Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Friday, January 29, 2010

International Choral Days Barcelona 2010

This one-week long international Festival takes place in Barcelona, July 5–11, 2010. Fees include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, picnic for dinner on performance days, and the music scores for the workshops. Application Deadline: February 28,  2010
Free time in the mornings. This allows you to enjoy the wide range of activities Barcelona has to offer: you can enjoy the sunshine on more than 3 km of beach line, the never-ending life on the glamorous Ramblas, or you may visit the Gothic city centre and all kinds of buildings, monuments or museums.
Workshops take place in the afternoon. Around 400 participants, Catalan and international, are expected to take part in the event.
Participating choirs will be expected to offer 2-3 performances: one concert in the gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi,  and one or two other concerts in different venues in the vicinity of Barcelona
The Singing week Closure Concert takes place at the well- known modernist style Hall, “Palau de la Música Catalana”. In addition, a reception in the City Council will be organised.

Workshop / Taller A
Conductor: Xavier Puig
Arabic-Hispanic Journey, you will discover the wonderful melodies and rythms in contemporary choral arrangements.

Workshop / Taller B
Conductor: Joan Martínez

Messa di Gloria, G.Puccini

Workshop / Taller C
Conductor: Walt Whitman

Gospel Music in a very authentic way

Participating conditions:
The “Singing Week” is open to all choirs that wish to take part in an International Choral Music Festival.
Enrollment  fee: 355 € / person. Includes:
  1. Accommodation in different kind of rooms
  2. Breakfast and lunch from July 5th (lunch) till July 11th (Breakfast)
  3. Picnic for dinner will also be provided on performance days.
  4. Participation in the workshops
  5. Workshops music scores
During the week, choirs are expected to:
  • Offer a 30 minutes long performance in Barcelona (S. Maria del Pi)
  • Offer  1 or 2, 60 minutes long performance/s in venues located in towns in the Barcelona area
  • Participate in one workshop
All singers are requested to state 2 workshop preferences, so that we can achieve the best possible grouping for the workshops. We will, of course, try to meet your first preference if that is possible.

By signing the registration form, participants accept that the Federació Catalana d’Entitats Corals holds all the rights of the International Choral Days in Barcelona.
Deadline for applications: February the 28th   2010
The outcome of your application will be communicated to you by March the 15th 2010.

Optional day outings: On request, we can organise a visit for your choir  to Monserrat Monastery with attendance at a short concert, or a Barcelona guided tour (ask for more information)

9-9:30 h breakfast
Free Time
14-15:30 h. lunch
16-19 h. workshop rehearsal
21 h. concerts (10/7 final concert)

Each participant choir gives different individual concerts (2-3) in Barcelona and surroundings
Each participant has to take part in one workshop

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