Lockdown has spread through the country once again. So it is with great sadness that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Australian Singing Competition.
The MOST team worked hard to develop alternative arrangements for entrants to perform under difficult conditions.
Having entrants record their auditions at home was one of the initiatives we considered; delaying the live Semi Finals to a date closer to the Finals was another, but with Covid-19 case numbers in Sydney showing no immediate sign of slowing, difficulty with borders, uncertainty due to potential lockdowns (notwithstanding increases in community vaccinations), we have decided it is in the best interests of all participants to cancel the Competition.
We want to thank the Adjudicators and teachers who contributed their expertise and advice throughout the process. And we especially want to thank the entrants for their cooperation, understanding and support!
We at MOST are deeply saddened by this decision but, on a positive note, hope to see all entrants for next year’s Competition.
In 2022, the age limit will be raised by another year so any singer aged under 28 as of 23 June 2022 will be able to participate.
The dates are below. We will keep you posted on our plans.
Keep safe and healthy.