National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

Choir (28 & Under)

National final:

Saturday 9 July 2022

Entries close:

Friday 3 June 2022


The Staffordshire County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD

Outline of competition:

The minimum number of singers is eight (8) and the maximum is twenty (20), all of whom must be 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2021 and a full member of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC.

Choirmaster.  If the teams so wish to have a conductor they must be within membership age (must be 28 years of age or under on 1 September 2021 and a full member of a Club affiliated to the NFYFC). The conductor would be in addition to the singers.

Musical accompaniment. A maximum of one (1) member within membership age and holding a current membership card may be appointed to provide live musical accompaniment. This is in addition to the singers.

Additional percussion instruments may be added by singers if wished.


The programme

Each team to be allocated a 10-minute rehearsal slot prior to their performance, before audience is present.

Maximum of ten (10) minutes will be allotted for each group’s performance. This includes time for the conductor or nominated person to make a short introduction to the choir and music to be sung and any applause from the audience. Introduction to both pieces should be made at the beginning of the performance.

Once the Choir is on stage, timing will start from the moment the first sound is made until the moment the last sound is finished.

The programme should include a semi-directed piece and an own-choice. E.g. The programme will consist of two pieces as detailed below. These can be accompanied and the quality of the accompaniment will only be considered in terms of the overall performance.

Musical accompaniment may be provided by one musical instrument, using the voice (a cappella or vocal percussion) or by pre-recorded backing track. See point 3.3 for eligibility of accompanist.

Pre-recorded accompaniment must be submitted to the organisers on CD no later than fourteen (14) days before the county or area round and twenty one (21) days before the NFYFC final to NFYFC.


Choir rules

General rules  

When to book in: 


Where to book in: 

Main Reception at the County Showground

Presentation of Awards:

Approx 5pm

How to get there:  


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 Checklist of things to bring with you on the day:

  • Membership Card
  • Parental Consent Form for all U18's - Copy returned to NFYFC 10 days prior to event
  • Absentee Form - Completed by County Office to be excused from presentation of awards
  • Additional form of ID

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