The Victoria Cracow promises an exciting and challenging three days to all choral music lovers and singing enthusiasts.
Is your group eager to perform? Apply online today!
Download APPLICATION FORM if you prefer to download the form and send it by email email@example.com
- REGISTRATION FORM DULY FILLED IN
- REGISTRATION FEE (Please include proof of payment)
- RECENT RECORDINGS in .mp3, or a link to your website, or on YouTube, for example
- BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHOIR
- PARTICIPANT NAME LIST
- PHOTOGRAPH OF CHOIR (Landscape, 300 DPI)
- PHOTOGRAPH OF CONDUCTOR (300 DPI)
- SCANNED COPY OF MUSIC SCORE
- Programme of the choir's performances in the Opening Concert
GROUP CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS
AGE GROUPS FOR CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES
Ensembles (4 -11 singers)
12 years and below
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION & AGE GROUPS
Round 1: Registration deadline for the competition, including submission of video:
Registration deadline extended to April 20th 2023
Round 2: Competitive performance: July 18 , 2023
Round 3: Gala Concert of laureates and awarding ceremony.
For the first round, please send Applications must include the following materials:
Application Form, mp3 file, or a YouTube performance, or a website link to a performance recording (recent performance)
Application fee for choir € 200
Application fee for vocal ensemble € 150
C. JAZZ, POP, MODERN
A. CLASSIC Academic vocal.
Prizes and Awards
Grand Prix (Choir): € 1,000
The jury may award special prizes for outstanding performances and unique presentations.
Competitors must be present during the Awards Ceremony to receive awards and evaluation forms from judges, as they will not be sent by mail.
All participants will receive certificates at the conclusion of three round of the competition.
For each category, there is no restriction on the number of songs sung with or without original
Choirs are required to prepare three songs subject to the following requirements:
One composition in the native language from the ensemble’s country.
The pure singing time limit for each category is as allocated. This time limit excludes the time incurred by applause or by stage entry/exit.
Each choir allowed a maximum pure singing time of 15 minutes and 12 minutes (Children’s Choir).
Evaluation and Judging Criteria
The Competition Jury will consist of a panel of international choral experts.
The evaluation of the Competition will be based on an internationally recognized evaluation system, according to the following criteria:
Technical Accuracy (30%) : Technique, Rhythm, Diction
Musicality (35%): Interpretation, Improvisation, Musicianship, Sound, Dynamics, Breath Management
Quality (30%) Tone Quality, Pitch
Stage Deportment (5 %) Attitude, Posture, Facial Expressions, etc.
The final result is calculated from the total sum of all final scores of the jury. The decisions of the jury are final and cannot be contested.
We will provide an accompanist for a fee of 30 euro (or you can bring your own accompanist if you wish).
The use of a recorded CD music background in place of using an accompanist is not allowed.
Competitors are responsible for their own as well as their accompanists’ travel and accommodation expenses.
With the application, all participating choirs agree to recordings and broadcasts in sound or television as well as any other recordings made in conjunction with the festival.
Available Competition Dates:
2023: July 17 – 19, 2023
Choral competition in Poland
We cordially invite you to participate in the International Competition of Choral Singing
17-19 July, 2023 in Cracow.
We assemble an amazing panel of five judges to adjudicate the competition each year. The judges will be formally announced on our website.
Bio’s of our 2019-2022 judges can be viewed by clicking the links below.