Festival of songs Olomouc 2011

Wednesday - 1.6.2011

There will be streamed online news from Festival of Songs 2O11 that takes place 8.6 - 12.6.

 

 

39thFestival of Songs has started today at 8am. Choirs are arriving and starting their preparation to the copetitions.

 

 

 

 

11:00

Choirs from Singapore have already arrived to Olomouc.

11:20 Interwiew with children from Singapore

To the questions, "What was your journey?" children answered:

"Journey was long, tiring and last 22 hours. We were sleeping and resting due to competition."

"Do you look forward to the competition?"

"We compete on Friday at 10am. We wish to get gold or silver medal."

"Do you have time for some trips around Olomouc?"

"Yes, we going to go to zoo."

11:50 Interwiew with director Lim Bee Na (of choir PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRLS´SCHOOL)

"Do you like festival´s town Olomouc?"

"I like this town, it is beautiful, old city with many monuments."

"What do you do today in your free time?"

"I take rest in my hotel room because my journey was so long and exhausting."

 

WEDNESDAY - 8.6.2011

 

Rehearsal of Singaporean choir GAN ENG SENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR

12:05:

!CHILDREN´S CHORAL STUDIO IVUSHKA St Petersburg (RU) : Just arrived!

 

 

14:39:

!DA CAPO České Budějovice arrived!

8:00:

!ART SCHOOL CHOIR DA CAPO Kuršenai (LT): arrived!

Even very small children enjoy food

Even very small children enjoy food

 

12:30 : Singaporean choir really enjoy their lunch

14:52 View to festival´s city from St. Moric tower which choirs can visit.

WEATHER: 27°C, cloudy, windy, we expect that will be raining

15:06 - Interview with member of jury Somtow Sucharitkul

"What was your journey?"

"I had a long journey. I came from Bratislava because there was the festival FESTA CHORALIS."

"Do you like baroque city Olomouc?"

"I have seen many ancient cities but Olomouc is one of my favourites. I love to be here. I like peacefull people who live there. The city haven´t changed in time."

"Do you like Czech cousine?"

"Yes, I do. I like a little bit sirloin of beef. I´m limited about food but the czech cousine is very good. If I stay here too long I will be too fat."

 

 

13: 19 Main square

cultural events of festival take place there

15:58 - Interview with director Václava Míková (of choir DA CAPO - CZ)

"Have you ever been there on Festival of Songs in Olomouc?"

"First we were on festival in year 2002, it is our second visit."

"Which categories you take part in?"

"We are in two categories up to 12 years of age. The first is Olomoucký zvoneček and the second is international competition - Mundi Contant."

"What do you expect of competition?"

"We have arrived there because we want just sing."

 

16:29 - Interview with member of jury Martin Dubovic

"What can you say about your cooperation with president of festival Jiří Klimeš and do you enjoy this cooperation?"

"Yes I enjoy. The cooperation with him is good. The system of organisation, which Mr Klimeš makes is genial."

"What is important for you in the competition?"

"It isn´t important to be winner but it is important to participate. I am pleased that people come and that they look forward to."

 

17:18 - Choir Zvonky-Havířov (CZ) arrived

Their conductor Mirka Křížková says, "We compete in the category Czech choirs - Vavřín. It is our 5th visite of this festival. We come here every year because we really love Olomouc city."

19:00 Good night!

In festival town Olomouc is 19pm of mediterranean time so we wish you good night. You can expect another hot information about Festival of Songs tommorow after 13 hours at 8am.

 

 

THURSDAY - 9.6.2011

8:13 Good morning friends of choral singing!

We have morning in Czech Republic and the rain wake us. Despite the fact that weather is bad we still look forward to competitions.

02:55 Choir ESTONIAN UNITED BOY´S CHOIR KALEV Tallinn - after some problems, came to rainy Olomouc 

 

00:00 Choir PORIN MIES-LAULU Pori(FIN) - arrived

 

19:03 CHILDREN´S CHOIR MLADIKA Ptuj (SLO) - arrived, and we ask their conductor some questions

"How was your journey to CZ?"¨

"Great, little bit long but good."

"How was it for choir?"

