Angharad Lyddon performing in the Song Prize Final at BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2019

Applications for the 2020 Welsh Singers Showcase are now being accepted.

The event is open to Welsh singers aged 17 to 31 on June 1st 2020, who were born or raised in Wales, or who, in the opinion of the Trustees, received a significant portion of their education in Wales.

Auditions will take place on Sunday 19 January (in London) and Sunday 26 January (in Cardiff), all singers must provide their own accompanist for the audition.

Following the auditions four or five singers will be selected to sing in the final Showcase Concert, which will take place in St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, on Wednesday 13 May 2020. The singers will be accompanied by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

A distinguished Jury will decide after the auditions which singers will perform in the Showcase. The Jury will also determine the Showcase Awards, which will be announced on-stage after the St David’s Hall concert.

The best singer, in the opinion of the Jury, will receive the principal award of £2,000 and go forward to represent Wales in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition in June 2021. The other final singers will each receive £750

Download an Application Form, or complete the on-line application form; For further information please contact the Administrator, Sue Welch on 07876 386428  or e-mail her at welshsingersshowcase@gmail.com

Completed application forms should be sent to Sue Welch, Welsh Singers Showcase, 41 Plas y Delyn, Lisvane, Cardiff CF14 0SS or emailed to welshsingersshowcase@gmail.com

Applications must be received no later than Friday 10 January 2020

The Showcase’s predecessor, Welsh Singers Competition, was founded in 1964 by Roy Bohana, the Music Director of the Arts Council of Wales.  It was at first a triennial competition, with piano accompaniment, but in the 1990s became biennial, taking place in the alternate years to BBC Cardiff Singer. Accompaniment is now provided by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. As well as the cash prize, the winner gains automatic entry to BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, representing Wales.