The festival can be attended by all types of academic and non-academic amateur choirs (except children’s choirs) - mixed, mixed chamber, women’s and men’s choirs, vocal groups and ensembles.
Category A - with a required composition
|A1||- mixed choirs (min. 25 singers)|
|A2||- mixed chamber choirs (12-24 singers)women’s and men’s choirs|
|A3||- women’s choirs|
It is possible to compete in various A categories but with different programme.
Category B - Free
|B1||- mixed choirs (min. 25 singers)|
|B2||- mixed chamber choirs (12-24 singers)|
|B3||- women’s choirs|
|B4||- men’s choirs|
|B5||- vocal groups and ensembles (max. 12 singers)|
It is possible to compete in various B categories but with different programme.
|C1||- compositions of one style of art music - e.g. Renaissance or Baroque music, sacred music, etc.|
|C2||- jazz, pop, spirituals, gospel|
|D2||- folklore of choir’s nation|
Category - Bohuslav Martinů
|BM||- No competition composition from 2.1., 2.2. and, 2.3. categories is allowed Participation in the competition is independent of participation in other categories|
The festival organizers reserve the right not to open any of the categories in case of low participation or if recommended by the Artistic Council.
Conditions of participation in each category are regulatedby Propositions and Festival Competition Rules.