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Datesofth
heevent

2023July,2017.Paris,France.
1922July,2018.Paris,France.
1821July,2019.Paris,France.
Languagesofthefestival

EnglishandFrench.

Nominations
Childrenschoirs. 1mixed2partiallymixed3homogeneous.
Choirsstructure:
Optionalmusicalcompositionwithan
A accompaniment.
smallchamber(1216persons)
OptionalmusicalcompositionacapellaAgegroups:
middle(2460persons) 1st714yearsold

big(70120persons)
Academicsinging. B1mixedB2partiallymixedB3homogeneous.
Choirsstructure: Forhomogeneousmaleorfemalechoirs;mixedand
partiallymixedchoirs:
Optionalmusicalcompositionwithanaccompaniment.
B smallchamber(1216
OptionalmusicalcompositionacapellaAgegroups:2nd
persons)
1525yearsold
middle(2460persons) 3rd2540yearsold
big(70120persons) 4th41yearsoldandolder

Churchsinging. 1mixed2semimixed3homogeneous.
Choirsstructure:small Optionallytworeligiouschoralmusicalcompositionsofdifferent
C chamber(1216persons) typesandepochs.Agegroups:2nd1525yearsold
middle(2460persons) 3rd2540yearsold

big(70120persons) 4th41yearsoldandolder
Folklore
(authentic) D1mixedD2semimixedD3homogeneous.
singing.
Ensemblesperformtypicalfortheircountryprogramtwomusical
D compositionswhichrepresentvocaltraditionsoftheircountry.Correspondent
choreographyandstageperformancearealsopossible.Itsadvisabletosingin
Choirs
traditionalcostumes.Incaseifthereisnomusicnotation,pleasepreparea
structure:any.
shortdescriptionoftheprograminEnglish.Agegroups:2nd1525yearsold
3rd2540yearsold

4th41yearsoldandolder
Popjazz
gospel E1mixedE2semimixedE3homogeneous.
spiritual.
GospelSpiritual(orcomparablemusicaltraditionsofareligiouscharacter) Pop
modern(musicalcompositionsfromthefieldofpopularmusical
styles)Accompanimentincludingelectronicinstrumentsisacceptable.Vocalists
E improvisationsareadvisablebutnotobligatory.Instrumentalsoloshouldnt
exceedthelimitsasonlythechoirssingingwillbeevaluated.Acoustical
Choirs
amplificationofchoirsorinstrumentalistssoundispossible.Achoirwillbe
structure:any
providedwiththeequipmentcorrespondingtotheplaceofthecontest.
Fulfillmentoftechnicallydifficultdemandsasi.e.usingaheadsetorindividual
microphonesforeachsingeretc.cannotbeguaranteed.Ifheadsetsoracomplex
audiomixingareneeded,itisrecommendedtobringthemwithyou.Age
groups:2nd1525yearsold
3rd25 40yearsold

4th41yearsoldandolder

F1 Soloists,F2 duets,F3smallforms35people,
F4vocalensembles611people.
Agecategories:1st710years
2nd1012years
Academicsinging,folk,spiritualsinging, 3rd1215years
jazz 4th1520years
F 5th2025years
6th2540
7th41andolder
8thmixedagecategory
Soloists,duets,smallforms35people, Performedonepieceacappellaorwithmusic(ona

vocalensembles611people choiceofartist)

Thetotaltimeofaperformancecannotexceed10minutes.
*ForperformanceatNotreDameallowedchoirs,thatpreparedthespiritualandecclesiasticalworkacapella.All
girlsandwomenduringperformancesmustbewithcoveredshoulders.
*F1/F2/F3ParticipantsofthiscategorydonotperformintheNotreDame
*repertoireoftheperformancesintheNotreDamemustcomplywithaplaceofperformance.

Scores

Weaskyoutobring5copiesofthesheetmusicofeachmusicalcompositionwhichisgoingtobeperformed.One
copyistobegiventotheprovidersofthecontest.Itsimportantthataftertheirpublicationthechoral
compositionsmaybeperformedjustaccordingtotheoriginalsofthemusicnotationsortotheauthorizedcopies.
Thecopiesaretobecertifiedbyastampandatextonlyforthejurysrehearsalduringthecontestandafterthe
contesttheywillbeeliminated.
Eachsheetmusicshouldbeprintedonpapertobehandedin.

Organ

WeprovideanelectricalpianoYamahaYDP161keys88withtwofunctionsoforgan.
1stfunctionChurchOrgantypicalsoundoforganwiththeregister8feet,4feet,2feet.Itsuitsforperformingof
thechurchmusicofthebaroqueperiod.
2ndfunctionChurchOrgansoundofafullorganbasihyalwhichisoftenassociatedwithToccataandFugueby
BachJ.S.

