ANDREA O. VENERACION INTERNTIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL, MANILA 2019

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July 18-21, 2019
Cultural Center of the Philippines

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES
The competition is open to choirs which will qualify in the following categories:

 

I. Folk Song
II. Equal Voices
III. Mixed Choir

 

*SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

*subject to change

 

REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES 

CATEGORY I: FOLK SONG

 

Repertoire
A minimum of three (3) choral works must include the following:

 

For FOREIGN Choirs:

one (1) from the choir’s home country;
one (1) from any other country in the choir’s region;

 

For FILIPINO Choirs:

 

Guidelines
1. Open to mixed choirs (SATB) and to choirs with equal voices.
2. No age limit.
3. Minimum number of singers is four (4). Maximum number of singers is forty (40).
4. The total performance time, excluding entance and exit, must not exceed 13 minutes.
5. Any additonal song(s) must be freely chosen folk choral composition/arrangement. 

6. Pieces may be sung a cappella or may be accompanied by pitchless traditonal instruments.

7. Choreography is allowed during the performance.
8. The use of microphones and other sound amplification is not allowed.

 

CATEGORY II: EQUAL VOICES


Repertoire
A minimum of four (4) songs must include the following:

 

 

Guidelines
1. Open to equal voices: S(S)A(A), or T(T)B(B) singing in equal voices.
2. No age limit.
3. Minimum number of singers is twenty (20). Maximum number of singers is forty (40). However for participating choirs with more than twenty (20) singers, the number of singers may be reduced to at least twenty (20) singers for the Renaissance piece.
4. The total performance time, exluding entrance and exit, must not exceed 18 minutes.
5. Any additional song(s) must be freely chosen composition/arrangement for equal voices.
6. Pieces must be sung a cappella except the Romantic piece which may be accompanied by the piano. Pitchless instruments may be used.
7. Choreography is allowed during the performance.
8. The use of microphones and other sound amplification is not allowed.

 

CATEGORY III: MIXED CHOIR

 

Repertoire
A minimum of four (4) songs must include the following:

 

Guidelines
1. Open only to mixed (SATB) choirs.
2. No age limit.
3. Minimum number of singers is twenty (20). Maximum number of singers is forty (40). However, for participating choirs with more than twenty (20) singers, the number of singers may be reduced to at least twenty (20) singers for the Renaissance piece.
4. The total performance time, excluding entrance and exit, must not exceed 18 minutes.
5. Any additonal song(s) must be freely chosen composition/arrangement for chamber choir.
6. All pieces must be sung a cappella, or may be accompanied by pitchless instruments.
7. Choreography is allowed during the performance
8. The use of microphones and other sound amplification is not allowed.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

ADJUDICATION
A jury of five (5) internationally renowned adjudicators – one (1) from Europe, one (1) from North America, one (1) from South America, one (1) from Africa/Australia and one (1) from the Philippines will evaluate the competitors. All decisions of the jury are final.

 

CRITERIA
40%    Technical proficiency (intonation, rhythm, dynamics, diction, choral blend, balance)
40%    Musicality (interpretation, expression, style, loyalty to the score)
20%    Overall artistic impression

 

AWARDS

MIXED CHOIR       1st Prize: USD5,000 / 2nd Prize: USD3,500 / 3rd Prize USD2,500

EQUAL VOICES    1st Prize: USD4,000 / 2nd Prize: USD2,500 / 3rd Prize USD1,500

FOLK SONG          1st Prize: USD3,000 / 2nd Prize: USD2,000 / 3rd Prize USD1,000

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION: Deadline is on April 5, 2019

 

To be submitted after notice of the choir’s acceptance: 

 

For: Foreign Choirs: USD3,000 (for one, two or three categories)
       Filipino Choirs : Php10,000 (for one, two, or three categories)

 

Mail/email all requirements to:

 

ANDREA O. VENERACION INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL, MANILA 2019
MELISSA CORAZON V. MANTARING
Festival Director
Artist Training Division, Arts Education Department
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Roxas Blvd., Pasay City 1300 Philippines
Email: aovchoralfestmnl2019@gmail.com

 

TRAVELING/MEAL EXPENSES
All travel and meal expenses must be shouldered by the choirs.

 

ACCOMMODATION AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE
For further inquiries please contact the Andrea O. Veneracion International Festival Secretariat at aovchoralfestmnl2019@gmail.com

 

Two of the top winners of the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2019 will have the chance to represent the Festival in the Asia Choral Grand Prix (ACGP) to be held in Bali, Indonesia in 2021!

 

To download the application form, click here.

To download the guidelines, click here.