprising singers aged 15 and under, ineligible for classes 19-25. The Herald Challenge Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 10 – Youth Choirs (non-competitive)

For singers aged 18 and under, not performing in classes 7-9 and 11-18, and ineligible for classes 19-25. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 11 – Junior Choirs (under 14)

For choirs comprising singers aged 13 and under, not performing in class 12 and ineligible for classes 19-32. The Herald Challenge Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 12 – Boys’ Choirs (under 14)

For choirs comprising singers aged 13 and under, ineligible for classes 19-32. The Herald Challenge Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 13 – Junior Choirs (under 10)

For choirs comprising singers aged 9 and under, ineligible for classes 26-32.

Test Pieces:

Class 14 – Junior Choirs (non-competitive)

For singers aged 13 and under and not performing in classes 7-9, 11-13 and 15-18, and ineligible for classes 19-32. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting items.    

Class 15 – Youth Choirs – Scots Song (under 19)

For choirs comprising singers aged 18 and under, ineligible for classes 19-25.

Test Pieces:

Class 16 – Junior Choirs – Scots Song (under 14)

For choirs comprising singers aged 13 and under, ineligible for classes 19-32.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two song arrangements from the New Scottish Song Book (OUP), The Oxford Scottish Song Book (OUP), The Saltire Scottish Song Book (Hardie Press) or The Saltire Two Part Scottish Song Book (Hardie Press).    

Class 17 – Youth Choirs – Hymn Singing (under 19)

For choirs comprising singers aged 18 and under, ineligible for classes 19-25.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting hymns.    

Class 18 – Junior Choirs – Hymn Singing (under 14)

For choirs comprising singers aged 13 and under, ineligible for classes 19-32.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two contrasting hymns.    

Class 19 – School Choirs – Mixed Voices

For choirs singing in three or more parts and comprising singers from a school (see regulation 9). The Anne Wiseman Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs.    

Class 20 – School Choirs – Girls

For singers from a school (see regulation 9). The Anne Wiseman Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs, one of which must be a part song.    

Class 21 – School Choirs – Boys

For singers from a school (see regulation 9). The Anne Wiseman Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs, one of which must be a part song.    

Class 22 – School Choirs (S3 and under)

For singers from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 19-21. The Herald Challenge Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs, one of which must be a part song.    

Class 23 – School Choirs – Scots Song

For singers from a school (see regulation 9).

Test Pieces: As for class 15.    

Class 24 – School Choirs (non-competitive)

For singers from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 19-23 and 25. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs. If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.    

Class 25 – School Chamber Choirs

For choirs comprising 18 to 30 singers from a school (see regulation 9) and singing in three or more parts. The Anne Wiseman Trophy Certificate may be awarded.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs.    

Class 26 – Primary School Choirs

For singers from a primary school (see regulation 9). The Wood Memorial Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 27 – Primary School Choirs – Boys

For singers from a primary school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 26 and 28. The Wood Memorial Trophy Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs.    

Class 28 – Primary School Choirs (P5 and under)

For singers in Primary 5 and under from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in class 26.

Test Pieces:

Class 29 – Primary School Choirs (P1 and 2)

For singers in Primary 1 and 2 from a school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 26-28.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs.    

Class 30 – Primary School Choirs – Hymn Singing

For singers from a primary school (see regulation 9). The Ian Barrie Certificate may be awarded (see page 48).

Test Pieces:

Class 31 – Primary School Choirs – Scots Song

For singers from a primary school (see regulation 9).

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any two song arrangements from the New Scottish Song Book (OUP), The Oxford Scottish Song Book (OUP), The Saltire Scottish Song Book (Hardie Press) or The Saltire Two Part Scottish Song Book (Hardie Press).    

Class 32 – Primary School Choirs (non-competitive)

For singers from a primary school (see regulation 9) not performing in classes 26-31. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Pieces: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of two contrasting songs. If a song is to be sung in Gaelic, a literal translation of the words must be provided for the adjudicator.    

Class 33 – Action Songs (non-competitive)

For performers from nurseries, playgroups or primaries 1 and 2 not performing in class 215. Performers will receive an adjudication but no comparison will be made between performances.

Test Piece: Own choice of song(s) (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 4 minutes.    

Class 34 – Gilbert & Sullivan Vocal Ensembles

For unconducted vocal ensembles with any combination of voices.

Test Piece: Own choice (see regulations 19-25) of any Gilbert & Sullivan ensemble or chorus.    

Class 35 – Vocal Ensembles – Open

For unconducted mixed voice, female voice or male voice ensembles of 3 to 16 singers.

Test Piece: Own choice of music (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 10 minutes.    

Class 36 – Intermediate Vocal Ensembles

For unconducted ensembles of 3 to 16 singers aged 18 and under.

Test Piece: Own choice of music (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 8 minutes.    

Class 37 – Junior Vocal Ensembles

For unconducted ensembles of 3 to 16 singers aged 13 and under.

Test Piece: Own choice of music (see regulations 19-25) – not to exceed 6 minutes.    

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