16th Venezia in Musica International Choir Festival & Competition - VENEZIA

Venezia, Venezia

16th Venezia in Musica International Choir Festival & Competition - VENEZIA

28th April - 2nd May 2018

Missing an event does not mean that you can’t join in another year. In 2018 the organization gladly will be your host in Caorle/Venice, Italy for a great choral celebration. The competition with its wide range of categories like Mixed, Male and Female Choirs for different standards, with or without requirements, types of choirs and musical genres (Musica Sacra, Folkore) offers every choir the opportunity to present its actual program on this international podium. Choirs who do not want to take part of the competition can join us for the educational festival activities as well. Deadline for registration: 30.11.2018 Early bird deadline: 30.01.2018

Advice on your category and programme’s choice
I. Category choice
When choosing the category please, keep in sight your choir’s previous experience, results, capabilities in
performances at home and abroad. Choirs with more experience in the international choral scene, at a
higher grade of vocal and musical training, choirs of music schools and conservatories are advised to sign
up for A categories.
Choirs with less experience, with a less frequent rehearsal praxis or more limited rehearsal possibilities or
recently founded choirs regardless of the number of singers are advised to sign up for B categories.
Female sections of choir competing in A1 may compete in A3. Male voices may participate in A2.
For Choirs competing in B1:

  • Female sections can also sign up in B3
  • Male sections can also sign up in B2

In categories with an age restrictions (G1, G2, G3) a limited number of singers may diverge from the given
age limit. May you have questions, please always consult the organisers.
Registration to the categories S and F is free of choice.

II. Programme choice
When choosing the pieces, you are kindly advised to carefully consider the whole structure of the programme.
Try to set up a well-balanced order of the pieces considering the dramaturgy and the different
musical characters. We advise to select pieces which best reflect the choir’s knowledge, the singers abilities,
eventually their national choral traditions and age group of singers.

Competition Rules
GENERAL RULES
a) All non-professional choirs are welcome to compete in this event. With the exception of the conductors, all choir members must be amateurs, e.g. they are not allowed to earn their liv-ing from professional singing.
b) The order of the performances within a category is scheduled randomly, with exception of organisational needs due to multiple appearances.
c) INDIVIDUALLY ORGANISED CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES:
Choirs are kindly asked to inform the organisers about their individual programmes as soon as possible, in case if they have planned to do other performances or concerts.

MULTIPLE PARTICIPATION
a) Single choir members may participate in smaller ensembles formed out of their primary choir but may NOT sing in more than one primary choir.
b) All choirs can only participate in A, B or G. Category S is free of choice.
c) Female sections of the choirs competing in A1 can sign up for A3, and male sections to A2.
d) Choirs competing in B1 can also compete in B3 with their female sections and in B2 with their male sections.

MUSIC
a) CHOICE OF PIECES:
One piece can only be performed in one category. In case of participating in two or more cat-egories, we kindly ask you to sing different pieces in different categories.
b) ACCOMPANIMENT:
At least one pitched instrument is used. In categories requiring a cappella selections instru-ments without definite pitch may be used (percussion instruments).
c) CHANGES OF KEY:
In case, you wish to change the key of the pieces, please, inform the organiser prior to the competition in written.
d) ACTUAL SINGING TIME:
Actual singing time is the duration of the performance time only. It excludes entrance, exit, and applause. Participating choirs are asked not to sing a piece in different categories. Please, fill in separate repertoire pages for each category.
e) MUSIC SCORES:
a. Five copies of every piece should be submitted at the latest by your arrival. The scores must conform to internationally             recognized sheet music standards (five lines of notes).
b. Submitted score sheets will be given back to the choirs after the competition.
c. In case of scores with titles and names of composers not written in the Roman alpha-bet, please write them down with clear handwritten Latin letters.
d. Please note that published choral compositions may only be sung using the original scores or authorized copies. The use of unauthorized copies or handwritten copies is not allowed.
e. If your scores are published as score book, please preferably submit authorized copies.

Costs for your participation
__Application Fee___________________________________________________________________
To participate in the event the following registration fees have to be paid per choir/ensemble
Participation to the Festival and/or Competition* 200 € Additional Category and/or Festival Activity,                                                  
each 200 € Early bird discount 100 €
*Includes one Category or one Festival Activity and minimum one Friendship Concert
The application fee has to be submitted upon registration. 
In case of cancellation of your participation: We will refund the paid amount minus 200 €.

__Event Package____________________________________________________________________
For organisational reasons and to ensure optimal conditions, a participation in the event is possible only if the accommodation is booked through the organisers.
The event package includes following services:
• Participation to the event in the chose Category/Activities
• A part of the non-subsidized organisation costs
• 4 nights - Accommodation in the following categories: Economy, Standard, Comfort, Superior.

If a registration is received without specific information the down payment invoice will be made and sent on the basis of double rooms in Comfort Class.
Registration is binding for the choir, in regard to both participation in the festival and the travel services provided by the organisers. Confirmation of the order (deposit invoice) through the organisers constitutes a travel contract in the sense of § 651a BGB (German Civil Code). The General Conditions of Travel of the organisers shall apply. They are enclosed in each offer. Please read these conditions carefully. Ignorance of these legally valid conditions does not provide exemption from any resulting obligations. The costs due to the organisers for the event package are due on the date indicated on the invoice. Banking information is also located on the invoice.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that participation in the event is only possible if the payment has been received net and by deadline. Delay in payments may affect your participation. Any costs incurred due to such action are to be borne by the group.

__Travel Expenses___________________________________________________________________
The organisation of the journey to the event is responsibility of the choir members and additional per-sons. The travel expenses and airport transfers are therefore not included.


Application Form

Costs for your participation
__Application Fee___________________________________________________________________
To participate in the event the following registration fees have to be paid per choir/ensemble
Participation to the Festival and/or Competition* 200 € Additional Category and/or Festival Activity,                                                  
each 200 € Early bird discount 100 €
*Includes one Category or one Festival Activity and minimum one Friendship Concert
The application fee has to be submitted upon registration. 
In case of cancellation of your participation: We will refund the paid amount minus 200 €.

__Event Package____________________________________________________________________
For organisational reasons and to ensure optimal conditions, a participation in the event is possible only if the accommodation is booked through the organisers.
The event package includes following services:
• Participation to the event in the chose Category/Activities
• A part of the non-subsidized organisation costs
• 4 nights - Accommodation in the following categories: Economy, Standard, Comfort, Superior.

If a registration is received without specific information the down payment invoice will be made and sent on the basis of double rooms in Comfort Class.
Registration is binding for the choir, in regard to both participation in the festival and the travel services provided by the organisers. Confirmation of the order (deposit invoice) through the organisers constitutes a travel contract in the sense of § 651a BGB (German Civil Code). The General Conditions of Travel of the organisers shall apply. They are enclosed in each offer. Please read these conditions carefully. Ignorance of these legally valid conditions does not provide exemption from any resulting obligations. The costs due to the organisers for the event package are due on the date indicated on the invoice. Banking information is also located on the invoice.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that participation in the event is only possible if the payment has been received net and by deadline. Delay in payments may affect your participation. Any costs incurred due to such action are to be borne by the group.

__Travel Expenses___________________________________________________________________
The organisation of the journey to the event is responsibility of the choir members and additional per-sons. The travel expenses and airport transfers are therefore not included.