13th INTERNATIONAL CHORAL COMPETITION GALLUS MARIBOR 2015
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Fax: + 386 1 24 10 510
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JSKD (Republic of Slovenia Public Fund for Cultural Activities) and its regional office in Maribor
Municipality of Maribor
Organising Committee of the Competition
Union of Cultural Societies of Slovenia
Union of Cultural Societies of Maribor
Friday, 10th April 2015
From 13:00: Welcome of competing vocal groups and choirs, time for acoustic rehearsals in the afternoon.
Evening: non-competitive concert of all participating groups with typical music from choirs’ native countries.
Saturday, 11th April 2013
Morning: competition – compulsory program
Afternoon: competition – free program.
Sunday, 12th April 2013
11.00 Competition for the Grand Prix of the 13th International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor 2015.
15.30: Official announcement of results and awards
17.00: Festive banquet and farewell meeting of all participants.
Monday, 8th September 2014 – the scores of the compulsory Slovenian compositions will be announced
Monday, 24th November 2014 – last date on the post office seal
Announcement of the selected choirs:
Monday, 10th December 2014
Choirs will receive invoice for the admission (300 €) - to be paid in January 2015.
Scores and eventual changes of the program:
Monday, 16th February 2014 – by that day, the participants have to send eventual changes of the program and the scores for the jury members.
13th International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor 2015 is intended for vocal groups, female, male and mixed choirs.
Only amateur vocal groups and choirs can participate at the competition.
Conductor and eventual instrumentalists can be professional musicians.
The number of singers is limited: vocal group must have at least 4 and at most 11 singers, a choir must have at least 12 and at most 48 singers.
Number of participating choirs is limited: at most 4 vocal groups and 8 choirs can participate at the competition.
Artistic Council of the Competition (appointed by the Organising Committee) selects participating choirs according to their artistic merits, inherent in the application materials.
Choirs must send to the organiser their application, consisting of a:
5 copies will be returned to the applicants. One copy of the scores will be held in archive of the competition.
13th International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor 2013 is divided into non-competitive and 3 competitive events.
A: NON-COMPETITIVE EVENT:
Each choir must present musical program with stylistic integrity, characteristic for its native country (we are looking for original concept with folk or vocal jazz, pop, gospel, early music, or any other typical music or style from your native country)
B. COMPETITIVE PROGRAM CONSISTS OF 3 PROGRAMS:
1. Compulsory Program
– Composition by Jacobus Handl Gallus of choir’s own choice (Ed. Monumenta Artis Musicae Slovenie – MAMS Ljubljana).
Additional information on Gallus compositions: firstname.lastname@example.org, licenced copies of the selected piece can
be obtained from email@example.com.
– Composition from the Romantic period of choir’s own choice.
– Compulsory Folk Song Arrangement:
a) Vocal groups: Folk Song Arrangement of their native country, written after 1995. The song performed at
the opening concert cannot be performed again.
b) Choirs: Ambrož Čopi: Dajte novici na kolač / (Give her as a gift) (folk song from Istria)
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Recording of pronunciation: available on October 1st. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each choir will receive additional copies for all members of the choir after the payment of admission (mailing expenses are included in the admission).
2. Free Program
3. Grand Prix of the 13. International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor 2015
At most 5 vocal groups/choirs with the highest average score from the compulsory and the free program will qualify for the Grand Prix Competition. The sequence of choirs will be drawn by lot in public.
Piano will be available for eventual accompaniment. Organiser is not obligated to provide any other instrument.
Jury will comprise 5 renowned members – experts in choral music: 2 from Slovenia and 3 from abroad.
Each member of the jury will evaluate all competitive performances of each choir with numeric mark (the highest mark is 100).
Jury will evaluate:
List of vocal groups/choirs that will be allowed to compete at the Grand Prix Competition will be made known at most one hour after the completion of the free program.
The results of the competitive performances will only be officially announced at the final ceremony on Sunday afternoon.
All Jury’s decisions are final and can not be appealed.
All competing choirs will receive a written appraisal of their performances by each member of the Jury.
Grand Prix of the 13th International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor 2015 will be awarded to the vocal group/choir with the highest average score from all 3 categories (Compulsory Program, Free Program and the Grand Prix Competition). The best vocal group/choir with a minimum of 12 singers will be chosen to compete at the finale for the European Grand Prix for Choral singing 2016.
In case of ex aequo vocal group/choir that wins more categories will be chosen to compete at the EGP 2016.
Monetary awards will be given according to the received scores at the competition.
In the case of two or more equal scores, the actual monetary prize and the following prize(s) will be divided between the vocal groups/choirs in the equal amounts.
ADDITIONAL MONETARY AWARDS AND PRIZES
*On Jury’s proposal
Jury can also propose some additional diplomas.
Organiser will give Certificate of Participation at the International Choral Competition Maribor 2013 to all participating choirs.
1. ACCOMODATION AND MEALS
2. RECORDING RIGHTS