Somerset Song Prize - Finals Weekend 2024

Temple Methodist Church, Upper High Street, Taunton, TA1 3PY

11 May - 12 May 2024


A biennial national singing competition for young people aged 18 to 26 for 'art song'. The judges place a special importance on the collaborative relationship between the singer and their pianist.

Somerset Song Prize - Finals Weekend 2024

This competition focuses on music composed specifically for the combination of voice and piano. Typical of this music is of course the German lieder but that's only one example of what will be performed. This will be the fith time the competition has been held.

It is open to duos aged 18 to 26, and twelve duos will be invited to Taunton for the semi-finals on Saturday 11th May - six will go through to the final on Sunday 12th May to be heard by our panel of distinguished adjudicators which includes the world-renowed collaborative pianist and Song Prize Patron, Roger Vignoles.

In addition, those duos not selected for the Final will however have the opportunity to work on the Sunday morning in a private masterclass run by the competition's second Patron, the international soprano Elizabeth Watts. All Supporters of the competition are invited to attend this event free of charge.

Why not become a Supporter of the Somerset Song Prize. In addition to the satisfaction of supporting this prestigious competition, you will receive benefits such as free/discounted tickets and free programmes. Email us at

This is an opportunity not to be missed. Come and hear some of the star performers of the future in an afternoon of wonderful music making, with an event which is putting Taunton firmly on the cultural map of UK.

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre from 19th February

Opening Hours

Saturday 11th May 
1.30pm - 5.30pm

Sunday 12th May



Adults £5.00

Aduls £15.00

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre from 19th February


Somerset Song Prize - Finals Weekend 2024
Temple Methodist Church
Upper High Street
United Kingdom

T: 01823 340470



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