V(a). SENIOR – ADDED PERFORMANCE REGULATIONS
- For the purpose of the Provincial Festival, Classes 2 to 7, a Concerto or Concerted Work is defined as any composition originally written for solo instrument with orchestral accompaniment. Only one concerto is permitted.
- Own Choice selection is defined as “a single movement composition, or one or more movements of a multimovement composition”. Song cycles are an example of a multi-movement work.
- In Senior Class 1, contestants proceeding to the Provincial Level of competition MUST include selection(s) on which they were recommended by the adjudicator at the local level. The recommended selections must include at least two of the following: an operatic aria, a sacred aria from the standard repertoire, with recitative where applicable or three movements from a song cycle.
- In Senior Classes 2,3,5,6, contestants proceeding to the Provincial Level of competition must perform at least two (2) consecutive movements of the selection on which they were recommended by the adjudicator at the local level. In Senior Class 21 contestants must perform the two Musical Theatre selections on which they were recommended from their local festival.
- Contestants are advised to reflect a variety of styles and periods in their choice of repertoire.
- Contestants are encouraged to use Canadian compositions in their performances.
- Oral introductions are not permitted in competitions at the Provincial Festival in all disciplines, except Music Theatre Classes 20 and 120. In Classes 20 and 120, a brief introduction setting the scene for the musical extract to follow may be given but is not a requirement.