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Official Guidelines

  1. ELIGIBILITY: An active member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) in good standing. 
  2. MUSIC TYPE: The focus of this competition is the classical aria and art song. Thus, all performances will be limited to the classical/modern classical genre.
  3. AGE RESTRICTIONS: There will be only one category of 18 to 40 years of age. The entrant must be at least 18 years of age or above, and not turn 41 in the year 2019. 
  4. PERFORMANCE FORMAT: Each singer must have a piano accompanist. For the final competition (live), a piano accompanist will be provided.
  5. VOICE CLASSIFICATIONS: All voice ranges are welcome. All performers will compete in a single category regardless of gender or voice range.  
  6. VIDEO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Each participant must provide two video recordings, one for each song, for a total of two performances submitted.
  7. SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES: Begins on August 1, 2019 and ends on September 1, 2019.
    • In addition:
    • Do not edit the video (no mixing, reverb, or sound enhancement).  
    • It should be of good quality (720p video, 192 kbps AAC audio in mp4 format) and should not distort the voice. 
    • The singer and the pianist must clearly appear throughout the recording.  The camera must remain stationary.
    • Each singer must have a piano accompanist. No organ or pre-recorded accompaniment is permitted.  A digital piano is acceptable for the audition.  One may not perform his/her own accompaniment.
  8. CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE (FOR AUDITION ONLY):  For the audition, please select one aria and one art song from the official list of audition pieces below. Please note that these pieces are for the audition only.  For the final competition, all performers will be provided new, original INC compositions to perform.  
  9. All requirements must be complete. Incomplete and late submissions will not be considered.

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE (FOR AUDITION ONLY)

FILIPINO ART SONGS

  1. Ang Aking Bayan (Nicanor Abelardo)
  2. Ang Maya (Jose Estrella)
  3. Ang Tangi Kong Pag-ibig (Constancio De Guzman)
  4. Ano Kaya Ang Kapalaran (Francisco Santiago)
  5. Ay! Kalisud (Jovita Fuentes)
  6. Hayun ang Bituin (Lucio D. San Pedro)
  7. Kundiman (Anak Dalita) (Francisco Santiago)
  8. Kundiman ng Luha (Nicanor Abelrado)
  9. Kung Hindi Man (Nicanor Abelrado)
  10. Madaling Araw (Francisco Santiago)
  11. Magbalik Ka Hirang (Nicanor Abelrado)
  12. Malungkot na Maya (Jose Estrella)
  13. Mutya Ng Pasig (Nicanor Abelrado)
  14. Nasaan Ang Aking Puso (Nicanor Abelrado)
  15. Nasaan ka Irog? (Nicanor Abelrado)
  16. Nasaan Ngayon ang Sumpa Mo Sa Akin? (Constancio de Guzman)
  17. Pakiusap (Francisco Santiago)
  18. Sa Umaga (Lucio D. San Pedro)
  19. Sa Ugoy ng Duyan (Lucio D. San Pedro)
  20. Sampatak na Hamog (Lucio D. San Pedro)
  21. Tampuhan (Leon Ignacio)

ENGLISH ART SONGS

  1. Birds of the Wilderness (Edward Horsman)
  2. The Distant Shore (Arthur Sullivan)
  3. Love’s Philosophy (Roger Quilter)
  4. When I Have Sung My Songs (Ernest Charles)
  5. Silent Noon (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  6. Sigh No More, Ladies (Eric Coates)
  7. Love’s Last Gift (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  8. Heart’s Haven (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

ITALIAN ART SONGS

  1. Ridente la calma (W.A. Mozart)
  2. Amarilli, mia bella (Giulio Caccini)
  3. O del mio amato ben (Stefano Donaudy)
  4. Ideale (Francesco Paolo Tosti)
  5. Danza, danza, fanciulla gentile (Francesco Durante)
  6. La pastorella delle alpi (Gioacchino Antonio Rossini)
  7. Il bacio (Luigi Arditi)
  8. Vaga luna, che inargenti (Vincenzo Bellini)
  9. Il fervido desiderio (Vincenzo Bellini)
  10. La serenata (Francesco Paolo Tosti)
  11. Lungi dal caro bene (Giuseppe Sarti)
  12. Come raggio di sol (Antonio Caldara)
  13. Vittoria, vittoria, mio core (Giacomo Carissimi)