"It wasn´t difficult for them."

"What do you think about your chance to win in this competition?"

"We hope for the best!"

"What do you think about weather in Olomouc?"

"We would be glad to be shiny not rainy."

"What are your plans for free time?"

"We are going to castle and some sightseeing and shopping for girls."

 

9:32 - Competition of Czech children's choirs begins after a while.

 

9:40  Interview with children from pre-school choir BROUČCI Olomouc

 We talked with 5 year's old Prokop:

"What are you looking forward to the copetition? "

" I want go to home. "

" Do you think, that you win? "

" Yes sure, we win huge teddy bear! "

 

 

10:02 Competition of czech children's choirs alredy started!

In first category "Olomoucký Medvěd" for pre-school children's choirs compete BROUČCI OLOMOUC

10:17 Competition continues with other categories:

"Olomoucký Zvoneček" for children's choir up to 12 years of age with choirs

-DA CAPO České Budějovice

- PÍSNIČKA Pardubice

"Olomoucký Vavřín" for children's choirs up to 16 years of age with choirs   

- CANTABILE Hranice a Přerov

- TRALLALA Český Těšín

- ZVONKY Havířov

 

 

10:25 Synergy, Penang methodist girl's high school choir from Malaysia just arrived!

 

10:38 Interview with conductor of Malaysian choir

"How was your journey?"

"It was ok, easygoing. We slept for all the time."

"Do you think, that you've got chance to win?"

"We aren't here for the winny. We're here to earn experiences.

 

10:59 Estonian boy's choir KALEV from Tallinn just rehearsing for competition.

11:26 Competition of Czech choir is coming to the end now.

 

10:19 Competition of children's choirs in Bohemia palace

BROUČCI Olomouc

BROUČCI Olomouc

DA CAPO České Budějovice

DA CAPO České Budějovice

DA CAPO České Budějovice

DA CAPO České Budějovice

DA CAPO České Budějovice

DA CAPO České Budějovice

PÍSNIČKA Pardubice

PÍSNIČKA Pardubice

PÍSNIČKA Pardubice

PÍSNIČKA Pardubice

preparation for performance

preparation for performance

CANTABILE Hranice, Přerov

CANTABILE Hranice, Přerov

ZVONKY Havířov

ZVONKY Havířov

girls with drums

girls with drums

member of jury Martin Dubovic

member of jury Martin Dubovic

"The end"

 12:18 Estonian choir just has gone for lunch and we´ve asked them for few questions

"You were in Prague. Do you like our capital city?"

"We were there three hours, we saw many things but it wasn´t enough."

"How was your journey?"

"It was adventurous and interesting. Our bus broke down and we were visiting every gas station around highway. We met a lot of czech people."

"What are your experiences with czech people?"

"They have big hearts. Our guide is also kind, nice and beautiful."

 

 

12:23 Result of the czech comepetition are prepared for announcement, that starts at 14:00 in concert hall REDUTA.

 

12:39 We introduce to you our hardly working organization team for events in Bohemia palace.

 

12:56 Interview with conductor Ekaterina Kabanova of CHILDREN´S CHORAL STUDIO IVUSHKA (RU)

"What are your fisrt impressions of the city?"

"I'm really enjoying the city, our children's are there really happy. We are in Olomouc for the second time. "

"Are children looks forward to their performance? "

"Yes, so much. We spent a lot of time with preparation for the contest, and I hope that we will succeed."

 

conductor Ekaterina Kabanova

conductor Ekaterina Kabanova

Choir IVUSHKA

Choir IVUSHKA

14:00 Opening ceremonial of festival just started!

 

13:03 Weather: today rainy, cloudy and around 12°C. All outdoor events such as opening ceremony, announcement of competition results and concert marathon has been moved into Reduta concert hall.

14:21 Opening ceremony is now ending. Next comes the announcement of the competition results.

 

13:00 Festival participants can now look forward to: Opening ceremony, concert marathon and evening concert.

 

14:26 After competition results announcement begins seminar about the contest with jury. Also concert marathon is ready to run.

 

14:30 Concert Marathon is just beginning, and lasts up to 16:00

First choir PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRL'S SCHOOL from sigapore starts.

