Choral Classes

20th March 2022

Venue: To be confirmed

Adjudicator: 

Benjamin Costello  is a freelance conductor, musical director, adjudicator, singing coach and accompanist, working internationally.  He is also Artistic Director of Thames Concerts Ltd, Founding Director of Kingston Chamber Singers, Chorus Master for the Leith Hill Musical Festival combined choirs concerts, Guest Conductor of the Voices of Hangzhou Youth Choir, a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, and on the vocal faculty at Laine Theatre Arts. Ben has been involved as a musical director with numerous U.K. productions.  He remains a guest conductor with various choirs, and as a pianist collaborates with countless performers. He judges at festivals internationally for both the British and International Federation of Festivals and the Schools’ Music Association. A specialist in musical theatre, Ben has worked for Arts Ed (London), Mounhtview, LAMDA, GSA, the RAM, the LCM, and the universities of London, Surrey and Kingston.

  • 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 £17.00
A9 Non-competitive Class - Open to any age and sized ensemble 8 mins £35.00