Festival Weekend Awards

All awards are made at the discretion of the adjudicator whose decisions are final, unless a singer exceeds the time limit. It is expected that prize money will be used to further the musical development of the winner.

Recital Classes: The winner and runner–up will both receive a cash prize and certificate and each will receive his/her award at the Presentation of Awards on Sunday evening, 2 February 2020.

Non-Recital Classes:The runner-up of each Non-Recital Class except Classes 28, 29A and 29B where there is a winner only, will receive a certificate. The winner will receive a cash award and a certificate. In Ensemble Classes 29A and 29B, each member of the winning ensemble will receive a certificate and all presentations will be made at the end of each class.

All performers accepting the following additional awards (trophies) will be deemed to have given an undertaking for their safe custody in being asked to sign a form of receipt for each trophy gained, before taking their trophies away. The trophies are to be held by the winners from February 2020 until 22 November 2020. These trophies should then be returned to the Trophy Steward in a clean condition on or before 22 November 2020 in readiness for the 2021 Festival. Any cost incurred in recovering trophies not returned by 22 November 2020 will be charged to the performer. Upon their return, the Festival undertakes to engrave the trophies. All trophies are the property of the Festival and must not be taken out of the country. Lost trophies must be replaced and the replacement of a lost trophy, or the cost of repair of damage to a trophy, will be the responsibility of the current holder. It is felt reasonable to assume that trophy winners will make adequate provision of insuring the trophies while in their possession. Please inform the Trophy Steward of any change of contact details between 2 February and 22 November 2020.

Additional Awards

The John Gilbert Wilson Trophy, given by Mrs. Jill Hamnett in memory of her father, will be awarded to the most promising male singer between the ages of 16 and 21 in any appropriate class.

The Don Greenfield Trophy, given by Hallam Choral Society, will be awarded for the best performance from Classes 10 or 11. This award is in memory of the life and work of Don Greenfield, conductor for many years of the Hallam Choral Society and a former member of the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir.

The Doug Crossland Memorial Shield, given by Worrall Male Voice Choir in memory of Doug Crossland, its conductor from 1971 to 1995, will be awarded to the most promising female singer between the ages of 16 and 21 in any appropriate class.

The Constance Shacklock Memorial Rose Bowl, given by Ralph Green in memory of Constance Shacklock, who was President of the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir and the David Clover Festival of Singing from 1985 to 1999, will be awarded for the most outstanding operatic performance during the Festival Weekend.

The Kathleen Walker Award, in memory of Kathleen Walker, who was a founder member of the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir, and a musical director of several amateur operatic societies in Sheffield, will be awarded for the most outstanding performance in Songs from the Shows Classes 25 - 27.

The City of Sheffield Teachers' Choir Silver Salver and Prize are given by Ann Durrant, who was a member of the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir for over twenty years, will be awarded for the most outstanding performance by a winner from Non-Recital Classes 10 - 27.

The Michael Peaker Memorial Trophy, is given by Worrall Male Voice Choir in memory of Michael Peaker, of his contribution as accompanist and conductor to the choir, and as organist at St. Matthias’s Church, Stocksbridge. The award will be given for the most outstanding performance, by anyone aged 16 - 21 of an aria from an oratorio, or of a sacred song, during the Festival Weekend.

The Edith and Ronald Batty Salvers, given by Valerie and Geoff Littledyke in memory of Valerie’s parents, will be presented to the most promising female and male singers respectively, aged 15 or under, in any appropriate class.

The Petrie Rose Bowl, given by our first Patron and previous President, Mollie Petrie, who was always a great devotee of the English language, will be awarded to the winner of Class 28: English Words and Song.

The Mollie Petrie Memorial Award is given by Ralph Green in memory of Mollie Petrie, who was President of the City of Sheffield Teachers’ Choir and the David Clover Festival of Singing from 1999 and then the first Patron until 2016, will be awarded for the most outstanding performance of a song with words by Shakespeare from any class during the Festival Weekend.

The Paul M. Green Trophy and Prize are given by the Dore Male Voice Choir Trophy will be awarded annually to the winners of Class 29: Ensemble Class, in memory of Paul Green, their conductor and accompanist for many years.