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111 works participate in the Amadeus International Contest of Choral Composition

Location: Spain

Last february 14th was the deadline to enter the VIIth edition of the Amadeus International Contest of Choral Composition, reaching a total of 111 entries, which is the highest number of works in a year ever and nearly double the latest edition's.

The number of works from abroad has increased considerably. They are 52 in all and come from Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Russia, Iran, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico and several states in the USA.

Along its seven editions, the CIACC has become a tribute to Spanish as a Romance language, from Latin up to its farthest dialects, admitting works in Latin, Spanish or any other language varieties found in parts of Extremadura. The competition receives entries which are both original works and harmonizations based on melodies or texts actually aimed at amateur single-voice or mixed-voice groups. This fact has made Latin American countries occupy a priority place as their participation and awards lead the competition as a whole.

The contest claims to have premiered several works every year both in Spain and abroad, but last year the organizing commitee, in collaboration with the Government of Extremadura, tried to pay special attention to the task of spreading the music of the competition within our region. Consequently, concerts of its works were held in a variety of villages such as Brozas, Solana de los Barros, Granja de Torrehermosa..., with monographic concerts in emblematic places like the López de Ayala theatre in Badajoz, the Public Library of Extremadura or the National Musem of Roman Art in Mérida. 

Furthermore, keeping the course of action of previous editions, Amadeus will reward those choral groups who premier the contest's works, therefore seeking the promotion of contemporary music, and especially, of the works by the authors of the CIACC. 

The winners of the VIIth edition will be announced during the month of June, even though the short-listed works, and their pseudonyms, will be published on the official website prior to that.