4th Florence International Choir Festival

The Florence International Choir Festival FICF is organized by the “Ensemble San Felice”, an internationally renowned vocal and instrumental group that has been performing all over Europe for almost 20 years, its concert activity ranging from the medieval to contemporary repertoire.

The 4th edition of FICF will take place from 22th to 24th July 2015 in some of the most prestigious places in the historical center of the city, such as the Salone dei Cinquecento, the Auditorium of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio and the magnificent Basilicas of Santa Croce, San Lorenzo and Santa Trinita.
This Festival will be a great chance to spend wonderful days to celebrate friendship, music and different cultures. The organization will be happy to arrange longer stay to give the chance to visit the beautiful areas and cities near Florence, like Fiesole, Siena, San Gimignano, Chianti, Pisa, Arezzo.

CHOIRS AND ENSEMBLES CATEGORIES

A – Mixed Choirs Adults
B – Equal Voices Choirs Adults
C – Youth Choirs
D – Children Choirs
E – Chamber Choirs
F – Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles
G – Sacred Music Choirs
H – Popular, Folk, Gospel, Barbershop Ensembles
I – Jazz and Modern vocal ensembles
L – Early Music
M – Modern and Contemporary Music
Each group will perform 3 pieces. The total performance must be from 9 to 15 minutes

PRIZES

In each category the jury will assign the following prizes:
1st place: Gold Medal, Golden Diploma
2nd place: Silver Medal, Silver Diploma
3rd place: Bronze Medal, Bronze diploma

SPECIAL PRIZES
1 – The Golden David
2 – The Best Conductor
3 – The Best Male and Female Soloist
4 – The Best Performance of Italian Composer’s Work
5 – The Best Contemporary Composer Arrangement
6 – The Best Choreography
7 – The Best Traditional Costumes
The Golden David, a very special prize, will assigned to the best Choir or Ensemble for excellent artistic performance. It consists of a statue of the Michelangelo’s David, the emblem of Florence and our Festival. All choirs which do not receive a prize will get the Diploma of successful participation in Festival.

ENROLLMENT

The Festival enrollment fee for each choir is 200 euros and 150 euros for every supplemental category.

More information, application: www.florencechoirfestival.com

Palazzo Vecchio