Young Singers Award 2024
Applications for our 2024 Young Singer Award are now open.
Entrants need to be aged between 15-19 years on 19th January 2024 and either
• Be studying in a Welsh school or college, or
• Live in Powys or South Wales
The winner of the competition will have the opportunity of performing as the solo artist at the Festival’s Saturday night concert with The London Welsh Male Choir on Saturday, 20th July 2024.
We are offering a £300 prize for the winner and prizes of £100 for up to 3 runners up.
Applicants are asked to send audio recordings of two contrasting songs by 19th January 2024 along with the application form which is available here.
An application form in Welsh is available here.
Please either print off and fill in the application form and send it to the address on the form or scan / photograph it to be returned by email. If sending by post please email us to let us know it is on the way.
Any queries may be emailed to Lynnette Thomas.
If you are successful with your audio application, you will be asked to come to Brecon to sing 3 pieces ‘live’ in front of a small audience and our adjudicators at the Competition Day on Saturday, March 9th in Brecon.
Competitors will need to have prepared three contrasting pieces, one of which can be from your original entry and one must be by a Welsh composer. Competitors will be accompanied by our official accompanist. You will be given a chance to run through your pieces on the day of the final.
nb Copies of your solo pieces will need to be sent to the accompanist by 3rd February 2024.
The winner of the competition will be announced at the end of the Competition Day and the winner will be invited to sing as the solo artist as part of the grand concert on Saturday, 20th July at Brecon Cathedral.
The final for our 2023 Young Singers Award was held in May with four finalists Charlie Gedge, Emma Kennedy, Erin Thomas and Georgia Barley all competing and singing to a very high standard. We are very grateful to our two adjudicators Delyth Blaney Taylor and Jeanette Massocchi for their insight on the day, as well as to Alan & Kath Davies for accompanying the young singers.
Erin Thomas was the winner of the event. Erin sang as the solo artist at the Festival’s Saturday night concert with Treorchy Male Choir and also had the opportunity to sing at a special event in front of Their Majesties The King and Queen on their first visit to Wales in Brecon Cathedral on the first day of the festival.