Saturday 5th August 2023
VENUE: Balaklava Town Hall – See Eisteddfod Venues page
CONVENOR: Anne Read
ADJUDICATOR: George Torbay
George Torbay completed studies at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts USA, the University of Sydney and the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
A distinguished conductor, music educator, singing teacher, adjudicator, performer and director, Mr Torbay has served as Artist in Residence and Lecturer for Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for the Sydney Opera House concert series for the NSW Department of Education, Lecturer at Federation University, advisor to Hal Leonard Australia and as the Director of Music for the television series Battle of the Choirs. He is currently Head of Music Theatre at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.
Mr Torbay is a published arranger with Warner Brothers, Morton Music and Hal Leonard Australia. For Hal Leonard he has published eight books entitled CHORALTIME. He was the author of the musical theatre syllabus for the Australian Music Examinations Board and currently serves as their Advisor.
Entrants MUST read the Syllabus Notes for Saturday for detailed information and the Rules & Conditions of Entry
Sections will include solo and ensemble (2-4 voices)
SEE SYLLABUS FOR FULL DETAILS
Musical Theatre Sections Start times
9.00am – Senior ‘A’ Musical Theatre Solo (age 16)
10.00am – Senior ‘B’ Musical Theatre Solo
10.50pm – Open Musical Theatre Solo
11.35pm – Junior ‘B’ Musical Theatre Solo (age 12)
12.20pm – Junior ‘A’ Musical Theatre Solo
1.10pm – LUNCH
1.50pm – Intermediate ‘B’ Musical Theatre Solo (Des Ross AM Memorial Award)
3.00pm – Intermediate ‘A’ Musical Theatre Solo (age 13)
4.00pm – ANNOUNCE MUSICAL THEATRE SOLO CHAMPION and ROGER MANUEL MEMORIAL AWARD
4.10pm – Musical Theatre Ensemble – Junior
4.30pm – Musical Theatre Ensemble – Open
5.15pm – ANNOUNCE MUSICAL THEATRE ENSEMBLE CHAMPION
(For full Saturday details click HERE)
DES ROSS AM MEMORIAL AWARD
(Intermediate Musical Theatre Solo)
DESMOND GLYN ROSS AM
?.04.1928 – 11.02.2002
Des Ross AM, Salter Springs farmer, community and a State leader was an enthusiastic supporter of the Arts. The Des Ross AM Memorial Trophy for Musical Theatre, awarded at the Balaklava Eisteddfod Society annual competitions, commemorates Des’ encouragement of emerging performing artists. Des proudly supported Balaklava Community Arts productions and Balaklava Courthouse Gallery exhibitions.
During his chairmanship of the Libraries Board of SA, he facilitated two concerts by Balaklava High School music students staged in the historic Mortlock Library, North Terrace and two exhibitions of work by local and regional artists in the foyer of the State Library.
ROGER MANUEL MEMORIAL AWARD
(Musical Theatre Solo Champion and Vocal Solo Champion)
ROGER JOHN MANUEL
2.12.1946 – 24.10.1995
Roger Manuel’s family donated the Roger Manuel Memorial Award in his memory after he died in 1995 at the age of 48. Roger learned to play the button accordion as a young boy and went on to play drums in a rock band. He was a talented musician and could play a tune on just about any instrument. Roger’s family decided an award for an Eisteddfod entrant in his memory was a fitting memorial.