10TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND PASTORALES IN RZESZÓW


10TH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND PASTORALES IN RZESZÓW

- 28 January (Saturday) 2023

 

 

1.The competition is organised by Studium Muzyki Liturgicznej [School of Liturgical Music] in Rzeszów and Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras, Branch in Rzeszów.
2. International Festival of Christmas Carols and Pastorales in Rzeszów will be held on 28 January 2023.
3.The competition is intended for amateur choirs, vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as orchestras and instrumental bands (comprising children, teenagers and adults, including university students).
4.Objectives of the competition:
a. to improve the quality of artistic expression of amateur choirs, vocal and instrumental
ensembles, and orchestras;
b. to evaluate artistic accomplishments of the groups;
c. to promote integration of amateur artistic initiatives in the Podkarpackie Region;
d. to evaluate conductors' work (professional progress).
5. The competition is open to:


-Choirs (adults):
a. choirs of equal voices
b. mixed choirs
c. chamber choirs up to 19 singers
-Senior choirs ( 55+)
-Children's and youth choirs and groups (up to 18 years of age):
a. children's choirs (up to 15 years of age)
b. youth choirs
e. girl's boy's; choirs
-Orchestras
a. Vocal and instrumental ensembles
b. Instrumental bands
c. Orchestras (classic, brass bands, school orchestras)

6. Please, send your registration form, with an up-to-date picture (in electronic jpg format,
minimum resolution of 300 dpi) and information about the group, to the following address:
festiwal.rzeszow@gmail.com To enter the competition you need to submit properly
completed registration form and send a recording made last year, by 2 January 2023.
7. The groups will be notified whether they have qualified to participate by 6 January 2023.
8. The groups taking part in the competition shall pay a registration fee of 450.00 PLN, and
the groups which are members of Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras (PZCHiO) pay a fee
of 390.00 PLN, to the bank account of Polish Union of Choirs and Orchestras, Branch in
Rzeszów, at PEKAO 63 1240 2614 1111 0000 3958 5930.
The registration fees shall be paid by 10 January 2023. If participation in the competition is
cancelled at a later time, the fee shall not be refunded.

9. Selection of more than one category:
The groups can only participate in two categories, selected by them.
Registration fee of 250.00 PLN shall be paid for the second category.
10. The Artistic Committee, appointed by the organisers, shall decide whether the groups
qualify to participate. The groups will be notified about the decision by 6 January 2023.
11. Liability for using works subject to copyrights rests with the performing entities.
12. Rules of the competition for vocal groups as well as vocal and instrumental ensembles:
a) at least one song by a Polish composer;
b) freely selected songs, varying in style (historical period); one song may be performed with
the accompaniment of an instrument - piano or any other instrument of choice, possibly a
small chamber ensemble. The program may comprise works related to Christmas or winter
season;
c) obligatory Christmas carol or pastorale, selected by the organiser, to be performed during
the competition and the final concert. In 2023, the obligatory carol is Silent Night, with an
arrangement of your choice;
d) the performance may not exceed 15 minutes! You can present up to three stanzas of the
selected carol or pastorale. The performance may not be shorter than 10 minutes;
e) the specified program cannot be changed; any changes which have not been reported to the
organisers may result in disqualification from the competition.

13. Rules of the competition for orchestras and instrumental bands:

a) the performance may not exceed 20 minutes! You can present up to three stanzas of the
selected carol or pastorale. The performance may not be shorter than 15 minutes;
b) freely selected works, varying in style, related to Christmas or winter season;
c) obligatory song: selected by the organiser, to be presented in a freely selected form;
In 2023, it is "Silent Night"; performed with an arrangement of your choice.
d) the specified program cannot be changed; any changes which have not been reported to the
organisers may result in disqualification from the competition.

12. For detailed information, please contact:
Director of the Festival: dr hab. Anna Marek - Kamińska
ul. Okrzei 7, 35-959 Rzeszów
Tel. 600159077,
festiwal.rzeszow@gmail.com

13. The groups participating in the competition agree to perform in churches in Rzeszów on
28 January 2023, as specified by the organiser, if any such events take place.

Jury Regulations
1. The Jury appointed by the organisers comprises renowned musicians.
2. The Jury passes the verdict, and assigns the awards.
3. Awards:
a. Subject to resources, the organiser will award financial prizes to four groups with the
highest scores in each category;
b. The Jury may distribute the prizes in a different way than stipulated in these Regulations;
c. The choirs that win top prizes will also receive an additional award, such as a
commemorative statuette, medal, etc.;
d. All the groups participating in the competition will receive commemorative diplomas;
e. The amount of the financial prizes will depend on the resources acquired.
4. The Jury evaluates: choice of repertoire, intonation, vocal emission, interpretation, song
difficulty.
5. Each member of the Jury evaluates each performance by assigning a score for each factor
subject to assessment.

6. The Jury shall announce the results of the competition on its final day, i.e., 28 January
2023.
7. The verdict of the Jury shall be final and may not be contested.

Final Provisions
1. The group which has won the highest financial prize may not receive such prize during the
subsequent festival (this does not apply to the special prize), but may participate in the
festival. The organiser reserves the right to change or supplement the terms and conditions of
the competition.
2. Possible copyright costs are borne by the performer.
3. Proprietary right, image and personal data clause.
1) Participants transfer, free of charge, any proprietary rights to the artistic performance
presented during the competition to Studium Muzyki Liturgicznej and Polish Union of Choirs
and Orchestras, Branch in Rzeszów, for use by the latter entities in an unlimited territorial and
temporal manner in the following fields of exploitation:
a) preservation (recording) in any possible forms such as photography, audio and video,
b) reproduction on any audio and video media,
c) marketing,
d) uploading to computer memory and the Internet,
e) public presentation, display.
2) Participants of the competition also grant permission to reproduce their likeness, recorded
using any photographic and recording techniques in connection with their participation in the
competition.
3) Participants agree for Studium Muzyki Liturgicznej and PZCHiO to process their personal
data for the needs of the competition, in compliance with the statutory objectives of the
competition organiser (this applies to posting such data on Internet sites).
4. By submitting your Registration Form you accept the terms and conditions specified herein.