46th Singing Week in Barcelona

From 4th to 10th July 2011 the

46. Jornades INTERNACIONALS DE CANT CORAL

– also known as Barcelona Singing Week – will be held in Barcelona, Spain. Unfortunately the Homepage of this interesting choral festival is currently only in spain language, so here are some more detailed informations:

This one-week long Festival takes place in Barcelona.

Enrolment fees include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, pic-nic for dinner on performance days, and the music scores for the workshops.

Free time in the mornings. This allows you to enjoy the wide range of activities Barcelona has to offer: you can enjoy the sunshine on more than 3 km of beach line, the never-ending life on the glamorous Ramblas, or you may visit the Gothic city centre and all kinds of buildings, monuments or museums.

Workshops take place in the afternoon. Around 400 participants, Catalan and international, are expected to take part in the event.

The participating choirs will be expected to offer 2-3 performances: one concert in the gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi, and one or two other concerts in different venues in the vicinity of Barcelona

The Singing week Closure Concert takes place at the well- known modernist style Hall, “Palau de la Música Catalana”. In addition, a reception in the City Council will be organised.

Workshop / Taller A

Conductor: Poire Vallvé
Catalan folksongs in jazz-folch rythms

Workshop / Taller B

Conductor: Fernando Marina
Magnificat, John Rutter

Workshop / Taller C

Conductor: Damián Sánchez (Argentina)
Misa Criolla, Ariel Ramírez

Participating conditions:
The “Singing Week” is open to all choirs that wish to take part in an International Choral Music Festival.
Enrolment fee: 365 € / person. Inclusive of:
Accommodation in different kind of rooms
Breakfast and lunch from July 4th (lunch) till July 10th (Breakfast).
Pic-nic for dinner will also be provided on performance days.
Participation in the workshops
Workshops´ music scores.

During the week, choirs are expected to:
-Offer a 30 minutes long performance in Barcelona (St. Maria del Pi);
-Offer 1 or 2, 60 minutes long performance/s in venues located in towns in the Barcelona area.
-Participate in one workshop.
All singers are requested to state 2 workshop preferences, so that we can achieve the best possible grouping for the workshops. We will, of course, try to meet your first preference if that is possible.

By signing the registration form, participants accept that the Federació Catalana d’Entitats Corals holds all the rights of the International Choral Days in Barcelona.Deadline for applications: February the 28th, 2010
The outcome of your application will be communicated to you by March the 15th, 2010.

Optional day outings: On request, we can organise for your choir a visit to Monserrat Monastery with attendance to a short concert, or a Barcelona guided tour (ask for more information)

Timetable
9-9:30 h breakfast
Free Time
14-15:30 h. lunch
16-19 h. workshop rehearsal
21 h. concerts (9/7 final concert)

Concerts: Each participant choir gives different individual concerts (2-3) in Barcelona and surroundings
Workshops: Each participant has to take part in one workshop

Registration Form (DOC-File)
Homepage (spain/catalan)