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The 15th International Choir Festival “Tallinn 2017”
April 20-23, 2017




The GP of the festival was won by Mixed Choir MASKA from Latvia

Winner of the Grand Prix of the 15th International Choir Festival Tallinn 2017 is Mixed Choir Maska from Latvia (conductor Jānis Ozols). 
Mixed Choir Maska also won the first prize in the contemporary music category and the second prize in the category of mixed choirs and folk music category. 

Estonian choirs were also very successful: Girls` Choir Ellerhein (conductor Ingrid Kõrvits) won the first prize in the folk music category and in the category of equal voices, Youth Choir of Tallinn Music High School (conductor Ingrid Kõrvits) won the first prize in the category of youth choirs and University of Tartu Chamber Choir (conductor Triin Koch) won the first prize in the category of chamber choirs 

Children´s choir Vesnianka from Russia (conductor Lyubov Aldakova) won the first prize in the category of children choirs. 

During two days 31 choirs from seven countries - altogether 1200 singers competed in the Estonia Concert Hall.
In addition there were concerts in Tallinn Methodist Church, Niguliste Church, Hopner´s House, Blackheads` House and in several schools. 


 RESULTS OF THE FESTIVAL




The Choral Festival includes both the choral contest and a series of concerts in the churches and concert halls of Tallinn. 
Artistic Director of the Festival is Triin Koch. 

Jury: Tone Bianca Dahl (Norway)
Basilio Astulez Duque (Basque/Spain)
Georg Grün (Germany)
Heli Jürgenson (Estonia)
Ko Matsushita (Japan)

The festival is organised by Estonian Choral Association. 


PARTICIPATING CHOIRS

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

REHEARSAL IN 409 B

Rules


1. The contest is open to amateur choirs in all choral categories (mixed, chamber, female, male, children's and youth choirs).

2. The contest is held in the following categories
:
• Mixed choirs (at least 30 singers)
• Chamber choirs (16 - 32 singers)
• Female choirs (at least 16 singers)
• Male choirs (at least 16 singers)
• Children’s choirs (at least 16 singers, born after 20.04.2000. 10 % of the choir can be over this age on the day of the competition, but not older than 18.)
• Youth choirs (at least 16 singers, born after 20.04.1996. 10 % of the choir can be over this age on the day of the competition, but not older than 25.)
• Contemporary music (composed after 1980; at least 16 singers)
• Folk song (at least 16 singers)

3. Category held with the minimum of 3 participant choirs.

4. Each choir may participate in 1-3 categories, with the approval of the Festival Artistic Commission.

5. Performing time in each category is 10-12 minutes.

6. Competition program in the categories of mixed, chamber, female and male choirs:
- Compulsory piece
- A song by a composer of the choir’s native country
- A song from romantic period (composed 1820-1910)
- Music of the choir’s own choice
At least one song should be performed completely a cappella. Percussion instruments (without tuned pitch) may be used in several pieces. One song in the program allowed with accompaniment with tuned pitch (piano, organ etc).

7. Competition program in the categories of youth and children’s choirs:
- A song by a composer of the choir’s native country, composed after 1980
- Music of the choir’s own choice
At least one song should be performed completely a cappella. Percussion instruments (without tuned pitch) may be used in several pieces. One song in the program allowed with accompaniment with tuned pitch (piano, organ etc).
To enter the competition, choir singers need to be equipped with an identity card (with a photo) issued by a competent authority. This document must be shown before appearing on stage.

8. Competition program in the category of contemporary music:
- Compulsory piece
- Music of the choir’s own choice composed after 1980

9. Competition program in the category of folk song:
- at least one folk song arrangement from choir’s native country
- at least one folk song arrangement a cappella
- folk song arrangements of the choir’s own choice

10. Piano and organ will be available on the stage. If your choir will use any other instruments for accompaniment, please inform the organisers about that in the registration form.

11. The Festival has the right to use radio and TV recordings at their own discretion excluding any fees to the participants.

12. All rounds are open for audience.

13. If needed, the organisers have the right to merge categories or not open one if it lacks sufficient number of choirs.

