2021 World Choir Festival

International Choral Competition

The Competition will be held online and has two rounds: Category Competition and Final Competition. 

 

The Category Competition will be adjudicated by 10 jury members. Different awards will be presented according the marks given to each video. Choir representatives are invited to "Meet the Jury" online during the Online Festival in June. ​Champion of each category will enter the Final Competition.

Categories

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Jury Members of the Category Competition

Video requirements

 

General Requirements

  • The video should be recorded in high-definition (HD) with clear picture and sound; and be made in .mp4 format

  • The time limit applies to the total length of the video, extra materials will not be marked.

  • Please upload the video(s) to both YouTube and Google Drive, and provide permanent links on the application form for the organiser/jury to view/download.

  

Specific Requirements for Categories A1 to G2

 

  • The video will have to be recorded on or after 1 Jan 2021, where the entire choir sings together in one physical space (as opposed to recording each singer individually like a Virtual Choir).

 

  • At the start of the video, the conductor (or leader of a vocal ensemble) must make the following announcement in front of the choir:
    Today is [date]. The [name of choir] records a performance for the 2021 World Choir Festival.

 

  • The video must be recorded in one single take (starting from the announcement till the end of the last piece) and cannot be edited afterwards.

 

 Specific Requirements for Category H – Virtual Choir

 

  • This category is designed for the choirs whose members are unable to sing together due to the pandemic.                                                                                

  • The video should be produced specifically for this competition (i.e. it has not been released previously)

  • There are no specific requirements or restrictions on the production of the video

 

Specific Requirements for Category K

 

  • This category is designed for the choirs whose members are unable to sing together due to the pandemic.                                                                    

  • The video will have to be recorded within 2018-2020, where the entire choir sings together in one physical space (as opposed to recording each singer individually like a Virtual Choir).

  • The video of each piece should be recorded in one single take and cannot be edited afterwards.

                                   

 

Adjudication and Awards

Jury Members of the Category Competition will evaluate the overall artistic quality of each video and present diplomas according to the following scale:

 

Certificate of Participation: 49.5-59.4 marks

Bronze Award: 59.5-69.4 marks

Silver Award: 69.5-79.4 marks

Gold Award: 79.5 marks or above

 

The choir that receives the highest mark in a category will enter the Final Competition and receive a “Category Champion” certificate.

 

Each finalist will choose 1 piece from their Category Competition video for the “Final Competition”, where over 40 international jury members will vote for the “Choir of the World” Award (including cash prize HKD 40,000), Jury’s Prize (including cash prize HKD 20,000) and the following Special Awards.

 

-    Best Interpretation

-    Best Folk Song Performance

-    Best Stage Effects

-    Best A Cappella Performance

-    Best Conductor

-    Best Youth Conductor

-    Best Piece Selection

-    Most Enchanted Performance

-    Best Solo Singer

Jury Members of the Final Competition

CONTACT US

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