As the next are coming:

MLADIKA Ptuj (SLO)

DA CAPO Kuršenai (LT)

CHILDREN'S CHORAL STUDIO IVUSHKA St. Petersburg (RU)

SYNERGY, PENANG METHODIST GIRL'S HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Georgetown, Penang (MAL)

BOY'S CHOIR KALEV Tallinn (EST)

PORIN MIES-LAULU Pori (FIN)

GAN ENG SENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore (SGP)

ASSOCIAZIONE CORALE cittá di vemercate-fior di montagna di monza e brianza (I)

 

15:01 Results of Czech Children's Choir Competition are now available.

15:32 Weather: finally there is a sunny day.

 

16:04 Interview with conductor Markéta Lásková from CANTABILE Hranice (CZ)

"How many times have you visited Festival of Songs?"

"It's our fourth visit in Olomouc."

"How do you feel after announcment of results? "

"We are so happy with silver position, but before two years we won the gold medal."

 

Moderator Lukáš Hejlík

Moderator Lukáš Hejlík

Flags

Flags

Mayor of the City of Olomouc Martin Novotný

Mayor of the City of Olomouc Martin Novotný

Price of the best pre-school children´s choir

Price of the best pre-school children´s choir

Joy of the winners

Joy of the winners

Award

Award

17:02 Interview with choir ART SCHOOL CHOIR DA CAPO Kuršenai (LT)

"This concert is your first performation of this festival?"

"Yes, it is we really look forward to it."

"How long have you been preparing for Festival of Songs?"

"It depends. Year, months, weeks or days.. we are rehearsing all the time and then we just mix our songs to the festival."

"And the suprising question at the end, "Do you like this city?"

"Yes, it is magnificent city. We love local monuments which are everywhere where you look."

 

19:00 Festival concert just started and choir from Singapore the GAN ENG SENG is prepared for its performance.

18:30 The toast to opening of festival is passing at the moment!

20:10 Festival concert is at the end. The second festival day is over and the other online news you can expect tomorrow in the morning. Good night!

 

Member of choir from Malaysia

Member of choir from Malaysia

Competitors

Competitors

Malaysian girls

Malaysian girls

CANTABILE Hranice, Přerov

CANTABILE Hranice, Přerov

Moments after announcement of results

8:54 Choir ZVONKY Havířov just arrived

 

FRIDAY - 10.6.2011

 

11:13 Choir ASSOCIAZIONE CORALE CITTA DI VIMERCATE-FIOR DI MONTAGNA DI MONZA E BRIANZA (I) - came to the festival city

 

 

12:03 Choir SYNERGY, PENANG METHODIST GIRLS´HIGH SCHOOL (MAL) - is in Olomouc

 

 

15:16 Choir CANTATA Grodzisk Mazowiecki (PL) arrived

 

 

16:08 CHILDREN´CHOIR GORIŠNICA (SLO) just arrived

 

 16:12 Choir AMICI, GAUDETE! (CZ) came to the festival city

 

 17:09 Choir BRUMBAMBULE (CZ) is in the city

 

 17:25 Choir KOPRETINY (CZ) just arrived

 

 

18:32 Choir PUELLAE CANTATES  Litoměřice came to Olomouc

 

 

8:05 Good morning everybody! It´s morning in the Czech Republic and we all are happy because of sunny weather.

 

Bohemia sekt is ready

Bohemia sekt is ready

Somtow Sucharitkul

Somtow Sucharitkul

Choirs

Choirs

Singers discusing with Mr Sucharitkul

Singers discusing with Mr Sucharitkul

Exited singers

Exited singers

GAN ENG SENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore

GAN ENG SENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore

CHILDREN´S CHOIR Gorišnica (SLO)

CHILDREN´S CHOIR Gorišnica (SLO)

9:00 International choir competition just started

9:03 Today compete children's choirs, first category of the competition is "B2" - children's choirs up to 12 years of age.

