87: Contemporary & Musical Theatre Vocal Groups (Any Age)

Wed 12 Jun 2024, 5.00pm


Group Event
Event Age
Any Age
Total Performance Time
8 minutes
Concert Hall, The Concourse

Entry Information

Two contrasting items. 3-16 Singers.
Entrants may use live accompaniment, backing tracks or sing both items 'a cappella'.

Special emphasis on vocal ability being the main criterion. Attention to stage presentation and group production also taken into consideration.
Time limit up to 4 minutes each.


Monica Buckland

Area of Specialty:
Ensembles (both instrumental and vocal)

Conductor and educator Monica Buckland originally trained in Switzerland, and has gone on to enjoy a wide-ranging and award-winning career, working with professional and amateur orchestras and choirs orchestras, ballet, and even a rock group. She is currently Musical Director of the Balmain Sinfonia and Bel a cappella. She has also conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Orange Symphony Orchestra, and the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. 

With a long involvement in higher education, she has taught at Cambridge, Durham and Dresden, and was the first woman to head a conservatoire in Switzerland.  She holds an honorary position at UNSW.


For larger groups please refer to Events 101-118.

Entrants may use live accompaniment, backing tracks or sing both items 'a cappella.'

Up to 4 handheld microphones and stands will be available. Group members will need to share microphones if more than four singers.

Any futher technical requests need to be emailed and approved by the Sydney Eisteddfod Office no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Music Theatre Declaration (if applicable): entrants and or their legal guardian, or ensemble leader must e-sign a declaration prior to their event stating the title of the song/s, composer & relevant production. This declaration will be made available to entrants upon receiving their entry confirmation, and must be submitted no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Please refer to the Contemporary Singing Rules & Conditions of Entry. Your entry is accepted under these conditions.


Winner: $300 & Shield
2nd: $150 & Shield
3rd: $100 & Shield