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Vratislavia Sacra

Location: Poland
The festival is organsed by Society of Chamber Male Choir Cantilena in Wroclaw and Artistic Agency MELODY
The festival will take place from 29th April to 1st May 2011 (Friday-Sunday) in Wroclaw according to the following schedule:
Thursday 28.04.2010 or Friday 29.04.2011 Arrival in Wroclaw (In the evening possible additional concert)
Saturday 30.40.2011 11.00 a.m. Opening of the festival,
11.30-6.00 p.m. Competition in categories
In the evening choirs will be asked to perform joint concert with another choir
Sunday 01.05.2011 Mass participation with singing in Wroclaw churches.
3.00 p.m. Final concert, announcement of results, and handing out the prizes
5 p.m. Gala concert of organizers of the festival – Society of Chamber Male Choir Cantilena
02.05.2011 Return home or continue the stay in Poland and concerts in other towns.

Categories

  • Choirs may participate in maximum 3 of the following categories:
  1. Mixed choirs – adults – all singers must be above 18 years old.
  2. Equal voices choirs – adults (male, female) all singers must be above 18 years old.
  3. Mixed choirs – youth – all singers must be under 26 years old
  4. Equal voices choirs – youth -(male, female, boys’, girls’, children’s) all singers must be under 26 years old
  5. Orthodox Church Music
  6. Spirituals and Gospel (music of English and American Churches origin)In all categories 15% of the singers may be older or younger than above requirements
  • The choirs must consist of at least 16 singers. All singers must be amateurs. This rule does not apply to conductors.
  • The time of the performance on stage (including getting on and off stage) is 15 minutes. Each choir in category A-E prepares the repertoire consisting of 4 sacral pieces. Minimum 2 songs must be performed a cappella.
  1. sacral song composed before 1650
  2. sacral song composed between year 1650 and 1900 .
  3. sacral song composed by composer born in 20th century
  4. freely chosen sacral song
  • In category F choirs must present 4 spirituals/gospel of maximum 15 minutes – piano or organ accompaniment is allowed with all songs.
  • Rules

    Rules of International Wroclaw Choir Festival “Vratislavia Sacra” 29.04-01.05.2011 Wroclaw, POLAND

    Festival is for amateur choirs from abroad and Poland.
    Festival’s goal is to promote high level sacral choral music.
    Festival is for choirs with minimum 16 singers.
    Choirs can participate in “competition” part in front of the Jury or only in the concerts.
    The best choirs will be awarded diplomas and statuettes of St Cecilia.
    Deadline for applications is 10th January 2011.

  • Contact

    The best way to contact us is by e-mail info@vratislaviasacra.pl

    We always answer your e-mail although sometimes it can take couple of days to reply as all staff members are active musicians (singers, conductors etc.) and are often engaged in other music projects

    You can also send us fax (+48226416157) or call +48226416157 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +48226416157      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +48226416157      end_of_the_skype_highlighting (9-12 a.m.) or mobile +48603361616 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +48603361616      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              +48603361616      end_of_the_skype_highlighting

    Two weeks before arrival you will also receive a phone number to the volunteer who will take care of your choir during your stay in Poland.