Spain, Barcelona – Costa Brava
July 07 – 11
July 13 – 17
July 12 — 16
The international contest of choirs “GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA” – is a remarkable opportunity for both professional and amateur, non-profit choirs.
Not only will they participate in a one-of-a-kind international festival-contest, but they will also get the chance to perform in friendly concerts and a gala concert in the main square city.
The winning choir will be given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in the heart of Barcelona, either in the iconic Sagrada Familia by Gaudi, the Basilica de Santa Maria del Pi in the Gothic old city blocks, or La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia.
⚠️ We give our priority to learning and sharing experiences. At this contest a big attention is paid to the educational program. The event includes master classes, workshops. Teachers who have completed the master classes receive a certificate.
Would you like to participate in a contest of choirs but don’t have the means to do so? Then hurry to search for sponsors in your region. Such an opportunity may only come once in a lifetime.
The combination of the festival with the competition gives an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and music including choirs wishing to perform outside the contest viewing. This is a significant event for choirs combined with an excellent opportunity to relax on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean under the tender rays of the Spanish sun, visit Girona, Barcelona, visit the Monastery of Montserrat, the French town of Carcassonne or theatre-museum of Salvador Dali in Figueras.
The event is held to promote the art of choral and vocal singing, organ music, as well as to develop creative links between vocal ensembles and choirs of countries, to expand the repertoire of choral groups, creating new choral contacts and exchange of experience. The contestants are evaluated by a professional international jury according to expert evaluation criteria.
As an organiser of international choral festivals and competitions, Fiestalonia appeared as a result of our enthusiastic work, constant search for new ideas and the desire to replace the traditional festivals with more perfect and comfortable ones.
The exceptionally high quality of the festivals is guaranteed by the promise given by the team of Fiestalonia.
Our company is strong thanks to our employees, each of whom is a highly qualified professional and a positive person. We create our festivals as stunning and emotionally charged events that invariably remain in memory as the most vivid life impressions.
We realise that, as a flagship of the industry of organisation of festival events, we have the opportunity to influence the established models of festivals through the introduction of the highest standards and innovations. We focus on quality, we think it is the most important and intrinsic value. We have achieved the position that Fiestalonia festivals personify the refinement embodying the best traditions of international cultural meetings.
All of our programs consist of two parts:
1. Participation in the competition and festival
2. Participation in the Festival without competing in the competition*.
* For those who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival. They will still participate in the other festival activities including: joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing participants will also perform at international friendship concerts combining different kinds of art.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring you to a whole new level of creativity!
6 reasons why you need participate in contest of choirs
Competition jury and master classes
Dr. John Hooper
Musician, Conductor, Composer. Doctor of Musical Arts in the field of choral music
Composer · Choir conductor · Educator
Jordi Casas Bayer
Conductor and musician
Joan Carles Capdevila
Musician · Singer · Musical arranger
Xavier García Cardona
Conductor, pianist and composer graduated in orchestra conducting from Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona.
TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
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