EDITION 2017

  35 Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs

CATALONIA - SPAIN 

- From 13th to 16th July 2017 in Vic, Barcelona -

 

Introduction 

Kind of Festival 

Participants   

Registration conditions

Complements and services   

Type of Competitions Nou!

Trophies and prices 

Programme   

Registration

 

Introduction

On the thirty-fifth consecutive year, the International Music Festival opens Cantonigròs all those who, with their enthusiasm and desire to promote the development of culture and the twinning of the towns, that motivate an entire people, sensitive and able to start the wonderful task of organizing the Festival. The Festival will be held at the Vic-Barcelona Theatre L'Atlàntida
Within our possibilities, we shall be arranging that all the groups from outside Catalunya, should be able to share in the life of our village, living together in our homes and taking part in the activities and way of life. In this  way communication between us will have become an effective strengthened reality. 
We would very much like to be able to invite all the groups who would like to come but the problem of accomodation will mean a restricted number of participants. 
The history of the Festival is especially enclosed in a great number of families from Cantonigròs, Osona, La Garrotxa, El Bages and La Selva districts, who open their doors and shelter the participants, which every year increase in number. 
We are quite sure that all who have already visited us and taken part in our Festival will have happy memories, just as they will always remain with us the image that each has left with us of their respective culture. 


Kind of Festival 

 Competition and exhibition of mixed choral music, female voices, children`s choir and popular dances. 

 They can enter in the category in which they wish to participate and compete with the other groups entered; they can also take part in the Evening Concert to be held daily at the end of the day. 


Participants 

Are invited groups from around the world, ready to meet the rules and live the spirit of the Festival. The groups must reach the artistic level and training required.

All Entry Forms should be submitted as soon as possible and not later than 31st,  january 2017. The competitors should await notification of acceptance before making final personal arrangements.


Registration conditions 

  • Groups interested in participating should fill in the Registration forms, choosing the competitions they wish to participate (please make a copy of the entry form for the other competitions). These forms should show the free choice and compulsory works required for each category of participation (choirs should take part in at least two competitions). 
  • The groups will receive the documents (bases and rules of the Festival) togheter with sheet music of the compulsori works.
  • The Festival's Artistic Committee will check all the applications and select the groups based on their performance amd originality, advising them at least 4 months before the Festival.
  • The selected groups, have to pay, a registration fee, of 65€ for each adult participant and 52€ for each participant under 17 years old, in order to confirm their participation. 
  • Overseas competitors receive free hospitality during their participation in the Festival. They may stay in private homes, residences or hostels in Vic and Cantonigròs and in the surrounding districts, and are welcomed just as if they were members of the family, having breakfast with them. In the institution, near the Festival's area, they will receive free lunch and dinner
  • The people who will escort the group during the Festival have to pay 75€ per person and day in order to have the same lodgement conditions as the choir or dance group.
  • All Entry Forms should be submitted as soon as possible and not later than 31st January 2017.
  • The competitors should await notification of acceptance before making final personal arrangements.

Complements and services

  • The concerts and competitions are held in the grounds of Teatre L'Atlàntida in the city of Vic-Barcelona.
  • All participants will have available places to rehearse and prepare their work. 
  • They may remain in the Festival's area from morning until night.
  • Visitors requiring accommodation are asked to kindly send the following information to the Secretary of the Festival in Barcelona: 
       a) Number of people; 
       b) Dates of arrival and departure; 
       c) Type of accommodation.

Type of Competitions 

COMPETITION NUM. 1

Mixed choirs of up to 40 voices. 

1st- One obligatory work: "LA SARDANA DE LES MONGES" - Enric Morera (1865-1942). Editorial Clivis- Barcelona.

2nd- Three chosen works:

  • One original composition before 20th century, (not an arrangement), sung in any language, with or without piano accompaniement.. 
  • An original composition after 19th century by a composer of the choir's own country, without instrumental accompaniment. 
  • A free work of any epoch with intrumental accompaniment or not.

The total duration of the works chosen, together, can not exceed 15 minutes.

1st prize, 1800 € ; 2nd prize, 1200 € ; 3rd. prize 600 € . 
 
 

COMPETITION NUM. 2 

Children's choirs of up to 40 voices.  Under 17 years of age on the day of the competition.

1st- One obligatory work: "MIGNONE" - Guillaume Costeley (1531-1606). Edició Philippe Caillard (Música Net. Org 1999).

