10 - 14 July 2022
 Lloret de Mar, Costa Brava     Spain

Competitive nature Choirs / Songs

Director:  Mrs. Diana Pavlov

Application Form

  until 17 June 2022

International Choir Competition «GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA» it is a great opportunity for both professional and amateur, non-profit choirs to participate in this unique international festival-contest. In addition to competitive performances, friendly concerts, gala concert in the main square city, the winning choir will have a rare opportunity to perform in the heart of Barcelona, in the symbol of this magnificent city, in the extraordinary creation of outstanding Gaudi – Sagrada Familia or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia! The combination of the festival with the competition gives an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and music including choirs wishing to perform outside the contest viewing, and also have the ability to perform in the Sagrada Familia or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia where the Archbishop’s residence is located.

Nominations:

  • A - Children’s choirs
  • B - Academic singing
  • C - Church singing
  • D - Folklore (authentic) singing
  • E - Pop – jazz – gospel – spiritual
  • F - Academic singing, folk, spiritual singing, jazz
    • F1 – soloists
    • F2 – duets
    • F3 – small forms (3-5 people)
    • F4 – vocal ensembles (6-11 people)

The total time of a performance cannot exceed 10 minutes.

For all the choirs there’s provided a visit to the Montserrat monastery and a performance in the basilica of the monastery jointly with the boys’ choir Escalonia.

* F1/ F2/ F3 – Participants of this category do not perform in the Basilica of Montserrat.

* Only choirs which prepare one musical composition a capella, are allowed to sing in Montserrat. All the girls and women should have their shoulders covered during the performance in the monastery of Montserrat.

* Attention: repertoire of the performances in the Basilica of Montserrat must comply with a place of performance.

Program:

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

2nd day (Monday):
08:00 – breakfast;
12:30 – lunch;
14:00 – rehearsal;
15:30 – beginning of the contest concert;
20:00 – dinner.

3rd day (Tuesday):
08:00 – breakfast;
09:00 – possible organization of friendly concerts and master classes;
13:00 – lunch;
18:30 – Gala concert in the main square of the city. Thousands of visitors gather to see this spectacular show of choirs;
21:00 – dinner.

4th day (Wednesday):
08:00 – breakfast;
09:00 – travel to Barcelona;
– Tour in Barcelona;
– Performance by the winning choir at the expiatory church of La Sagrada Família/ La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia/ Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi;
– Return to the hotel;
20:00 – dinner;
21:00 – possibility to visit flamenco show with wine, sangria, cava and drinks (for additional fee).

5th day (Thursday):
– breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.

Participation fee:

  • 333 Euro per person for 4 FB in 3* hotel - accommodation in a triple room/ extra day: 56 Euro per person
  • 351 Euro per person for 4 FB in 3* hotel - accommodation in a double room/ extra day: 70 Euro per person
  • 604 Euro per person for 4 FB in 3* hotel - accommodation in a single room/ extra day: 74 Euro per person

  • 380 Euro per person for 4 FB in 4* hotel - accommodation in a triple room/ extra day: 69 Euro per person
  • 400 Euro per person for 4 FB in 4* hotel - accommodation in a double room/ extra day: 79 Euro per person
  • 669 Euro per person for 4 FB in 4* hotel - accommodation in a single room/ extra day: 102 Euro per 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 fee €15 per person.

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

* All the list of the assignable services you can find in the section "Participation fee includes".

Participation fee includes:

  • 5 days and 4 nights in a three-star hotel or in four-star hotel;
  • Full board, buffet (breakfast, lunch, dinner) + drinks;
  • Three concerts: competitive viewing, performance of choirs in Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi/ La Sagrada Família/ La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia and Gala Concert with award ceremony;
  • Certificates and trophy cups from the contest providers;
  • Special thank-you certificates in the form of engraving on a special base from the town authorities;
  • Thank-you letters for conductors and sponsors on the official numbered letterheads of the kingdom of Spain;
  • Consolidated rehearsals of choirs with foreign choirmasters;
  • Master classes (every year we present a new master class program with one of the world’s leading choirmasters);
  • Festival fee;
  • Transfer + excursion in Barcelona.

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport could be requested on additional cost. 
  • Touristic tax in Spain - 0,5 €/ 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) for groups from 50 persons this excursion is free of charge!
  • Chivalrous tournament with dinner and drinks
  • Flamenco show with dinner and drinks

* ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
* ATTENTION! We can provide you with a transfer from airports and train stations to the hotel and back.

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.

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