City of Plymouth Festival

2022 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

Music: Vocal
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The 2022 City of Plymouth Music Vocal Festival

We are very excited to announce that the 2022 Vocal section of our Music festival has been scheduled to run on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November 2022.

As last year, it will be held at Sherwell Church, PL4 8ER. Directions are available on this page.

The Important Documents section at the top of this page will soon contain the syllabus for each of the November 2022 festivals.

A short syllabus is the list of classes available in each section. So, there is an instrumental short syllabus, a speech and drama short syllabus and a short syllabus for the vocal section.

The Music, Speech and Drama Syllabus is a full syllabus and contains information and classes regarding all three of the festivals.

Once available, click on the short syllabus you require to download it.

Eileen Field

The adjudicator for the Vocal Section of our 2022 City of Plymouth Music Festival is:

Eileen Field

Qualifications: ARAM, GRSM, LRAM, ARCM, PGCA

Eileen Field studied singing and piano at the Royal Academy of Music and has since had extensive experience as a soprano soloist, piano accompanist and choral conductor.

Eileen is a grade and diploma examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, also moderating examiners and helping to train new examiners. In 2007 she was appointed Consultant Moderator and she is the Lead Consultant in the selection of repertoire for the ABRSM Singing Syllabus. She has examined and presented seminars for teachers in the UK, Southern Africa, the Far East, Bermuda and the USA, and throughout Europe, including Scandinavia, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Turkey and Poland.

Eileen maintains a substantial private teaching for adults and children from beginners to post-graduate level in London and gives masterclasses for solo singers and choirs, working with among others, students at the Reykjavík Academy of Singing and Vocal Arts in Iceland. Her work as a long-established adjudicator for the British and International Federation of Festivals takes her all over the British Isles and Ireland.

She was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 1998.

Safe return of all Festival cups and trophies

Auditing returned cups is a mammoth task and requires a lot of time and space.

Cups and trophies needing to be returned were those presented in the 2021 Music Vocal festival.

So, to support and make this task as easy as possible for Carolyne, we ask that they are returned to her by the 1st of October 2022.

Cups and trophies should be engraved with the name of the performer who had won the class and had been presented with the award.

The names of all performers in duet, trio and quad classes should be engraved on the award.

It should then be returned to Carolyne.

Cups and trophies can be delivered in person to Carolyne’s home, be left in the labelled box in Carolyne’s back garden, or they can be posted to the address below:

If you have any queries regarding the return of your cup or trophy please contact Carolyne. You can also contact her to make a personal arrangement. She is always very helpful.

Supervision of Performers

Please remember that for the duration of a festival all teachers, parents, guardians and carers are responsible for the continuous care and supervision of their own children or pupils. If they are unable to attend personally, they must delegate their responsibilities to an identified adult and ensure that their children or pupils are aware of the identity and name of the person responsible for their care. This includes supervision throughout all Festival venues, performance and practice and changing areas that are be provided.

For your information, please read Plymouth festival’s Safer Festivals Statement which can be downloaded from the Important Documents section at the top of this page.

The Festival Performance

The Festival experience differs from the examination situation in that it offers participants the opportunity to perform on a public stage in front of an audience and receive a mark and feedback from a qualified adjudicator.

The adjudicator will therefore look for a complete performance, including attention to dress, entrances and exits, announcing and acknowledging both applause and, where appropriate, the accompanist.

Please remember to use our website and Facebook and Twitter pages to receive notifications regarding all three of our festivals.