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FICA

2017

2017/07/08 00:00:00

July 8th and 9th, 2017

REGULATIONS

Categories:

A – Mixed Choirs

Repertoire requirements:

  • Set piece: Pequeno poemário de Pessoa – nº 2 – Eurico Carrapatoso*
  • A 10-12 minute programme that includes:
    • A piece by a living composer;
    • Free choice;
    • Free choice (optional, choirs may choose to perform just one free choice);

B1 – Male Voice Choirs

Repertoire requirements:

  • Set piece: O que me diz o vento d’Óbidos – nº 4 – Eurico Carrapatoso*
  • A 10-12 minute programme that includes:
    • A piece by a living composer;
    • Free choice;
    • Free choice (optional, choirs may choose to perform just one free choice);

B2 – Female Voice Choirs

Repertoire requirements:

  • Set piece: O Magnum Mysterium – Eurico Carrapatoso*
  • A 10-12 minute programme that includes:
    • A piece by a living composer;
    • Free choice;
    • Free choice (optional, choirs may choose to perform just one free choice);

C – Sacred Music

Repertoire requirements:

  • A 12 – 15 minute programme that includes:
    • One piece written before 1700
    • A piece by a living composer;
    • Free choice;
    • Free choice (optional, choirs may choose to perform just one free choice);

D – Gospel/Pop/Jazz

Repertoire requirements:

  • A 12 – 15 minute programme consisting of gospel, pop or jazz music.
    (Instruments may be used)

F – Folklore

Repertoire requirements:

  • A 12 – 15 minute programme consisting of native folk music.
    (Instruments may be used)

* Scores for Eurico Carrapatoso’s works may be obtained directly from the composer.

Please email: [email protected]

 

GRAND PRIX:

 

The winning choir from each category qualifies for the final, once they have achieved a minimum score of 70% in that category. Choirs must present two pieces, one of which has not previously been performed in any competition category. If a choir wins more than one category, the runners-up in the second chronological category will qualify for the final, provided they have achieved a minimum score of 70% in that category. The jury also reserves the right to nominate choirs who are not category winners for the final, provided they have achieved a minimum score of 70%.

⇒ Grand Prix First Prize: €1000

⇒ Grand Prix Second Prize: €500

⇒ Grand Prix Third Prize: €250

 

Application and sheet music

 

Closing date for applications is February 28th, 2017.

Published choral compositions may only be performed using original scores or authorised copies.

Choirs must send 5 original scores of each piece to the festival organisers no later than April 30th, 2017. The scores will be returned to the choir immediately after the competition performance.

The registration fee for each choir is €150, which allows choirs to participate freely in any competition categories (i.e. choirs may participate in multiple categories). Payment details will be communicated to all participating choirs following notice of acceptance.

 

Repertoire requirements:

All repertoire must be unaccompanied (except in categories “D” and “F”).

Programmes must conform to the requirements and time limits of each specific category.

Choirs whose programmes do not comply with the time limits will incur a time penalty.

Choirs may not sing the same piece in different categories.

Choirs that qualify for the final may sing one piece they have previously sung in a category. The second piece must not have been previously performed in a competition category.

The jury will award marks for technical and artistic quality of the chosen repertoire, in addition to the quality of the performance.

 

RULES

  • The choir must have been organised at least one calendar year prior to the festival, and if required, must be able to provide evidence of this.
  • All members of the choir must perform in the choir as amateurs.
  • No singer may compete as a member of more than one choir.
  • All competitors must be aged 16 years or over by the day of the competition.
  • Participation in the competition is subject to approval by the organising committee, which will be communicated within one week of application.
  • The organising committee reserves the right to cancel a competition category.
  • The jury’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding their decisions.
  • The organising committee accepts no legal responsibility pertaining to a choir’s participation in the festival.
  • The organising committee accepts no responsibility regarding meal, accommodation or travel costs for participating choirs.
  • Choirs are responsible for organising their own accommodation. The hotels listed on the festival website offer discounts to choirs competing in the festival. Please mention your participation in FICA when booking in order to avail of this discount.
  • The festival may record, video and photograph and publish these videos/recordings/photographs on radio/television/internet, or include in promotional materials, without payment to the choir.
  • It is the duty of all choirs under 18 years of age that consent is sought from parents/guardians.
  • Mixed choirs which qualify for the final in categories B1 and B2 must participate in the final with this formation, i.e. as male voice and female voice choirs respectively.
  • The organising committee regrets that refunds of registration fees will not be possible for cancellations which occur on or after May 1st, 2017.

The Organising Committee reserves the right to make any necessary amendments to the existing regulations.

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