Vltava 2015 Summer Choir Festival Competition Guide
Vltava International Choral Festival
Guide | Průvodce
Vltava International Choral Festival is organized by Inter Culture Association, and supported by Professional Musical Organizations and local municipal.
Part I General
Although the modern life has been changed a lot, become more diverse, global view of vision, cross border of thinking, and beyond the boundary of the geography, art is still yet an indispensable part for today's young people to grow.
With having such a great "Prague Spring" reputation and the art music tradition city in Prague, we are pleased to create this opportunity for both local and from far away art enthusiasts, expected learning to display their talents, to deepen their love for the art of singing, to improve the level of artistic expression and appreciation, and to harvest friendships and grow together.
Culture Core: Unity in diversity
People who interested in choral groups are welcome to enroll Choral Festival, there is no limitation to number of groups, but in principle, the number of people within a group no more than 55 people.
3. Activity Slogan: Being Together
Vltava International Choral Festival is mainly organized by:
Inter Cultural Association-Czech China Culture Association and with receiving assistance from:
Czech Republic Music Association and other professional organizations;
Choral Festival Organizing Committee is solely responsible for the preparation works of the organization.
The jurors committee is formed by well-known choral art experts.
Part II Time & Content
Choral Festival scheduled at 15. August 2015.
Part III Choral Competitions
Theme: Tradition & Modern
Choral Competitions Held Time
Choral competitions scheduled at 15.08.2015 held in Prague.
Programs and Performance Time
The total duration time for each choir competition song is limited to 20 minutes or less;
Performing at least one represent eastern wisdom or western civilization;
Under 16 years old Teenager Girl/Boy/Mix
Under 22 years old youth Women/Men/Mix
Under 10 members small group (no limit of age)
Free style(can be with instrument music and dancing)
Each participant group may participant 3 categories as maximum
Competition Song and Change
The Submission deadline: 30.05.2014
The latest deadline for the change of competition song: 30.6.2015
The starting order for the Choral Competition: will be announced before 31.7.2015
Evaluation Criteria(Jury Team will publish the final version)
1）basic: Choral skills, intonation, rhythms, integration, etc, 10
2）Sounding: the balance of sound, beauty of sounds,
ability of sounding 10
3）expressing: Understanding and performance of the work,
suitability for the overall stage style, stage infection power, 10
Awards Established (the final version to be confirmed)
According to the competition team's performance characteristics。
Part IV Support
Choral Association of the Czech Republic
municipal government of Prague
Member of the European Parliament
Part V Registration and Requirements
Registration deadline: 30.05.2015
The following materials must be submitted before deadline:
1. A completed application form;
2. An Introduction of Choir (English), submitted with WORD document format (note: 250 characters or less);
3. 1 ~ 2 sheets choir photos, size not smaller than 12 x 7.5 cm, no less than 300 dpi pixels, no more than two years (note: preferably jpg format);
The Program List for Participation of Choral Competition
Please submit the program list for participation of choral competition to the Organizing Committee (note: word document format), including the works information: song title, time duration, music, songwriter, copyright information and etc.
1 copy of the music SHEET(noty)
The Organizing Committee provide piano, if there is other music instruments demand, choir shall make their own arrangements or send notice in advance to the Organizing Committee for negotiated settlement.
Please register before the deadline and send e-mail to the Organizing Committee. It is also advised to call the Organizing Committee.
Part VI Broadcast Recording Rights
Broadcast Recording Rights
During Choral Festival period, the Organizing Committee has the right to process recording, filming and photographing jobs against each choral group performance, as well as has its recording, shooting all copyright content and usage rights.
Organizing Committee Address
ICA FEST Organization Committee
krejciho 6, 18000 Praha 8-Czech Republic
Phone：00420 724 234 172
In participation of Choral Festival deemed to agree with the above constitutions, the Choral Festival Organizing Committee has the final interpretation right to the constitutions, as well as the rights of supplementary and amendment.