2nd- Two chosen works:

  • An original composition before 20th century, (not an arrangement), sung in any language, with or without piano accompaniement. 
  • An original composition after 19th century by a composer of the choir's own country, without instrumental accompaniment. 
The total duration of the works chosen, together, can not exceed 10 minutes. 

1st prize, 800€ ; 2nd prize, 500€ ; 3rd. prize 300 € .  
 
 

COMPETITION NUM. 3 

Female choirs up to 36 voices. 

1st- One obligatory work: "MELNIK" - Jordan Milev i Ivan Marinov. Edició FIMC.

2nd- Three chosen works:

  • One original compositions before 20th century, (not an arrangement), sung in any language, with or without piano accompaniement. 
  • An original composition after 19th century by a composer of the choir's own country, without instrumental accompaniment. 
  • A free work of any epoch with intrumental accompaniment or not.

The total duration of the works chosen, together, can not exceed 15 minutes.

1st prize, 1200 € ; 2nd prize, 800 € ; 3rd prize 400 € .   

 

COMPETITION NUM. 4 

Mixed, male, female or children's choirs up to 40 voices. 

Three  works chosen  from the folklore of the country of the participating choir.

The total duration of the works chosen, together, can not  exceed 12 minutes. 

To take part in this competition, the group must take part in any other of the competitions.

1st prize, 600 € ; 2nd prize, 400 € ; 3rd. prize 200 € .
 
 

COMPETITION NUM. 5 

Dance groups  up to  35 members, including the musicians. Performing live music will be valuated.

Two traditional folklore dances of the country of the participating choir.

The total duration of the whole performance, can not exceed 12 minutes. 

1st prize, 600 € ; 2nd prize, 400 € ; 3rd. prize 200 €. 



Trophies and prices 

For the 2017 edition, the Festival will offer prizes in cash, up to 10.000€ (euros) in total, besides the following trophies for each competition: 
    -Prize "Generalitat de Catalunya". 
    -Prize "Ajuntament de Vic".   
    -Prize "Institució Puig Porret".    
    -Prize "Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs". 

• When the first classified groups score the same number of points, the prizes in cash will be divided proportionally and the trophie will be given to all those who share the first place. 

• The decision of the Executive Commitee and the adjudicators will be final. This is an essential condition for participating in theFestival. Any claim should be sent in writing to the Musical Director of the Festival before the competition has ended.

 


Programme 

Thursday, 13 July 

09.00 h  Reception of the participants 
19.00 h  Welcoming ceremony & Opening performance 
19.30 h  Performance with the choirs and dance groups. 
20.15 h  Inaugural Concert of the 35th edition, with the performance of the specials groups invited for these occasion.


Friday, 14 July 

10.00 h  Competition num 1, Mixed Choirs 
15.00 h  Competition num 3, Female Choirs 
19.00 h  Evening Concert with the participation of the International Choral and Dance groups. 


Saturday, 15 July 

10.00 h   Competition num 4, Mixed Male or Female choirs. Folk Music.
15.00 h   Competition num 5, Dance Groups 
19.00 h   Evening Concert with the participation of the International Choral and Dance groups. 


Sunday, 16 July 

11.30 h  Competition num 2, Children´s choirs. 
13.00 h  International Children's Concert. 
18.00 h  International Concert & Ending of the festival. 

 


Registration 

Registrations for 35 International Music Festival at Cantonigròs can be done: 
  • by internet, sending the Entry Form with all the details, 
  • by post  or by e-mail, sending to the Secretary of the Festival,  the Entry Form with all the details. 

In both case, it must be added a brief history of the group / choir, and must be sended, like a recent DVD, CD, MP3 or MP4.  Registration forms will be issued for each type and class for participating in the Festival.   All competitors, except the choir conductors and accompanists, must be amateurs, i.e. people who do not earn their principal livelihood by music making.  The Music Commitee will provide the musical score to the groups. The Cantonigròs International Music Festival or their representatives, reserve the right to organize radio or television transmissions as well as the registration of any filming or taping or image without having to pay any indemnity to the participants.  Competitors having difficulty in securing copies of the necessary test pieces, should write to The Music Director, Festival Internacional de Música de Cantonigròs, c/ Ràbida 5, 08034 - BARCELONA (Spain).  Entries should be sent before 31st January, 2017 .