51. Int. Choral Music Festival Barcelona

FCECThis one-week long Festival takes place from 4th to 10th of July 2016 in Barcelona (Spain).
Enrolment fees include accommodation, breakfast and lunch, picnic 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 from abroad, are expected to take part in the event.
The participating choirs will be expected to offer 2 performances: one concert in the gothic church of Santa Maria del Pi, and one concert 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.
During the week the choirs will also have a visit and short concert in Sagrada Familia.


Workshop A: Pergolesi – Stabat Mater, for women voices
Conductor: Josep Vila Jover (Catalonia)

Workshop B: Romantic Music
Conductor: Jan Schumacher (Germany)

Workshop C: Josep Vila Casañas – El Mirador
Conductor: Joan Company (Balearic Islands)

Workshop D: Gregorian Chant
Conductor: Juan Carlos Asensio (Spain)

Participating conditions

Enrolment fee complete week: 400 € inclusive of:
Accommodation in different kind of rooms, breakfast, lunch, and picnic for dinner on performance days, participation in the workshop and music scores, 2 concerts + short concert in Sagrada Família.
All singers (complete week only) 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.

Enrolment fee half week (3 days): 200 € inclusive of:
Accommodation in different kind of rooms, breakfast, lunch, and picnic for dinner on performance day, 1 concert.

Deadline for applications: January the 15th 2016

Optional day outings: On request, we can organise for your choir a visit to Montserrat Monastery with attendance to a short concert, or a Barcelona guided tour.


fcec Homepage
Information and registration (PDF file)
Workshop and Conductors (PDF file)