The Choir of Clare

College sang with

great and

subdued beauty.

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Clare College Song Competition 2017

Date: Wednesday 30 November 2016 5.00pm


Clare College is hosting its biannual Song Competition in 2017 for solo singers and piano accompanists studying at Cambridge University in the performance of Art Song. The competition will be adjudicated across three rounds by Dr Geoffrey Webber, Margaret Faultless, Nicola-Jane Kemp, Graham Ross, and as a Head Judge at the final by the celebrated Tenor Andrew Staples, who will give a public masterclass for invited performers from the Semi-Final and Final rounds.
1st prize:
The Clare College Singer’s Prize, £400
A London lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields
2nd prize:
The Clare College Accompanist's Prize:
(not necessarily from the winning singer’s duo)
Any singers and their pianists from the Semi-final/Final may be invited to take part in a public masterclass with Andrew Staples on the afternoon of the Final.
An Application Form plus an entry fee of £20 as a cheque made payable to Clare College should be sent in an envelope addressed to:
‘Clare College song Competition'
c/o Nicola-Jane Kemp, 
A1 Old Court
Clare College
by 5pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016.
IN ADDITION, an unedited recording of two ‘Art’ songs – one English and one foreign language (NB: ‘Art’ songs do NOT include works from opera, oratorio, operetta or musicals), unedited and recent (less than 3 months).  They must be uploaded to a YouTube channel, Dropbox or Vimeo and the shared links sent to BOTH and by 8pm on Wednesday 30 November 2016.
(please test the links before forwarding).
Successful applicants for the Semi-Final will be informed within 5-7 days of their application.