Registration deadline 30th September 2024
Scores submission deadline 15th October 2024
Registration fee 30€ per participant

Send all the above-mentioned documents to info@musicaorbis.com.


CONDITIONS OF MUSICA ORBIS GLORIA

I. Categories:

The festival is open to amateur choirs only. The choirmaster may be a professional.

Category A – Unrestricted repertoire

Category B – Non-competitive

  • B1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*)
  • B2 – Adult Choirs

*10 % of choristers may be older than 16 but not older than 18 years of age

II. Conditions of participation

Competitive categories (A)

  • Choirs must perform at least 1 song a capella
  • Unrestricted repertoire (the repertoire should consist of unaccompanied pieces of a wide variety of styles)
  • Song by a Czech composer will be an appreciated addition to your programme
  • Competitive performance must not exceed 15 minutes (including performance, entering and leaving the stage)
  • Choirs not respecting these time limits may lose 2 points. 

Non-competitive category (B)

  • Free choice of repertoire – a capella or accompanied
  • Performance must not exceed 15 minutes (including arrival and departure of the choir)

 

III. General conditions

  • Choir selected to participate in the competition is obliged to send a set of scores (PDF) of competition compositions and the actual photo of the choir and a photo of the conductor (not smaller than 2000 pixels) not later than on 15th October 2024
  • Registration fee 30€ / paritcipant must be paid within 2 weeks after the registration, no later than 15th October 2024. Registration fee is not-refundable.
  • All participants must submit a list of competitive and non-competitive songs with a copy of the scores by 15th October 2024.
  • All participants, who wish to sing during the mass in St. Vitus’s Cathedral, must choose a one sacred piece. Choirs will send the score to the festival organizer together with other scores by 15th October 2024. The organizer will provide a sheet music of Dona Nobis which will be sung as a joint song at the end of the Mass.
  • Each choir will have a 10-minutes soundcheck in the Concert Hall at specific time.
  • Participants are not allowed to use any sound equipment, the entire choral performance must be performed acoustically.
  • A piano will be available for both the soundcheck and the performance.
  • The jury’s evaluation will be based on a 30-point evaluation system, which will place the choir in one of three categories: gold, silver or bronze.
  • Choirs are responsible for their own transportation at their own expense.

 

IV. Evaluation

The performance of every competing choir will be evaluated by truly renowned experts in the field of choral music.

All conductors will have the opportunity to attend a short evaluation meeting with the members of the jury, where they will be provided with feedback of their performance. This applies to both competitive and non-competitive categories.

Competitive categories (A)

The Jury evaluates the overall interpretive level of the choir according to the criteria:

  • Technical performance – voice culture, vocal technique, intonation, rhythm
  • Interpretation – dynamics, tempo, sound color, phrasing, style of interpretation, etc.
  • Dramaturgy of competitive performance
  • Overall artistic impression

On the basis of the overall achieved points the choirs will be assigned:

25.00 – 30.00 GOLD MEDAL
20.00 – 24.99 SILVER MEDAL
15.00 – 19.99 BRONZE MEDAL
0.00 – 14.99 HONORABLE MENTION

 

The winner of a category is the choir with the highest score in that category, provided that there are at least two choirs in that category. The overall winner of the festival is the choir with the highest score in all categories. The jury may decide to award a special prize.

 

V. Final provisions

In case of unfavorable epidemiologic situation or government regulation the festival may be limited or canceled.

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CATEGORIES OF FESTIVAL Musica Orbis GLORIA 2024:

Category A – Unrestricted repertoire

Category B – Non-competitive

  • B1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*)
  • B2 – Adult Choirs

*10 % of choristers may be older than 16 but not older than 18 years of age