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MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Competition 2024


Thank you for your interest in the 2024 MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Competition.

The format of the Competition has changed this year ( see below) but the entry criteria remains the same.

The Competition is open to students who, on its closing date, Saturday 18 May 2024, are over 18; studying classical singing, on a full-time basis only, at a university or college and meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

1. Were born in Wales  OR

2. Have at least one parent who was born in Wales  OR

3. Were resident in Wales for at least 10 years immediately prior to their 18th birthday

The Winner will receive:

The MOCSA Young Welsh Singer of the Year Trophy,
sponsored by Gravells Ltd of Kidwelly,

 (A replica of the trophy will be kept by the winner)


The Ivor E Sims Memorial Prize of £1,500
donated by the Morriston Orpheus Choir

The Runner Up will receive an inscribed plaque and a cheque for £500.

Please submit your entry on the form below as soon as possible but by 18 May at the very latest.

The Winner and Runner Up will be chosen by a distinguished panel of Adjudicators from performances at heats which will be held on either Sunday June 23 or Sunday June 30 in Swansea.  

There is space on the entry form to confirm you will be available on these dates. Please note if you are only available on one of these dates, we will try to accommodate you on that date but cannot give any guarantee. 

In the heat you will be required to sing two or three contrasting pieces of your own choice.

Each competitor will be sent a full explanatory letter giving more details and times of the heats once everything has been finalised.

It is a condition of entry that the Winner and Runner Up will perform, as guest soloists with the Morriston Orpheus Choir, at the Annual MOCSA concert on Sunday 15 September 2024, 4pm in Swansea. All awards will be presented at that concert.

If you have any difficulty with the form or any other query please contact Howie Johnson at

Please note: We understand that in some instances the acknowledgement email we send out on receipt of your entry is being treated as 'spam' and ending up in junk mail. If you do not get an acknowledgement shortly after submitting your entry it might be worth a check in your 'junk' folder.


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