This Recital Competition for singers aged 17-28 years is Auckland Clef Music Club’s tribute to the memory of former President, Patron, generous friend and mentor, Ronald Dellow.
This year, fourteen talented young contestants presented in the Preliminary Selection Round, from which seven have been recalled to perform in this Final Recital Concert to be judged by music professionals, Morag McDowell (soprano) and Andrew Conley (baritone).
A Prize of $1,500 plus the Memorial Trophy will go to the Winner, while the Runner-up receives $400. A further non-monetary "Audience Choice" prize goes to the singer voted most popular by the audience on Concert night.
The Adjudicators will be assessing the singers for their ability to present a rounded recital performance and so factors such as selection of repertoire and the ability to engage with the audience and communicate their music will be judged alongside technical vocal skill and accuracy.
This year’s Finalists are:
- Jonathan Dunlop
- Ella Ewen
- Beth Goulstone
- Harry Grigg
- Ruth Mckenna
- Anna Simmons
- Katie Trigg
This will be a wonderful recital evening of arias, lieder, art song and lighter music with the added excitement of a closely fought competition and your opportunity to hear some of the best of our emerging singing talent. Please come along and give your support to these young singers.
The Concert concludes with a generous supper—all included in the ticket price—followed by comments from the Adjudicators and the Award of the Prizes to the successful contestants.
Everyone welcome (but just note that our door sales are cash only: no EFTPOS facility available). If you require further details, please contact Anne. Ph: 378 8781.