63rd "Guido d'Arezzo" International Polyphonic Competition, Italy 28-29 August 2015

The International Competition "Guido d'Arezzo", is the highlight of the activities of the Fondazione Guido d’Arezzo. Inside it, the Guidoneum Festival has become the showcase of international choral excellence. The whole week of Polifonico (last week of August) is filled by choral events, with the various categories provided for National and International competitions (Early Music, Gregorian Chant, Renaissance, Romantic and Contemporary Polyphony, vocal chamber groups, choirs, youth choirs, folk Music Festival), representing all the innovations and trends in the choral world. The participating choirs are : Capella Odak, conductor Jasenka Ostojić, Zagreb, Croatia; Coro de Cámera Voces Criollas, conductor Teresa Boulart Gómez, La Habana, Cuba; Imusicapella, conductor Tristan Caliston Ignacio,Imus Cavite, Philippines Vocal Ensemble Est,conductor Masao Mukai,Tsu City,Japan Landarbaso Abesbatza, conductor Iñaki Tolaretxipi, Errenteria, Spain Oñatiko Ganbara Abesbatza, Oñati, Spain La Caffettiera Stioppèta, conductor Eszter Murányi, Budapest, Hungary Gizella Nőikar, conductor Gabriella Borbásné Gazdag, Veszprém, Hungary Lautitia Mixed youth Choir, conductor József Nemes, Debrecen, Hungary We have the pleasure to listen to the best choirs in the world that compete in a thrilling duel where the only possible weapons will be music and beauty. And we can watch all choirs with the free-streaming on our website! Arezzo, a place for Choral Music…    more...

 

IX San Juan Coral International Choral Festival, Argentina 13-18 August 2015

It is a prestigious Argentinean non competitive festival for selected choirs. There will be choirs not only from the Argentina but also from the USA (Peninsula Women Choir, Conductor Martín Benvenuto), Uruguay (Drakkar Mens Choir, Conductor Chiara Daniele Schol) and Germany (Maulbronner Kammerchor, Conductor Jürgen Budday). Renowned Argentinean choirs were selected like Coro Universitario de Mendoza (Conductor Silvana Vallesi) and Coral Féminas Girls choir (Conductor Ricardo Portillo). The host choir is from the beginnings the Universidad Católica de Cuyo Choir (Conductor María Elina Mayorga). Wonderful concerts in schools, museums, libraries and in Auditorio Juan Victoria are scheduled. Our activities include also open workshops for conductors, singers and other musicians who want to participate individually. At the final gala concert all festival choirs will perform Vesperae di Dominica by W. A. Mozart, KV 321 for soloists, choir and orchestra (Guest conductor Antonio Russo). Our goals our to sing together; to promote the performance of sacred and profane repertoire of renowned composers; to promote choral activities in San Juan, Argentina;to give all participants the opportunity to study and improve themselves by attending to workshops held by renowned professionals; to contribute to global harmony, friendship and understanding by allowing cultural exchange and mutual knowledge through the universal language of music. We are waiting for you and feel welcome in our beautiful city of San Juan and enjoy our International Choral Festival.    more...