The competition

1ST INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR AMATEUR SINGERS OF OPERA, OPERETTA AND MUSICAL

PROUDLY PRESENTS:

A CONCERT EVENING WITH FINALISTS FROM SWEDEN, SWIZERLAND, HUNGARY, TURKEY, INDONESIA AND SLOVENIA JOINED BY GUEST SOLOISTS WILL BE HELD AT

KULTURNI DOM PREBOLD ON 1 ST JULY 2017 AT 7.30 P.M.

TICKET PRICE: 8 EUR. 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 first International Competition 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 50 singers will be invited to take part at the competition, that is to be held in Prebold, Slovenia, from 30th June to 1st July 2017. We would particularly like to address all the musicians whom life led to other professional spheres – do contact us and we will make sure that our common dreams come true.

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 invitation to possible participants with highest number of awarded points will be sent by email until June 2nd 2017 at the latest, whereas the entry fee of 40 EUR for every invited contestant 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 June 5th 2017. The participants are to send the recorded  instrumental (orchestral, piano,…) arrangement for their performance in advance, no later than 5th June 2017. 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 contestants wish to enter the competition with a pianist of their own choosing, they may do so at their own expense – a forward notice of such a wish is obligatory.

The closing date for the applications is 31 st May 2017.

The invited contestants with randomly given number of appearance before the jury, ranging from 1-25 are to register with the association at Trg 5, Prebold, on Friday, 30 th June 2017 no later than 3 p.m.. They will be shown into practicing rooms at 15.30. The singers are encouraged to  enjoy the performance of their colleagues at Kulturni dom, Hmeljarska cesta 8, Prebold or take time for a walk in the nature. The first round of performances will be heard by the jury from 5 till 7 p.m..

On Saturday, 1 st July 2017,  the second half of the invited contestants will have the opportunity to warm up in the practicing rooms according to their running order (from number 26 on) starting at 8 a.m. and the competition will commence at 9.30 a.m. (lasting till 11.30 a.m.). The singers with running numbers from 26 to 50 are to register in Ana's home (Trg 5, Prebold) from 7.30 a..m. to 8.00 a.m..

The results of the competition's first round with the selection of presumably 20 finalists to continue to the second round of the competition will be announced at 12 o'clock. The association will decide the running order of the performances in the second round (the final concert).

At 2 p.m. the jury will be opened for short council to all the interested contestants from the first round of the competition with the exception of the finalists.

The second round of the competition will unfold in the form of a concert for which the dress rehearsal with all the finalists along with all the singers will be held at 3 p.m.. The finalists are kindly asked to repeat the performance from the first round of the competition.

The final concert of the competition will start at 7.30 p.m.. A guest performance will follow the performances of the finalists and the results will be announced immediately thereafter. The concert will close with a joined number from all the contestants. For this opportunity all the contestants are invited to join in with Libiamo ne' lieti calici (from Verdi's La Traviata).

All rounds of the competition are open to public. The tickets for the final concert will be available beforehands (for the non-contestants).

The awards:

1st place: 500 EUR

2nd place: 300 EUR

3rd place: 200 EUR

The jury of the International Competition for Amateur Singers – Coetus Cantorum consists of the following distinguished members:

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

Ms Shirlie Roden, classically trained singer, composer and writer

maestro Igor Švara, a conductor and pianist.

The jury's decisions are irrevocable and final.

In cases of contestants' cancellation of their participation at the contest, 50 % of such contestants' fees will be reinbursed, if the written notification of the cancellation along with bank account data will reach the association no later than 23rd June, 2017. The remaining 50 % of the fee cover the association's expenses due to cancellation.

Application

Competition rules