Participating choirs of this category:

CHILDREN'S CHORAL STUDIO IVUSHKA St. Petersburg (RUS)

MODRÁSCI Litoměřice (CZ)

MARIJAMPOLÉS VAIKU CHORAS ŽELMENÉLIAI Marijampolé (LT)

DA CAPO České Budějovice (CZ)

GAN ENG SENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore (SGP)

BRUMBAMBULATA ZUŠ Hronov (CZ)

AMICI, GAUDETE ! Jablonec nad Nisou (CZ)

CHILDREN'S CHOIR Gorišnica (SLO)

PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRLS' SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore (SGP)

 

 

 

9:32 Jury of children's competition:

Somtow Sucharitkul (TH) - chairman

Martin Dubovic (CZ)

Stojan Kuret (SLO)

Jaromír Synek (CZ)

Szabó Szabolcs (H)

11:12 Category "B2" came to the end. Now begins category "B3" - children's choirs up to 16 years of age.

Participating choirs:

BRUMBAMBULE ZUŠ Hronov (CZ)

SKŘIVÁNEK Havířov (CZ)

KOPRETINY Cheb (CZ)

STUDÁNKA Police nad Metují (CZ)

PUELLAE CANTANTES Litoměřice (CZ)

MPZ SLADKI VRH Šentilj (SLO)

ART SCHOOL CHOIR DA CAPO Kuršenai (LT)

IVUSHKA from St. Petersburg

IVUSHKA from St. Petersburg

MODRÁSCI Litoměřice

MODRÁSCI Litoměřice

MARIJAMPOLÉS VAIKU CHORAS ŽELMENÉLIAI Marijampolé (LT)

MARIJAMPOLÉS VAIKU CHORAS ŽELMENÉLIAI Marijampolé (LT)

AMICI, GAUDETE Jablonec n. N.

AMICI, GAUDETE Jablonec n. N.

GAN ENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR (SGP)

GAN ENG PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR (SGP)

PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRL´S SCHOOL CHOIR from Singapore

PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRL´S SCHOOL CHOIR from Singapore

13:04 Just two choirs remain in the category "B3"

 

 

12:05 Our moderator just introduce choir SKŘIVÁNEK

13:13 Estonian choir has lunch

13:29 Category "B3" almost ends. Competition continues with category "K3" - Folklore with instrumental accompaniment for children's choirs.

Participating choirs:

CHILDREN'S CHOIR Gorišnica (SLO)

MARIJAMPOLËS VAIKU CHORAS ŽELMENËLIAI Marijampolë (LT)

 

13:38 AMICI, GAUDETE! refresh themselves after performance.

14:00 Last choir of today's competition MLADIKA Ptuj (SLO) perform in category "I1" - spiritual, gospel, pop, -children's and boy's choirs up to 16 years of age.

 

14:10 Weather: clouds without rain, 20°C. Announcement of competition results will take place at Main square.

 

14:16 Competition ends. Choirs are awaiting results.

 

14:26 Children from Mariajampolé (LT) by Holy Trinity column on Main square.

 15:00 Announcement of results is passing.

 

15:31 In Mozart hall, just starts seminar about the competition with jury.

 

 

16:02 Today's program doesn't end! In the evening guests can enjoy concert, and for children's is prepared disco.

 

 

16:33 UNOFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION OF CHILDREN´S CHOIRS



 

 

18:25 Party for children's choirs is ready to start. Children really look forward for celebration of results of competition.

 

19:00 Festival concert just started.

 

20:18 Everybody who is participating at Festival of Songs is exhausted and because of that we go to bed! Good night!

 

SATURDAY - 11.6.2011

 

8:06 Good morning! There is another day of our amazing festival! Sun is shining, sky is without any cloud and outside is around 15°C.

 

14:08 Choir REGINA from Vodňany (CZ) just arrived

 

 

17:14 Choir PUELLAE BUDVICIENSES from Č. Budějovice (CZ) came to Olomouc

 

 20:16 CHORUS SALVATORIS from Bratislava (SK) just arrived

 

 

8:08 CHOR AKADEMICKI from Bialsko-Biala (PL) came to Czech Republic

 

9:01 International choir competition just started in Reduta concert hall and in Bohemia palace

 

9:05 Timetable of competitions

20:30 Party of jury after festival concert 

9:38 Category D1 - Youth choirs up to 19 years of age (SA) is passing at the moment in Reduta concert hall and category G - Chambers choirs is passing now in Bohemia palace.

