29 June – 3 July 2023

This year’s Musica Orbis Prague Festival will take place in beautiful halls in the centre of Prague. The festival is open to all non-professional choirs and orchestras from all over the world.

Terms and conditions

  • competition and non-competition categories
  • any repertoire in categories A, E
  • for choirs time limit 15 minutes (including arrival and departure)
  • for orchestras time limit 25 minutes

Detailed conditions can be found in the CONDITIONS section.

Categories

CHORAL COMPETITON CATEGORIES: INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
Category A – Unrestricted repertoire Category E – Unrestricted repertoire
A1 –  Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*) E1 – String Orchestras
A2 – Mixed Adult Choirs E2 – Chamber Orchestras (with winds)
A3 – Female Adult Choirs E3 – Symphonic Bands
A4 – Male Adult Choirs E4 – Symphony Orchestras
A5 – Chamber Choirs
Category B – Sacred music
B1 –  Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*)
B2 – Mixed Adult Choirs
B3 – Female Adult Choirs
B4 – Male Adult Choirs
B5 – Chamber Choirs
Category C – Folklore
C1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*)
C2 – Adult Choirs
C3 – Chamber Choirs
Category D – Non-competitive Category D – Non-competitive
D1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*) D3 – Bands and Orchestras
D2 – Adult Choirs

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

Program

Thursday 29th June 2023

  • A guided tour of Prague in the footsteps of history and famous musicians**.
  • Festival concert

Friday 30th June 2023

  • Official reception at the Old Town Hall
  • Choral workshop
  • Opening concert
  • Welcome Dinner**

Saturday 1st July 2023

  • Competitive and non-competitive choir performances
  • Feedback from the expert jury
  • Award ceremony
  • Dinnercruise on the Vltava River**

SUNDAY 2nd July 2023

  • Musical accompaniment of the Mass in St. Vitus’s Cathedral at Prague Castle
  • Festival concert
  • Choral workshop

Monday 3rd July 2023

  • Farewell and departure

Detailed programme can be found in the PROGRAMME section.

**Not included in the registration fee.

Jury

TBA

More about the jury can be found in the JURY section.

Registration

Fill out the binding registration form here.