Competition categories

B - Children´s Choirs up to 15 years of age

C - Boys´ Choirs (SATB)

D - Youth Choirs up to 19 years of age (SA, TB, SATB)

E - Women, Men, Mixed Adult Choirs (minimum of 25 singers)

G - Women, Men, Mixed Chamber Choirs (maximum of 24 singers)

H - Sacred and Clerical Music
H1 - Children´s and Boys´ Choirs up to 16 years of age (SA)
H2 - Youth and Adult Choirs
H3 - Polyphony
H4 - Gregorian Chant

I - Spiritual, Gospel, Jazz, Pop (no age limitation)

J - Vocal Groups (no age limitation, 4-12 singers)

K - Folklore (no age limitation)
K1 - Folklore a capella for all choir categories
K2 - Folklore with instrumental accompaniment for all choir categories


Competition Rules

  • The competition is open for non-professional choirs.
  • One choir may take part in more competition categories.
  • There is no limit as to the number of singers except for E, G and J competition categories.
  • 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 at competition venue.
  • The time limit for all categories is 15 minutes of clear time.
  • Should the time limit be exceeded, the jury will terminate the competition performance of the choir.
  • All the competition categories shall perform one piece a capella.
  • H competition category shall perform all pieces a capella.
  • 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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