48th Singing Week in Barcelona

From 8th to 14 July 2013 the

48. INTERNATIONAL CHORAL MUSIC FESTIVAL BARCELONA

also known as Barcelona Singing Week will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

This one-week long Festival takes place in Barcelona (Spain). Enrolment fees include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, pic-nic for dinner on performance days, and the music scores for the workshops. Every year 3 workshops are offered with different musical programs and conductors.
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.

Workshops for 2013

  1. “La Festa” catalan folk music
    Conductor: Poire Vallvé (Catalonia) (Conductor of Catalan choirs and music teacher)
  2. Musicals
    Conductor: Panda Proosdij (The Nederlands) (Movement coach and director)
  3. Wagner opera choruses
    Conductor: Jaume Miranda (Catalonia-Germany) (Chormeister of the Saarbrücken Opera House)

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”.

Participating conditions:
The “Singing Week” is open to all choirs that wish to take part in an International Choral Music Festival.

Enrolment fee complete week: 375 €
– inclusive of: Accommodation in different kind of rooms, breakfast, lunch, and pic-nic for dinner on performance days, participation in the workshop and music scores, 2 concerts.

Enrolment fee half week (3 days): 180 €
– inclusive of: Accommodation in different kind of rooms, breakfast, lunch, and pic-nic for dinner on performance days, 1 concert.

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.

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).

Deadline for applications: January the 15th 2013
Further info and application form: www.fcec.cat