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48th Festival of Songs Olomouc 2020

02 Jun 2020 – 07 Jun 2020, Olomouc

48th Festival of Songs Olomouc 2020

International Choir Festival
Olomouc | Czech Republic

now a member of:
Choral Festival Network

 

About

International Choir Festival of Songs Olomouc was established in 1972 under the name Festival of Children’s Choirs Olomouc. Since its beginning, the festival has been annually held by a traditional regional project. The name Festival of Songs came to be in 1977; at first it used to be strictly a platform for get-togethers of children’s choirs through shows and concerts. In 1987, the international singing competition Iuventus Mundi Cantant saw the light of day; later, in 2002, it was restructured and renamed as international singing choir competition Mundi Cantant. Since 1987, the competition has been opened for all categories of choirs.

The festival is organized by the Festa Musicale z.s. association, which is continuing the work of Festival of Songs association (until 1998); this was also a continuation of organization activities of City Cultural Comitee (until 1989). The festival was established by a choirmaster and music events’ organizer Karel Klimeš together with his son Jiří Klimeš, who has continued in developing the festival even further. Currently, Marek Klimeš is the director of both Festa Musicale and the festival.

The festival aims to support the development of choir singing and amateur music in general. Its mission is to popularize choir singing and to draw attention of the public to this branch of music and culture as such. Its goal is to support the development of choirs not only through the festival itself (especially through the Mundi Cantant competition), but also through the year-round activity of the organizers, who are trying to encourage the creative activity of choirs.

In the last five years, Festival of Songs Olomouc was attended by 159 choirs, making in total 5918 participants from 21 countries.
2015: 38 choirs, 1027 participants, 9 countries
2016: 28 choirs, 1005 participants, 5 countries
2017: 33 choirs, 1106 participants, 10 countries
2018: 30 choirs, 960 participants, 8 countries
2019: 35 choirs, 3 Youth Orchestras, 1113 participants, 9 countries
The festival was attended by choirs from countries such as Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Costa Rica, Croatia, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and the Czech Republic.

Details

Start:
2 Jun 2020
End:
7 Jun 2020
Event Category:
Website:
https://festamusicale.com/en/festivals/festival-of-songs-olomouc/

Organizer

Festa Musicale
Phone:
+420 606 082 266
Email:
info@festamusicale.com
Website:
https://festamusicale.com

Other

City
Olomouc
Country Name
Czech Republic
Activities offered in the event
Choir competition
Activities for
Choirs
Type of ensembles
Mixed adult choirs, Male choirs, Female choirs, Childrens and youth Choirs
Region
Europe
Email for the event
info@festamusicale.com
Phone contact
+420 606 082 266
Link to video
https://youtube.com/c/festamusicale
Application Deadline:
31.03.2020

Venue

Reduta Hall
Horní nám. 424/23
Olomouc, 77900 Czech Republic