Choirs will not be competing at this year's 37th Armidale Eisteddfod.
While they will still be singing, it will be a non-competitive section following the challenges of rehearsals during COVID-19 restrictions when some choirs could not sing together.
"The school choral section at this year's eisteddfod will be a celebration being able to sing together again," Armidale Eisteddfod committee President Elizabeth Peach said.
"Last year was a difficult year for musicians in general and we are excited about being able to run the Armidale Eisteddfod once again."
The committee of the Armidale Eisteddfod has been working hard in preparation for the annual eisteddfod.
Running from Tuesday, May 25 through to Sunday, June 20, the recommencement of the Armidale Eisteddfod this year following the difficulties of 2020, has been warmly welcomed by music students and their teachers.
Leading up to the recent relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions, singing together in choirs was particularly difficult with some needing to rehearse outside or not at all.
This prompted the committe to announce that this year's schools' choral section would be non-competitive.
There are sections to suit many styles of music, instruments, ages and abilities. The Eisteddfod attracts entrants from the local area as well as neighbouring towns.
Meanwhile, the committee is looking for more volunteers, who are important in the running of the eisteddfod.
There are a variety of ways you can volunteer and more information is on the Armidale Eisteddfod website or Facebook page.
Entries have been coming in over the last few weeks and officially close on Friday, March 19.
Online entries can be submitted via the Armidale Eisteddfod website.
The majority of the Eisteddfod is held in the Old Teacher's College Auditorium.
- Admission ranges from $2 for a child's single session up to $20 for an adult's season ticket. Family passes for the duration of the Eisteddfod are $45 which means you can attend as many sessions as you wish. The Gala Concert is ticketed separately. A full pricelist can be found on the Armidale Eisteddfod website.
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