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Overview

Summer seaside fun goes hand in hand with high culture in Pesaro, Le Marche’s second-largest city. It’s not an immediately attractive place, but look beyond the concrete high-rise hotels and crowds of bronzed holidaymakers jostling for beach space in August and you'll find a lot to like. Its setting is perfect, with beaches of fine golden sand fringing the Adriatic and a backdrop of undulating hills, and it has a handsome historic centre of Liberty-style villas and Renaissance palazzi.

General Rules

International choir contest “WORLD OF CHOIRS” is an international event organized for development, spreading and popularization of choral singing. Choirs from all over the world meet on the same stage as rivals but in a warm, friendly atmosphere to demonstrate not only their mastery but also their culture, uniqueness of choral singing. Not only widely
experienced choirs can participate in the competition but also those for which participation in a contest of such scale will become a new step and motivation for developing of their talents. It perfectly suits the events of this kind. Also we cannot help noticing that you’ll be surprised while reading the list of the judges of this contest.

All our programs consist of two parts:
1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation without competing in the competition in the framework of the festival program *.

* For the choirs who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival are provided with joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing choirs will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different choirs.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring your choir to a whole new level of creativity!

Why is it worth participating in this contest
 it is one of the biggest choir contests;
 impressive opening and closing ceremonies;
 the system of evaluation which guarantees the highest quality of judging;
 trainings, master-classes, round tables with the leading specialists and tutors in the field of choral
singing;
 half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner) + water;
 official international numbered certificates with the results of the contest are given not only the
dance teams, but each individual participant is also given a personalized certificate;
 team heads and sponsors are given personalized thank-you letters;
 each choir is given a personalized certificate for its contribution into the cultural international
progress in the form of engraving on a special base;
 possibility of solo performances.

Nominations

A - Children’s choirs. (А1 mixed А2 partially mixed А3 homogeneous.)

Choirs’ structure:
 small chamber (12-16 persons)
 middle (24-60 persons)
 big (70-120 persons)

Optional musical composition with an accompaniment. Optional musical composition – acapella Age groups: 1st  – 7-14 years old.

B- Academic singing. (B1 mixed B2 partially mixed B3 homogeneous.)

Choirs’ structure:
 small chamber(12-16 persons)
 middle (24-60 persons)
 big (70-120 persons)

For homogeneous male or female choirs; mixed and partially mixed choirs:Optional musical composition with an accompaniment. Optional musical composition – a capella Age groups: 2nd – 15 – 25 years old, 3rd – 25 – 40 years old, 4th – 41 years old and older.

C -Church singing.( С1 mixed С2 semi mixed С3 homogeneous.)

Choirs’ structure:
 small chamber (12-16 persons)
 middle (24-60 persons)
 big (70-120 persons)

Optionally two religious choral musical compositions of different types and epochs. Age groups: 2nd – 15 – 25 years old 3rd – 25 – 40 years old 4th – 41 years old and older.

D- Folklore (authentic) singing. (D1 mixed D2 semi mixed D3 homogeneous.)

Choirs’ structure: any.

Ensembles perform typical for their country program – two musical compositions which represent vocal traditions of their country. Correspondent choreography and stage performance are also possible. It’s advisable to sing in traditional costumes. In case if there is no structure:  any. music notation, please prepare a short description of the program in English. Age groups: 2nd – 15 – 25 years old 3rd – 25 – 40 years old 4th – 41 years old and older.

E -Pop – jazz – gospel – spiritual. (E1 mixed E2 semi mixed E3 homogeneous.)

Choirs’ structure:  any

Gospel –Spiritual (or comparable musical traditions of a religious character) Pop – modern (musical compositions from the field of popular musical styles)  Accompaniment including electronic instruments is acceptable. Vocalists’ improvisations are advisable but not obligatory. Instrumental solo shouldn’t exceed the limits as only the choir’s singing will be evaluated. Acoustical amplification of choir’s or instrumentalists’ sound is possible. A choir will be provided with the equipment corresponding to the place of the contest. Fulfillment of technically difficult demands as i.e. using a headset or individual microphones for each singer etc. cannot be guaranteed. If headsets or a complex audio mixing are needed, it is recommended to bring them with you. Age groups:2nd – 15 – 25years old 3rd – 25 – 40 years old 4th – 41 years old and older.

F- Academic singing, folk, spiritual singing, jazz (F1 – Soloists, F2 – duets, F3 – small forms 3-5 people, F4 – vocal ensembles 6-11 people.)

Soloists, duets, small forms 3-5 people, vocal ensembles 6-11 people.

Performed one piece a cappella or with music (on a choice of artist) Age categories: 1st – 7-10 years 2nd – 11-12 years, 3rd 13-15 years, 4th – 16-20 years, 5th – 21 – 25 years, 6th – 26 – 40 years, 7 th – 41 and older ,8th – mixed age category.

The total time of a performance cannot exceed 10 minutes.

Scores
We ask you to bring 5 copies of the sheet music of each musical composition which is going to be performed. One copy is to be given to the providers of the contest. It’s important that after their publication the choral compositions may be performed just according to the originals of the music notations or to the authorized copies. The copies are to be certified by a stamp and a text only for the jury’s rehearsal during the contest and after the contest they will be eliminated. Each sheet music should be printed on paper to be handed in.

Jury
The jury of the contest consists of the experts in the field of choral music recognized all over the world. The jury of the contest is formed of the most important cultural workers of Spain, Italy, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers.

The jury has the right
 not to award all the prizes;
 to share prize among performers;
 to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
 to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations;
 the jury evaluates the participants on one hundred-point system, the final result is made up of the
average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores;
 the jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
Evaluation criteria
 intonation
 choral sound
 correspondence to the music notations
 general artistic impression

Prizes
The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.
Regarding the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age
groups
 participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
 participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze
diploma);
 participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver
diploma);
 participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold
diploma);
 participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “WORLD
OF CHOIRS” (platinum diploma).

*All Art Groups or soloists who win the first prize receive a special award in the form of an engraved plaque.Winners of the Grand Prix are given trophies. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest.

Program of stay
1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– registration of the participants, presentation of the excursion programs;
20:00 – dinner.
2nd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
12:00 – organized trip to the contest;
13:00 – rehearsal;
15:00 – beginning of the concert;
20:30 – organized arrival to the hotel;
21:00 – dinner in the hotel.
3rd day:
8:00 – breakfast;
organized trip to the gala concert;
18:00 – beginning of the concert;
giving out of the awards;
19:00 – trip back to the hotel;
20:00 – dinner.
4th day:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.

Soloists pay extra €50.
Duets pay extra €40 for a duet.
Small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.
For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation in a triple room €215 /a person – extra day €41/a person
Accommodation in a double room €245 /a person – extra day €47/a person
Accommodation in a single room €325 /a person – extra day €77/a person

What is included into the prices
 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
 half board, buffet (breakfast and dinner) + water;
 two concerts: competitive viewing; Gala Concert with award ceremony;
 certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;

 thank-you letters for profesors and sponsors;
 festival fee;
 master classes are possible;
 transfer from the hotel to the places of performances and back to the hotel.

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!

Dates

  • 26/04/2020 - 29/04/2020

Pricing

26/04 - 29/04
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 215 € per person

Location

How to get there

Additional excursions
 Venice
 Florence
 Rome

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