About Festival

Festival is open to all amateur choirs from the world, which will present their repertoire of advent, christmas and sacred choir music in the most prestigious churches in Krakow – Peter and Paul Church and famous Mariacki Church.

The international Jury panel will award Golden Angels and diplomas to the choirs in 6 categories. We also invite non-competetive choirs to take part.
Choirs will also take part in additional concerts in Krakow. We hope that our festival will be great occasion to listen many magnificent choral performances and exchange of experiences with other choirs.

Please read the rules in the next section.

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RULES 7-9.12.2018

Please read the rules 2018:

Download application form 2018:

application .PDF
application .DOC

All application for 2018 edition (7-9.12.2018) should be sent till 30.06.2018

Please send applications to:

MELODY
Ogrodowa 27A
05-509 Jozefoslaw, POLAND

You can also register by email:
krakow@christmasfestival.pl

Jury

Auditions will be evaluate by an international jury composed of:

Agnes Gerenday
Budapest / Hungary

Ágnes Gerenday was born in Budapest. She completed her studies at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music as the student of Zoltán Vásárhelyi, József Maklári, Erzsébet Szõnyi, Olivér Nagy, Margit Gaál and Márta Ónody, as high school music teacher and choir conductor. After graduating from the Academy, she worked for a year at the Institute of Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Science. After that she worked as a docent at the Teacher Training College in Zsámbék (Hungary) for five years, where she taught music theory, music history, choral conducting and methodology. Since 1983, she has been being employed by the Hungarian Ministry of Culture as a chief counselor of professional music life. She had worked as a contributing music editor at the Hungarian Radio for 28 years. She is the leading conductor of the Budapesti Ifjúsági Kórus. The choir sings many oratorical and a cappella pieces, gives many concerts in Hungary. They gave highly successful concerts in Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Romania and in the Netherlands. Under the name of Talentum Choir in the last 5 years they performed oratorios from Händel, Bach, Beethoven, Britten, Mozart, Orff and Franz Schmidt; many times in Salzburg/Austria. She is a member of the Hungarian Choirs and Orchestras Association (KÓTA ) presidium, she is also the jury member of many choir competitions.

Prizes

In each category there are the following prizes:

Statuette of “Golden Angel” – for the choir with Golden Diploma with highest no. of points in each category.

90,00-100,00 points Golden Diploma

75,00-89,99 points Silver Diploma

60,00-74,99 points Bronze Diploma

Any choir with lower score – diploma of participation.

The Jury may award ex aequo prizes in all categories. The Jury may award also additional prizes and also more money prizes if festival has additional funds. Statuettes are hand made in Poland and are also beautiful work of art.

CATEGORIES:

  • A. Mixed Choirs Adults – singers above 18 years (minimum 20 singers)
  • B. Equal Voices Choirs Adults – Male & Female Choirs
    – singers above 18 years (minimum 16 singers)
  • C. Youth Choirs – singers 13-19 years (minimum 20 singers)
  • D. Children Choirs – singers under 15 years (minimum 20 singers)
  • E. Chamber Choirs – no age limits (12-24 singers)
  • F. Non-competitive – choir takes part in gala concert

History

2017

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2016

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2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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2010

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Contact

The best way to contact us is by e-mail:

krakow@christmasfestival.pl

You can also send us fax (+48226416157) or call +48226416157
mobile +48603361616 (for urgent cases please)

Two weeks before arrival you will also receive a phone number to the volunteer who will take care of your choir during your stay in Poland.

Please send all correspondence by e-mail krakow@christmasfestival.pl
or by registered air mail to:

MELODY
ul. Ogrodowa 27A
05-500 Jozefoslaw, POLAND

 

All payments send to: (ACCOUNT IN EURO)

PL88 1090 1694 0000 0001 1554 3717 (SWIFT): WBKPPLPP
Bank: Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. ul. Rynek 9/11,50-950 Wroclaw. POLAND
Holder of Account: MELODY, Ogrodowa 27A,05-500 Jozefoslaw, POLAND
please write in title “name of your choir” All amounts we shall get net (you pay all transfer fees).

You can pay the registration fee by credit card here
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Partner of the Festival is Choral Society “Lira” Stefan Wasiak.