Vocal Ensemble (4-9 voices)

2021 Balaklava Eisteddfod CANCELLED

Friday 30th July 2021

​ENTRIES CLOSED 3rd May 2021

VENUE: Balaklava Uniting Church – See Eisteddfod Venues page

CONVENOR: Danielle Mudge


In 1976 Jeffrey Kong began a distinguished career of 40 years as a music educator at Brighton Secondary (High) School eventually taking up the position of Head of Music. During his tenure he led staff and students on many music tours in Australia and to Asia and Europe where students performed in some of the world’s finest concert halls, conservatoriums and cathedrals. His most memorable performance being in the Pantheon in Rome.

His long-held dream of a concert hall for Brighton Secondary School was fulfilled in 2014 with the opening of the “Jeffrey Kong Auditorium”. Jeffrey retired from Brighton Secondary School at the end of 2015.

Upon his retirement Jeffrey also contributed to music education at William Light School (2016), a bilingual school in English and Chinese and then at Wilderness School (2017/2018) one of the finest schools for young ladies in Australia.

Jeffrey also taught music at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music and was repetiteur at the Sydney Conservatorium Opera School

Jeffrey continued to study throughout his career. Through a Cultural Grant-Scholarship he studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, followed by further studies at Adelaide University, University of Southern California, USA and with an Italian National Scholarship at the Rossini Conservatorium, Pesaro, Italy.

Jeffrey is passionate about learning languages and he currently undertakes studies and training in several European and Asian languages.

Since the lock down in 2020 he re-ignited his passion for church music. He is currently studying organ with Ashleigh Tobin and plays for some services at Scots Church, Adelaide and is Honorary Music Director at St Augustine’s Church, Unley.


Entrants MUST read the 2021 Syllabus Notes for Friday 30th July for detailed information and the Rules & Conditions of Entry

JUNIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE (10.00 – 10.20am)

* Book in from 9.30am (within 30 mins of performance)

1. King’s Year 4/5 Vocal Ensemble – Penny VanDerVlag

2. Balaklava Primary School “BPV” – Jess Bushnell

SENIOR VOCAL ENSEMBLE (10.30am – 12.10pm)

* Book in from 10.00am (within 30 mins of performance)

1. Balaklava High School Vocal Ensemble – Suriya Umapathysivam

2. Temple Christian College (Paralowie) Senior Vocal Group – Chloe Baker

3. Temple Christian College (Mile End) Jazz Vocal Ensemble – Mrs Olivia Nortkus

4. Faith Lutheran College Year 12 Singers – Mel Crawford

5. Trinity College Senior Jazz Vocal Ensemble – Kristy Triantafilakis

6. Rostrevor College Senior Vocal Group – Marnie Tiggemann

7. Hope Christian College Choir – Linda Triplett (Moved to Intermediate v4-9)

8. Hope Christian College Senior Choir – Linda Triplett & Tom Burden

9. Hope Christian College “Jibu Family Singers” – Linda Triplett & Tom Burden

10. Banksia Park International High School Senior Vocal Group – Lauren Norton


* Book in from 1.00pm (within 30 mins of performance)

1. Banksia Park International High School Middle School Vocal Group – Lauren Norton

Xavier College Vocal Ensemble – Roberta Beer WITHDRAWN

2. Hope Christian College Vocal Ensemble – Linda Triplett & Tom Burden (moved from senior)

3. Faith Lutheran College “Ava, Reo, Chloe, Kai & Co” – Chris Mardle

4. King’s Baptist Grammar School “The Mid-Tones” – Sue Horton

5. Woodville High School “Polyfonics” – Kerrie Polkinghorne

6. YP Schools Vocal Ensemble – Debbie Schwartz


Announcement of Vocal Ensemble Champion (Bill Hewett Memorial Award)