I spent fantastic days in Calella and felt very welcome in the big INTERKULTUR family. Congratulations on the great job you’ve done! I’m very satisfied with my first INTERKULTUR experience and I hope it won’t be the last.
SING FOR GOLD
GO FOR GOLD AND WIN THE WORLD CHORAL CUP
SING FOR GOLD and the WORLD CHORAL CUP will be back in Calella! After a fantastic premier event in 2022, a great cultural experience with stunning performances of international choirs, this festival promises to be an unforgettable experience once again in 2024.
Choirs from around the globe are welcome to participate and compete for medals, a place in the World Rankings, and most importantly, for the prestigious golden World Cup of choirs, which will be awarded once again in Calella in 2024.
Since 2012 Calella and Barcelona have emerged as the preferred destinations for choir competitions and festivals. With warm, sunny weather, expansive sandy beaches, short walking-distances, and a range of sightseeing and performance opportunities in Barcelona, this festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for all participants.
Join us and sing for the next World Choral Cup in Calella!
After the successful premiere in 2022, there will be singing again in Calella in 2024 at Sing for Gold. Be part of it and compete against choirs from all over the world in the race for medals and of course the prestigious World Choral Cup. Enjoy the global meeting of choirs, where the focus is on singing together in the squares and streets of the city and the unforgettable experience of immersing yourself in the flair of Catalonia.
SING FOR GOLD invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate in 7 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.
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|
|6 Pop, Jazz, Gospel|
A detailed description of the competition categories can also be found in the booklet available for download:
Participant Information(2 MB)
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. The winning choir of the final competition will receive the WORLD CHORAL CUP.
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.
For competing choirs
Competing choirs have the chance to present their competition program (in case of several categories a selection from the program) to the jury on October 12. They will get immediate positive artistic and pedagogical advice for improvement and the evaluation does not involve preliminary decisions regarding the competition result.
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.
Participating choirs may register to perform together with other international choirs. Choirs must prepare approximately 15 minutes of their own music pre-approved by the Artistic Committee. The concert should be preferably a cappella or with own instruments. Piano or digital 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.
We had high expectations and they all came through! We enjoyed our participation, the contacts with the other choirs and the relaxed atmosphere. To go home with silver diploma was very satisfying and stimulates us to improve and enjoy singing.
Early Bird deadline: March 18, 2024
Registration deadline: May 27, 2024
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 150 km 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 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 150 and EUR 200,00 for each additional activity.
- For registration until the regular deadline, the fee for the first activity* is EUR 300,00 and EUR 200,00 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.
With the event package INTERKULTUR offers participants of its events a special service
We take care of all the details and through authorized agencies of the INTERKULTUR event series we offer an event package that includes, amongst others, accommodation in different hotel categories as well as other local services.
- Choirs that come from a radius of up to 150 km around Calella and therefore do not need an overnight stay, pay a participant fee per person instead of the event package.
- The booking of the event packages which includes already the participant fee is required for all non-regional choirs.
The rates of the event packages vary according to 3 country groups. They based on the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI) and adopted to the requirements of the national choral scenes.
Please select your country to see the event package and - for regional choirs - the participant fee for your participation:
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(590 KB)
IMPORTANT: To open the form the current version of Adobe Reader is required. You can download it at www.adobe.com.
Dear friends of choral music,
the issue of visas generally takes a long time. Therefore please make sure to apply for your visa as soon as possible. It is in your own interest. In case you apply too late, you risk a rejection of your visa registration!
Please contact the embassy of the host country in your country to get detailed information what restrictions and regulations apply to you!
Please keep also in mind that you might need transit visas, depending on your itinerary to the competition country.
If you do not have a valid passport yet, please apply for this immediately!
Participants of some countries need an invitation letter as well as a stamped list of participants to apply for a visa. INTERKULTUR can issue these documents.
Information on travel and health regulations of the destination country can be found on this website.
INTERKULTUR can issue the invitation letter for the duration of the event and can stamp your list of participants to apply for visas only if you have fulfilled all the following conditions:
- you have successfully applied for the event and paid the registration fee to INTERKULTUR
- you have paid the down payment for the event package to our partner agency
- you have sent us the completed list of participants (no handwriting!)
Please send the list only once and try to avoid changes of participants, as changes may delay the issue of your visa. We recommend adding 3 or 4 alternative names as a reserve for participants who may cancel the travel.
As soon as you have complied with those three conditions we will send the invitation letter including the confirmed list of participants by email to the responsible person of the choir. This person shall bring the documents to the embassy personally.
Please keep in mind that if you comply with the conditions too late so that we have to send the original invitation letter per international express delivery, you have to take over the additional costs (approx. 100 – 300 EUR).
List of Participants
Please download the document, fill it in completely and send it to us as soon as possible.
To open the file the current version of Adobe Reader is required. You can download it at www.adobe.com.
You can send the file
- by sending an email, the list of participants attached, to visa(at)interkultur.com
- by printing it (after filling it in at your computer – no handwriting!) and sending it to us by fax (+49 6404 69749 29)
We assume no liability regarding the application and granting for visas. We do not offer this service but we gladly assist you when you apply for visa at the respective embassy in your country.
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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.