INTERNATIONAL CHOIR COMPETITION ZADAR
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Zadar ~ Croatia
14th ~ 17th May 2020
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Ivan Filipović Chamber Choir directed by the conductor Goran Jerković opens the 12th International Choir Competition in Zadar

15.01.2020

On Thursday, 14 May 2020, at 8 p.m., St Anastasia’s Cathedral will host a concert by Ivan Filipović Chamber Choir from Zagreb on the occasion of the opening of the 12th International Choir Competition in Zadar.

Ivan Filipović Chamber Choirwas founded in 1998; it is one of the most successful a cappella ensembles in Croatia and it has been active for the last 22 years under the artistic direction of its founder and conductor Mo. Goran Jerković.

The ensemble consists of some 30 members gathered around one common goal – dedication to perfection, which is their trademark from the very beginning. Acclamations and positive criticisms by renowned musical experts, and especially numerous awards at national and international competitions (Verona, Bremen, Xiamen, Rome, Istanbul, Zagreb,…) point to an extraordinary quality of their work and to the artistic standards that the choir had set as a permanent goal and criterion since the foundation.

The choir performs diverse choral literature from Renaissance to contemporary music. Previously, the choir has performed several great oratories, standalone or in collaboration with orchestras (J. S. Bach, A. Bruckner, D. Buxtehude, A. Campra, M.-A. Charpentier, J. Haydn, G. F. Händel, W. A. Mozart, A. Vivaldi, and others). Participating in competitions in Croatia and worldwide (Hungary, Italy, Germany, China, Turkey, etc.), the choir has won two Grands Prix and numerous golden prizes.

The quality of the choir has been recognized outside of Croatia; thus, it has realized a number of successful concert tours: Israel, Taiwan, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Great Britain… One of the choir’s most recent international successes is participation at the concert in the General Assembly of the United Nations building in New York on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Organization (2015), as well as the recent guest performance at one of the oldest choir festivals in Barcelona (54th International Choral Music Festival Barcelona 2019).

The participation at the Barcelona Festival was the crown of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Ivan Filipović Chamber Choir, which was celebrated with numerous concerts and art projects in Croatia, among which the ceremonial concert “Te Deum” in the palace of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in June 2019 occupies a significant place.

We remind you that the applications for the 12th International Choir Competition in Zadar that will take place from May 14 to 17, 2020, are open! Please fill the application form here, the deadline is until February 1st, 2020: http://www.zadarchoirs.com/hr/prijavnica/?lang=en

12th International Choir Competition

04.10.2019

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, choral singing enthusiasts,

It is a great pleasure for us to announce that the applications for the 12th International Choir Competition in Zadar that will take place from May 14 to 17, 2020, are now open!
Please fill the application form here: http://www.zadarchoirs.com/hr/prijavnica/?lang=en

From the rules:

Competition is open to choirs consisting of amateur singers exclusively, on the basis of the Programme Committee's acceptance of the application form and attachments.

The choirs compete in three categories:

  •     Category A: mixed choirs (at least 16 singers)
  •     Category B: men's or women's choirs (at least 16 singers)
  •     Category C: vocal ensembles (maximum 15 singers)

Obligatory parts of choirs' programmes are:

  •     a) One composition of a composer born in the 16th century or earlier
  •     b) One composition of the contemporary choral expression
  •     c) One composition from the choir's national repertoire of music production
  •     d) One or more compositions to the choir's choice

It is recommended that choirs perform one composition by a Croatian author.

Duration of choir programmes is limited within the range of 15 minutes (minimum) to 20 minutes (maximum), starting from the beginning of the first composition until the end of the last composition. Choirs that do not meet this requirement shall be awarded negative points.

The choirs will perform in front of the international expert jury that consists of five members, all renowned and distinguished experts in choral music. The best choirs will be awarded an Abbess Čika’s Cross, while three choirs with the highest number of points will compete for the Grand Prix of the City of Zadar in the amount of HRK 20,000.

We are looking forward to meeting you in Zadar!

Administrative Council of the International Choir Competition Zadar

12th International Choir Competition

10.06.2019

Dear friends, ladies and gentlemen, choral singing enthusiasts,

It is a great pleasure for us to invite amateur choirs to participate in the 12th International Choir Competition in Zadar that will take place from May 14 to 17, 2020.

The choirs will perform in front of the international expert jurythat consists of five members, all renowned and distinguished experts in choral music. The best choirs will be awarded an Abbess Čika’s Cross, while three choirs with the highest number of points will compete for the Grand Prix of the City of Zadar in the amount of HRK 20,000.

 

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Arrival of choirs

Opening Ceremony, St Anastasia’s Cathedral at 8 p.m.

 

Friday, 15 May 2020

Acoustic rehearsals

Competition

 

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Competition

Presentation of competition awards, Awards ceremony

Competition for the Grand Prix of the City of Zadarat 7 p.m.

 

Sunday, 17 May 2020

Possibility of singing during a Eucharistic celebration

Departure of choirs

 

APPLICATIONS

Applications for the Competition will be open from October 1, 2019 until February 1, 2020.

Choirs will apply by submitting an application form that will be published on the official website of the Competition www.zadarchoirs.com.

Registration fee of HRK 750 (approx. € 100 per choir) should be paid to the organiser's account after the confirmed acceptance from the Programme Committee.

In the following months we are going to publish details on the rules and awards of the Competition.

 

We are cordially looking forward to seeing you in Zadar.

Administrative Council of the International Choir Competition Zadar

 

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