Competing choirs

  • The length of the competing program is limited to 15 minutes of total time (including performance, entering, and leaving the stage).
  • Competing choirs must perform one a capella piece.
  • Piece composed by Czech or by a composer from the country of choir’s origin.

 Non-competing choirs

  • There are no restrictions on repertoire or age.
  • The length of the competing program is limited to 15 minutes of total time (including performance, entering, and leaving the stage).

Competing bands and orchestras

  • The total performance time limit for ensembles is 40 minutes (stay on the stage), which includes a maximum 15-minute-long rehearsal on the stage in the competition hall without the jury presence and a 25-minute-long competition performance. In the total time limit the entering and leaving of the orchestra is included.
  • Piece composed by Czech composer or by a composer from the country of ensembles’ origin.
  • No solo pieces are allowed.

Non-competing bands and orchestras

  • There are no restrictions on repertoire or age.
  • The total performance time limit for ensembles is 40 minutes (stay on the stage), which includes a maximum 15-minute-long rehearsal on the stage in the competition hall without the jury presence and a 25-minute-long competition performance. In the total time limit the entering and leaving of the orchestra is included.

 

General Conditions of Musica Orbis Prague Festival 2023

  • The festival is open to amateur ensembles only. The conductor may be a professional musician.
  • A chamber choir is considered to be an ensemble minimum of 12 and maximum of 24 singers.
  • The jury will issue an official certificate based on the final results of the ensemble.
  • The registration fee must be paid within 14 days after registration.
  • Full scores of the competing program must be sent to the organizer by the end of the registration period together with the exact order of the performed pieces.
  • All ensembles are required to submit equipment and instrument requirements within 14 days of submitting their application.
  • All ensembles will submit a short recording or Youtube link not older than 2 years together with their registration.
  • Each choir 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 ensembles 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.
  • All ensembles are responsible for their own transportation at their own expense.
  • All ensembles* 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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CATEGORIES – PRAGUE FESTIVAL 2023

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Category A – Unrestricted repertoire

Category B – Sacred music

Category C – Folklore
C1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*)
C2 – Adult Choirs
C3

Category D – Non-competitive
D1 – Children’s Choirs (up to 16 years of age*)
D2 – Adult Choirs

 

INSTRUMENTAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES:

Category E – Unrestricted repertoire

E1 – String Orchestras
E2 – Chamber Orchestras (with winds)
E3 – Symphonic Bands
E4 – Symphony Orchestras

Category D – Non-competitive

D3 – Bands and Orchestras