The Sixteenth Burton Vocal Festival

festivalposterAt The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent

Sunday 3rd March 2019

(Entries to be received by 19th January 2019)


Marilynne Davies
B.A. M.Ed. L.R.A.M. Cert. Ed. P.G.C.A. F R.S.A

John Powell
MA(Cantab) A.R.C.M. Cert. Ed.


The Festival is a Member of the British and International Federation of Music, Dance and Speech of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.



To download the full Festival Syllabus, Click Here.

Entry Forms

To download an entry form for the Vocal Festival, Click Here (page 1) and Here (page 2).

Class Times

For individual class times, Click Here.


Audience tickets

The Festival is also open to observers.

Tickets are priced at £5.00 for the full day and can be purchased on the day at the venue


Vocal Festival Venue

The Brewhouse Arts Centre is located at
Union Street,
Burton on Trent,
Staffordshire, DE14 1AA







General Regulations.

The Festival is intended for amateurs, who are defined for this purpose as persons who do not derive the chief part of their income from the teaching or performing of this branch of the art.

Entries must be made on an official entry form and sent with the entry fee to the Entries Secretary by the date specified. Entry fees are not returnable unless the entry is rejected by the Festival.

The number of entries is limited by time restriction. Classes will be filled in order of application for entry.

No competitor may compete more than once in any solo class.

Details of Own Choice pieces must be given on the entry form. If the official accompanist is to be used then a copy of the music must be sent with the entry. In addition competitors must provide an authorised copy of music for the adjudicator on the day of the Festival

Performers may bring their own accompanist. Free tickets will be issued for entrants and their accompanist if requested on the entry form.

Punctuality is essential for all classes. All competitors must be prepared to arrive at the beginning of a session so that classes may run smoothly and to time.

The qualifying date for age limits is March 1st.

Enquiries or complaints during the competition must be addressed to the Chairman whose decision is final.

Alternative or additional adjudicators may be appointed as necessary.

The adjudicators decision is final.

Named performers cannot be substituted nor can own choice pieces.

The decision of the Committee on any question raised or not covered by these regulations shall be final.




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