2023 Division Dates:
Saturday 27th May: Guitar Division: Unley Park Baptist Church
Wednesday 14 June: Choral Division: Elder Hall
Thursday 15 to Monday 19 June: Flute Division: Unley Park Baptist Church
Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 1st July: Piano Division: Unley Park Baptist Church
Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 July: Vocal Division: Clayton Wesley Uniting Church
Saturday 29th July Brass Division: Unley Park Baptist Church
Saturday 29th July Woodwind Division: Unley Park Baptist Church
Monday 7 to Friday 11 August: String Division: Unley Park Baptist Church
Wednesday 16th August: Concerto Division Heats: Pilgrim Church
Wednesday 23rd August: Concerto Division Final: Pilgrim Church
CONVENOR CONTACT LIST
Choral Division: Viv Rusk
Guitar Division: Oliver Fartach-Naini (Elder Conservatorium of Music)
Piano Division including Recitals: Jane Burgess
String Division: Helen Ayres
Woodwind Division Contact (including Recorder): Jane Burgess
Brass Division Contact: Jane Burgess
Flute Division Convenor: Kathryn Moorhead
String & Wind Recitals: Helen Ayres
Vocal Division: Fiona Mcardle
Ensemble Event: Helen Ayres
Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto: Jane Burgess
Special Award Winners’ Concert: Jane Burgess
JOINING THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY
DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY
(on production of their membership card)
Cecere’s Music, 249 Magill Rd, Maylands. 83319246
Presto Musical Repairs, 620 Marion Rd, Parkholme. 81771447
Size Music, 74 Glen Osmond Rd, Parkside. 83733370
Winston Music, 87 Winston Ave, Daw Park. 82769988
WHY ENTER AN EISTEDDFOD?
Irrespective of students’ aims in music the experience of performing in public is vital.
This builds confidence, and above all, the chance to experience the enjoyment and excitement of performing.
Every competitor receives the assessment of an accomplished and independent adjudicator. Try out and improve your programs for exams such as AMEB, ABRSM or Trinity College London, and Secondary and Tertiary Level Assessments.
Many aspiring professionals fail to show their best at auditions and miss study or job opportunities. The answer is practice and the conditions at the Eisteddfod competitions are ideal for this purpose.
The finals of the advanced competitions are held in prestigious venues. Several musical organisations look for their soloists at the Eisteddfod competitions.
Valuable Prizes and Recognition:
Prizes include certificates, vouchers, medallions, cash and a major scholarship. All are evidence of achievements to enhance CVs.
ADELAIDE EISTEDDFOD SOCIETY INC.
President: Chris Brown
Secretary: Jane Burgess, 239 Magill Road, Maylands SA 5069. 83666531
Office Reception: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm. ABN 48 340 839 681
Member of the Association of Eisteddfod Societies of Australia Inc.
Honorary Life Members:
Wendy Barrett OAM, Ann Bensted, Robert Brown OAM, Jane Burgess, Zena Chapman, Jackie Cook, Brenda Coulter, Jan Dash, Jill Folauhola, John Hall OAM, Mary G. Handley OAM, Judy Langford, Lindsay Lavers, Margaret Lucas, Joan Mooney, Malcolm Potter OAM, Brenda Rayner OAM, Di Truscott
Deceased Honorary Life Members:
Gladys Bailey OAM, Chris Bensted, Des Borgelt, John Burton, John Doyle MBE, Sable Grivell, Gwen Hughes, Yvonne Hall, Audrey Lees, Max Longbottom, Lady Anne Miller, Ida Moyle, Hilda Oldfield, Margaret Pirie, Alma Smith, Noreen Stokes OAM, Jean Ward, Sir Ewen Waterman
Christopher Brown (President and Treasurer), Wendy Barrett OAM (Vice President), Jane Burgess (Secretary), Jennifer Chen, Oliver Fartach-Naini, Jeffrey Kong, Kirra Lo, Margaret Lucas, Anne Milne, Frances Norton, Brenda Rayner OAM, Viv Rusk, Ian Vayne
Bankers: Bank SA. Auditor: Wendy Wills.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Development Fund Management Committee:
Mary Handley OAM (President), Nicholas Handley (Treasurer), Guila Tiver (Secretary), Brenda Rayner OAM(Treasurer), Frances Norton (Assistant Treasurer), David Perry, Genty Stevens,
Bankers: Bank SA. Auditor 2020: Craig Need
The Norwood Symphony Orchestra Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to an instrumental concerto contestant or a vocal contestant finalist who may be invited to perform with the Norwood Symphony Orchestra at a later date.
Mitcham Orchestra / Mitcham Rotary Club Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to a junior instrumentalist who may be invited to perform with the Mitcham Orchestra at a later date.
The Burnside Symphony Orchestra Prize: A Medallion and $150 will be awarded to a participant in the String Division.
The Music Teachers Association of SA Inc. /Grace Barbara Turner Awards for Excellence in Performance: Four awards of $100 will be made to competitors, one from each of the following Divisions: Keyboard, Strings, Wind and Vocal. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Audrey Lees Award for Excellence in Piano Performance.
The Lady Anne Miller Award: Piano Division: A medallion may be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate in the Piano Division.
The Wilf Mader Memorial Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 17 years or over.
The Miriam Hyde Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 16 years or under.
Dulcie Holland Medallion: Awarded to the most promising pianist 12 years or under.
