Choral Classes

17th March 2024

Venue: St. Albans Girls' School, Sandridgebury Lane, St. Albans, Herts AL3 6DB


Kristy Swift  trained as a pianist and singer in Australia, and relocated to the United Kingdom after winning Australia’s largest and most prestigious award for opera singers, the Herald Sun Aria.

Kristy began teaching in 1994 at the Encore Music School in Brisbane, Australia, and has since taught singing and piano privately and in several secondary schools in Australia and the United Kingdom, where she has also worked with a number of choirs. These schools include Melbourne Girls’ College, Brighton Grammar School (Australia), Wycombe Abbey, and Wellington College (United Kingdom).

As an opera singer, Kristy has performed solo roles with numerous companies and orchestras, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the London Symphony Orchestra, the MDR Orchestra at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and for the Wexford, Buxton and Iford festivals, among many others. Her solo vocals are also on the soundtrack of the Hollywood remake of “The Magnificent Seven”.

When not performing and teaching, Kristy is a freelance adjudicator, and an examiner for the ABRSM.

  • A1-A6, A8, A9 – Two contrasting songs
  • A7 - Two contrasting songs from any music theatre show or film
  • A1-A7 – Certificate and Trophy
  • A8, A9 – Certificate
  • All choirs are required to provide their own accompanist or backing track. One original copy of all music performed must be provided for the adjudicator on the day. Accompanists must also use an original copy.
A1 Junior Choirs aged 11 and under 8 mins £35.00
A2 Youth Choirs aged 14 and under 8 mins £35.00
A3 Youth Choirs aged 18 and under 8 mins £35.00
A4 Choirs Open 8 mins £35.00
A5 Small Choirs aged 12 and under (24 voices maximum) 8 mins £35.00
A6 Small Choirs Open (24 voices maximum) 8 mins £35.00
A7 Music Theatre Chorus aged 18 and under 8 mins £35.00
A8 Vocal Ensemble Open (3-8 voices in harmony) 8 mins £20.00
A9 Non-competitive Class - Open to any age and sized ensemble 8 mins £35.00