"We were very pleased and pleased to meet interesting people from different countries in the world who share everything. It's music. It was indeed a successful festival and we hope to see you at other festivals."
SING FOR GOLD
GO FOR GOLD AND WIN THE FIRST WORLD CHORAL CUP
10 years of choral music in Calella! We will celebrate this special anniversary with a new event format: SING FOR GOLD and win the WORLD CHORAL CUP in the final round!
Choirs from all over the world are invited to compete for medals, a place in the World Rankings and especially for the golden World Cup of choirs, which will be awarded for the first time in Calella in 2022.
Calella and Barcelona have established as one of the most popular destinations for choir competitions over the past decade: Sunny weather, long sandy beaches, short walking-distances as well as sightseeing and performance opportunities in Barcelona have always made this festival a unique experience for all participants.
Join in and go for the first World Choral Cup!
We are very happy to invite you to a grand premiere in 2022. In the new choral competition SING FOR GOLD, singers from all over the world are invited to fill the streets of Calella with music, in a competition for medals and, above all, for the Golden World Cup of Choirs, which will be awarded for the first time in Calella. Be part of a fusion of cultures and unite your voices with singers from all over the world in this global, impressive event. You and your choir can expect a unique experience with musical, tourist and gastronomic highlights! Welcome to Calella, welcome to Catalonia!
SING FOR GOLD invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate in 10 different competition categories. The choirs
will be evaluated by an international jury according to the MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system (30 points system) and receive
gold, silver or bronze diplomas and medals.
In each part of the event, the best choirs are invited to compete in a final round of competition for the WORLD CHORAL CUP.
Choirs who choose not to be placed in competition, but seek to be part of the international experience can participate in the
non-competitive evaluation activities.
|1 Children’s Choirs|
|2 Youth Choirs|
|3 Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles|
|4 Adult Choirs|
|5 Musica Sacra a cappella|
|6 Musica Sacra with accompaniment|
|7 Gospel, Spiritual, Music of Spirit & Faith|
|8 Jazz, Pop, Show|
|9 Folklore a cappella|
|10 Folklore with accompaniment|
A detailed description of the competition categories can also be found in the booklet available for download:
Participant Information(2 MB)
In each part of the event there will be a final competition for the WORLD CHORAL CUP.
The category winners are invited to participate in the WORLD CHORAL CUP competition. In addition, the jury has the right to
nominate another choir from each category to participate in this competition.
In each part of the event, the winning choir of the final competition will receive the WORLD CHORAL CUP.
Evaluation Performance for non-competing choirs
Choirs will sing a program of three pieces for a maximum performance time of 15 minutes in front of a panel of international experts. At the conclusion of the program there will be a brief internal consultation of the panel of choral experts. Finally, the program will be discussed with the choir in an open and amicable atmosphere.
Performance coaching and recommendations will be given for future participation in international competitions. The choirs will receive an official certificate of participation.
All participants, whether taking part in the competitions or not, are given the opportunity to participate with their choir in a session with a noted international choir director.
Choirs interested in making use of this opportunity are required to prepare one piece of choral music. An international renowned choral music expert will then rehearse the piece with the choir to provide new artistic ideas and impetus. Choirs not participating in the competition will be presented a certificate and a recommendation for their future participation in international choral competitions.
Choirs may register to perform with other international choirs. Choirs must prepare approximately 15 minutes of their
own music preapproved by the INTERKULTUR Artistic Committee. The concert should be preferably a cappella or with own
instruments. (Piano or e-piano can be provided upon request.)
The city centre of Calella offers several possibilities for performing in international friendship concerts. Selected choirs can
also sing at the famous monastery Montserrat close to Barcelona and at the impressive Cathedral of Barcelona.
Please be aware that several friendship concerts are planned open air. In the event that weather conditions do not allow this,
some concerts may be cancelled due to the weather. The organizers will try to manage alternatives but choirs do not have any
legal claim to this.
Choirs can also take part in Friendship Concerts ONLY (Non-competitive Festival Participation).
"THANK YOU for such nice days at Calella with the other choirs! We had a great time with our children and we learned a lot from others."
"I enjoyed it very much: the friendship, the new contacts, the adjudication, the choirs, the hospitality and of course the perfect organization and hosting of INTERKULTUR."
Early Bird deadline: November 17, 2021
Registration deadline: January 19, 2022
For the participation in this event the payment of the Registration Fee (per choir) as well as the Event Package (per person) is required. Choirs that come from a radius of up to 150km around Calella and therefore do not need an overnight stay, pay a Participant Fee (per person) instead of the Event Package. The prices of the Event Packages and the Participant Fee can be downloaded below (if available) or requested using our contact form.
To participate in the event the following Registration Fees have to be paid per choir/ensemble in addition to the costs for the Event Package:
- For Early Bird registration, the fee per selected activity* is EUR 250.
- For registration until the regular deadline, the fee for the first activity* is EUR 500,00 and EUR 250,00 for each additional activity.
Activities refer to competition participation (1 category = 1 activity), Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching, Festival Participation (only concerts). For choirs participating in the competitions and evaluation activities, the performance in a concert is free of charge.
Here you will soon find information about the Event Package and the Participant Fee. Please send us a request and we will send you the prices by email as soon as they are available.
Information about participation and competition rules
Participant Information(2 MB)
Please send the completed registration form via email to mail(at)interkultur.com. Additionally please print it, sign it and send it via post with the other registration documents to our office.
Registration Form(600 KB)
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3,5 kilometers of sandy beach, its location directly at the Mediterranean Sea and its proximity to Barcelona make Calella a popular European destination. During the choral festival singers can wonderfully make music, stroll and relax in the contemplative old town with its Catalan and Mediterranean charm.
Since its 650 years of history Calella has developed from a small fishing village into a favoured resort of all nations and age groups. This mixture of modernity, hospitality and Catalan traditions add a special touch to Calella and thus make it an appealing travel destination.