CCNF CHOIRS CONNECT:
3-7 October 2019
Highlight end to the CHORAL CELEBRATION NETWORK annual events
Concerts will take place in Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City
Up to 550 singers can participate
Mostly choirs but limited individual singers with proven choral experience can register
Sight seeing will be in and around Soweto and Lion Park
Event include rehearsal sessions, outreach visits, sight seeing in the area as well as a workshop with the Soweto Gospel Choir on performing Gospel Music
The Soweto Gospel Choir will be the anchor choir for this event
Two full concerts will be presented: Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
The Sunday morning will be a special Mass for Peace in the Regina Mundi Church in Soweto
This premiere Choirs Connect Festival is part of a 2 series event. The Choirs Connect Gospel festival engage choirs and singers, both locally and internationally, in gospel choral music, the most popular genre in South Africa. We combine amateur singers with professional groups to stimulate development in a fun collaborative way with a distinct tourism angle to experience the area.
Choirs Connect: Gospel Premiere Event
Soweto over first weekend of October annually
Date: 3 –7 October 2019
2019 Professional Group: Grammy winners the Soweto Gospel Choir
A non-refundable application fee of 200 Euros for the first category chosen and 100 Euros for every additional category (for each choir and for each category chosen)
I warmly invite your choir to the only choral competition that really takes part In Venice.
You will sing at the beautiful 'Auditorium Santo Margherita and at the Church of 'St. Salvador'.
And if you are the lucky winners of the Grand Prix you will have the honor to sing the Sunday
Moss at the beovtiful 'Basillica dei Frari'.
Do come to Venice to enjoy the Claudio Monteverdi Choral Competition'
Dr Andrea Angelini
18th October 2018 (Church of San Giovanni e Paolo)
Evening: Non competitive concert with all participating choirs at 20:00
19th October 2018 (Church of San Stae)
Afternoon: Category E, Sacred Music (Mixed Adult’s, Equal Voices Adult’s, Children’s and Youth Choirs)
20th October 2018(Church of San Pietro di Castello)
Morning: Category B, ‘Mixed Adult’s Choirs’ and ‘Equal Voices Adult’s Choirs’
Afternoon: Category A, ‘Children and Youth Choirs’
Evening: Category X, ‘Grand Prix Competition’ – Awarding Ceremony
21st October 2018 (The Church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari)
Morning: Holy Mass at the Church of Frari sung by the winning choir of Category X, the Grand Prix
XIV INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
OF ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS MUSIC
5-8 December 2019
The non-refundable registration fee of a choir: 1 contest category makes 200EUR, each next one contest category makes 150EUR. For participation in the festival without participation in the competition 100EUR.
Pre/post tour in Slovenia.
Pre/post tour to Vienna and/or German Christmas markets
5th December 2019
7 pm: Opening concert of participating choirs, Jesuit Church
6th December 2019
6 pm: Choir performances on the Christmas market stage, Main Square
7 pm: Advent concert of the participating choirs, Jesuit Church
7th December 2019
9 am -2 pm: Competition in the individual categories, Mirror Hall of the Primatial Palace
4:30 pm: Results announcement, Main Square
5 pm: Choir performances on the Christmas market stage, Main Square
7 pm: Dinner reception for choir leaders
8th December 2019
In the morning: performance of choirs during the Holy Masses in Bratislava churches (optional, if requested by a choir)