The gathering

ALL THE OPERA, OPERETA AND MUSICAL LOVERS FROM NEAR AND FAR ARE WARMLY INVITED TO JOIN 

THE CONCERT EVENING OF THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR AMATEUR SINGERS OF OPERA, OPERETTA AND MUSICAL, COETUS CANTORUM PREBOLD 2019 

THE CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE ON 1ST JUNE 2019 AT 7.30 P.M.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU THERE.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 00 386 40 739 084

 

"No harm is done by the one who sings…" Slovenian proverb

With the aim of presenting the work of amateur singers to general public and to our music loving municipality of Prebold in particular, the Anton Schwab Association Prebold (hereinafter: the association) is proud, happy and honoured to introduce the second International Gathering for Amateur Singers – Coetus Cantorum.

The Association welcomes all amateur singers of opera, operetta and musical, regardless of their gender, age above 18, nationality or other demographic characteristics, to submit their demo of an aria, arietta or a song from a musical to the address KD Antona Schwaba Prebold, Trg 5, 3312 Prebold or to email it to info@coetuscantorum.si or kdantonschwab@gmail.com along with the application form below. Presumably 16 (presumably 8 with an aria or arietta and 8 with a song from a musical) singers will be invited to take part at the gathering that is to be held in Prebold, Slovenia, on 1st June 2019. We would particularly like to address all the musicians whom life led to other professional spheres – do contact us as we  look forward to cooperating with you.

The association will rate the received application according to the artistic expression of the singer (technique, interpretation, musicality, general impression, etc) – 80 points, the popularity of the chosen piece – 10 points and the persuasiveness of the artist's image (as seen in the artist's application)- 10 points.

The applications of professional singers (solely higher education  from Music Academy/similar education or students thereof; stage experience under contract or the like) will not be considered. The amateur singer status is acknowledged, if  professionally trained singers have no current payed-for engagement and have obtained education from a non-singing higher education institution in addition to their musical education. However, all singers with a current employment contract for any non-singing working posts are welcome to participate.

The association is very happy to be able to place the following pieces of music at singers' disposal whether they be sung with the accompaniment of a 15-membered chamber orchestra:


O, mio babbino caro (Puccini)


Meine Lippen sie kuessen so heiss (Lehar)


Je veux vivre (Gonoud)


Barcarolle (Offenbach)


Gorenjski slavček – Melodije srca (Foerster)


Song to the moon (Dvorak)


Vilja Lied (Lehar)


Habanera (Bizet)


Ave Maria (Mascagni)


Think of me (Webber)


Memory (Webber)


Impossible dream (Leigh)


Habanera (Bizet)


Ave Maria (Mascagni)


All That Jazz (Kander).


Do allow for a possible additional rehearsal on 25th May 2019.


 

The invitation to possible participants with highest number of awarded points will be sent by email until 1st May 2019 at the latest, whereas the entry fee of 20 EUR for every invited singer is to be transferred to the association's account, opened at Nova KBM d.d., Ulica Vita Kraigherja 4, Maribor, IBAN SI56 0483 5000 3027 233, no later than May 5th 2018. The participants are to send the recorded  instrumental (orchestral, piano,…) arrangement for their performance in advance, no later than 6th May 2019. The materials are not allowed to be the subject of any copy rights whatsoever, they may, however, differ from the demo sent for the purpose of the preselection process. Should some singers wish to enter the concert with a pianist of their own choosing, they may do so at their own expense – a forward notice of such a wish is obligatory. Should a singer chose to perform with the official competition's pianist, the music sheets are to be received by the organising committee no later than 6th May 2019.

The closing date for the applications is 26 th April 2019.

The invited singers with randomly given number of appearance before the jury, ranging from 1-16 are to register with the association at Trg 5, Prebold, on Saturday, 1st June 2019 no later than 9 a.m..  The tickets for the concert will be available beforehands (for the non-performers). Each singer is entitled to one ticket whereas the name of the singer's ticket holder is to be made known to the organising committee.

Compensation for taking part at the competition:

The Anton Schwab Association will offer a free professional vocal technique mini masterclass to all the invited singers on the day of the concert, directly after contestants' check in (see the link Masterclass on this page) as well as an informal socialising with all the performing artists at a concert's small after party. 

In light of our aim to support fellow artists it will be possible to meet the local communities' event organizers for future reference.

The organizing commitee of the Coetus Cantorum prebold 2019 is grateful for the kind support of the following distinguished experts:

– prof. Barbara Nagode, head of the singing division at Music School Ljubljana Vič Rudnik

– maestro Igor Švara, a conductor and pianist

– Andreja Zidarič, opera, operetta and musical soloist


Urška Arlič Gololičič, operna solistka


– prof. dr. dr. h. c. Janez Kranjc. 

In cases of singers' cancellation of their participation at the contest, 50 % of such singers' fees will be reinbursed, if the written notification of the cancellation along with bank account data will reach the association no later than 20th May, 2019. The remaining 50 % of the fee cover the association's expenses due to cancellation.

Application form: prijavnica