The services of an official accompanist are available to all performers in classes indicated in the syllabus

Brass B01 – B04
Strings  All classes
Woodwind W01- W04
Traditional Vocal TV01-TV03
Vocal All classes
Choral All classes with a CH prefix


If the services of an official accompanist are required then  a copy of the Own Choice piece must be provided.

In many classes, performers can bring their own accompanist, who may be a teacher or group leader, if they wish. Please check the syllabus carefully for any exclusions.

Applicant should indicate on entry form if the services of the official accompanist are required. For certain classes rehearsal time with the accompanist may be arranged through the festival administrator, but there may be a charge for this which should be negotiated directly with the accompanist.

Compact Disc Recordings may only be used in Choirs, Performed Song  and Contemporary Music performances.

If intending to use a backing track please discuss arrangements with the festival office on