Chichester Festival for Music, Dance and Speech

The John Warner Memorial Award Competition - Saturday 14th April 2018

The John Warner Memorial Award Competition is a competition for young singers who hope to pursue a professional career in music. Past entrants have included their participation in the competition as a valuable element of their cv.  

We are delighted to announce that the Competition will be run again in 2018.

Please click on the link below for full details of the competition, including :-

The 2018 John Warner Memorial Award competition will take place on Saturday 14th April at Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, Chichester. It is open to singers aged 19 to 29 on that date.

The John Warner competition itself will take the form of a Recital Class, with singers being required to present a programme with a maximum performance time of 20 minutes. It should include one of each of the following :-


a) Lieder

b) English song

c) French song


It is assumed that singers will bring an accompanist of their own.


Please click on the link below to download an entry form.

Entries close on 16th March 2018

Click here for competition details

John Warner Poster.pdf

Click here for an Entry Form

John Warner Entry form.pdf

Click here for a brief history of the competition

John Warner Award History