8 - 12 July 2018
  Barcelona      Spain

Competitive nature Choirs / Songs

Director:  Mrs. Diana Pavlov

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:

Children’s choirs
Academic singing
Church singing
Folklore (authentic) singing
Pop – jazz – gospel – spiritual
Academic singing, folk, spiritual singing, jazz
 
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 of stay

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:
8:00 – 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 at the hotel;
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 at the hotel.
 
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;
– 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.
 
* 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.

Participation fee:

Three-star hotel with full board
  • accommodation in a triple room €323 /person – extra day €53/person
  • accommodation in a double room €347 /person – extra day €65/person
  • accommodation in a single room €595 /person – extra day €70/person
Four-star hotel with full board
  • accommodation in a triple room €370 /person – extra day €65/person
  • accommodation in a double room €390 /person – extra day €75/person
  • accommodation in a single room €665 /person – extra day €98/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 place:
Each 25th group’s participant gets a pack of our services for free!*

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 the winning choir in 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;
  • festival fee;
  • transfer + excursion in Barcelona, including visit to the expiatory church of La Sagrada Família / La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia;

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transfers airport - hotel - airport. Could be requested for additional coast 
  • 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
  • Carcassonne
  • 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.