Victoria Ljubljana 

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Registration and fees
Prizes and Awards
Rules and Regulations
How to Participate?
Competition Dates
How to Participate?

Is your group eager to perform? Apply online today! 

Online APPLICATION FORM

Download APPLICATION FORM if you prefer to download the form and send it by email event@wearesinging.org 

Download APPLICATION FORM


DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

  • 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  

Registration and fees
GROUP CATEGORIES OF PARTICIPANTS
AGE GROUPS FOR CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES
 Ensembles (4 -11 singers)
Choir (vocal groups over 12 people)
 12 years and below 
19 years and below 
27 years and below 
28 and older
Online APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION & AGE GROUPS

Round 1: Registration deadline for the competition, including submission of video:

Registration deadline extended to September 20th 2020

Round 2: Competitive performance: December 12th , 2020

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

A. CLASSIC 

B. FOLKLORE

C. JAZZ, POP, MODERN


A.  CLASSIC   Academic vocal. 

Classical contemporary pieces are welcome
B. FOLKLORE
The ensembles to perform a folklore program of their home country, which may include folksong arrangements without choreography, or a folk scene, a traditional costume or a scene with choreography from the daily life of the participants. The choreography should reflect traditional customs. The main emphasis should be on the vocal part. The singers are allowed to wear traditional costumes. Notice: In case sheet music is not available, a short description for the jury written in English is requested. 
C. JAZZ, POP, MODERN      all genres of modern choral music are welcome. Choirs have the possibility to perform programs from Jazz, Pop, Gospel, Spiritual, or Modern Choral Music. However, contemporary classical choral music should be presented in categories A.
When choosing the category please, keep in sight your choir’s previous experience, results, capabilities in performances. Separate applications must be made for separate categories. 
Prizes and Awards

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. 

Rules and Regulations
Repertoire Requirements & Singing Time
For each category, there is no restriction on the number of songs sung with or without original 
accompaniment. 
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.

Accompanist
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.

Travel Expenses
Competitors are responsible for their own as well as their accompanists’ travel and accommodation expenses.

Video/Sound Engineering
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. 
Any use of unauthorized video or sound recording, amplification of voices or instruments other than the setup provided at the venues is strictly prohibited.
Competition Dates

Available Competition Dates: 

2020: December  11 – 13, 2020

2021December 10 – 12, 2021 

 2022: December 9 – 11, 2022 

 2023: December  14 - 16, 2023 

Choral competition in Slovenia

We cordially invite you to participate in the International Competition of Choral Singing 

11-13 December 2020 in Ljubljana.

REGISTRATION

Our judges

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 judges can be viewed by clicking the links below.

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