Toowoomba 2023

Essence of Toowoomba 1 by Roslyn Hartwig, used with the permission of the artist

The 128th Queensland Eisteddfod will be held in Toowoomba over the 2023 Easter long weekend (April 7-9). The Empire Theatres complex will once again host this event, after the Queensland Eisteddfod’s previous visit in 2016.

Information regarding Items of Competition and Entry Forms will be made available on this page in due course, so please check back. Entries will close on December 11, 2022.

For further information regarding the 2023 Eisteddfod, please contact the committee at 2023@queenslandeisteddfod.org.au.

Set Pieces

The following Items will have set pieces (or selections), while repertoire for all other Items will be the competitor’s own choice.

  • Item 101 – Chief Choral Contest: The Blue Bird, Op.119, No.3 by C.V. Stanford  (Stainer & Bell Choral Library No.27, for mixed-voices in G flat), plus an own-choice piece (accompanied, minimum of four parts).
  • Item 102 – Grand Madrigal Contest: Weep, O mine eyes by John Bennet, plus an own-choice piece (any unaccompanied secular part-song from the Renaissance period, minimum of four parts).
  • Item 104 – Choral Contest – Soprano and Alto Voices: All in the April Evening by Hugh S. Roberton (Curwen Edition 72120, for Choir of Women’s Voices S.S.C.), plus an own-choice piece (accompanied, minimum of three parts).
  • Item 105 – Choral Contest – Tenor and Bass Voices: Linden Lea by Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. Julius Harrison (Boosey & Hawkes Modern Festival Series 370, for T.T.B.B.), plus an own-choice piece (accompanied, minimum of three parts).
  • Item 116 – Intermediate Choral Contest: Shenandoah arr. John Purifoy (Hal Leonard 8748356, SAB or 8748357, SSA), plus an own-choice piece (accompanied or unaccaompanied, minimum of three parts).
  • Item 117 – Junior Choral Contest: Dreaming in the Sky by Paul Jarman (SA, available from www.pauljarman.com), plus an own-choice piece (accompanied or unaccaompanied, minimum of two parts).
  • Item 127 – Champion Dramatic Soprano: One of the following two selections: (a) Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel by F. Schubert, from Soprano Songs (The New Imperial Edition, Boosey & Hawkes); or (b) Die Lorelei by F. Liszt, from Soprano Songs (The New Imperial Edition, Boosey & Hawkes).
  • Item 128 – Champion Light Soprano: One of the following two selections: (a) Oh! had I Jubal’s lyre by G.F. Handel, from The Second Book of Soprano Solos (Schirmer); or (b) The sun whose rays by A. Sullivan, from The Second Book of Soprano Solos (Schirmer).
  • Item 129 – Champion Mezzo-Soprano: One of the following two selections: (a) An die Nachtigall by J. Brahms, from The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos (Schirmer); or (b) To the Children by S. Rachmaninoff, from The Second Book of Mezzo-Soprano/Alto Solos (Schirmer).
  • Item 130 – Champion Contralto: One of the following two selections: (a) A Night in May by J. Brahms, from Contralto Songs (The New Imperial Edition, Boosey & Hawkes); or (b) With a swanlike beauty gliding by W.A. Mozart, from Contralto Songs (The New Imperial Edition, Boosey & Hawkes).
  • Item 131 – Champion Tenor: One of the following two selections: (a) Die Forelle by F. Schubert, from The Second Book of Tenor Solos (Schirmer); or (b) The Lord is my Shepherd by S. Liddle, from The Second Book of Tenor Solos (Schirmer).
  • Item 132 – Champion Baritone: One of the following two selections: (a) Les Roses d’Ispahan by G. Fauré, from The Second Book of Baritone/Bass Solos (Schirmer); or (b) The Vagabond by R. Vaughan Williams, from The Second Book of Baritone/Bass Solos (Schirmer).
  • Item 133 – Champion Bass: One of the following two selections: (a) Hear! ye Gods of Britain by H. Purcell, from Bass Songs (The New Imperial Edition, Boosey & Hawkes); or (b) Der Lindenbaum by F. Schubert, from The Second Book of Baritone/Bass Solos (Schirmer).