The festival is open to amateur choirs only. The conductor may be a professional musician.
There are no age restrictions for participation unless stated otherwise in the specific category.
The registration fee must be paid by 31st January 2019; it is non-refundable.
All choirs will submit a short recording or Youtube link not older than 2 years together with their registration.
Each choir will have a 10-minute sound check at the competition venue.
Choirs are not allowed to use any sound equipment, all repertoire must be performed acoustically.
A piano will be available for all choirs to use for both sound check and performance.
The choir’s definitive programme will be sent to the organiser by 15th March 2019 at the latest.
Choirs with sacred repertoire who wish to participate in the mass in St. Vitus’s Cathedral will be required to learn 4 pieces of sacred music provided by the organiser at least 3 months prior to the festival dates. Organ accompaniment will be available and provided on spot.
Choirs are responsible for their own transportation at their own expense.
All choirs are required to book one of the offered price packages.
Each choir may compete in max. 2 different categories.
Competing choirs must perform one a cappella piece
The length of the competing programme is limited to 12 minutes of performing time (max. 15 minutes of total time – including applause, entering and leaving the stage)
Full scores of the competing programme must be sent to the organiser together with the exact order of the songs
The Jury will issue an official certificate based on the final results of the choir.
There are no restrictions in repertoire or age.
The organiser will issue an official certificate of participation to all non-competing choirs.