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ISTANBUL CHORUS CONDITIONS

 Most programs are held in the evening however, some day time programs are also scheduled. Performances are approximately 10-12  minutes.  The time of the performance allowed will be strictly limited. All groups will performance day PUBLIC  CONCERT  open air and one day COMPETITION at the concert hall.

International Istanbul Chorus Competition is   open for both amateur chorus and folk singing groups. Chorus may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Groups can play and sing whatever they like when they will be on their performance place.

If Group accept and agree with the competition and festival conditions, have to fill up the APPLICATION FORM and send us back  with a short brief about their background and their previously activities in abroad and group photos by e-mail with attachment file. During the festival, there will be two times of gift exchanges, one  of them with Municipality Mayor and one of them with the festival committee at welcoming meeting.

   RULES OF THE COMPETITION

Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Chorus can make their own repertoire and are free to choice of the songs for competition. Chorus must prepare songs for competition in time limits.  Minimum 6 minutes, maximum 8 minutes. The time starts with the first song and finishes with the last song together with breaks between the songs. If the groups pass the limited time, for the first 20 seconds, won抰 be any cut of the point. But if they pass 8 minutes 20 seconds till 8 minutes 40 seconds there will be 1 point cut from the total point. More of these, till 9 minutes 2 points will be cut from the total point. If groups pass the 10 min they will be disqualified. Competition technical committee responsible with competition duration and the point of the calculation and of course if there will be any exceed of the duration Technical committee will cut the points whether 1 or2 (from 8 minutes 20 Second till 9 minutes). Chorus can use only 4 instruments while they are at the stage and singing.

   The topics are below;

Sound euphony, rhythmic accuracy, intonation stability, healthy vocal production, the degree of difficulty selected singing of the song, entrance and exit of the stage integration by the competitors   groups, as well as clothing suitability and using right direction of the stage is also important. Chorus conductor and choir group coherence is very important. Sound harmony of the choir, nuances and musical dynamism and using the words at the right time and place is very important. High scores will be awarded based on the difficulty of the song, during the competition at the stage visual motion is possible. Recommendation, do not make greetings, before or end of the song because waste of time will be really influence having lower of your score. We would like to remind the competition groups: Previous  years competitions groups were waiting for applaud from the audiences between the songs  ,consequently it was just losing the time and influence the points less, this our advice beforehand please take this  in your consideration. Competition groups, must deliver the musical notes of the song (what they will perform at the stage) to the festival committee, when they arrive at the first day of the festival.

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    COMPETITION PRIZES

Organization Committee gives all Groups to PLACKET- Medal  and COMPETITORS CERTIFICATE.

CHILDREN CHORUS  COMPETITION 

1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL CHILDREN CUP

FEMALE  CHORUS  COMPETITION

1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL FEMALE CUP

MALE CHORUS  COMPETITION

1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL MALE CUP

MIXED CHORUS COMPETITION

1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL MIX CUP

TRADITIONAL FOLK DANCE - MUSIC COMPETITION

1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL TRADITIONAL FOLK CUP

TRADITIONAL FOLK INSTURMENTAL  COMPETITION

1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL FOLK  INSTURMENTAL CUP

GRAND PRIZES

The following prize will be awarded to the Chorus who takes the highest marks between all groups. ISTCUP.

 ENTRY FEE

 For chorus groups entry fee cost is 250 euro, for traditional folk music and insturmantal categories cost is 150 euro.