REGISTRATION  FOR 2020 ENDS OCTOBER 2ND.

REGISTRATION FOR 2021 OPENS OCTOBER 3RD.

COMPETING CHOIRS

  • Competing choirs must perform one a capella piece.
  • The length of the competing programme is limited to 15 minutes of total time ( including performance, entering and leaving the stage)
  • The Jury will issue an official certificate based on the final results of the choir.
  • Piece composed by Czech or choir´s national composer will be an appreciated addition to the repertoire

NON-COMPETING CHOIRS
There are no restrictions in repertoire or age.

COMPETING ORCHESTRAS AND BANDS

  • Competitive performance must consist of at least 2 pieces, preferably varying in style, tempo and historical era to show various interpretative skills of the ensemble
  • The length of the competing programme is limited to 15 minutes of total time ( including performance, entering and leaving the stage)
  • One solo piece with orchestral accompaniment is allowed.
  • Piece composed by Czech or orchestra´s national composer will be an appreciated addition to the repertoire

NON-COMPETING ORCHESTRAS AND BANDS
There are no restrictions in repertoire or age.

General Conditions 

  • The festival is open to amateur choirs and orchestras and bands only. The conductor may be a professional musician.
  • The registration fee must be paid upon registration.
  • Full scores of the competing programme must be sent to the organiser by the end of registration period together with the exact order of the performed pieces.
  • All choirs and orchestras will submit a short recording or Youtube link not older than 2 years together with their registration.
  • Each choir and orchestra will have a 10-minute soundcheck at the competition venue.
  • Participants 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 soundcheck and performance.
  • All participants, who wish to sing during the mass in St. Vitus’s Cathedral, must choose one sacred piece of their repertoire and have it approved by the organizers.
  • Choirs and orchestras are responsible for their own transportation at their own expense.
  • All choirs and orchestras* are required to book one of the offered price packages.

*Local choirs (from the Czech Republic and Slovakia) may contact the organizers for special arrangements. info@musicaorbis.com

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ORCHESTRA AND BAND COMPETITION CATEGORIES 2021:

ORCHESTRA COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

I. – String Orchestras
II. – Chamber Orchestras (with winds)
III. – Symphonic Bands
IV. – Symphony Orchestras

CHORAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Category A – Unrestricted repertoire
A1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)*
A2 – Adult Choirs

Category B – Sacred music
B1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)*
B2 – Adult Choirs

Category C – Folklore
C1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age)*
C2 – Adult Choirs

*10 % of choristers can be older than 16 years of age but should not be more than 18 years old.