Adult Competitions – Vocal & Instrumental

Adult Stage Competitions & Literature Eisteddfod will take place on 24th June, 2023

Dates and times

Closing date for entry 16th June 2023.
Preliminary competitions (if there are more than 3 entries) are held on the day of the eisteddfod from 10.00 am onwards.
Finals: from approx. 7 pm, Saturday 24th June 2023.

Locations for stage competitions

Prelims: Abergavenny Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH
Finals: Abergavenny Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH


1 Solo 15 – 18 years
2 Open Solo 19 – 25 years
3 Challenge Solo 26+
4 Welsh Solo – Open (must be a Welsh composer)
5 Song from a show – Open
6 Vocal or instrumental ensemble (up to 8 members)
7 Hymn singing solo – Open
8 Folk song (unaccompanied) – Open
9 Instrumental solo (including piano) 15 – 18 years
10 Instrumental solo (including piano) 19+ years
11 Solo recitation – open (no more than 5 mins)
12 Choir (no more than 50 members)

Competition rules

  • The Challenge Solo is supported by Abergavenny Rotary.
  • Competitors can choose their own pieces, as long as they are within 10 minutes in length.
  • Competitors will be penalised if their performance runs over this time.
  • Competitors must send two copies of their music, including the accompaniment, one of which must be the original, to Helen Middleton, to arrive no less than 2 weeks before the eisteddfod.
  • Please put your name and competition number on all music. The original will be returned to you and any copies destroyed after the event to comply with the Copyright Act.
  • Entrants for Under 25 vocal solo may not enter Champion Solo
  • The winning choir will receive a monetary prize and a cup. There are no preliminaries for the choir competition.

How to enter

Please download and fill in the entry form (Word) and email it as an attachment  to sending your music separately, or by post, together with your music to: Mrs H Middleton, 2 Bryn Afal, Y Pandy, Y Fenni, NP7 8DW.


Further information

For any queries, please contact: Helen Middleton: (01873 890388 or 07949 693109)


This year’s adjudicators to be confirmed

  • All competitors receive written adjudications.
  • Visitors are very welcome to attend the preliminary competitions, as well as the evening concert where the finalists compete at the Methodist Church, Castle Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EH
  • Entry to the prelims is free
  • Visitors and competitors will be asked to pay £2 entry to the evening concert
  • Photographs will be taken and may be used for publicity purposes.