62nd "Guido d'Arezzo" International Polyphonic Competition, August 28-30, 2014

The National and 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. We have the pleasure to listen to the best choirs in the world, from every continent, that compete in a thrilling duel where the only possible weapons will be music and beauty. Participants at the International Polyphonic Competition : Cappella Odak, Zagreb, Croatia / Children's choir of Musamari choral school, Tallinn,Estonia / Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School, Tallinn, Estonia / Métaphores, Grenoble, France / Paragita Student Choir of Universitas Indonesia / Coro Femminile "Francesco Sandi, Feltre, Italy / Coro Femminile EOS, Roma, Italy / Dysonans Chamber Choir, Poznań, Poland / University Choir of Pardubice, Czech Republic / Gallina Vocal Group, Ljubljana - Slovenia / Ingenium ensemble, Ljubljana, Slovenia / Ipavska Chamber Choir, Vipava, Slovenia / Coro de Cámara "Álterum Cor", Valladolid, Spain / Schola Cantorum Sopianensis, Pécs, Hungary / Children's Choir Gloria, Zhytomyr, Ukraine / Oreya, Zhytomyr, Ukraine. Participations at National Polyphonic Competition Coro Carminis Cantores, Puegnago del Garda, Brescia / Coro Femminile EOS, Roma / Coro Femminile : Francesco Sandi", Feltre, Belluno / Ensemble Vocale "Lux Harmonica", Monte San Savino, Arezzo / Coro Piccole Note, Monte San Savino, Arezzo. And we can watch all choirs with the free-­streaming on our website! AREZZO, A PLACE FOR CHORAL MUSIC ...    more...

 

Tonen2000 International Choir Festival Westland, The Netherlands September 26-28, 2014

The last weekend of September is, again, all about Tonen2000! On Friday September 26th Tonen2000 starts with a grand parade in Naaldwijk. The participating choirs, which come from Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Ireland, Kenya, Nepal, and perhaps even from Venezuela and Indonesia, will walk from the shopping centre De Tuinen through the streets of Naaldwijk, singing their songs accompanied by music bands. At 20.00 hours the opening concert will take place in the Adrianus Church. What makes this concert special is that all participating choirs will give a brief performance. During the concert the audience can vote for their favourite choir. The winner will get the audience-award! The concert also gives the audience the chance to find out where their favourite choir will be performing that weekend so they can see them a second or even a third time during Tonen2000. On Saturday, the choir competitions take place in the Machutuskerk in Monster and in the beautiful atrium of Priva in De Lier! On Sunday the domain of Tonen2000 is in Social Cultural Centre The Leuningjes in Poeldijk. On Sunday evening the final concert will take place when the prizes will be announced and the prize winners will perform: this is your chance to hear the crème de la crème of choral singing! Location: the Dutch Reformed Church at the Wilhelminaplein in Naaldwijk. Put these dates in your diary! We will look forward seeing you at the Tonen2000, THE event in classic choral singing!    more...