Conditions

General Conditions

  • 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.

Competing Choirs

  • 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.

Non-competing Choirs

  • There are no restrictions in repertoire or age.
  • The organiser will issue an official certificate of participation to all non-competing choirs.
Choir

Competition
Categories

Category A

Unrestricted Repertoire

  • A1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)
  • A2 – Youth Choirs (up to 26 years of age)
  • A3 – Adult Choirs
  • A4 – Chamber Choirs (max. 16 singers)

Category B

Sacred Music

  • B1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)
  • B2 – Youth Choirs (up to 26 years of age)
  • B3 – Adult Choirs
  • B4 – Chamber Choirs (max. 16 singers)

Category C

Pop, Jazz, Spiritual, Gospel

  • C1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)
  • C2 – Youth Choirs (up to 26 years of age)
  • C3 – Adult Choirs
  • C4 – Chamber Choirs (max. 16 singers)

Category D

Folklore

  • D1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)
  • D2 – Youth Choirs (up to 26 years of age)
  • D3 – Adult Choirs
  • D4 – Chamber Choirs (max. 16 singers)