Πέμπτη, 23 Ιουλίου 2015



Mark your calendar for July 2016 to be part of the 34th International Choral Festival of Preveza. The festival will be held from 7 to 10 of July 2016 in Preveza.

The International Choral Festival of Preveza counts 33 interesting and exciting years of high quality choral music, challenged by excellent choirs which are continuously raising its standards and a great variety of intercultural experiences with participants from all over the world.

The Festival includes numerous concerts given at idyllic locations of the area like the seaside fortress of Preveza and the historic Ancient Auditorium of Nicopolis “Odeon”. The other part of the Festival is the prestigious competition for which through the years we have been honoured to have internationally been acclaimed experts of the field overseas.For visiting choirs, Preveza provides an opportunity not only to perform; but also to experience some of the world’s best choral music, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the mingling, singing and fun, and explore the picturesque city of Preveza and its surrounds.

The festival will be managed by the Choral Society "Armonia" of Preveza, under the patronage of the city of Preveza. Choirs are eligible to join the festival either as non-competitive choirs participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive choirs. For further information, please visit us on http://prevezafest.blogspot.gr or e-mail us.

           We are at your disposal for further information.

           On behalf of the Board

Kosmas Koronaios

Festival Commissioner

Zasvichu svichu,Ukrainian folk , Ganna Gavrylets (b. 1958)

Τρίτη, 21 Ιουλίου 2015

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The rules of the 22nd International Choral Competition of Sacred Music are announced !

1.        Competitive part:

22nd International Choral Competition of Sacred Music

Competition’s Categories


All choirs can participate and compete in all six (6) categories. In the case of a choir wishing to participate in more than one category, they will not be charged with more than one participation fee. However they will have to fill in another application form for the second category, etc.

The categories of the competition are the following:


Category A: Mixed choirs. Minimum of twenty two (22) singers.Category B: Equal Voices’ choirs (male or female). Minimum of twenty two (22) singers.Category C: Children’s choirs. Minimum of twenty two (22) singers and age limit of 17 years.Category D: Chamber choirs (mixed, male or female ensembles) with a maximum of  20 singers.Category E: Youth choirs (mixed or female ensembles). Minimum of twenty two (22) singers and age limit of 25 years.


International Jury Committee (I. J. C.)


An International Jury Committee, consisting of at least three well-known Greek and/or foreign musicians will judge the competitive part of the festival and mark each performance based on the following:


Technique (rhythm, articulation and sound)DifficultyIntonationInterpretation, andStylistic fidelity


The International Jury Committee allocates marks for the technical and artistic quality of the chosen programme and the overall quality of its performance. It will also take into account how well the choir communicates with the audience in a performance situation.

The results of the marking process will be unappeasable and irrefutable in all aspects.


Repertoire Requirements


Each choir of categories A, B, D and E must prepare an "a cappella", 15-20 minutes programme on free choice which should definitely include 3 pieces of sacred music (one composed before 1800, one composed between 1800 – 1950 and one composed after 1950 ) and a folk song from the choir's country of origin. If a choir wishes to include any other piece(s) of sacred music in the specific time , they can do so.


As far as category C(children's choirs) is concerned the choir should include all the above with the exeption that two(2) of the pieces selected can be accompanied by piano.


All the choirs will be competing in works on free choice of intonation (identified in advance).


Marking - Medals