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Festival Filadelfia 2015: The Musical City of Europe Featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competitions

Location: Italy
Festival Filadelfia 2015: The Musical City of Europe Featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competitions  /Italy

Choir: May 21 – 25, 2015
 
 
Choir categories
 
A         male or female voices
B         mixed voice
C         children’s or youth ( max. 20 years of age. Max. 10% singers may exceed age limit but no singer may exceed 24 years of age. The organisers may check dates of birth and assess individual cases on their merits.)
D           popular or spiritual/gospel (male, female or mixed)
 
Number of singers
Minimum
Maximum
Category A
8
No limit
Category B
8
No limit
Category C
12
No limit
Category D
8
No limit
 
 
Choir programmes
 
Categories A and B
Free programme comprising four pieces from the following groups as indicated:
  1. One piece by a Renaissance, Baroque or Classical period composer. The jury will assess appropriate performance style.
  2. One piece composed after the year 1900.
  3. Two pieces of any period.
The performance, intended as “pure music”, must last between 11 and 20 minutes ( this time indication does not include applause, intervals between each piece or time taken to reach or leave the stage).
No more than two pieces may have instrumental accompaniment.
Category C
Free programme comprising four pieces from the following groups as indicated:
  1. One piece composed before the year 1900 to be sung in any language and with or without instrumental accompaniment.
  2. Two pieces composed after the year 1900 by composers of the same nationality as the participating choir. At least one of the pieces must be sung in the original language. At least one of the pieces must be unaccompanied.
  3. One unaccompanied piece from any period sung in any language.
The performance, intended as “pure music”, must last between 11 and 20 minutes ( this time indication does not include applause, intervals between each piece or time taken to reach or leave the stage).
No more than two pieces may have instrumental accompaniment.
Category D
Free programme comprising four pieces  as indicated:
A programme of choral arrangements or traditional songs belonging to the repertoire of the country of the participating choir Or negro spirituals and gospel songs.
For each piece , together with copies of the score, the participating choir must send a translation into Italian or English of the text or a summary of the same. Local  folk instruments or instruments which may be justified from a historical or folk point of view are permitted. Stylistically coherent choreography will be appreciated and may lead to the awarding of a special mention.
The performance, intended as “pure music”, must last between 8 and 20 minutes ( this time indication does not include applause, intervals between each piece or time taken to reach or leave the stage).
No more than two pieces may have instrumental accompaniment.
 
Tropea                                                                                    Filadelfia     

 
 

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A special offer on a top Youth Music Tour May/June 2015
 

FESTIVAL FILADELFIA , in Calabria Italy for Brass & Wind bands, jazz and choirs. Come and discover the Music Town of Europe. Annual competitive 5 day festival is open to young musicians of any nationality.
Find some info for Brass & Wind Bands below, for choirs a similar program will be offered for 21 – 25 May 2015. You can send us an e-mail for a sample itinerary for choirs.
 
Filadelfia Festival featuring the Paolo Serrao Special Award Competition
In the very south of Italy, located halfway between Naples and Sicily you will find the small town of Filadelfia, the Musical City of Europe. Their annual competitive 5 day festival is open to young musicians of any nationality.
Airport: Lamezia Terme Airport is the closest airport for Tropea/Filadelfia. In this itinerary we use Napels as your gateway, since this is probably the easiest way to fly into from North America.
 
Distances: Naples airport to Tropea: approx. 425 KM = 265 miles, 5 tot 5 ½ hours drive
Tropea to Filadelfia where the festival takes place, approx. 50 KM = 30 miles
Capo Vaticano to Filadelfia approx. 60 KM = 35 miles
Lamezia Terme airport to Fildadelfia is approx. 35 KM = 20 miles
 
Festival Venue: The competition is held in Filadelfia in Auditorium Comunale Filadelfia. Concerts will be held in Tropea (www.comune.tropea.vv.it/) and Pizzo Calabro ( www.comune.pizzo.vv.it/) and Fladelfia itself. Coach transportation for concerts in the surrounding villages and towns is included.
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