Senior Vocal

13 years & over

NPACS 2024 Senior Vocal Competitions will be held  20, 21 & 22 September
at the Capitaine Bougainville Theatre,
Forum North, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei 0110.

Entries open Sunday 9 June 2024 and close Friday 5 July 2024. 

Link to NPACS Vocal entry app: 

https://npacs-vocal-reg.glide.page

Syllabus

Classes 13 to 15 years

130 Folk/Traditional Song
May be accompanied or unaccompanied. A folk song is one in which the music and text have been handed down by tradition. Some verses may need to be omitted.
Time limit: 3 minutes.

132 Classical Song
Baroque, Classical or Romantic song music composed 1600 to 1900.
Time limit: 4 minutes

134 Sacred Solo/Spiritual/Gospel Song
Must have a biblical reference.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

136 Vocal Solo - Own Selection
Time limit: 4 minutes.

138 Song in Costume
Action permitted. The costume must be appropriate for the song.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

140 Song from Light Opera/Musical in Costume
Please indicate title of Light Opera/Musical with entry.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

142 German Lieder
Lieder is defined as a song by one of the following composers: Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wolf, R Strauss, Brahms or Mahler. To be sung in German.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

145 Novice Solo
Competitors placing 1st in a Vocal class within the last 5 years are not eligible to enter.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

Classes 16 & 17 years

131 Folk/Traditional Song  
May be accompanied or unaccompanied. A folk song is one in which the music and text have been handed down by tradition. Some verses may need to be omitted.
Time limit: 3 minutes.

133 Classical Song
Baroque, Classical or Romantic song music composed 1600 to 1900.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

135 Sacred Solo/Spiritual/Gospel Song
Must have a biblical reference.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

137 Vocal Solo - Own Selection
Time limit: 4 minutes.

139 Song in Costume
Action permitted. The costume must be appropriate for the song.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

141 Song from Light Opera/Musical in Costume
Please indicate title of Light Opera/Musical with entry.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

143 German Lieder
Lieder is defined as a song by one of the following composers: Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wolf, R Strauss, Brahms or Mahler. To be sung in German.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

144 Oratorio
Recitative optional, may include mass or cantata. Music may be held.
Please state title of Oratorio with entry.
Time limit: 6 minutes. 

146 Novice Solo
Competitors placing 1st in a Vocal class within the last 5 years are not eligible to enter
Time limit: 4 minutes.

Classes 18 years & over

111 20th Century Art Song
Time limit: 4 minutes.

112 Classical Song
Baroque, Classical or Romantic song music composed 1600 to 1900.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

113 Folk/Traditional Song
May be accompanied or unaccompanied. A folk song is one in which the music and text have been handed down by tradition. Some verses may have to be omitted.
Time limit: 3 minutes.

114 Oratorio
Recitative optional, may include Mass or Cantata. Music may be held.
Please state title of Oratorio on entry.
Time limit: 6 minutes.

115 German Lieder
Lieder is defined as a song by one of the following composers: Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Wolf, R Strauss, Brahms or Mahler). To be sung in German. 
Time limit: 4 minutes.

116 Operatic Aria
Recitative optional. Please include title of opera on entry.
Time limit: 8 minutes.

117 Song from Light Opera/Musical in Costume
Please include title of Light Opera or Musical on entry.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

118 Sacred Solo/Spiritual/Gospel
Must have a biblical reference
Time limit: 4 minutes.

119 Vocal Solo - NZ or Australian composer
Time limit: 4 minutes.

120 Vocal Solo - Own Selection
Time limit: 4 minutes.

122 Novice Solo
Competitors placing 1st in a Vocal class within the last 5 years are not eligible to enter.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

110 National Young Performers Award Nomination - 17 to 25 years

We will not be holding a Vocal nomination at our 2024 competitions.
The next Vocal nomination class will be held in 2025 for the 2026 PACANZ NYPA finals.  

Each performer will perform 3 items:

Time limit: 12 to 15 minutes.

Refer to PACANZ page for further details and entry criteria.

Go to PACANZ-NYPA 

Groups and duets

Under 18 years

100 Junior Vocal Group
Two songs, own selection. Three performers or more.
Time limit: 8 minutes.

102 Intermediate Duet - Own Selection  13  & under 18 years.
One song, own selection.
Time limit: 4 minutes.

18 years & over

101 Senior Vocal Group
Two songs, own selection. Three performers or more.
Time limits: 8 minutes.

103 Senior Duet
One song, own selection.
Time Limit: 4 minutes.

Senior Vocal trophies and awards

Alex Cameron Trophy
Classes: 130/131, 132/133, 136/137, 138/139 & 142/143 Northland resident.

Voice Studio Cup
Awarded for potential and/or encouragement. Awarded at the adjudicators discretion.

Greenwood Cup and Award Class 100.

Community Arts Service Shield and Award Class 101.

Good Companions Choral Trophy and Award
Highest mark classes 102, 103 & 104.

Wallace Cup Class 111.

Judith Spring Cup Class 112.

Choral Society Cup Class 113.

Marsden Woods Cup Class 114.

Winifred Woods Cup Class 115.

Nadeau Cup and Award Class 116.

WOADS Challenge Cup Class 117.

Frank S Edgar Memorial Trophy Class 118.

Viti Levu Cup Class 120.

A & D Coward Trophy and Award Class 122.

Woods Cup
Classes: 130/131 Highest mark.

Vauxhall Cup
Classes: 132/133 Highest mark.

Happiness Club Trophy 
Classes: 134/135 Highest mark.

James Rice Cup 
Classes: 138/139 Highest mark.

McDonald Family Cup Class: 144.

Heather Blyth Trophy - Girls under 16 years.
Vocal solo: Highest individual mark. 

Voice Studio Cup
Awarded for Potential and/or Encouragement. Awarded at the Adjudicator’s discretion. 

Otamatea Repertory Theatre Inc. Musical Theatre Scholarship 13 & under 18 years.
Awarded to prospective talent in Musical Theatre. Adjudicator choice.

Northland Intermediate Vocal Solo Championship Award
13 & under 18 years

Fisher Trophy and Award
Classes: 130/131, 132/133, 136/137, 138/139 & 142/143 aggregate points.

Onerahi Amateur Theatre Trophy and Award
Classes: 130/131, 132/133, 136/137, 138/139 & 142/143 aggregate points.

Northland Senior Vocal Solo Championship Award
18 years & over

The Hosking Cup & Award 
Classes: 111, 112, 113 & 115 aggregate points 1st Place.

NCS Cup and Award 
Classes: 111, 112, 113 & 115 aggregate points 2nd Place.

Judith Durham Memorial Trophy and Award 
Classes: 116 & 117 aggregate mark.

The Australasian Cup Piano/Vocal
Music by a New Zealand or Australian composer.
Awarded to the winner with highest marks of either Piano class 28 or Vocal class 119.

Bethley O'Shea Trophy  Piano/Vocal.
Music by a New Zealand or Australian composer.
Awarded to the competitor with second highest marks of either Piano class 28 or Vocal class 119.