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MUNICIPALITY OF VARNA
CULTURE DIRECTORATE

38th INTERNATIONAL MAY CHOIR COMPETITION PROF. GEORGI DIMITROV 2017

11 – 14 May

The International May Choir Competition is a member of the Association which organizes the contest and awards the EUROPEAN GRAND PRIX FOR CHORAL SINGING.  The annual editions are held successively in Arezzo (Italy), Debrecen (Hungary), Tours (France), Varna (Bulgaria),Tolosa (Spain) and Maribor (Slovenia).

COMMITTEE

 Art Director

Gancho Ganchev

 Members

Zaharina Milkova-Nikitasova

Rositsa Shtereva

Darina Krosneva-Stamenova

Irena Kolarova-Taushanova

 JURY

Naomi Faran – Israel

Luigi Marzola – Italy 

John F. Warren – USA

Ambroz Copi – Slovenia

Jozsef Nemes – Hungary

Vanya Moneva – Bulgaria

Zaharina Milkova-Nikitasova – Bulgaria

 

PARTICIPANTS

IN THE 38th INTERNATIONAL MAY CHOIR COMPETITION “PROF. GEORGI DIMITROV”

Sweden, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Israel

 

  1. The Stockholms Musikgymnasium Chamber Choir – Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
  3. Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  4. Dominanta Choir at the University of Economics – Cracow, Poland
  5. The Academic Choir of Technical University of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
  6. Chamber Choir “The Voice of the Wind” – Carnikava, Latvia
  7. “Voskresinnya” Chamber Choir – Rivne, Ukraine
  8. Capella Ad Libitum BAS – Sofia, Bulgaria
  9. Naama Women’s Choir – Israel
  10. “Fortissimo” Vocal Ensemble – Burgas, Bulgaria

 

CATEGORY MIXED CHOIRS

  1. The Stockholms Musikgymnasium Chamber Choir – Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
  3. Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  4. Dominanta Choir at the University of Economics – Cracow, Poland
  5. Chamber Choir “The Voice of the Wind” – Carnikava, Latvia

 

CATEGORY MEN’S AND WOMEN’S CHOIRS 

  1. Women’s Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  2. Man’s Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  3. Naama Women’s Choir – Hadera, Israel

  

CATEGORY CHAMBER CHOIRS 

  1. Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
  2. The Academic Choir at the Technical University of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
  3. “Voskresinnya” Chamber Choir – Rivne, Ukraine
  4. Capella Ad Libitum BAS – Sofia, Bulgaria
  5. “Fortissimo” Vocal Ensemble – Burgas, Bulgaria

PROGRAMME

May 11 – Thursday

 17:00 – 17:45             Parade of the participating choral groups

 

18:00 – 18:30             Laying wreaths and flowers at the monument of the composer Dobri Hristov

 

Festival and Congress Center Varna – Hall 1

 

19:30 – 20:45              Official opening

 

21:00 – 22:30              Cocktail – International jury, official guests and conductors

 

 May 12 – Friday

 

Aula of the University of Economics – Varna

10:00 – 10:30              Meeting of the International Jury

11:00 – 12:30              CompetitionCategory Men’s and Women’s Choirs

  1. Women’s Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  2. Man’s Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  3. Naama Women’s Choir – Hadera, Israel

 

12:30 – 13:00             Meeting of the International Jury

 

 14:30 – 17:00            CompetitionCategory Chamber Choirs

  1. Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
  2. The Academic Choir at the Technical University of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic
  3. “Voskresinnya” Chamber Choir – Rivne, Ukraine
  4. Capella Ad Libitum BAS – Sofia, Bulgaria
  5. “Fortissimo” Vocal Ensemble – Burgas, Bulgaria

 

17:15 – 18:00             Meeting of the International Jury

 

18:00 – 18:45            Coffee break

 

19:00 – 21:30            Competition Category Mixed Choirs

 

  1. The Stockholms Musikgymnasium Chamber Choir – Stockholm, Sweden
  2. Coro Citta di Roma – Rome, Italy
  3. Choir of the Warsaw School of Economics – Warsaw, Poland
  4. Dominanta Choir at the University of Economics – Cracow, Poland
  5. Chamber Choir “The Voice of the Wind” – Carnikava, Latvia

 

May 13 – Saturday

 

 City Art Galery “Boris Georgiev” – Varna

 11:00 – 13:00              Performance by Naama Women’s Choir – Hadera, Israel

 

Grand Mall Varna

 

12:00 – 16:00             Performances by the choirs participating in the Competition

 

Festival and Congress Center – Hall 1

 

17:30 – 19:00              GRAND PRIX VARNA COMPETITION

(featuring the prizewinners from each category)

 

20:00 – 21:30             Awarding ceremony

                                   Concert of the winning choirs

Official closing of the 38th International May Choir Competition

“Prof. Georgi Dimitrov

 

May 14 – Sunday 

А. Novak Squarethe entrance of the Sea Garden 

11:00 – 13:00              Concert by the choirs participating in the Competitions 

14:30 – – – – – –             Departure of participants and guests

           

Next Competitions:

2018 – 10 – 13 May

2019 – 16 – 19 May

Schedule 2017

Schedule for Competition 2017 ...

Regulations

Regulations for competition 2017 ...

Registration

- Registration for competition 2017

- Songs registration for competition 2017

Dates:

2017 - 11-14 May

Deadline for Registration for 2017 is 05.February