GERMAN ART SONGS

  1. Das Veilchen (Ein Veilchen auf der Wiese stand) (W.A. Mozart)
  2. Ständchen (Horch, horch die Lerch) (Franz Schubert)
  3. Gretchen am Spinnrade (Franz Schubert)
  4. An die Musik (Franz Schubert)
  5. Du bist die Ruh (Franz Schubert)
  6. Der Müller und der Bach (Wo ein treues Herze) (Franz Schubert)
  7. Das Wandern (Franz Schubert)
  8. Ich grolle nicht (Robert Schumann)
  9. Widmung (Robert Schumann)
  10. Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden (Robert Schumann)
  11. Morgen (Richard Strauss)
  12. Ständchen (Richard Strauss)
  13. Cäcilie (Richard Strauss)
  14. Nichts (Richard Strauss)
  15. Ruhe, Meine Seele! (Richard Strauss)
  16. Frühlingsgedränge (Frühlingskinder im bunten Gedränge)  (Richard Strauss)
  17. Nachtgang (Richard Strauss)
  18. Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne (Richard Strauss)
  19. Mein Herz ist stumm, mein Herz ist kalt (Richard Strauss)   
  20. Verborgenheit (Hugo Wolf)
  21. Nacht (Alban Berg)
  22. Schilflied (Alban Berg)
  23. Im Zimmer (Alban Berg)
  24. Traumgekrönt (Alban Berg)

FRENCH ART SONGS

  1. Beau soir (Claude Debussy)
  2. Mandoline (Claude Debussy)
  3. Mandoline (Gabriel Fauré)
  4. L’Invitation au voyage (Henri Duparc)
  5. Il pleure dans mon coeur (Claude Debussy)
  6. J’ai pleure en reve (Georges Hue)
  7. Aprés un rêve (Gabriel Fauré)
  8. Le filles de cadix (Leo Delibes)
  9. Ouvre ton Coeur (Georges Bizet)
  10. Chanson triste Dans ton cœur dort un clair de lune (Henri Duparc)
  11. Les berceaux Le long du Quai, les grands vaisseaux (Gabriel Fauré)
  12. Fleur Jetée (Gabriel Fauré)
  13. Villanelle Quand viendra la saison nouvelle (Hector Berlioz)
  14. Villanelle (Eva Dell’acqua)
  15. L’Absence (Hector Berlioz)
  16. Claire de lune Votre âme est un paysage choisi (Gabriel Fauré)
  17. Le secret (Gabriel Fauré)
  18. Chevaux de Bois Tournez, tournez, bons chevaux de bois (Claude Debussy)
  19. La balcon (Claude Debussy)

ORATORIO ARIAS

SOPRANO

  1. Und Gott sprach… Auf starkem Fittige (Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich) from Die Schöfung (Franz Joseph Haydn)
  2. Und Gott sprach… Nun beut die Flur (Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün) from Die Schöpfung (Franz Joseph Haydn)
  3. Let the bright Seraphim from Samson (George Frideric Handel)

OPERA ARIAS

SOPRANO

  1. Stizzoso, mio stizzoso from La Serva Padrona (W.A. Mozart)
  2. Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni non tardar from Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A. Mozart)
  3. Bester Jüngling from Der Schauspieldirektor (W.A. Mozart)
  4. O war’ ich schon mit dir vereint from Fidelio (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  5. Quel guard oil cavaliere…So anch’io la virtu magica from Don Pasquale (Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtu magica) (Gaetano Donizetti)
  6. Chacun le sait from le Fillet du Regiment (Gaetano Donizetti)
  7. Mein Herr Marquis from Die Fledermaus Mein Herr Marquis, ein Mann wie Sie (Johann Strauss)
  8. Summertime from Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin)

MEZZO-SOPRANO/ALTO 

  1. Agitata da due venti from La Griselda (Antonio Vivaldi)
  2. Son qual nave ch’agitata from Artaserse (Riccardo Broschi)
  3. Lascia ch’io pianga from Rinaldo (George Frideric Handel)
  4. Una voce poco fa from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioacchino Antonio Rossini)

TENOR

  1. Che gelida manina from la Boheme (Giacomo Puccini)
  2. A mes amis from Le Fillet du Regiment (Gaetano Donizetti)
  3. Ecco ridente in cielo from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioacchino Antonio Rossini)
  4. O wie ängstlich from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (O wie ängstlich o wie feurig) (W.A. Mozart)
  5. Frisch zum Kampfe! from Die Entführung aus dem Serail (W.A. Mozart)
  6. Una furtiva lagrima from L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti)
  7. Quanto è bella, quanto è cara from L’elisir d’amore (Gaetano Donizetti)

BARITONE/BASS

  1. Largo al factotum from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioacchino Antonio Rossini)
  2. Ah! Che bella vita from Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Gioacchino Antonio Rossini)
  3. Non piu andrai from Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A. Mozart)
  4. Vedro mentr’io sospiro from Le Nozze di Figaro (W.A. Mozart)
  5. Ach wir arme arme Leute from Hänsel und Gretel (Engelbert Humperdinck)