After six weekends of music covering all genres – piano, brass, orchestral instruments, classical vocal, contemporary vocal, school choirs, and schools instrumental which commenced in May and culminated in the Leila Watson Memorial Championship; Classical and Theatrical Dance commenced on 29th June and ran for fourteen consecutive days finishing on 12th July 2019 with the Foundry Invitational Championship in the evening.

The event was highly successful this year and we can’t wait to facilitate our 95th Annual Eisteddfod in 2020. Growth areas of the competitions continue to be the Contemporary Vocal sections and Dance. For these particular disciplines, people have come in large numbers from across the state and also interstate. The committee hopes in 2020 we see all of our disciplines strengthen and grow in entries so please spread the word.

We’d like to thank each and every one of our competitors, their dedicated families and of course our generous volunteers who selflessly donate their time, energy and talents to ensure the competition continues to run successfully.

Wow! We have certainly been busy!

Our 94th Eisteddfod is well underway having Piano, Orchestral and Primary School Groups already have performed. All have been amazing competitors so far and this wonderful young talent inspires us to keep on going! We very much look forward to what the upcoming sessions and genres have in store for us. 

Music running sheets are listed under our running sheets tabs. Programs are purchasable at the competitions for those who weren’t able pre-order one. Dance running sheets will also be added in the coming weeks. 

A reminder to everyone that we do not have eftpos at the competitions – cash only. Audience entry is purchased on the day and our canteen run by amazing volunteers will be stocked and available at all sessions. 

This year we are sadly already experiencing a shortage in volunteers. The committee itself is a small group of volunteers who would truly be grateful to hear from anyone willing to assist us on days of competition. We need your help to make the days run smoothly! 


School Choirs at Ulumbarra – 31 May 

Classical Vocal at Bendigo South East Secondary college performing arts theatre – June 1 

Contemporary Vocal at Bendigo South East Secondary college performing arts theatre – June 8, 9, 10, 15, 16

Leila Watson Memorial Music Championship –

June 21 at Bendigo Bank Theatre, View St Bendigo. 7.30pm. Tickets $10 at the door. 

See the best of the best compete across genres for a panel of diverse community judges. 


Save the dates:
The Committee is happy to announce our 2019 Launch of the 94th Annual Eisteddfod.  Saturday March 30th at noon, at the Bendigo Bank Theatre, View Street, Bendigo. Light refreshments provided.

Our Annual Meet and Greet session. Monday April 8th at 7.30pm, at Bendigo South East College – Performing arts theatre, Ellis Street, Flora Hill.

We love for all to come to these events. Please RSVP by 22nd March to 439 907 292 or E:

Venue’s for 2019:
Bendigo South East Secondary College Performing Arts Theatre will be the major venue for most of the Competitions with Ulumbarra Theatre being the venue for the Peter Ryall Choir Competition, and also the Bendigo Bank Theatre for our Launch and the Leila Watson Memorial Music Championship. 

We welcome new volunteers and people interested in joining the Committee – please contact us if you can support us with your time. 

Happy New Year!

Welcome back for our 94th Annual Eisteddfod. We are very excited to be hosting the eisteddfod again this year.
The committee have been hard at work and are happy to say that our schedule is now ready for distribution.
Click on the link above for dates, entry closing dates, venues and adjudicator info.

Do keep an eye on the link above to Stardom for entries opening soon. All entries will be via Stardom and no late entries will be accepted so get your diary out and your entries in!

Could you be our new sponsor???
Big and small, we are looking for sponsors and donations for this year and future years of our eisteddfod to ensure we can continue to support young performers in our region. Please email or call us if you think this interests you

Here’s to an amazing 2019.