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  • 13th International Choir Competition
    THE SINGING WORLD
    named after Y.Falik
    August 5 - 8, 2017
    St.Petersburg, Russia

    AIMS

    The International Choir Competition The Singing World is intended to bring together the worlds choirs in order to provide them with the opportunity, not only to compare with each other but also to discuss choral literature from the individual countries, interpretation, styles, traditions, voice-training and techniques.

    CATEGORIES

    Category 1 - the Children choirs, the number of participants is not limited.

    Category 2 the Equal Voices Choirs Adults (Male and Female).
    No maximum or minimum age is stipulated. A choir should not have less than 12 singers; the number of participants is not limited.

    Category 3 the Mixed choirs.
    A choir should not have less than 25 singers; the maximum of participants is not limited, the age is not limited.

    Category 4 the Choirs of boys and youth, the number of participants is not limited.

    Category 5 the Chamber choirs should not have less than 12 singers not more than 24 singers, the age is not limited..

    Category 6 the vocal ensembles participate Female, Male, Mixed and Children ensembles,
    the number of participants from 3 to 12 persons in the ensemble, the age is not limited.

    Category 7 the Church, religious and gospel music - for Female, Male, Mixed and Children choirs and ensembles,
    the number of participants and the age are not limited.

    Category 8 the Modern music - for Female, Male, Mixed and Children choirs and ensembles,
    the number of participants and the age are not limited.

    Category 9 the Folklore music - for Female, Male, Mixed and Children choirs and ensembles,
    the number of participants and the age are not limited.

    Category 10 the Early music - for Female, Male, Mixed and Children choirs and ensembles,
    the number of participants and the age are not limited.

    Category 11 the Church choirs - for Female, Male and Mixed choirs from 12 persons that work at churches and cathedrals,
    the age is not limited.


    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

    August 4

    Registration in the Organizing Committee

    August 5
    10.00 20.00

    Rehearsals.
    Each choir (ensemble) has the rehearsal in the classroom and 15 minutes on the stage in the contest hall

    August 6
    10.00 19.00

    Competition day.
    Performances of the participants by categories

    August 7
    10.00 18.00

    Competition day.
    Performances of the participants by categories

    August 8

    16.30

    19.00

     

    Announcement of the results of competition. Prize-giving ceremony.

    The contest of the best groups in every category for Grand Prix.
    Gala-concert of the winners

    COMPETITION PROGRAMME

    The total performance time must be from 9 till 12 minutes, including the entrance and exit from the stage. The time breach jury will take into account in their valuations.
    The Organizers provide the piano, the other instruments (included traditional folk music instruments) provide the participants
    Attention: only life music, the recording is not permitted!

    Category 1 the Children choirs

      1. one work composed before 1945;
      2. one work composed after 1945 from the choirs country of origin;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 2 the Female and male choirs

      1. one work composed before 1945;
      2. one work composed after 1945 from the choirs country of origin;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 3 the Mixed choirs

      1. one work composed before 1945;
      2. one work composed after 1945 from the choirs country of origin;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 4 - the Choirs of boys and youth

      1. one work composed before 1945;
      2. one work composed after 1945 from the choirs country of origin;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 5 the Chamber choirs

      1. one work composed before 1945;
      2. one work composed after 1945 from the choirs country of origin;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 6 the Vocal ensembles

      1. one work from the ensembles country of origin;
      2. one work of the choirs own choice;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 7 the Church, religious and gospel music

      1. one work composed before 1800;
      2. one work composed from 1800 to 1920;
      3. one work composed after 1920 from the choirs country of origin;
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 8 the Modern music

      1. One work composed after 1969 year;
      2. one work composed after 2000 from the choirs country of origin;
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 9 the Folklore music

      1. one work of the choirs own choice from the choirs country of origin;
      2. one work of the choirs own choice
      3. one work of the choirs own choice
    Minimum one work must be a-cappella.

    Category 10 the Early music

      1. One work composed before 1680;
      2. One work composed before 1725;
      3. One work composed before 1813;
    The works must represent different composer's schools.

    Category 11 the Church choirs

      1. One work (church music) composed before 1900;
      2. One work (church music) composed after 1900;
      3. One work of the choirs own choice (in any genre);
    The works must represent different composer's schools. Every choir can participate in some categories.

