City of Ballarat Choral Contest

A choir is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform. Come and be a part of the magic that is the City of Ballarat Choral Competition.

Access the City of Ballarat Choral Contest timetable here CHORAL SCHEDULE.

Teachers & Choral Directors please note the following information in respect of you entries:

1. Pre-Registration:

A completed online pre-registration is required for each entry in the following sections. Please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the form for: Primary School Sections: 802, 804, 805, 805.1, 806 & 807 Secondary School Sections: 800, 801, 806, 807.1, 808, 811, 813 Open Sections: 800, 807.1, 808, 812, 813

2. Supply of Music

Music for the adjudicator with bars numbered is required for all sections.  Music is to be scanned and emailed to  Please ensure each piece of music is scanned and submitted as a separate pdf file. Please note that a completed copyright form (available below) is required for all music submitted. We ask that section numbers & choir names are included in the subject line of your email.

3. Copyright

Use of printed, photocopied, recorded, adapted or reproduced material is guided by Copyright law. In order to compete at the Royal South Street competitors must declare that all necessary licences for copyright have been obtained and only originals or licensed copies will be used in accordance with copyright laws and agreements. Copyright Declaration Form available here will assist you to fulfil this legal obligation.

4. Competitor Lists

As per General Condition of Competition rule 2.9 in the Prize Schedule, a list of the names of all performers in each item must be submitted at the time of registration on the day of competition. A proforma can  be accessed below: Competitor List 2015

5. Teachers’ Passes

In 2015 we DO NOT require a form in advance. Upon arrival at Her Majesty’s Theatre on competition day, please send one teacher side stage to the green room for registration; teachers’ passes can be collected there.

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