Next Year's Dates: 13 - 22 June 2024

The Northern Aldborough Festival is delighted to announce the launch of a major new competition for singers, The New Voices Singing Competition.

With a prize fund of £7000, distinguished judging panel and performance opportunities at leading UK music festivals, the Competition is open to soloists, duos or even ensembles of up to 8 participants, providing the principal focus of the group is singing and all participants are UK nationals or residents.  Financial support of £100 is available to all semi-finalist entrants (one award of £100 for each semi-final entry).

Dame Felicity Lott DBE FRAM FRCM (Soprano)
Christian Curnyn (Conductor and Artistic Director of The Early Opera Company)
Joseph Middleton (Pianist and Director of Leeds Lieder)
Robert Ogden (Festival Director of The Northern Aldborough Festival)
Sir Andrew Lawson-Tancred (Panel Chair and Chairman of The Northern Aldborough Festival)

1st Prize – The Seastock Trust Prize: £5000 Cash Award
2nd Prize – The Yorkshire Music Future Fund Prize: £1500 Cash Award
The Audience Prize – £500 Cash Award

Performing Opportunities may be offered by the following Associated Festivals –

  • Northern Aldborough Festival
  • Leeds Lieder
  • Music@Malling
  • Newbury Spring Festival
  • Ryedale Festival

Application Deadline: Friday 14th April 2023
Successful Applicants Notified: Week commencing Tuesday 2nd May 2023
Semi-Finals in Aldborough: Tuesday 20th June 2023
Grand Final and Closing Party in Aldborough: Wednesday 21st June 2023

Please click [HERE] to view the Poster.
Please click [HERE] to download the Rules and Application Form.

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