1 - 4 December 2019
  Costa Brava      Spain

Competitive nature Choirs / Songs

Director:  Diana Pavlov

Application Form

  until 25 October 2019


Vocal Competition Voices of Costa Brava – has real importance in the competitive life of singers from different countries. Those allowed to participate are soloists, duets, trios and ensembles, performing popular and original works.During the competitive days at the contest, the representatives of the city authorities and the media are present. For the leaders of groups there are organized master classes. In their free time, the participants will be able to take part in excursions, intellectual games and a disco. The jury at the vocal competition “Voices of Costa Brava” will be specialists from Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine and other countries.

Nominations:

  • I category: academic singing;
  • II category: jazz singing;
  • III category: rock and rap;
  • IV category: folk singing;
  • V category: pop singing;
  • VI category: musical.

Age groups of the participants:

  • I) younger than 9 years old
  • II ) 10-12 years
  • III) 13-15 years
  • IV) 16-19 years
  • V) 20-25 years
  • VI) from 26 years
  • Mixed
* The group age is based on the majority of the participants.

Technical requirements:

  • Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
  • All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. And also it’s obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks on a CD.
  • In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
  • It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
  • During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-synching sound records.

Jury:

The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.

The jury has the right:

  • not to award all the prizes; 
  • to share prize among performers;
  • to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
  • to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations.

Evaluation criteria:

– purity of the intonation and quality of sound;
– beauty of the timbre and the voice strength;
– scenic culture, artistic skill;
– mastery, technique of movements’ execution.

The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.

Regarding to the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups:

  • participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
  • participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
  • participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
  • participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
  • participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “Voices of Costa Brava” (platinum diploma).

The final result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores.

The jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.

Еnsembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups FIESTALONIA. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Each group gets from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. Each team head and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain.

Program:

1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– rehearsal (on request);
20:00 – dinner.

2nd day:

08:00 – breakfast;
11:00 – rehearsal;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – beginning of the festival contest;
19:30 – Gala concert with award ceremony;
21:00 – dinner.

3rd day
08:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
13:00 – lunch;
20:00 – dinner.

4th day
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
ATTENTION! Check out from the hotel at 10:00.

* If you miss the lunch due to excursions or performances you have to ask for dry rations at the reception of your hotel the day before.

Participation fee:

  • accommodation in a triple room €140 /person – extra day €26/person
  • accommodation in a double room €155 /person – extra day €34/person
  • accommodation in a single room €200 /person – extra day €41/person
soloists pay extra €50.
duets pay extra €40 for a duet.
small groups of 3-5 persons pay extra €30 for a group.

For participating in each additional nomination – extra charge €15 per person.

Free places:

Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!

Participation fee includes:

  • 4 days and 3 nights in a three-star hotel;
  •  full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner) + drinks;
  • competitive viewing and Gala Concert with an award ceremony;
  • special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special basis from the town´s authorities;
  • thank-you letters for choreographers and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain.
  • festival fee;
  • for team leaders from 25 people we provide accommodation in a double room for the cost of living in a triple room;
  • Vocal master-class.
ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Original pictures from the contest, gala concert and the award ceremony on a CD/flash drive;
  • Photo services during the trips/excursions. Photoshoots for groups and soloists;
  • Concertmaster;
  • Hair stylist (Make up and hairstyle);
  • Master classes from the Spanish art workers;
  • Assisting Translator (accompanying person);
  • Video shooting of a contest/gala concert.
  • All the extra services are provided on demand. They should be requested minimum 3 days before the beginning of the contest. The prices of the extra services are to be specified from our managers.
  • Tourist tax in Spain is paid directly by the client directly to the hotel at check in: 0.5 Euro / person / night.

Extra trips:

  • Barcelona city sightseeing tour  + The Spanish Village or Aquarium
  • Montserrat
  • Girona + museum of Salvador Dali
  • Port Aventura
  • Tossa de Mar (city-fortress)
  • Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
  • Flamenco show with dinner and drinks
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

Application Form     until 25 October 2019