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Category A – Difficulty level I with compulsory piece

A1 –  Mixed Choirs • A2 – Male Choirs • A3 – Female Choirs

Competition programme

Four pieces have to be performed due to the following criteria:

1) Compulsory piece:

  • A1: Colin Mawby: Ad Invocandum Spiritum Sanctum
    OR Vytautas Miškinis: Multi dicunt
  • 
A2: Colin Mawby: O Emmanuel
    OR Aurelio Porfiri: I know that from Thine Eyes
  • A3: Stephen Hatfield: Down Low with Finesse
    OR Battista Pradal: Nature

2) One piece by a composer born after 1809

3) One piece by an Italian composer

4) One freely chosen piece

Number of singers

A1: minimum 37
A2 & A3: minimum 31

Singing time

Maximum 20 Minutes

Accompaniment

Maximum one piece may be performed with instrumental accompaniment.

Category B – Difficulty level II without compulsory piece

B1 –  Mixed Choirs • B2 – Male Choirs • B3 – Female Choirs

Competition programme

Three pieces from different periods and with different character have to be performed.

Number of singers

unlimited

Singing time

Maximum 15 Minutes

Accompaniment

Maximum one piece may be performed with instrumental accompaniment.

Category C – Chamber Choirs with compulsory piece

Competition programme

Four pieces have to be performed due to the following criteria:

1) Compulsory piece

  • C1: Domenico Bartolucci – Panis Angelicus
    OR Domenico Bartolucci – Regina coeli
  • 
C2: Orlando Dipiazza – Ecce panis angelorum
    OR Domenico Bartolucci – Salutatio Angelica
  • C3: Aurelio Porfiri – O Sacrum Convivium
    OR Guido Messore – Exultandi et Laetandi

2) One piece by a composer born before 1567

3) One piece by an Italian composer

4) One freely chosen piece

Number of singers

C1: mininum 5, maximum 36
C2 & C3: minimum 4, maximum 30

Singing time

Maximum 20 Minutes

Accompaniment

not permitted

Category G – Children’s and Youth Choirs

G1 – Children’s Choirs up to 16 years old SSAA
G2 – Youth Choirs of equal voices (Girls up to 19, Boys up to 25 years old)
G3 – Youth Choirs of mixed voices (up to 25 years old)

Competition programme

Four pieces have to be performed due to the following criteria:

1) One piece by a composer born before 1809

2) One piece by an Italian composer

3) One piece by a composer who is alive at the time of the registration

4) One freely chosen piece

Number of singers

unlimited

Singing time

Maximum 15 minutes

Accompaniment

Maximum two pieces may be performed with instrumental accompaniment.

Category S – Sacred Music

Competition programme

Three pieces have to be performed due to following criteria:

1) One piece of sacred choral music by an Italian composer.

2) & 3) two freely chosen pieces of sacred choral music of different character            and from different musical periods.

Number of singers

unlimited

Singing time

Maximum 15 minutes

Accompaniment

Maximum one piece may be performed with instrumental accompaniment.

Category F – Folklore

Competition programme

The ensembles are asked to perform a folklore programme typical of their home country, which may include a folk scene or a custom traditional in the country or a scene with choreo‐graphy from the daily life in the home country of the participants. The choreography should reflect traditional customs. The main emphasis should be on the vocal part. The singers should wear traditional costumes.

Notice:

In case sheet music is not available, a short description for the jury written in English is requested.

Number of singers

unlimited

Singing time

Maximum 15 minutes

Accompaniment

Piano accompaniment and traditional instruments are permitted.Playback is not permitted.

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