Senior School Choir
Entries for 2018 are now open.
Our younger singers are very much an integral part of ChoirFest Middle East and arguably our most enthusiastic participants. Year after year, we are astounded by the passion and zeal displayed by our schools choirs and impressed by the diverse range of music they perform.
Our main event for schools is the extremely popular Choir of the Year (for schools) competition. In 2016, nearly 40 school choirs, comprising over a 1000 children from across the Emirates, participated in the competition. Many of our school choirs are regular attendees of the Choir of the Year competition and we have watched the children grow in confidence and musicianship each year, with pride.
CHOIR OF THE YEAR
Our Choir of the Year competition for schools is an exciting opportunity for children to sing in front of their peers, receive feedback and encouragement from professional musicians and generally spend a fun few hours singing. There is also a choral workshop for the children led by our professional musicians. This year, we are bringing a gospel choir over, so we anticipate an inspiring, dynamic workshop!
About Choir of the Year for senior schools:
Choir of the Year for senior schools is a competitive event. Selected choirs will be invited to perform at the senior schools Choir of the Year Final. This will held on the afternoon of Saturday 4 March in a beautiful outdoor setting at The Els Club, Dubai Sports City.
For their performances, Choirs may choose two or three songs to sing, with a performance time of no longer than 10 minutes.
Entry Costs and Payment:
The entry fee for junior Choir of the Year event is AED 40 per child, which covers the festival’s administration costs. We accept cash, cheque or bank transfer. Cheques should be made payable ‘The Fridge Entertainment.’
Bank Transfer Details:
Bank Name: Emirates NBD, Jumeirah Branch
Account Name: The Fridge Entertainment
Account Number: 1011351648501
IBAN Code: IBANAE400260001011351648501
SWIFT Code: EBILAEAD
How to enter Choir of the Year:
In order to enter, you will need to complete the entry form attached to this document and pay the Entry Fee for your choir.
Payment and Entry Forms must be received by 15th December 2017.
Other things you may wish to know:
For the performances pieces, you can sing anything you like! Last years songs included ‘This little light of mine’ ‘Space Oddity’ ‘I’ll be there for you’ (from Friends) and ‘What a wonderful world’ among many others.
There will be a piano on stage for accompaniment purposes, but you can also bring any manner of instruments with you. We have had drum kits, electric guitars, acoustic guitars and violins in past years. Alternatively, you can also bring a backing track on a USB stick.
Food and Drink
Please note that there will be no breaks during the events. Children are allowed to take water bottles (containing only water) into the auditorium. NO food is allowed in the auditorium.
We actively encourage teachers, family and friends to come along and watch Choir of the Year. If you plan to bring a large group, please let us know in advance so we can monitor numbers to ensure everybody gets a seat. The Entrance fee for guests for the semi final events is AED 40. Tickets for the Choir of the Year (senior schools) Final are AED 50. For both events, children under 12 are free of charge.
Schools are welcome to arrange for students or teachers to come along and photograph the event for school websites and newsletters, though flash photography will not be allowed while choirs are performing. Don’t forget to forward your best photos to us so we can include them on the ChoirFest Middle East website! ChoirFest will also be photographing and videoing the event and we are happy to share our photos and video with you.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about ChoirFest Middle East or the Choir of the Year competition.
Alexander Tombrink Mobile: 056 115 9240