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2013 Singing Competition

2013 Festival Singing Competition

Saturday, June 29, 10.00am, Chadlington Church

Tickets – Free

Many outstanding singers have performed at the Festival over the years including Amanda Roocroft (soprano), Neil Davis (baritone), Nuccia Focile (soprano), Linda Richardson (soprano), and our very own Claire Bradshaw (soprano) and Richard Coxon (tenor). Vocal music is a core passion and central to much of the Festival programming. This year we will further our commitment to the art of singing with our second Annual Competition open to young singers between the ages of 18 and 28.

Last year’s Competition was a resounding success and the finalists will be returning to join us in this year’s Festival.

2013 Competition Finalists

This year’s entries for the Singing Competition were of an extremely high standard. Following an intense but extremely enjoyable period of judging the following singers have been selected to take part in the Final:

  • Claire Barnett-Jones – Mezzo Soprano
  • Lauren Lea Fielder – Soprano
  • Samantha Price – Mezzo Soprano
  • Nick Pritchard – Tenor
  • Sophie Pullen – Soprano
  • Hannah Sandison – Soprano
  • Emma Stannard – Mezzo Soprano
  • Meinir Wyn Roberts – Soprano

Click here to visit the 2013 Competition Finalist’s Page including photographs and profiles for each of the singers taking part.

Adjudicating Panel

This year the panel will consist of:

  • Claire Bradshaw (mezzo soprano)
  • Richard Coxon (tenor)
  • Lord Chadlington (Former Chairman of  the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden)
  • Dame Norma Major DBE (Board member Welsh National Opera 1999-2003, Authorised biographer of Dame Joan Sutherland, DBE)


  • 1st Prize – £1000 – plus an appearance in Festival 2014
  • 2nd Prize – £500
  • Promising Singer Prize – £500

Finals Repertoire

Each finalist will be required to perform three songs (combined duration not to exceed 12 minutes)

  • An English song by an English composer
  • A song in its original language
  • An opera aria in its original language, or a recognised English translation