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Prague: 20th International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music with Peter Ebens Prize 2010

Location: Czech Republic
We have the pleasure to invite you information about of one of the most prestigious choral  festivals in Europe : the  20th International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music with Petr Ebens Prize ,  traditionaly organized in Prague during the first Advent weekend. The next festival will be held in the days November 25 - 28, 2010
 The festival is open for the  following amateur choirs: female, male, mixed, children´s. The choirs are to prepare a 15 minutes contest programme of Advent and Christmas music  of their own choice either a capella or with instrumental accompaniment, consisting of max. 5 compositions.  The jury  will award the Petr Eben´s Prize for the best performance of one of Petr Eben´s compositions - Petr Eben´s Prize will be awarded regardless of other results in the category (it is not compulsory to include his works into the competition programme).  The competition will be judged by an expert jury selected by organizers consisting of outstanding figures of Czech and international choral music, according to the following criteria:
 choice of compositions and programme structure, technical level of interpretation, general artistic impression
 Special prize of jury will be awarded for the best performance (arrangement, vocal qualities, conducting, etc.) The winners will get gift prizes. 
At the end of the whole programme there is common singing at the Old Town Square, where Christmas and Advent songs will be sung and also the composition of Petr Eben, composed specially for this occasion. 
 In last year´s festival participated almost 60 choirs from  20 countries  - it would be a big pleasure to welcome also your choir in 2010!
You can see programme of 2009, a list of the participants and results of 2009 festival on our website: 
http://www.praguefestival.cz/christmas.htm

 
In case of your interest, please don´t hesitate to contact our festival agency - we will be happy to give you more detailed information.

For further information, please send us your postal address - we will send you all the information for inscription, including a festival brochure of 2009.
We are looking forward to seeing you in the romantic city of Prague and we hope you will take part in our festival.
Festival Office
Tel/Fax.: +420 2 57219999   email: christmas@praguefestival.cz