Golden Voices of Barcelona
09.07.2017 - 13.07.2017
International Choir Competition «GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA» it is a great opportunity for both professional and amateur, non-profit choirs to participate in this unique international festival-contest. In addition to competitive performances, friendly concerts, gala concert in the main square city, the winning choir will have a rare opportunity to perform in the heart of Barcelona, in the symbol of this magnificent city, in the extraordinary creation of outstanding Gaudi – Sagrada Familia or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia!
The combination of the festival with the competition gives an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of celebration and music including choirs wishing to perform outside the contest viewing, and also have the ability to perform in the Sagrada Familia or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia where the Archbishop’s residence is located.
This is a significant event for choirs combined with an excellent opportunity to relax on the beautiful coast of the Mediterranean under the tender rays of the Spanish sun, visit Girona, Barcelona, visit the Monastery of Montserrat, the French town of Carcassonne or theater-museum of Salvador Dali in Figueras.
The organizers of this competition – Festival and Contest movement Fiestalonia Milenio (Spain), the Municipality of Lloret de Mar, Convention Bureau, Church of Sant Roma and ACAVe. Fiestalonia is a member of International Federation For Choral Music.
The event is held to promote the art of choral and vocal singing, organ music, as well as to develop creative links between vocal ensembles and choirs of countries, to expand the repertoire of choral groups, creating new choral contacts and exchange of experience.
The participating choir that gets the most points will win the «GOLDEN VOICES OF BARCELONA» competition and be rewarded with the chance to give a 20-minute performance at La Sagrada Familia or in the La Catedral de la Santa Cruz y Santa Eulalia. The concert repertoire should be based on religious content, although a folk piece may be included.
Jeffrey Wynn Davies will be a chairman of the jury of this competition in 2017. In addition to judging, he will prepare all participants for the common song of the contest. Jeffrey Wynn Davies is the founder of the Manchester Chorale and director of the Manchester chamber choir “Canzonetta”, which became the BBC Choir of the Year. Previously Jeffrey was, for 6 years, director of the world-famous Manchester Boys’ Choir, and has been a member of the BBC Central Music Advisory Board. Do not miss your opportunity to get to know this talented man.
All our programs consist of two parts:
Participation in the competition and festival
Participation without competing in the competition in the framework of the festival program *.
* For the choirs who don’t want to participate in the competitive program, but wish to participate in the festival are provided with joint rehearsals, workshops and master classes, where they receive advice and an official certificate from the renowned international experts during a brief discussion in an open and friendly atmosphere. Non competing choirs will also perform at international friendship concerts combining with different choirs.
Communication with other participants, an open exchange of experience as well as a lot of master classes with internationally recognized experts, will certainly bring your choir to a whole new level of creativity!
Dates of the event
09 – 13 July 2017, SPAIN
08 – 12 July 2018, SPAIN
07 – 11 July 2019, SPAIN
12 – 16 July 2020, SPAIN
Location of the event
Av. Vila de Blanes 161-169
17310 Lloret de mar - Spain