The Golden Voices of Montserrat is a unique and large-scale international choral singing competition which brings together professional, amateur and non-profit choirs from all over the world. The festival competition has for many years transformed Spain’s Costa Brava into a true centre of choral art.
Fiestalonia gives the participants a chance to take part in a great variety of competitions, in which choirs can present their art and talent to a large audience. The competition screenings take place at the Municipal Theatre of Lloret de Mar, where each choir is judged by an international jury.
The competition days include exciting tours of the sunny Costa Brava. A visit to the Dali Museum, a stroll through the streets of Girona, a visit to Barcelona will leave unforgettable impressions in your memory. The festival competition will not only bring internationally acclaimed experts, but will also give all entrants a taste of the energy and passion of the Spanish musical tradition.
In addition to the competition programme, the choirs have the opportunity to perform additional pieces of music in churches with exceptional acoustics.
Workshops for choirs
The festival also offers masterclasses, providing participants with a unique opportunity to learn from foreign specialists. Every year Fiestalonia invites international stars to give masterclasses for festival participants. A special emphasis will be placed on masterclasses from leading Bernardo Latini, composer, choral conductor and teacher. Bernardo, whose compositions and arrangements have won numerous awards, will present his unique experience and expertise to help participants expand their choral skills and technique.
Josep Prats is a well-known and talented teacher at the Liceu Theatre Institute and Conservatory, deputy director of the Spanish Broadcasting Choir, and guest director of many choirs (such as Escolania de Montserrat). Leading masterclasses for choirs at the Golden Voices of Montserrat festival he is also the owner of Cantiga Coral and the Chorus of Tarragona.
Choirs perform in the Basilica of Montserrat
One of the highlights of this festival is the opportunity to perform in the famous Montserrat Monastery complex. Participants will have the privilege of performing their works in the acoustic Basilica of Montserrat and enjoying the experience of being in touch with Europe’s oldest boys‘ choir. A performance by the Montserrat Boys Choir is a true gift that allows everyone in attendance to be immersed in a world of incredible beauty and sublime music. Performing at the Golden Voices of Montserrat Festival along with the children’s choir in the unique acoustics of the basilica is an opportunity to experience a true expression of musical magic.
Gala concert on the city’s main square
Don’t miss out on the magic of this unique event! The Golden Voices of Montserrat Gala Concert will be streamed directly to YouTube, allowing friends and family to enjoy your performance from anywhere in the world. Those who join the streaming will be immersed in an atmosphere of magic, where every sound and every emotion of the choir will be transmitted directly through the screens.
The international Golden Voices of Montserrat competition offers more than just competition and performances; it is also a unique opportunity to meet talented choristers from all over the world, to exchange experiences and to be inspired by each other. The festival offers an ideal platform for expanding horizons and strengthening ties within the international choral community.
You don’t have to be a music expert to enjoy this amazing event. The Golden Voices of Montserrat is open to all music lovers who want to experience the magic of voice and harmony. Join us in this grand celebration of the choral arts, where every voice counts and every note merges into one powerful sound.
Immerse yourself in the exciting atmosphere of the choir competition by watching videos from previous years. Superb performances from professional and amateur choirs from all over the world, united by one passion – the love of music and choral singing.
Register now and enter the world of Golden Voices of Montserrat, where dreams become reality and choral magic comes alive. Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to be a part of this momentous occasion.
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