City of Plymouth Festival

2020 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

Music: Vocal
at City of Plymouth Festival

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The 2020 Music and Speech Festivals

The Plymouth Music and Speech festivals are scheduled to take place in November 2020. Any decision regarding the Music and Speech festivals will be decided at a later date. Cups and Trophies from these festivals should be returned by 1st October 2020.

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The City of Plymouth Festival is very excited and looking forward to our 2020 Music Vocal festival.

Thanks to the hard work and commitment of our Music festival organiser Anne Rescorl, the music section of our festival is slowly going from strength to strength.

Vocal Section

To accommodate the increasing number of choirs entering the festival, the 2020 Vocal section has moved venues and is again being held at Morice Baptist Church, Ham Drive PL2 2NJ.

The vocal section also runs for two days, opening on Friday 20th and closing Saturday November 21st.

The adjudicator for the Vocal Section of our 2020 City of Plymouth Music Festival is:

Alison Mary Sutton
Alison Mary Sutton

Alison trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has had a wide-ranging career in opera, oratorio and recital. She has sung at major London concert halls and with several opera companies including Kent Opera, London Opera Factory and Opera de Lyon, touring widely in the UK, Europe and USA.

Alison is a private teacher, ABRSM diploma examiner, choral workshop tutor and is the singing rehabilitation coach at the Voice Clinic at Cheltenham General Hospital. She has been a final recitals’ panellist at Birmingham Conservatoire and has tutored at Shrewsbury International Summer School and Benslow Music Trust and is an adjudicator member of The British and International Federation of Festivals

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.