Technicalrequirements

Instrumentalaccompanimentisunacceptable;
Allworksareperformedacapella;
Inthedayofthecompetition,whichwilltakeplaceinoneofthechurchesofParis,mustbesubmittedtwo
musicalworks;
Thetotaltimeofcompetitiveperformancemustbenomorethan6minutes.;
Performancesmustcomplywithgenerallyacceptedstandardsofstageculture;
IntheCathedralofNotreDameallowedonlyspiritualsinging,nomorethanonework;
AtNotreDame,thetotaltimeislimitedandperformanceis30minutes.Theperformanceofeachchoirwillbe
approvedthedaybeforetheconcertbytheorganizingcommittee,basedonthenumberofgroups;
Allwomenandgirlsduringperformancesmustbewithcoveredshoulders.
Jury

Thejuryofthecontestconsistsoftheexpertsinthefieldofchoralmusicrecognizedallovertheworld.Thejuryof
thecontestisformedofthemostimportantculturalworkersofSpain,France,Canadaandothercountriesofthe
EasternEuropeandAsia.Internationaljuryisformedbythecontestsproviders.

Thejuryhastheright

nottoawardalltheprizes;
toshareprizeamongperformers;
toawardspecialprizestoteachersforoutstandingachievements;
tomakeadecisionaboutbreakingaperformancewhichexceedstheboundsoftheregulations;
thejuryevaluatestheparticipantsononehundredpointsystem,thefinalresultismadeupofthe
averagequantityofthereceivedscoresandtheaveragevalueoftheprogressscores;
thejurysdecisionsarefinalandarenotsubjecttoreview.

Evaluationcriteria

intonation;
choralsound;
correspondencetothemusicnotations;
generalartisticimpression.

Prizes

Thejuryevaluatestheparticipantson100pointscale.

Regardingthegenresofperformingandnominationstheawardsaredistributedduetosevenagegroups

participantswhoreceivedupto70pointsbecomeprizewinners(copperdiploma);
participantswhoreceivedfrom70to80pointsprizewinnersofthethirddegree(bronzediploma);
participantswhoreceivedfrom81to90pointsbecomeprizewinnersoftheseconddegree(silver
diploma);
participantswhoreceivedfrom91to99pointsbecomeprizewinnersofthefirstdegree(golddiploma);
participantswhoreceived100pointsbecomewinnersofthegrandprizeofthecontestGOLDENVOICES
OFNOTREDAME(platinumdiploma).

*Awardsandcertificateswillbegiventoallthechoirsfromtheprovidersofthecontest.Eachchoirisgivena
personalizedcertificateintheformofengravingonaspecialbaseforitscontributionintotheculturalinternational
relations.

Programofstay

Day1:
ArrivalinParis,accommodationatthehotelafter14:00;
21:00meetingwiththeorganizersofthecontestinthelobbyofthehotel.Registrationofparticipants.
14:00startofthecompetition;
2ndday: Returntothehotel.
08:00breakfast;
11:00departureforthecompetition;
Day3: 13:000walkingtou
urofPariswith
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08:00bre Retturntothehottel.
09:30orgganizedtriptotheconcertattNotreDame;
11:00beginningoftheconcertatNottreDame; Day44:
wardingcerem
12:30rew monyofparticip
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Prices

acccommodation
ninatripleroo
om315/aperrsonextradaay49/aperso
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acccommodation
ninadoublerooom335/ap
personextradday58/apersson
accommodationinasingleroom595/apersonextraday75/aperson

soloistspayextra50.
duetspayextra40foraduet.
smallgroupsof35personspayextra30foragroup.
Forparticipatingineachadditionalnominationextracharge10perperson.

Freeplaces

Each25thgroupsparticipantgetsapackofourservicesforfree!*

*AllthelistoftheassignableservicesyoucanfindinthesectionWhatisincludedintotheprice.

Whatisincludedintotheprice

hotelaccommodation(4days/3nights);
Breakfast;
Transferfromthehoteltothevenueofthecompetitionandbacktothehotel;
TransferfromthehoteltoNotreDameandbacktothehotel(onthedayofperformanceatNotreDame);
walkingtourinthehistoriccenterofParisfromtheislanddelaCittotheLatinQuarter:NotreDameCathedral,
theLatinQuarter,theSorbonneandtheRomanbaths,thePantheonandtheLuxembourgGardens(without
transport);
personalcertificatesregisteredintheEuropeanrepresentation;
competitiveprogram.

NOTE:Ifdesired,youcanorderatransferAirport/RailwayHotelAirport/Railwayforafee.Askourmanagers
fortheprice:info@fiestalonia.net

Attention:Checkoutfromthehotelat10:00.

Extraservices

Originalpicturesfromthecontest,galaconcertandtheawardceremonyonaCD/flashdrive;
Photoservicesduringthetrips/excursions.Photoshootsforgroupsandsoloists;
Concertmaster;
Hairstylist(Makeupandhairstyle);
MasterclassesfromtheSpanishartworkers;
AssistingTranslator.(accompanyingperson);
Videoshootingofacontest/galaconcert.

