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   Nou!

Complements and services   

Type of Competitions 

Trophies and prices 

Programme   

Tickets

How arrive

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

This year is expected to participate in the following groups:

ARGENTINA CANTORÍA DE LA MERCED - CORDOBA
BULGARY CHILDREN FOLK DANCE GROUP AT HOUSE OF CULTURE - GABROVO
FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE SIVEK - GABROVO
CANADÀ TORONTO CHILDREN'S CHORUS CHAMBER CHOIR - TORONTO
CATALONIA

CAPELLA DE MÚSICA SANTA MARIA - MOLLET DEL VALLÈS
COR ALLEGRO - GIRONA
ESBART SANTA TECLA - TARRAGONA

CHINA GUANGDONG EXPERIM.MIDDLE SCHOOL - GUANGZHOU CITY, GUANGDONG PROV
COLOMBIA ENSAMBLE MÚSICO VOCAL UNIV.NACIONAL - BOGOTÁ
CZECH REP.

DOMINO - OPAVA

INDONESIA PADUAN SUARA MAHASISWA UNIVERS. INDONESIA PARAGITA - DEPOK/JAKARTA
ISRAEL DERECH HAKETZEV - TEL AVIV
ITALY CORO FEMMINILE EOS - ROMA
MALAYSIA LA VOCE CHOIR - KLANG
MOLDAVIA CANTABILE - CHISINAU
POLAND CHOIR OF THE COLLEGIUM MEDICUM - BYDGOSZCZ
SPAIN VOCAL CUATRO - MADRID
TURKEY

IFDO FOLK DANCE AND ART GROUP - ANKARA

UNITED KINGDOM ORLYK UKRAINIAN FOLK DANCE GROUP - MANCHESTER
USA YOUNG PEOPLE'S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY - NEW YORK
VENEZUELA CORO DE CÁMARA DE MÉRIDA - MÉRIDA

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 

19.00 h  Welcoming ceremony & Opening performance.

Presentation of all participating groups.

19.30 h  Performance with the choirs and dance groups. 

ORLYK UKRAINIAN FOLK DANCE GROUP (MANCHESTER - GRAN BRETANYA)
CANTORIA DE LA MERCED (CÓRDOBA - ARGENTINA)
PADUAN SUARA MAHASISVA U.I.P. (DEPOK JAKARTA - INDONÈSIA)

20.15 h  Inaugural Concert of the 35th edition.

 

SOLO PERFORMANCE OF COR VIVALDI

De l’òpera «Die Zauberflöte» (La flauta màgica):
“Die drei knaben”,
“Zum Ziele führt dich diese Bahn”,
“Seid uns zum zweiten Mal willkommen”,
i “Bald prangt, den Morgen zu verkünden”.

 

YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY

«Ain’t no grave can hold my body down»
«Red River Valley»
«Oh! Susanna»
«Skip to My Lou»
«Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal»
«Beautiful Dreamer»
«I’ll Fly Away»


Friday, 14 July 

10.00 h  Competition num 1, Mixed Choirs.

Obligatory work: «La sardana de les monges» Enric Morera(1865-1942)
Three works of free choice: an earlier twentieth century, a later nineteenth century, and any time, with or without instrumental accompaniment.

15.00 h  Competition num 3, Female Choirs.

Obligatory work: «Melnik» Jordan Milev - Ivan Marinov
Three works of free choice: an earlier twentieth century, a later nineteenth century, and any time, with or without instrumental accompaniment.

18.00 h Passacaglia of the dance groups

From the Plaça del Carbó / Passeig / Pl. Major to Atlàntida

19.00 h  International Evening Concert

Participation of the International Choral and Dance groups. 


Saturday, 15 July 

10.00 h   Competition num 4, Mixed Male or Female choirs up to 40 voices. Folk Music.

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

15.00 h   Competition num 5, Dance Groups up to  35 members, including the musicians. 

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

18.00 h Passacaglia of the choral groups

Itinerary: L'Atlàntida - Plaça del Carbó - Plaça Major - Rambla del Passeig - L'Atlàntida

19.00 h International Evening Concert

Participation of the International Choral and Dance groups. 
*After the concert will be offer prices of the competitions 1, 3, 4 and 5.

 

Sunday, 16 July 

11.30 h  Competition num 2, Children´s choirs up to 40 voices. 

Obligatory work: «Mignonne allons voir si la rose» Guillaume Costeley (1531-1606)
Two works of free choice: a twentieth century before and after a century.

13.00 h  International Children's Concert. 

Participation of the International Choral and Dance childrens groups. 
After the concert will be offer prices of the competition 2.

18.00 h  International Concert & Ending of the festival. 

Participation of the International Choral and Dance groups. 

Clausure ceremony of the 35th Festival, sing of the Festival Hymn whith singers and public.


Tickets

Advance sales:

- Lockers Teatre L'Atlàntida: c/ Francesc Maria Masferrer 4, 08500 Vic, Tel.:+34 93 702 72 57

- In internet: Purchase online at
Teatre L'Atlàntida

Sale point:

Teatre L'Atlàntida: c/ Francesc Maria Masferrer 4, 08500 Vic, Tel.: +34 93 702 72 57


Prices of the tickets:

- TICKET STALLS, with special seat for the Concert or the Dance Competition on Saturday

- TICKET CIRCLE

 
STALLS
CIRCLE

UNDER 10 YEARS

25 euros
20 euros
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17 euros
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5 euros
17 euros
14 euros
5 euros
Sunday 16
17 euros
14 euros
5 euros
4-day ticket
57 euros
46'5 euros
- Reduction 10% with card acredition:

Organized groups with 20 persons.
Festival Friends.
Young Card, olders 65 y., Large families,
Amics de la Música
Client Bonpreu-Esclat.
Club La Vanguardia or El 9 Nou newspaper.


How arrive

Road C17, C37 or C25 until Vic.

Train until Vic.
Bus from Barcelona or Girona until Vic.

 

Ask at offices:

Train -RENFE tel. 902 320 320 -Rodalies - R3: Barcelona -Vic
Bus - AUTOCARS SAGALÉS tel. 902 13 00 14 -Interurban line: Barcelona (Casp) - Vic
Bus - AUTOCARS TEISA tel. 972 200 275 - Line Eix Bus: Girona-Lleida