Each spring, the Kennett Symphony of Chester County hosts a vocal competition that allows talented young artists to perform. The 2014 Voice Competition will be held on April 5, beginning at 1 p.m., in the auditorium of Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square.  The competition is open to the public, free of charge.

The competition is limited to 16 singers, age 18 to 26.  Competitors must perform three operatic, oratorio, or concert arias from the 18th to the 21st centuries, with at least one in English. Judges will award prizes to first, second, and third place winners ranging from $100 to $500, and the first place finalist will be invited to perform at a Kennett Symphony concert. Applications are available on the Kennett Symphony website (www.kennettsymphony.org), or by sending an e-mail message to paulmerl@aol.com.

More information  is available at www.kennettsymphony.org.