10:20 Category A5 - Superior for mixed adult choir just begin in Reduta concert hall

 

11:19 Choirs in category A4 - Superior for chamber adult choirs started singing at the moment in Bohemia palace and in category E1 - Women´s choirs are singing in Reduta.

 

11:01 Choirs in category D2 - Youth choirs up to 19 years of age are singing now in Reduta concert hall.

 

12:40 Category I2 - Spiritual, gospel, pop - youth and adult choirs is passing in Reduta concert hall.

 

13:01 Competition in category "H2" just started in St. Maurice church.

 

14:22 Competition in St. Maurice church ends. Program in Reduta concert hall continues until 15:00, at 15:00 we also look forward to announcement of results.

 

14:56 Announcement of competition results is ready to start!

 

14:53 Photos from competitions 

15:31 Seminar about the international competition of youth and adult choirs is passing.

 

18:00 Competition for the absolute festival winner just began.

 

20:01 Absolute winner of the festival is CHÓR AKADEMII TECHNICZNO-HUMANISTYCZNEJ Bielsko-Biala (PL) !

 

ASSOCIAZIONE CORALE CITTÁ DI VIMERCATE-FIOR DI MONTEGNA di Monza e Brianza (I)

ASSOCIAZIONE CORALE CITTÁ DI VIMERCATE-FIOR DI MONTEGNA di Monza e Brianza (I)

VYSOKOŠKOLSKÝ UMĚLECKÝ SOUBOR Pardubice (CZ)

VYSOKOŠKOLSKÝ UMĚLECKÝ SOUBOR Pardubice (CZ)

PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRL´S SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore (SGP)

PAYA LEBAR METHODIST GIRL´S SCHOOL CHOIR Singapore (SGP)

Audience

Audience

PUELLAE CANTANTES Litoměřice (CZ)

PUELLAE CANTANTES Litoměřice (CZ)

PORIN MIES-LAULU Pori (FIN)

PORIN MIES-LAULU Pori (FIN)

Conductors of the absolute winner competition

Conductors of the absolute winner competition

15:01 Unofficial results of mundi cantat and mundi cantat superior competition

 

-Choirs of competition for absolute festival winner

SUNDAY - 12.6.2011

9:00 Festival was finished. Choirs and guests are leaving city and returning to home.

 

11:03 Interview with conductor of MODRÁSCI Litoměřice - Saša Pallasová:

"What about your preparation for competition?"

"The preparation was really hard. Before this festival we were on three competitions. We learned many things from jury, so jury were preparing us."

"Who of you make a choreography?"

"Choreography was made by me."

"What was your journey with children?"

"Before two weeks we were in Uničov. so in last time we were in Moravia two times. Children passed the journey very well, but pee was i bit problem."

Also we interviewed with child Maruška:

"Did you look forward to competition?"

"Yes, I did very much."

"Which place do you thing, you take in contest?"

"I don's know, I want to be the first!"

 

13:22 Interview with conductor of AMICI, GAUDETE! - Tomáš Pospíšil:

"What you expect of competition?"

"We have the first visit here. The children come to take skills."

"How old are children in your choir?"

"In preparative ensemble we have children from eight up to twelve."

"Do you have any choir mascote?"

"We have a teddy bear."

10:02 Interview with member of the jury Stojan Kuret from Slovenia:

"When did you visit Olomouc for first time?"

"I don't remember (smiling). In 1981 i came with my youth choir."

"What did you do there?"

"We agreed on cooperation with Campanella."

"Why do you prefere dark beer?"

"At first I drank czech beer in 1981. Dark beer is better."

"Do you feel well in Olomouc?"

"It is perfect. I like people and I feel very well! It is romantic city."

 

10:25 Interview with moderator of the festival Lukáš Hejlík:

"What dramatical role do you want to play?"

"After this festival it must be the play of Thomas Bernhard."

"Which conductor of festival is your favourite?"

"My favourite conductor is Pier Giuseppe Brambilla. He looks like Richard Geere."

 

 

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