Competition Grand Prix




B – Children's choirs

B1 – Children's choirs up to 12 years of age
B2 – Children's choirs up to 16 years of age


C – Boys' choirs

C1 – Boys' choirs (S, A)
C2 – Boys' choirs (S, A, T, B)


D – Youth choirs

D1 – Youth choirs up to 19 years of age (S, A)
D2 – Youth choirs up to 19 years of age (S, A, T, B)

E – Adult choirs

E1 – Adult choirs - women 
E2 – Adult choirs - men
E3 – Adult choirs - mixed

G – Adult chamber choirs (men´s, women´s, mixed – max. 24 singers)


H – Sacred and clerical music

H1 – children's and boys' choirs (S, A) up to 16 years of age
H2 – youth and adult choirs
H3 – polyphony
H4 – Gregorian choral
H5 – Orthodox music


I – Spiritual, gospel, jazz

I1 – children's and boys' choirs (S, A) up to 16 years of age
I2 – youth and adult choirs


K – Folklore

K1 – folklore a cappella for children's and boys' choirs (S, A) up to 16 years of age
K2 – folklore a cappella for youth and adult choirs
K3 – folklore with instrumental accompaniment for children's choirs
K4 – folklore with instrumental accompaniment for youth and adult choirs

X -  Not contesting choirs 

participating as spectators, may sing in a concert


competition rules

  • the contest is open for non-professional choirs
  • one choir may take part in more categories of the contest
  • there is no limit as to the number of singers, save for the chamber choir categories (max. 24 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 trial performance is allowed to be done in the Competition Hall
  • the time limit for the categories of children's choirs is 10 minutes of clear time
  • the time limit for the categories of youth and adult choirs is 15 minutes of clear time
  • in the case of the given time limit being surpassed the jury will terminate the contest performance of the choir
  • all the contest categories shall perform one composition a capella
  • categories H are only for compositions a capella
  • in all competition categories the singing is expected without a microphone and other devices
  • according to the number of gained points the jury will award:

Golden Cup  90 – 100 points
Silver Cup     75 –   89 points
Bronze Cup   60 –   74 points

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

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