*Alltheextraservicesareprovidedondemand.Theyshouldberequestedminimum3daysbeforethebeginning
ofthecontest.Thepricesoftheextraservicesaretobespecifiedfromourmanagers.
ChantillyCastle
Extratrips* Montmartre

PanoramicParis
Disneyland
Versailles
FontainebleauandBarbizon
*Topurchasetheoptionalexcursions,pleasecontacttheorganizerlocallyorbymailinfo@fiestalonia.net

Howtotakepartinthecontest?

Tobookacontesttripcontactusatouremail:info@fiestalonia.net
Telephone:0034972376550/0034688276248
Afterthatwewillreferyoutotheauthorizedtouroperatorinyoucountry

Periodofacceptingtheapplications

thelastdayofreceivingoftheapplicationsisfor30daysbeforethebeginningofthefestival;
thelastdayofpaymentisfor21daysbeforethebeginningofthefestival;
termsandconditionsoftheagreementaretoberequestedfromourmanagers.

Completedapplicationpleasesendtoinfo@fiestalonia.net

Searchingforasponsor

Dearfriends!
Yourcreativegroupwantstoparticipateinoneofourinternationalfestivalsbutyourbudgetforthisyearis
up?Theticketsaretoopricyoryourcreativegrouphasnotenoughfundstoparticipateinoneofthecontests?
Dontlosehope,becausemanyartisticgroupsfacetheseproblems.Dontcollapse,wellgiveyousomeadvice
howtofindasponsor.

1.Addresstotheauthorities
Addresstothestateregionalorganizationswhichcanbeministriesofcultureorpublicdepartmentsofculture,
educationandworkwithyouth.Writeanofficialpetitionandamplifyitwithlivelypictures.Rememberthat
thefirstimpressionisveryimportant.FromoursidetheinternationalfestivalcommitteeFIESTALONIAwill
provideyouwithanofficialpetitionaddressingtheofficialorganizationstoassistinhelpingyoutoparticipate
inaninternationalfestivalandpresentthereyourcountryandregion.

2.Turntoentrepreneursforhelp
Businessisalwaysinterestedincreationofafavorableimageandpromotionofitsproductionandservices.Try
toconvincethemthataninvestmentintothepropagandaoftheirowncountryandtheirfolkoutofthe
countrywillalwaysdoonlythegood.FIESTALONIAhasdevelopedaspecialprogramforyoursponsors.Each
sponsorcanbepresentedonthefestivalintheformofadvertisingproducts,bannersandtheforemencando
shortcommentariesaboutsponsorsduringtheconcert.Theorganizingcommitteeofthefestivaland
municipalauthoritiesgiveofficialthankyoulettersintotheaddressofthesponsorsastheirgratitudeforthe
developmentofculturalrelationsamongdifferentcountries.Yourartisticgroupcanprintthelogoofyour
sponsoronyourownTshirts.Allthismakesapositiveimageforthesponsorasthousandsofpeoplewillgetto
seethat.

3.FIESTALONIApreparesanofficialpetition
FIESTALONIAsendsanofficialpetitiontotheaddressoftheofficialauthoritiesinyourregionortownwitha
requesttosupportyourartisticgroupinpresentationofyourregiononaninternationalcontest.Also
FIESTALONIAcansendofficiallettersofsupportfromregionalauthoritiesofthecountrieswhichreceivea
contesttotheaddressoftheregionalauthoritiesinyourcountry.

4.Organizeafreeconcert
Organizeafreeconcertinyourtownandraisedonationfunds.Whiledoingthispreparevividposterswhich
explainyourdesiretoparticipateintheinternationalcontest.Duringtheconcertaskpeopletogivedonations
asyourdesirefordemonstratingyourtalentandcultureisapartofacommoncause.
5.Addresstheculturesupportingfunds
Certainlythereexistassociationsandfundswhichgivehelpinpreservationanddevelopmentofcultureinyour
region.Gatherasmorerecommendationsandreferencesaspossibleandaddressthem.Anywaysitstheir
obligationtohelptalentedperformers.

6.GothroughtheMassMedia
AttracttheattentionoftheMassMedia.Prepareanarticleaboutacomingfestivalandaboutthenecessityto
participateinit.Tellthepressabouttheimportanceofparticipatinginfestivalsandcontestsforcultural
development.Thepressalwayswillinglywritesaboutcultureandtheupcomingevents,especiallyifit
concernsthereputationofthecountryandthepropagandaofthecultureofthecountryabroad.Inthearticle
trytoexplainabouttheupcomingfestivalindetailandforreceivingthenecessaryinformationaddress
FIESTALONIA.Wewillwillinglyintroduceyouthepressreleases.

7.Usesocialnetworks
Toattractattentiontothetripusesocialnetworksatmost.Beinimitableandingenious.Gettogetherwithall
thegroupandbrainstormhowtobecomemorecreative.

8.Donationsgathering
Youcanorganizedonationsgatheringthroughelectronicpaymentsystems.Ifeachofyourfriendstransfers
oneeuro,youmaygetuptoonethousandeuros.

9.Makemoneyduringtheconcerts
DuringtheconcertsonourandothercontestsyoucansellyourCDsandsouvenirs.