54TH INTERNATIONAL CHORAL SINGING COMPETITION 


SECOND PART

Programs – performances - jury (art. 6-11)

 

 

GENERAL RULES

 

(a) There is no limit to the number of performers

(b) The overall duration of the musical performance for each category in the semi final and final phase must be no longer than about 10 minutes. This rule does not count for choirs of categories 3 and 4.

(c) The mixed-voice, male, female and children's choirs can participate in all the Categories.

(d) The number of categories a choir enrols in is an important selection criterion for.

(e) When choosing the musical programme for the competition, choirs and vocal ensembles are invited to read carefully the third section of the Competition Regulations (Special prizes).

(f) The performances of each phase of each category will be open to the public.

(g) For compositions with instrumental accompaniment the Organization will provide only a piano.

(h)  It will be particularly welcome choir participation at least to a concert of Seghizzinregione Festival, according to the conditions foreseen in the specific application form.   

(i) PARTICIPANT CHOIRS MUST SEND WITH THE APPLICATION FORM, FOR EACH SCORE OF CATEGORIES 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c AN ITALIAN OR ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE LYRICS, OR AT LEAST ITS SUMMARY. 

 

Art. 6

 

The 53rd International Competition of Choral Singing "Seghizzi" is made by three phases of seven principal categories and the Grand Prix.

(A)   semi-final phase of cat. 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c

(B)    final phase of cat. 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c

(C)    Grand Prix

 

Every admitted choir, registered for one or more categories, will participate to the semi final phase. Choirs must perform, for each category to which are registered and has been admitted, a musical program made by TWO pieces, for a total length not exceeding 10 minutes.    

 

To final phase are admitted the best qualified choirs in semi finals of categories 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c. Each choir must perform, in each category where it has been admitted, a musical program made by TWO pieces, for a total length not exceeding 10 minutes.  It’s not admitted to perform pieces already presented in the semi finals.

 

To Grand Prix are admitted choirs best classified in final phase.

 

Category 3 consist of a single execution phase.

 

Each phase has its prizes, recommendations, rewards.   

 

 

 

 

SEMI FINAL PHASE

CHOIRS MUST PERFORM, FOR EACH CATEGORY TO WHICH ARE REGISTERED AND HAS BEEN ADMITTED, A MUSICAL PROGRAM MADE BY TWO PIECES, FOR A TOTAL LENGTH NOT EXCEEDING 10 MINUTES.   

 


POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1a

HISTORICAL PERIOD 1400-1640

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition written between 1400 and 1640.

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1b

HISTORICAL PERIOD 1641-1820 

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition written between 1641 and 1820.

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1c

 HISTORICAL PERIOD 1821-1910”

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition written between 1821 and 1910.

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1d

HISTORICAL PERIOD since 1911 to the present day 

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition between 1911 to the present day.


 

From the general ranking of these categories will be extract:

1) a special list for solo-voice groups and chamber choirs (no more than 20 members). The best performers in this   category will be awarded artistic prizes (see special prizes).

2) a special list for every different organic (mixed voices, female, male, children).

 

 

 

CATEGORY 2a

CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF FOLK AND TRADITIONAL SONGS

·   The choirs must perform a programme including choral arrangements of folk and traditional songs from the choir's native country.

·   The use of idiophonic or ethno-musicologically or historically justified instruments is allowed.

·  The combination of (stylistically justifiable) choreographic movements together with singing is also permitted and desirable. This may deserve special merits.

 

 

CATEGORY 2b

CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF SPIRITUALS AND GOSPELS

·   The choirs must perform a programme including choral arrangements of spirituals and gospels.

·   The use of idiophonic or ethno-musicologically or historically justified instruments is allowed.

·  The combination of (stylistically justifiable) choreographic movements together with singing is also permitted and desirable. This may deserve special merits.

 

  

CATEGORY 2c
CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF POP AND JAZZ MUSIC

·   The choirs must perform a programme of pop and/or jazz music.

·   The use of instruments is allowed so long as the number of instrumentalists is inferior to that of the vocal performers.

·   Electronic vocal amplification is not permitted, and possible instrumental amplifications must be adequate to the vocal sounds.

·   The combination of (stylistically justifiable) choreographic movements together with singing is particularly appreciated. This may deserve special merits.


 

FINAL PHASE

EACH CHOIR MUST PERFORM, IN EACH CATEGORY WHERE IT HAS BEEN ADMITTED, A MUSICAL PROGRAM MADE BY TWO PIECES, FOR A TOTAL LENGTH NOT EXCEEDING 10 MINUTES.  IT’S NOT ADMITTED TO PERFORM PIECES ALREADY PRESENTED IN THE SEMI FINALS.

 

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1a

HISTORICAL PERIOD 1400-1640

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition written between 1400 and 1640.

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1b

HISTORICAL PERIOD 1641-1820 

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition written between 1641 and 1820.

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1c

 HISTORICAL PERIOD 1821-1910”

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition written between 1821 and 1910.

 

POLYPHONIC CATEGORY 1d

HISTORICAL PERIOD since 1911 to the present day 

The participating choirs must perform a significant musical programme, with or without instrumental accompaniment, based on polyphonic composition between 1911 to the present day.