Grand Prix


1. Choir performs a program of their own discretion excluding pieces performed in the 1st round.

2. The performance time is 12 - 15 minutes.

3. The contestants (no more than 6 choirs) will be chosen by the jury from amongst the choirs who have received at least 90 points of the total of 100 in the style category round.

4. All groups who are participating are expected to have prepared for the Grand Prix. The refusal to participate will result in disqualification.

Jury and assessment
1. The choirs will be assessed by a 5-member international jury.

2. In the 1st Round, the jury will assess interpretation, technical acuity and the difficulty of the program (max 100 points).

3. Jurors will give written comments for each choir, which participants will get during 2 month after the competition, with their points.

4. The jury has the right to award the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize in each category, with the respective scores of 90, 80 and 70 points of the total of 100. The jury has the right to award special prizes and/or redistribute the prizes at their own discretion.

5. In case a choir exceeds the time limit for more than 30 seconds, each extra minute will equal to 1 minus point in the total score. The same rule applies in case of shorter performance time.

6. The winner of the Grand Prix round will be chosen by simple majority.

7. The decision of the jury is final and will not be submitted to further discussion.

Participation conditions


1. All the choir members, except the conductor, must be amateurs.

2. Each choir will submit the following documents by 15 November 2016 at the latest:
• short annotation (1900-2006 characters) of the choir and the CV of the conductor(s) in English
• photos of the choir and the conductor(s)
• a completed registration form
• a recent (recorded not earlier than 01.01.2015) audio recording of a concert (minimum length 15 minutes)
• a copy of the participation fee payment receipt

Please send annotation and photos by e-mail!
CDs, videos and scores will not be returned.

• Each choir will cover their travel and accommodation expenses.
• Each choir will transfer the registration fee of 200 € for first category and 150 € for each following participation category onto the account of Estonian Choral Association. Returnable if the choir should not be chosen to participate. The bank fees will be covered by the payee.
The final date of registration is 15 November 2016 (date of postage).

 The artistic board will announce the final list of participant choirs by 15 December 2016 at the latest.
By March 20, 2017, each choir is required to submit the scores of the works which will be performed in the competition (5 copies, not to be returned).
The sets of scores should be filed in the order they are going to be performed. The Estonian Choral Association will not be held responsible for the authenticity of the scores.
• The choirs have also opportunity to give a concert (program about 15 minutes) with sacred or secular program.
• To enter the competition, singers of children’s and youth choirs need to be equipped with an identity card (with a photo) issued by a competent authority. This document must be shown before appearing on stage. 

Prizes in children’s and youth choirs’ categories:
1st Prize 1000 €
2nd Prize 700 €
3rd Prize 500 €

Prizes in other categories:
1st Prize 1300 €
2nd Prize 1000 €
3rd Prize 600 €

Grand Prix: 3000 € 

Compulsory pieces:


Female choirs
Kaj-Erik Gustafsson Ave Maria and O Salutaris Hostia from Three Sacred Songs (SuLaSol)

Chamber choirs 
Tõnu Kõrvits Brother Fire from the cycle Canticle of the Sun (Estonian Music Information Centre, www.emic.ee, emic@emic.ee)

Mixed choirs 
Michael Berkeley Jubilate Deo (Banks Music Publications,
http://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/product/jubilate-deo-from-eight-motets/47805/338/  
Tel: +44 1653 628545; Fax: +44 1653 627214, Email: info@banksmusicpublications.co.uk )

Male choirs
Darius Milhaud Psalm 121 (Universal Edition)

Contemporary music 
commissioned piece by Pärt Uusberg, available in Estonian Choral Association from May 2016

Contact:
Estonian Choral Association
Roosikrantsi 13
10119 Tallinn
Estonia

Tel. (372) 627 44 51
Mob (372) 51 44 301
Fax: (372) 627 44 59

e-mail: kooriyhing@kul.ee
http://www.kooriyhing.ee

Bank information
Bank Name: SEB Pank
Account name: Estonian Choral Association
Account No: 10 0220 0252 0006
IBAN: EE3910 10 0220 0252 0006
SWIFT: EEUHEE2X

The contest will be held in Estonia Concert Hall
(Estonia Blvd 4, Tallinn).



REGISTRATION FORM


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