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  • Committee for culture of St.Petersburg
    The Center of International Cooperation - Inter Aspect

    15th International Festival of Choral Art "The Singing World"

    August, 4 - 9, 2017
    St.Petersburg, Russia


    Dear Friends,
    The Centre of International Cooperation Inter Aspect under the aegis of The Committee for Culture and The State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg are inviting you to take part in the XII International Festival of Choral Art The Singing World. The Festival will take place from August, 4 to 9, 2017 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

    The International Festival of Choral Art is being held as an event envisaged at promoting the art of choral singing and a rendezvous of the talent and artistic perfection of choirs from all over the world.
    It is aimed at establishing artistic mutual relations and bringing together the choirs from St Petersburg, regions of Russia and other countries with the view to present and enlarge the array of singing traditions and choral repertoire, both time-tested and innovative.

    The main goals of the festival

    • rally concerts of ensembles and choirs of various artistic trends and styles who perform choral music of different epochs;
    • creating and encouraging a welcoming atmosphere for professional dialogue to share experiences and repertoire;
    • joint performances of professional and amateur choral groups from different countries of the world;
    • exposing a broader audience to choral culture and mastery of choirs from all over the world;
    • discovering new names and talents in choral singing;
    • involving music producers and managers in the organisation of further presentations of the choirs.


    Participants:

    • The Festival is open to Mixed, Mens, Womens and Childrens Choirs and Chamber Vocal Ensembles too (with a minimum of 3 singers).
    • In the Festival take part the Choirs from all over the World, which desires to perform its cultural work.
    • The age of participants is not restricted.
    • The Festival organizers look forward to hosting professional and amateur choirs and choral ensembles.

    Festival shedule

    August 4 Arrival of the participants in St.Petersburg. Registration in Organizing Committee
    18.00 - the Official Opening ceremony,
                Gala-concert of the participants
    August 5 - 8 Concerts and performances on the main venues of St.Petersburg.
    Master classes, workshops and choral studios.
    International Choral Competition "The Singing World"
    August 8 16.00 - Presentation of awards, diplomas and souvenirs.
    After ceremony the round table with members of jury.
    19.00 - The contest for Gran Prix and gala concert of the winners of International
    Choral Competition The Singing World.
    August 9 18.00 - the Closing ceremony, presentation diplomas.
    Gala-concert of the participants
    Departure of the participants
    19.00 - The contest of Laureates for Gran Prix. Concert of the winners of International Choral Competition "The Singing World"

    FESTIVAL VENUES

    • St. Petersburg State Capella (20 Moika River Embankment)
    • St Peter and Paul Cathedral (22 Nevsky avenue)
    • The Russian Ethnographic Museum (Inzhenernaya St., 4/1)
    • St Maria Evangelistic and Lutheran Church (8A B. Konushennaya Street)
    • The Cathedral of Assumption Of Virgin Mary (1st Krasnoarmeyskaya, 11)
    • The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (7 Kovensky per.)
    • The Cathedral of Kazan (2, Kazanskaya pl.)
    • The Church of St. Catherine (32, Nevsky avenue)
    • Center of culture Kaskad (Peterhof, Tsaritsinskaya, 2)
    • St. Catherine Swedish Lutheran Church (Malaya Koniushennaya, 1)
    • Concert Hall of Music College (Bukharestskaya, 35)
    • Alexandro-Nevsky Lavra of the Hole Trinity, Centre Sviato-Dukhovsky (Monastyrka, 1)

    TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL

    • The Festival participants are to cover travel costs at their own expense. The Organising Committee provides: accommodation, catering and sightseeing programme agreed upon and confirmed by the participants ( see below the variants of festival packages);
    • A participant choir is to provide printed promotional materials (in English) to be published as posters, booklets and catalogues of the Festival (the resume is not more that 15 lines); each choir participant will get a free catalogue with information on all the Festival performers;
    • Each choir will get a Diploma of Festival
    • Each choir take part in the singing of the Festivals Hymn (music will send in advance);
    • A delegation may include accompanying persons in any number;
    • Official languages of the Festival and competition are Russian and English.
    • Every participant can bring along his own CDs, DVDs with the recordings of the group and sell them during the performances.

    FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    • Participation in Gala-concert of the Opening and Closing ceremony. One work not more than 3 minutes,
    • Participation in minimum one concert of the festival. Duration of the performances from 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Participation in thematic concerts as Orthodox music (in the Cathedral of Kazan), folklore music (in the Russian Ethnographic Museum and Russian composer's music. Not obligatory.
    • Participation in the International Choral Competition The Singing World. Conditions of the contest are below. Not obligatory.
    • Participation in workshops, master classes, choral studio and in the presentations. The scores will be sent before.
    The Organizing Committee of the International festival of choral art The Singing World reserves the right to edit the choir programs.

    FESTIVAL FEE

    (for participants and accompanying persons)

    Festival Package 1 140 EUR per 1 person (in hostel)

    • 5 nights in tree beds room (bathroom on the floor) with breakfast;
    • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
    • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
    • opening ceremony with gala concert of the participants
    • public concert performances with other choirs
    • final gala concert of the participants (the tickets for accompanying persons)
    • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
    • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
    • complete of festival information material
    • one leader is free for group from 35 persons

    Festival Package 2 250 EUR per 1 person (3* stars hotel in center of the city)

    • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
    • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
    • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
    • opening ceremony with gala concert of the participants
    • public concert performances with other choirs
    • final gala concert of the participants (the tickets for accompanying persons)
    • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
    • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
    • complete of festival information material
    • one leader is free for group from 35 persons (in twin room)

    Festival Package 3 295 EUR per 1 person (4* stars hotel in center of the city)

    • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
    • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
    • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
    • opening ceremony with gala concert of the participants
    • public concert performances with other choirs
    • final gala concert of the participants (the tickets for accompanying persons)
    • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
    • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
    • complete of festival information material
    • one leader is free for group from 35 persons (in twin room)
    Attention! Reservation of accommodation is guaranteed only after payment of 10% of the total cost to the group no later than June 1, 2017.

    APPLICATION

  • Download application 2017 (.doc)
  • The festival can be entered by sending the application form by e-mail: singingworld@mail.ru
    The deadline for application is April 1, 2017
    Document Required:
    • Application form with all the required information filled;
    • introduction of the choir (CV) (in English; max 20 lines) and the conductor (by wish),
    • photo of the choir (compulsory, min 2 Mb) and conductor,
    • the planned festival programs, including times and accompaniment or a-cappella
    • CD (sending some pieces by e-mail or CD by post)

    COPYRIGHT ISSUES

    Copyright of photographs and videos taken during the Festival activities belong to the Organizing Committee. The Organizing Committee has the right to use such information, including audio/visual record of the choirs performances. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to publish such information in the media or on the Internet.

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

    • Tel/fax: +7(812) 328-39-21
    • E-mail: singingworld@mail.ru
    • Website: www.singingworld.spb.ru
    • Website: www.interfestplus.ru/en
    NEWS
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    Master-classes 2017
    13.11.2016
    Application form 2017
    13.11.2016
    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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