The Gabor Reeves Woodwind Medallion: To a woodwind player for excellence in performance.
The Standish Roberts Brass Medallion: To a brass player for excellence in performance.
The David Cubbin Flute Medallion: A medallion will be awarded by the Flute Society of SA to the most promising flautist in the Open Flute Section.
The Ray Rosser Memorial Award: An award of $100 will be presented to the most promising flautist from the 10 years or under or 12 years or under Sections.
The Cecily Wood Recorder Medallion: For the most promising Recorder player 16 years or under.
The Lady Anne Miller Award: Vocal Division: A medallion may be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate in the Vocal Division.
The Malcolm J. Orchard Memorial Prize for performance of an Operatic Aria.
The Australian Strings Association Award: A plaque will be awarded to the most outstanding competitor for Violin, Viola, Cello or Double Bass 18 years or under.
The Jane Peters Violin Medallion: Awarded to the most promising violinist 16 years or under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The David Bishop Cello Medallion: Awarded for the most promising cellist 16 years and under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Adele Anthony Violin Medallion: Awarded to the most outstanding violinist 13 years or under. Competitors must have performed as a soloist.
The Helen Pietsch Excellence Award: A Prize of $100 for outstanding achievement in performance – in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music.
The Helen Pietsch Encouragement Award: A Prize of $100 for a non-prize winning choir showing great promise – in memory of the commitment of the late Helen Pietsch to choral music.
The Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Choral Prize: A prize of $300 will be awarded to the most outstanding choir from outer-metropolitan and country areas.
Achord Choir Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Choral Trust, Adelaide Eisteddfod Concerto Trust, Adelaide Savage Club Trust, Brian Sudlow Memorial Trust, Colin Finlayson Bequest, Geoffrey Hackett-Jones Double Reed Trust, Group Theatre Trust, Gwen Hughes Memorial Trust, Malcolm J. Orchard Award Trust, Nancy Thomas Memorial Trust, Neville Hicks Memorial Trust, Jiri Tancibudek AM and Vera Tancibudek Trust, Robert McCallum Brown Memorial Trust, Strathalbyn Eisteddfod Prize.
Adelaide Baroque, APRA AMCOS, Australian Music Examinations Board, Australian String Quartet, Domenic Roscioli Guitars, Elder Conservatorium of Music, Ethnoclassics, Flute Tree, Harrison Music, Presto Musical Repairs Pty Ltd, Malcolm Rowe Violins, Size Music, University of the Third Age Recorder Group, Urtext Stringed Instruments, Westpac-Lockleys Community Committee, Winston Music.
Adelaide Eisteddfod Society Inc., Adelaide Harmony Choir Inc. – Lewis Dawe Memorial, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Players` Association, ARPA Orchestra Inc., Associated Chamber Music Players of South Australia Inc. (ACMPSA), Australian National Choral Association (SA Chapter), Australian Strings Association Ltd. (SA Chapter), The Flute Society of SA Inc., The Friends of the State Opera SA Inc. Dawn Wallace Award, Gilbert and Sullivan Society of South Australia Inc., Italian Benevolent Society Inc., Mitcham Orchestra Inc., Music Teachers’ Association of South Australia Inc., Norwood Symphony Orchestra, Order of Australia Association (S.A. Branch), Recitals Australia, Richard Wagner Society of SA Inc., Rotary Club of Mitcham, South Australian Youth Guitar Ensemble (SAYGE), Society of Recorder Players SA Inc., South Australian (Public) Primary Schools Music Society Inc., Strings of Love.
Debra Andreacchio, Wendy Barrett, Ann Bensted – Chris Bensted Memorial, Nicola Black, Marina Braslavskiy, Lincoln Brady, Robert Brown OAM, Jane Burgess, Don and Lesley Catford, Leon Cattermole, Robert Caust, Zena Chapman, Peter and Judy Chiles, Jamie Cock, Geoffrey Collins, Philip and Annie Cornish, Margaret Coventry, Keith Crellin OAM, Ryszard Duluk, Mavis Dutton, Davey Family, Elaine Feng, Karen Fletcher, Jill Folauhola, Lisa Gill, Ian Goldring, Anna Goldsworthy, Brian and Suzanne McGowran – Else Buttler Memorial, Julia Grenfell, Frances Griffin, Rosanne Hammer, Mary Handley OAM, Phyl Heath, Samantha Hennessy, Jean Hill, Natalia Hubczenko, Sam Howes, Therese Janus, Derek Jones, Kevin Joughin, Elizabeth Koch AM, Masako Kondo, Jeffrey Kong, Caleb Lavery-Brook, Aloysius Leeson, Anna Lester, Dr David Lockett AM, Lisi McGowran, Tanya Markova, Rosalind Martin, David Metin, Lady Anne Miller, Jennifer Newman, Frances Norton, Luigi & Carmel Pisaniello, Linda Pirie, Alison Rayner, Lynette Rayner, Lynne Reynolds, Alison Rosser OAM, Ruth Saffir, Diarshul Sandhu, Cara Seppelt, Eleonora Sivan, Rae Stratfold-Blackman, Tim Svenson, Guila Tiver, Di Truscott, Rebecca Walker, Kai Wang, Dr Diana Weekes, Ron White, Cecily Wood OAM, Kim Worley, Jacqueline Young, Helen Yon, Melody Young, and anonymous sponsors.