Mundi Cantant

Competition without obligatory songs

Categories:

B – Children's choirs

B 1 – Pre-school children's choirs
B 2 – Children's choirs up to 12 years of age
B 3 – Children's choirs up to 16 years of age

 

C – Boys' choirs

C 1 – Boys' choirs (S, A)
C 2 – Boys' choirs (S, A, T, B)

D – Youth choirs

D 1 – Youth choirs up to 19 years of age (S, A)
D 2 – Youth choirs up to 19 years of age (S, A, T, B)
D 3 – Youth choirs up to 25 years of age (S, A, T, B)

 

E – Adult choirs (min. 25 singers)

E 1 – Adult choirs - women
E 2 – Adult choirs – men
E 3 – Adult choirs - mixed


F - Contemporary Czech choir music (composers born after 1920)

F 1 – contemporary Czech choir music for children's choirs up to 16 years of age
F 2 – contemporary Czech choir music for youth and adult choirs


G – Chamber choirs (men, women, mixed, max. 24 singers)


H – Sacred and clerical music

H 1 – children's and boys' choirs (S, A) up to 16 years of age
H 2 – youth and adult choirs
H 3 – polyphony
H 4 – Gregorian choral



I – Spiritual, gospel, pop

I 1 – children's and boys' choirs (S, A) up to 16 years of age
I 2 – youth and adult choirs


J - Jazz

J 1 - Jazz a capella for vocal groups (4 – 12 singers)
J 2 – Jazz for vocal groups with instrumental accompaniment (4 – 12 singers, without apparatus)
J 3 - Jazz for Mixed Choirs with instrumental accompaniment


K – Folklore

K 1 – folklore a capella for children's and boys' choirs (S, A) up to 16 years of age
K 2 – folklore a capella for youth and adult choirs
K 3 – folklore with instrumental accompaniment for children's choirs
K 4 – folklore with instrumental accompaniment for youth and adult choirs

Special Categories:

M - Vocal groups (max. 16 singers) jazz/pop with mikes
L - Competition in fast practice
(practice of unknown composition in 10 minutes)
X - Not contesting choirs – participating as spectators, may sing in a concert, masses

 

COMPETITION RULES
MUNDI CANTANT

  • the contest is open for non-professional choirs
  • one choir may take part in more categories of the competition
  • there is no limit as to the number of singers, save for the G - chamber choir categories (max. 24 singers), E - adult choirs (min. 25 singers) and J - jazz vocal groups (4 - 12 singers)
  • age limitation: singers must not reach the age that is given in the competition category as of the day of competition
  • the choir sends one copy of scores of the contest compositions, the copies of scores are not returned, they are supposed to stay in the festival archive
  • the programme the choir sent cannot be changed
  • no acoustic rehearsal performance is allowed to be done at Competition Venues
  • the time limit for the categories of children´s choirs is 10 minutes of clear singing time
  • the time limit for the categories of youth and adult choirs is 15 minutes of clear singing time
  • in the case of the given time limit being surpassed the jury will terminate the contest performance of the choir
  • all the competition categories shall perform one composition a capella
  • categories H are only for compositions a capella
  • categories F must include only works from living Czech composers of classical music born after 1920
  • in all categories the singing is expected without a microphone and other devices
  • according to the number of gained points the jury will award:

                               gold medals 90 – 100 points
                               silver medals 75 – 89 points
                               bronze medals 60 – 74 points

  • besides the point classification, the jury shall not issue any other written evaluation of the choir performance

 

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