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 5 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 8-10.12.2017

Please read the rules 2017:

Download application form 2017:

application .PDF
application .DOC

All application for 2017 edition (8-10.12.2017) should be sent till 10.10.2017

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:

Sasho Tatarchevski
Skopje / Macedonia

Sasho Tatarchevski graduated from choral conducting and symphonic and opera conducting from the Faculty of Music in Skopje. He also participated in conducting master classes in New York, Rome, Berlin and Moscow. Mr. Tatarchevski has performed with the variety of ensembles including the Macedonian Philharmonic, The Orchestra of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, the Bitola chamber orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di ICE – Rome, the Bitola opera, the modern music ensemble “Alea”, the Symphony orchestra of the FM, “The soloists of the FM”, the Symphony orchestra of the BSF, the choirs of the FM, “Magnolia” and “Stiv Naumov”, the vocal group of the state ensemble “Tanec”, the Mandolin orchestra of the Youth Cultural Centre and other symphonic and chamber ensembles. Most recent highlights include the European premiere of the opera “Captivation of Eunice” at the Ohrid summer festival, the premiere of the opera “Lo speziale” honouring the anniversary of J. Haydn, the world premiere of “Mantra discreation” at the Skopje summer festival and the premiere of Alfeev’s “St. Matthew passion”. At the moment he works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Music and conductor of the “Dragan Shuplevski” mixed choir and the female choir at the Youth Center in Skopje. Besides in Macedonia he has performed numerous concerts and won international prizes with various ensembles in Portugal, Slovenia, Scotland, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Croatia, Italy, Serbia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Russia, France, Poland and Turkey. Some of the awards include the CUM LAUDE prize at the European festival in Belgium, the first prize at the “Prague strings” festival, the first prize at the “Varsovia Cantat” choir festival in Warsaw and at the “Krakow Advent & Christmas Choir Festival”

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

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.