Category A

Level of difficulty I with compulsory piece

  • A1 – Mixed Choirs
  • A2 – Male Choirs
  • A3 – Female Choirs
age limit min. 16 years
number of singers category A1 min. 31
number of singers category A2 min. 26
number of singers category A3 min. 26
number of pieces 4
minimum singing time should be 12 minutes (pure singing time)
maximum duration of programme 20 minutes (pure singing time)
pieces with instrumental accompaniment -
instrumental amplification not permitted

Category B

Level of difficulty II without compulsory piece

  • B1 – Mixed Choirs
  • B2 – Male Choirs
  • B3 – Female Choirs
age limit min. 16 years
number of singers unlimited
number of pieces 3
minimum singing time should be 8 minutes (pure singing time)
maximum duration of programme 15 minutes (pure singing time)
pieces with instrumental accompaniment max. 1
instrumental amplification not permitted

Category G

Children’s and Youth Choirs

  • G1 – Children’s Choirs
    (16 years and younger) [(S,(S),A,(A)]
  • G2 – Youth Choirs of equal voices
    (girls’ choirs: 19 years and younger; young male choirs: 25 years and younger)
  • G3 – Mixed Youth Choirs
    (up to 25 years)
age limit G1 16 years and younger
age limit G2 girls 19 years and younger;
boys 25 years and younger
age limit G3 up to 25 years
number of singers unlimited
number of pieces 4
minimum singing time should be 8 minutes (pure singing time)
maximum duration of programme 15 minutes (pure singing time)
pieces with instrumental accompaniment max. 2
instrumental amplification not permitted

Category S

Sacred Choral Music

age limit unlimited
number of singers unlimited
number of pieces 3
minimum singing time should be 8 minutes (pure singing time)
maximum duration of programme 15 minutes (pure singing time)
pieces with instrumental accompaniment -
instrumental amplification not permitted

Category F

Folklore

age limit unlimited
number of singers unlimited
number of pieces unlimited
minimum singing time should be 8 minutes (pure singing time)
maximum duration of programme 15 minutes (pure singing time)
pieces with instrumental accompaniment max. all
instrumental amplification not permitted