Festival

Committee for culture of St.Petersburg

The Center of International Cooperation — Inter Aspect

16th International Festival of Choral Art

“THE SINGING WORLD”

August, 3 — 8, 2018St.Petersburg, Russia

Dear Friends,

The Centre of International Cooperation “Inter Aspect” under the aegis of The Committee for Culture and The State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg are inviting you to take part in the 16th International Festival of Choral Art “The Singing World”. The Festival will take place from August, 3 to 8, 2018 in St. Petersburg (Russia).

The International Festival of Choral Art is being held as an event envisaged at promoting the art of choral singing and a rendezvous of the talent and artistic perfection of choirs from all over the world.

It is aimed at establishing artistic mutual relations and bringing together the choirs from St Petersburg, regions of Russia and other countries with the view to present and enlarge the array of singing traditions and choral repertoire, both time-tested and innovative.

 

THE MAIN GOALS OF THE FESTIVAL

  • rally concerts of ensembles and choirs of various artistic trends and styles who  perform choral music of different epochs;
  • creating and encouraging a welcoming atmosphere for professional dialogue to share experiences and repertoire;
  • joint performances of professional and amateur choral groups from different countries of the world;
  • exposing a broader audience to choral culture and mastery of choirs from all over the world;
  • discovering  new names and talents in choral singing;
  • involving music producers and managers in the organisation of further presentations of the choirs;

 

PARTICIPANTS

  • The Festival is open to Mixed, Men’s, Women’s and Children’s Choirs and Chamber Vocal Ensembles (with a minimum of 3 singers).
  • In the Festival take part the Choirs from all over the World, which desires to perform its cultural work.
  • The age of participants is not restricted.
  • The Festival organizers look forward to hosting professional and amateur choirs and choral ensembles

 

FESTIVAL SHEDULE

August 3

 

Arrival of participants in St Petersburg.

Registration in Organizing Committee

18.00 — the Official Opening ceremony, Gala-concert of the participants

 

 

August 47

 

Concerts and performances on the main venues of St. Petersburg

Master classes, workshops, choral studios, sightseeing tours

 

August 47

 

International Choral Competition “The Singing World”

 

August 7 16.00 — Presentation of awards to the participants of competition.

After ceremony the round table with members of jury.

19.00The contest for Gran Prix and gala concert of the laureates of International

Choral Competition “The Singing World”.

 

August 8

 

18.00 — the Closing ceremony, presentation diplomas. Gala-concert of the participants

Departure of the participants

 

FESTIVAL VENUES

  • Petersburg State Capella (20 Moika River Embankment)
  • St Peter and Paul Cathedral (22 Nevsky avenue)
  • The Russian Ethnographic Museum (Inzhenernaya St., 4/1)
  • Alexandro-Nevsky Lavra of the Hole Trinity, Centre «Sviato-Dukhovsky» (Monastyrka, 1)
  • Assembly Hall of the St. Petersburg State University (Universitetskaya emb., 7–9, lit. A)
  • Concert Hall of Yaani Kirik (Dekabristov str., 54 A)
  • The Cathedral of Assumption Of Virgin Mary (1st Krasnoarmeyskaya, 11)
  • The Cathedral of Kazan (2, Kazanskaya pl.)
  • Center of culture «Kaskad» (Peterhof, Tsaritsinskaya, 2)
  • Catherine Swedish Lutheran Church (Malaya Koniushennaya, 1)
  • Concert Hall of Music College (Bukharestskaya, 35)

 

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL

  • The Festival participants are to cover travel costs at their own expense. The Organising Committee provides: accommodation, catering and sightseeing programme agreed upon and confirmed by the participants (see below the variants of festival packages);
  • A participant choir is to provide printed promotional materials (in English) to be published as posters, booklets and catalogues of the Festival (the resume is not more that 15 lines); each choir participant will get a free catalogue with information on all the Festival performers;
  • Each choir will get a Diploma of Festival
  • Each choir take part in the singing of the Festival’s Hymn (music will send in advance);
  • A delegation may include accompanying persons in any number;
  • Official languages of the Festival and competition are Russian and English.
  • Every participant can bring along his own CDs, DVDs with the recordings of the group and sell them during the performances.

 

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

  • Participation in Gala-concert of the Opening and Closing ceremony. One work not more than 3 minutes,
  • Participation in minimum one concert of the festival. Duration of the performances from 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Participation in thematic concerts as Orthodox music (in the Cathedral of Kazan), folklore music (in the Russian Ethnographic Museum and Russian composer’s music. Not obligatory.
  • Participation in the International Choral Competition “The Singing World”. Conditions of the contest are below. Not obligatory.
  • Participation in workshops, master classes, choral studio and in the presentations. The scores will be sent before.

The Organizing Committee of the International festival of choral art “The Singing World” reserves the right to edit the choir programs.

 

APPLICATION

The festival can be entered by sending the application form by e-mail: singingworld@mail.ru

The deadline for application is April 1, 2018

Document Required:

  • Application form with all the required information filled;
  • introduction of the choir (CV) (in English; max 20 lines) and the conductor (by wish),
  • photo of the choir (compulsory, min 2 Mb) and conductor,
  • the planned festival programs, including times and accompaniment or a-cappella
  • CD (sending some pieces by e-mail or CD by post)

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

E-mail: singingworld@mail.ru

Website: http://en.singingworld.ru/

Website: http://interfestplus.ru/en/

 

FESTIVAL FEE (for participants and accompanying persons)

“Festival Package 1” 145 EUR per 1 person (in hostel)

  • 5 nights in three beds room (bathroom on the floor) with breakfast;
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
  • opening gala concert, public concert performances with other choirs, final gala concert
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
  • complete of festival information material
  • one leader is free for group from 30 persons

“Festival Package 2” 220 EUR per 1 person (3* stars hotel economy class)

  • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
  • opening gala concert, public concert performances with other choirs, final gala concert
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
  • complete of festival information material
  • one leader is free for group from 35 persons (in twin room)

 “Festival Package 3” 260 EUR per 1 person (3* stars hotel)

  • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
  • opening gala concert, public concert performances with other choirs, final gala concert
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
  • complete of festival information material
  • one leader is free for group from 35 persons (in twin room)

“Festival Package 4” 305 EUR per 1 person (3* stars hotel in the center)

  • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
  • opening gala concert, public concert performances with other choirs, final gala concert
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
  • complete of festival information material
  • one leader is free for group from 35 persons (in twin room)

“Festival Package 5” 315 EUR per 1 person (4* stars hotel in center of the city)

  • 5 nights in standard twin/double rooms, with bathrooms, with breakfast on buffet
  • transfer airport-hotel-airport with guide
  • one dinner with other choirs (friendship party)
  • opening gala concert, public concert performances with other choirs, final gala concert
  • sightseeing tour with guide (by bus)
  • one workshop of choral music (with Russian or foreign conductor)
  • complete of festival information material
  • one leader is free for group from 35 persons (in twin room)