 

From the general ranking of these categories will be extract:

3) a special list for solo-voice groups and chamber choirs (no more than 20 members). The best performers in this   category will be awarded artistic prizes (see special prizes).

4) a special list for every different organic (mixed voices, female, male, children).

 

 

CATEGORY 2a

CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF FOLK AND TRADITIONAL SONGS

·   The choirs must perform a programme including choral arrangements of folk and traditional songs from the choir's native country.

·   The use of idiophonic or ethno-musicologically or historically justified instruments is allowed.

·  The combination of (stylistically justifiable) choreographic movements together with singing is also permitted and desirable. This may deserve special merits.

 

 

CATEGORY 2b

CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF SPIRITUALS AND GOSPELS

·   The choirs must perform a programme including choral arrangements of spirituals and gospels.

·   The use of idiophonic or ethno-musicologically or historically justified instruments is allowed.

·  The combination of (stylistically justifiable) choreographic movements together with singing is also permitted and desirable. This may deserve special merits.

 

 

CATEGORY 2c
CHORAL ARRANGEMENTS OF POP AND JAZZ MUSIC

·   The choirs must perform a programme of pop and/or jazz music.

·   The use of instruments is allowed so long as the number of instrumentalists is inferior to that of the vocal performers.

·   Electronic vocal amplification is not permitted, and possible instrumental amplifications must be adequate to the vocal sounds.

·   The combination of (stylistically justifiable) choreographic movements together with singing is particularly appreciated. This may deserve special merits.


 

CATEGORY 3

POLYPHONY - CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PROGRAMME

Choirs which enter this competition  must perform AT LEAST ONE of the following scores:

 

Alexander Campkin, Unleash the beauty of your eyes
Michele Josia, Come il ritmo veloce;
Alejandro Yagüe Llorente, Pater pauperum;
Mauro Presazzi, Weil ich dich liebe

 

In this category different scores are not  admitted.

 

NOTE: Please note that this category is the result of the International Competition of Choral Composition 2014, the structure-type can be found in the specific area dedicated specifically to the composition competition.

 

 

 

27th GRAND PRIX SEGHIZZI 2015 – 8th TROPHY OF THE NATIONS 

 

 

a.       The best qualified choirs in the final phase of the competition (categories 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c) must take part on Sunday 26th July 2015 at 16.45 o’clock in the selection to award the “27th Grand Prix Seghizzi 2015”.

b.       At the end of Sunday morning 26th July 2014 the Head Office of the Association, after having examined the results of the final phase, will make known the list of the admitted choirs to the “27th Grand Prix Seghizzi 2015”.

c.       The choirs admitted to the Grand Prix – Trophy of the Nations must present a program made of four scores. Two pieces must be chosen among the ones already performed in the categories where the choir has been admitted to the final phase. Two pieces must be completely new compared to the repertoire presented in the semi final and final phases. These two pieces must be related to the type of music of the categories it registered.

d.       The jury of the “27th Grand Prix Seghizzi 2015” can be composed also of Artistic Directors from international competitions and festivals. In case the Jury reach unanimity, the winning choir will also win the 8th Trophy of the Nations.

e.       The musical program performed during the Grand Prix must NOT exceed 20 minutes of music.      

f.        The choir must communicate the confirmation or the modification of the programme (Author and Title) it is going to perform by 13.30 o’clock of the 26th July 2015.

g.       The winner of the “Grand Prix Seghizzi 2015” (8th Trophy of the Nations) will be declared at the end of the prize-giving evening and concert gala on Sunday, 26th July 2015 starting at h 20.45.

h.       The title of “Finalist of the 27th Grand Prix Seghizzi 2015” will be assigned to the other choirs.


 

 

 

CATEGORY 4
SEGHIZZINREGIONE -
CHORAL CONCERT CIRCUIT IN FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA REGION
(See specific regulation separately)
 

 

 

Art. 7

(a) The classification list will be based on the judgement given by the members of the International Jury appointed by the Organizing Committee. The judgement given by each member of the Jury is absolutely individual.

 

The Jury’s overall judgement will be expressed by an arithmetical mark, resulting from the average of the points given by each member, excluding the highest and the lowest mark.

 

(b) Accordingly, to each choir will be given a merit range determined as follows:

-          Golden range                from 90 to 100 points

-          Silver range                  from 80 to 89 points

-          Bronze range                from 65 to 79 points

Choirs first classified in different categories are automatically enrolled in the golden range, irrespective of the score obtained.

 

 

Art. 8

There is no ex-aequo for any award of the competition. In the case of arithmetic ex-aequo we will determinate a classification by allowing for the average of cleaned scores, the entire scores and the classifications in other categories and also the classifications given by each member of the Jury.

 

Art. 9

Each choir participating will be sent the analytical mark given by the Jury.

 

Art. 10

Choral ensembles not appearing at their performance at the fixed date and time, or not taking part in the categories they have entered, will be excluded from the competition. This exclusion entails the cancellation of any obligation set out in these regulations for the Organizing Committee.

 

Art. 11

Any claim against alleged infringements of these regulations must be promptly submitted to the Jury's Office, so as to allow a rapid examination of the question. Oral complaints are allowed, provided that they are immediately followed by a written petition. Failure to comply with such formalities will lead to the invalidity of the petition.  
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