It was inspiring to

be able to work

alongside leading


James McVinnie, organist, former Organ Scholar (2003-06)


Clare College Song Competition 2019

Date: Tuesday 02 October 2018 1.00pm


Clare College hosts its biannual Song Competition in 2019 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 Graham Ross, Nicola-Jane Kemp, Dr Stephen Cleobury, Lynette Alcántara, and as a Head Judge at the final by the celebrated pianist Roger Vignoles, 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 on Monday 26 August 2019
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 Roger Vignoles 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 Robertson, 
A1 Old Court
Clare College
by 5pm on Wednesday 21 November 2018.
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 21 November 2018.
(please test the links before forwarding).
Successful applicants for the Semi-Final will be informed as soon as possible after submission of their application.