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XXХVIII International May Choir Competition “Prof. Georgi Dimitrov”

10.05.2018г. - 13.05.2018г.

PROGRAMME

May 11 – Thursday
17:00 – 17:45 - Parade of the participating choral groups
18:00 – 18:30 - Laying wreaths and flowers at the monument of the composer Dobri Hristov

Festival and Congress Center Varna – Hall 1
19:30 – 20:45 - Official opening
21:00 – 22:30 - Cocktail – International jury, official guests and conductors

May 12 – Friday
Aula of the University of Economics – Varna
10:00 – 10:30 - Meeting of the International Jury
11:00 – 12:30 - Competition – Category Men’s and Women’s Choirs
Women’s Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
Man’s Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
Naama Women’s Choir – Hadera, Israel
12:30 – 13:00 - Meeting of the International Jury
14:30 – 17:00 - Competition – Category Chamber Choirs
Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
The Academic Choir at the Technical University of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
“Voskresinnya” Chamber Choir – Rivne, Ukraine
Capella Ad Libitum BAS – Sofia, Bulgaria
“Fortissimo” Vocal Ensemble – Burgas, Bulgaria
17:15 – 18:00 - Meeting of the International Jury
18:00 – 18:45 - Coffee break
19:00 – 21:30 - Competition – Category Mixed Choirs

The Stockholms Musikgymnasium Chamber Choir – Stockholm, Sweden
Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
Dominanta Choir at the University of Economics – Cracow, Poland
Chamber Choir “The Voice of the Wind” – Carnikava, Latvia

May 13 – Saturday
City Art Galery “Boris Georgiev” – Varna
11:00 – 13:00 - Performance by Naama Women’s Choir – Hadera, Israel
Grand Mall Varna
12:00 – 16:00 - Performances by the choirs participating in the Competition
Festival and Congress Center – Hall 1
17:30 – 19:00 - GRAND PRIX VARNA COMPETITION
(featuring the prizewinners from each category)
20:00 – 21:30 - Awarding ceremony
Concert of the winning choirs

Official closing of the 38th International May Choir Competition
“Prof. Georgi Dimitrov“

May 14 – Sunday 
А. Novak Square – the entrance of the Sea Garden 
11:00 – 13:00 - Concert by the choirs participating in the Competitions 
14:30 Departure of participants and guests

Since 1967 the competition is conducted under the name May choir festival. After the year 1989 the main organizer is the Municipality of Varna with the assistance of the Ministry of Culture, the Bulgarian choir union, Union of the Bulgarian composers. Since 1973 it has become famous as International Choir Competition.

The competition is member of the International association who bestow The Big European prize for choir singing – “Grand Prix Europe”, that takes place consecutively in Arezzo (Italy), Debrecen (Hungary), Tour (France), Varna (Bulgaria), Tolosa (Spain) and Maribor (Slovenia). The events take place in the Festival and Congress center.

Organizer: Municipality of Varna

Contact Person: Gancho Ganchev – Chief Expert IMCC and amateur musical art.

+359 52 820 667, +359 889 91 94 26; 

е-mail: office@choircomp.org

www.choircomp.org/eng/

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