Regulations 2023

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REGULATIONS N.B.  denotes a new or altered regulation All reference to photocopying is in accordance with the Code of Fair Practice (Revised Edition April 2016)  agreed between Composers, Publishers and Users of Printed Music. All photocopies will be retained and destroyed after the performance. GENERAL REGULATIONS 1. The Festival is for amateurs, except for ‘Open’ Classes. 2. The Committee, at its … Read More

Queen’s Award is a ‘truly wonderful recognition’

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Perth & Kinross, Stephen Leckie, has sent his congratulations to the Perform in Perth volunteers. “I could not be more delighted for all the volunteers at Perform in Perth, and I send them all my sincerest congratulations for this award and grateful appreciation for all they do. This is truly wonderful recognition for the team and I am sure … Read More

Perform in Perth volunteers are awarded highest honour for their service

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On Thursday 2nd June 2022, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation, it was announced that “Perform in Perth – Perthshire Musical (Competition) Festival Association” has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE. ‘Perform in Perth’ volunteers, both past and present, … Read More

Magic Moments for Youth Choir


“We loved your singing” These young singers from the Julie Young Dance School won one of our more unusual trophies – the 100 year old Perthshire Choral Union Challenge Baton. A century late – it has all the magic of one of Harry Potter’s wands for these young musicians and their teacher! Recordings from our Festival will continue to appear … Read More

Day 12 – Vocal classes & Final Night


Saturday 19th March 2022 Morning Session – 9.30am: Vocal Solos, Scots Songs, Disney Songs, Boy Treble and Changing Voices. The Festival’s final day started with the highly popular vocal solo classes for boys and girls – including Scots Songs, Disney Songs and Songs from the Shows. Among the trophies to be decided on this morning were – the Dalavich Cup … Read More

Day 11 – More Strings


Friday 18th March 2022 Morning Session – 9.30am: Piano, guitar and harp On then final morning of Perform in Perth, adjudicator Mr Jonathan Rea BEM offers encouraging advice to these classes of young pianists. Towards the end of this session guitar and harp classes bring some of the Festival most assured performances. Afternoon Session 1.30pm: Music is Fun; and pianoforte … Read More

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Thanks to the Courier and the Perthshire Advertiser for the continuing great coverage of Perform in Perth. If you have not yet found your photo in the papers then you might like to search the PA’s photo sales pages for more pics. See also the Courier and PA’s Facebook pages…

Congratulations to our 2022 Special Award Winners

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Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners. Pictured (above) are some of those who collected their awards after the competitions on the Final Night at Perform in Perth…. (L-R) Pavlina Ivanova (Perth HS) – Tennant Quaich for Best Vocal Performance (under 18); Abigail Strickland (Glenalmond) – Music Industries Cup and Macnab Gold Medal for Best Vocal Performances (over 18); Blair Cunningham … Read More

Day 11 – Wind Instruments


Friday 18th March 2022 As the Festival approaches its climax – a series of Wind Classes held in St Leonard’s-in-the-Field’s Church attracted great praise from our adjudicator, Karen Anderson. Entries were less than in previous years – but the highest standards remain. Morning Session (Church) – 9.30am: Wind Classes Afternoon Session (Church) – 2pm: Music is Fun and Pianoforte Classes … Read More