Vratislavia Sacra

Wroclaw, a Polish city located close to Prague or Krakow and European Capital of Culture 2016 invites interested choirs to the second edition of International Wroclaw Choir Festival VRATISLAVIA SACRA from 13th-15th April 2012.

This festival is open for all amateur choirs and is the only in Poland focusing on sacred music including categories for orthodox church music and spirituals & gospel. Head of the jury will be composer Romuald Twardowski together with Jury members from Russia, Estonia, Sweden and Poland.

Choirs may participate in maximum 3 of the following categories:

  • A. Mixed choirs – adults – all singers must be above 18 years old
  • B. Equal voices choirs – adults (male, female) all singers must be above 18 years old
  • C. Mixed choirs – youth – all singers must be under 26 years old
  • D. Equal voices choirs – youth -(male, female, boys’, girls’, children’s) all singers must be under 26 years old
  • E. Orthodox Church Music
  • F. Spirituals and Gospel (music of English and American Churches origin)

In all categories 15% of the singers may be older or younger than above requirements. The choirs must consist of at least 16 amateur singers. Time of the performance on stage (including getting on and off stage) is 15 minutes. Each choir in category A-E prepares the repertoire consisting of 4 sacral pieces:

  • a) sacred song composed before 1650
  • b) sacred song composed between year 1650 and 1900
  • c) sacred song composed by composer born in 20th century
  • d) freely chosen sacred song
  • In category F choirs must present 4 spirituals/gospel of maximum 15 minutes – piano or organ accompaniment is allowed with all songs

Please visit the festival´s website for more information: vratislaviasacra.pl