Voices of Costa Brava

Date: 13 - 16 December 2020

05 - 08 December 2021

04 - 07 December 2022

Join Choirs from all over the world

Vocal Competition Voices of Costa Brava – has real importance in the competitive life of singers from different countries. Those allowed to participate are soloists, duets, trios and ensembles, performing popular and original works. During the competitive days at the contest, the representatives of the city authorities and the media are present. For the leaders of groups there are organized master classes. In their free time, the participants will be able to take part in excursions, intellectual games and a disco. The jury at the vocal competition “Voices of Costa Brava” will be specialists from Spain, France, Russia, Ukraine and other countries.
 

Nominations:

I category: academic singing;
II category: jazz singing;
III category: rock and rap;
IV category: folk singing;
V category: pop singing;
VI category: musical.
Age groups of the participants:
I) younger than 9 years old
II ) 10-12 years
III) 13-15 years
IV) 16-19 years
V) 20-25 years
VI) from 26 years
Mixed
* The group age is based on most of the participants.
Technical requirements:
Each group should present 1 or 2 competitive compositions of 2-5 minutes each. Each soloist should present 1 performance up to 4 minutes.
All the compositions should be recorded on a USB flash drive. It is obligatory to have a backup copy of tracks on a CD.
In the application it’s necessary to specify if the layout of performances is needed or if the work will be executed by one set.
It’s obligatory to indicate soloists, duets and small groups of 3-5 persons.
During the competitive performances as to the groups, so to the soloists it’s prohibited to use lip-synching sound records.

Jury:

The jury of the contest is formed of the most important choreographers and cultural workers of Spain, France, Canada and other countries of the Eastern Europe and Asia. International jury is formed by the contest’s providers. Participation in the gala concert isn’t guaranteed for everyone and is confirmed due to the results of the previous shows according to the consolidated legislative decision of the contest providers and the judges.
 
The jury has the right to:
not to award all the prizes;
to share prize among performers;
to award special prizes to teachers for outstanding achievements;
to make a decision about breaking a performance which exceeds the bounds of the regulations.
Evaluation criteria:
 
– purity of the intonation and quality of sound;
– beauty of the timbre and the voice strength;
– scenic culture, artistic skill;
– mastery, technique of movements’ execution.
 
The jury evaluates the participants on 100-point scale.
 
Regarding to the genres of performing and nominations the awards are distributed due to seven age groups:
 
participants who received up to 70 points become prize winners (copper diploma);
participants who received from 70 to 79 points – prize winners of the third degree (bronze diploma);
participants who received from 80 to 89 points become prize winners of the second degree (silver diploma);
participants who received from 90 to 99 points become prize winners of the first degree (gold diploma);
participants who received 100 points become winners of the grand prize of the contest “Voices of Costa Brava” (platinum diploma).
The result is made up of the average quantity of the received scores and the average value of the progress scores.
 
The jury’s decisions are final and are not subject to review.
 
Ensembles, soloists, duets and small groups – winners of the first prizes and the Grand prize are given personalized trophy cups FIESTALONIA. Each group participant is given a nominal diploma from the founders and providers of the contest. Each group gets from the Spanish authorities an additional diploma in the form of engraving on a special base. Each team head and sponsor will be given thank-you letters on the letterhead of the kingdom of Spain.
 

Program:

1st day:
– check-in to a hotel from 14:00 pm;
– meeting with the organizers of the contest;
– presentation of the excursion programs;
– rehearsal (on request);
20:00 – dinner.
 
2nd day:
08:00 – breakfast;
11:00 – rehearsal;
13:00 – lunch;
14:00 – beginning of the festival contest;
19:30 – Gala concert with award ceremony;
21:00 – dinner.
 
3rd day:
08:00 – breakfast, free day;
09:00 – excursions (optionally for an additional charge);
13:00 – lunch;
20:00 – dinner.
 
4th day:
8:00 – breakfast;
– check out from the hotel at 10:00.
 
ATTENTION! Organizers have opportunity to modify the program.
ATTENTION! Check out from the hotel at 10:00.
 

Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

• Three-nights bed and breakfast in a 4* Hotel in Riva Del Garda
• Half-board on three evening (drinks are not included)
• Festival participation fee
• Participation diploma per choir
• Souvenir folder per group
• Participation in the festival concert together with other participating choirs (1-2 songs)
(not compulsory)
• Festival concert performance of 30-45-minute duration
• Return airport transfers from Milan airports (Arrival Linate and Departure from Malpensa) with local guide assistance on arrival at Milan Linate
• Free place for choir conductor

Transportation while in Costa Brava

Choirs usually make their way around the city with the local guide via public transport. However, we can arrange coach transportation for your group as
required.
 

Flight Options

Once you enquire with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group. Choir Contact experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking. We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir. We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking. Travel Insurance CCI recommend that all travellers take out travel insurance at the time of booking.

A quotation costs nothing, so contact us today on 01 888 7830

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