The Choir of Clare College,

Cambridge, was warm,

true and magnificent.

Peter McCallum - Sydney Morning Herald

News

Clare College Song Competition 2021

Date: Wednesday 25 November 2020 12.00pm

Reviews

CLARE COLLEGE SONG COMPETITION 2021

 

Clare College hosts its biannual Song Competition in 2021 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, Robert Rice, Ben Parry, Richard Edgar Wilson, and as a Head Judge at the final by Mark le Brocq, 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 in summer 2021 (tbc)

 

2nd prize:£200

 

The Clare College Accompanist's Prize:£150

(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 Mark le Brocq on the afternoon of the Final.

 

PREVIOUS WINNERS, and where they are now:

2013

Dominic Sedgwick: Jette Parker Young Artist - (ROH) - Baritone James Henshaw: ENO Chorus Master and conductor Ashok Gupta: International Pianist (Accompanist Prize)

 

2015

Hugo Popplewell

Matthew Jorysz: Assistant Organist, Westminster Abbey

 

2017

Olivia Brett: Scholarship Royal College of Music Toby Hession: Répétiteur, Guildhall School of Music and Drama

 

2019 (https://youtu.be/de6E9VP-ZvQ)

Charlie Baigent: Royal College of Music

Donal McCann: Assistant Organist, New College, Oxford

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Application Form: Clare College Song Competition 2021 Application Form

Rules: Clare College Song Competition 2021 Rules

 

By 5pm on Wednesday 25 November 2020, competitors must:

a) complete the online application form

b) Pay the entrance fee of £20 per duo. Payment can be made via PayPal - please visit paypal.me/ChoirofClareCollege

c) upload their unedited and recent (less than 3 months) audio recordings to a YouTube channel, Dropbox or WeTransfer and share the links with BOTH n.kemp@etoncollege.org.uk and gr267@cam.ac.uk (please test the links before forwarding).  Recordings should be of two ‘Art’ songs – one English and one foreign language (NB: ‘Art’ songs do NOT include works from opera, oratorio, operetta or musicals).

 

Successful applicants for the Semi-Final will be informed as soon as possible after submission of their application.