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Choral Camp Choral Ethno Crossroads
17 Jul 2019 – 22 Jul 2019, Limassol
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
SUMMER YOUTH CHORAL CAMP “CHORAL ETHNO CROSSROADS”
17-22 JULY 2019
LIMASSOL – CYPRUS
EPILOGI Cultural Movement of Limassol is happy to announce the call for participants for our first summer camp “CHORAL ETHNO CROSSROADS”, taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, between 17th and 22nd July, 2019.
The choral camp aims at offering young choral singers the opportunity to get acquainted with the choral music of each country represented in the international Ethno choir, and discover the similarities and the diversities of each other’s traditions and cultural heritage. They will have the chance to sing and interact in various languages with other young people coming from different cultural and musical backgrounds and to learn how to use these diversities to create a homogenous final product.
The camp will include daily sessions of rehearsals of the repertoire previously selected by the Artistic Committee. The camp will also offer a workshop during which the participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with the Argentinian choral composer Santiago Veros, and discover new rhythms and melodies.
We are looking for co-operation with mixed youth choirs from Europe and the Middle East. Each cooperating choir (“partner choir”) should delegate up to 7 singers, members of their choirs, of different voices, so that the balance of the choir be ensured.
The singers must be between 18 and 30 years of age, and must feel comfortable at sight reading.
The singers delegated by the partner choirs will form an international ad hoc choir of approximately 50 members, which will rehearse for 4 days the repertoire suggested by the partner choirs, culminating in a final concert at the end of the camp, on 21st July in Limassol.
The repertoire to be rehearsed during the Camp will be chosen by the artistic committee delegated by the organizers, based on the pieces recommended by the partner choirs. We expect each choir to propose three choral pieces, of which at least one shall be included in the camp’s repertoire.
The recommended pieces should be choral arrangements of traditional songs of the partner choir’s country, preferably one of the three to be contemporary, featuring traditional motifs of the respective country (e.g. contemporary arrangements of traditional songs) for S.A.T.B. choirs.
The scores of the proposed pieces should be sent via e-mail to the artistic committee before 31st May 2019.
The selected pieces must be royalty free or have the permission of the copyright owner.
Arrivals on Wednesday 17/07/19
Rehearsals – a) on Thursday 18/07/19 and Friday 19/07/19 – both morning and afternoon sessions, a total of approximately 6 hours a day. b) on Saturday 20/07/19 and Sunday 21/07/19 – morning sessions of approximately 3 hours each day.
The schedule of the rehearsals may be changed if deemed necessary by the artistic director.
Final concert – On Sunday 21/07/19
The organizers reserve the right to arrange an additional concert, probably on Saturday evening.
Departures on Monday 22/07/19
Optional sight-seeing excursions may be available upon request. The relevant costs will be announced at a later stage.
Accommodation and meals
The participants will be accommodated in a 3* Hotel in Limassol.
Breakfast plus 2 meals per day are included in the participation fee.
The organization committee will arrange the transport from / to airport to/from Limassol, in accordance with the arrival/departure schedule of the participants, as follows:
– either by public airport bus (tickets will be reimbursed) in case less than 14 people arriving /departing within 1 hour from each other’s flight
– or by rented minibus (covered by the organizers)- in case of arrivals/departure of 14 or more people with a difference not exceeding the 1 hour
EUR 200/person – including accommodation (5 nights) in double or triple rooms, with 3 meals per day (starting from dinner on 17/07/19 until breakfast on 22/07/19), as well as airport transfers, as mentioned above. In case of single occupancy, the participation fee is EUR 280/person.
In case of 7 singers delegated by one partner choir, the choir’s conductor is FREE.
The camp is self-financed with the support of the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.
Costs of traveling to/from Cyprus and Visa expenses (if any) should be covered by the participants.
How to apply:
A letter of interest should be sent by the interested choirs to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15th May 2019. The letter of interest should include the details of the choir (name, seat, etc.), the name of the conductor, and the number of the delegated singers, with the indication of their voices.
The application procedure will be closed as soon as the desired number of participants are completed.
Artistic Director / conductor: Mrs. Angelina Nicolaidou
Organizing committee: Members of the Board of Epilogi Cultural Movement
For strictly artistic matters – Angelina Nicolaidou email@example.com
For organizational matters –Livia Prodromou firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: +357 99 726279