13th International Choral Competition Gallus-Maribor, Slovenia, 10th-12th April 2015

The first International Choral Competition Gallus–Maribor took place in 1992 and since then exchanges turns biennially with the national competition. It has been a member of the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing Association since 2008. All the singers enjoy performances in a hall with excellent acoustics and supported by a numerous audience – choirmasters and singers from the entire country attend and international guests as well. The 2015 competition will take place from April 10 – 12, 2015. 9 choirs take part every time and 4 vocal groups will join in for the first time. They will present from three to four programs: non-competitive performance of a a program, characteristic for the country of the choir's origin, a historical periods' program, and the free program, whereas the best five choirs/groups perform an additional one in the finale. The competition is demanding, since a choir/group can only repeat a single composition in the course of the entire competition, while having to prepare as much as 40 minutes of sheer music. They are evaluated by the jury, consisting of five members: two from Slovenia and three from abroad. Jury members are chosen based on a strict criteria – every juror has to have internationally acclaimed achievements of high artistic value. Grand Prix of the 13th International Choral Competition Gallus - Maribor 2015 will be awarded to the vocal group/choir with the highest average score from all 3 categories. The best choir will be chosen to compete at the finale for the European Grand Prix for Choral singing 2016 and the best vocal group will be chosen to perform at the Concordia Voces Festival in Sardinia, Italy.    more...

 

Competitions and Festivals 2015

International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor (SI) 10-12 April Tallinn International Choir Festival (EE) 23-26 April Cork International Choral Festival (IE) 29 April-03 May Vaasa International Choir Festival (FI) 13-17 May CantaRode International Choral Festival Kerkrade (NL) 14-18 May International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf (DE) 22-27 May Tampere Vocal Music Festival (FI) 03-07 June Czech Choir Festival Hradec Králové (CZ) 10-14 June World Youth and Children's Choir Festival Hong Kong (HK) 13-18 July Festival Europa Cantat XIX Pécs (HU) 24 July- 02 August International Choral Festival San Juan (AR) 13-18 August "Guido d'Arezzo" International Polyphonic Competition Arezzo (IT) 23-30 August International Choral Festival "Concordia Vocis" Cagliari (IT) 15-27 September International Choir Contest of Flanders-Maasmechelen (BE) 02-04 October City of Derry International Choral Festival (UK) 22-25 October Tolosa Choral Contest (ES) 29 October-01 November    more...