    THE CONTEST FOR GRAND PRIX

    In the contest for Grand Prix take part the best choirs and ensembles from every category (max. of balls) The program for this contest: One work of the choirs/ensembles own choice not more than 3 minutes

    JURY

    The jury consists of the international expert adjudicators.
    The assessment will be based on the following aspects:
      1. difficulty of the performance, maximum 25 points
      2. intonation, accuracy with respect to the written notes, maximum 25 points
      3. vocal technique (tone production, diction, balance and overall) maximum 25 points
      4. ensemble maximum 25 points
      5. dynamic, agogics, rhythm, tempo maximum 25 points
      6. accuracy of style maximum 25 points
      7. emotions, expressiveness maximum 25 points
      8. general impression, disclosure of the content, presentation, costumes, artistic maximum 25 points
    The decisions of the jury are final and may not be legally challenge

    The group can get the maximum 200 points.

    The jury determines the places in each category by received points for each choir (ensemble):
    • Money prize and participation in Grand Prix contest One group that received highest point (in each category) Gold diploma (I place) (Money prize see below)
    • First prize (in each category) 175 - 200 Gold diploma (I place)
    • Second prize (in each category) 155 - 174 Silver diploma (II place)
    • Third prize (in each category) 121 - 154 Broze diploma (III place)
    • Diploma of participation 0 - 120 Diploma in each category

    Money prizes for the best choir (in each category):

    • GRAND PRIX 40000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 1 the Children choirs 20000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 2 the Female and male choirs 20000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 3 the Mixed choirs 20000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 4 - the Choirs of boys and youth 20000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 5 the Chamber choirs 20000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 6 the vocal ensembles 15000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 7 the Church, religious and gospel music 15000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 8 the Modern music 15000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 9 the Folklore music 15000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 10 the Early music 15000 Rub (in euro by course)
    • Category 11 the Church choirs 15000 Rub (in euro by course)
    The jury can separate one prize in two (or more) choirs in case of the same points.

    Special prizes:

      1. The jury award Special prizes:
      • the best performance of the Russian composers work;
      • the best performance of foreign composers work
      • the best performance of the folk song;
      • the best of sacred music;
      • the best of presentation the program;
      • the best conductor of the choir;
      • the best soloist;
      2. Special price the best performance of composer Youry Falik work
      3. Prize of the public affection.

    RULES AND CONDITIONS:

    All choirs which have been officially admitted to the competition can participate. With their application, the choirs agree to the rules and conditions of the competition, to recording and broadcasts in sound and television as well as any other sound or visual recording being made in the context of this event, all rights resulting from such recording belong to organizes.
    The choirs that sent the application with all necessary documents and paid the fee are admitted to the competition.

    Applications for admission require the following documents:

      1. The story of the choir (important concerts performed at home and abroad, prizes or honors in competitions and festivals etc)
      2. A photo of the choir and conductor.
      3. An audio cassette or CD with recordings of the choir in the last 2 years (live if possible; with a list of titles and composers). The recording must contain the works of different style.
      4. The planned competition program including times;

    Entrance fee in competition

      Category 1 - 5 - 180 euro per the choir
      Category 6 - 11 - 120 euro per the choir and ensemble
    In case the choir (ensemble) takes part in some categories, every category must be paid.
    The choirs (ensembles) pay the fee after the sending of the application form and not later than May 1, 2017. In case of refusal after June 1, 2017 the entrance fee doesnt refund.

    REGISTRATION

    Download Application 2017 (.doc)
    Deadline for application in the 12th International Choir Competition The Singing World is April 1, 2017. You can send the Application by e-mail: singingworld@mail.ru

    SUPPLEMENTARY

    • Six scores of every works of choral music have to be handed to Organizing Committee (on registration).
    • The precise contest program with titles, composers and composers dates must be send before June 1.
    • All the changes in the contest program after July 1, 2016 are not permitted.
  • Download Application 2017 (.doc)
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    Application form 2017
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    Invitation 2017 EN
    13.11.2016
    Invitation 2017 FR
    14.08.2016
    Results 2016
    24.06.2015
    Festival programme 2016
    08.09.2015
    Photogallery 2015
    17.08.2015
    RESULTS 2015
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