Choral Crossroads 2020 – Ethno Female Voices
14 Jul 2020 – 20 Jul 2020, Limassol250EUR
OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
SUMMER CHORAL CAMP “CHORAL CROSSROADS 2020 – ETHNO FEMALE VOICES”
14-20 JULY 2020
LIMASSOL – CYPRUS
EPILOGI Cultural Movement of Limassol is happy to announce the call for participants for our summer camp “CHORAL CROSSROADS – ETHNO FEMALE VOICES”, taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, between 14th and 20th July, 2020.
This year’s session of Choral Crossroads will be dedicated to female voices, and aims at offering choral singers the opportunity to get acquainted with the choral music of each country that will be represented in the international Female Ethno choir. Women and girls from all different backgrounds and cultures, from Europe and the Middle East, will have the chance to discover the similarities and the diversities of each other’s traditions and cultural heritage, to sing a wide diversity of choral repertoire in various languages written by or for women, to create and present a homogenous final product at the closing concert.
The camp will include daily sessions of rehearsals of the repertoire previously selected by the Artistic Committee. The camp will also offer workshops on various subjects, all related to choral singing.
We are looking for co-operation with choirs from Europe and the Middle East. Each cooperating choir (“partner choir”) should delegate up to 7 singers, members of their choirs, female voices only, preferably keeping a balance of voices.
We also accept applications by individual singers or groups of singers.
The singers must be over 18 years of age, and must be comfortable with sight reading. Minors can participate only if they are part of a group or accompanied by adults.
The singers registered for the Festival will form an international ad hoc choir of approximately 50 members, which will rehearse for 5 days the repertoire suggested by the partner choirs, culminating in a final concert at the end of the camp, on July, 19th 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 up to three choral pieces, of which at least one will 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) written for female choirs, a cappella.
The scores of the proposed pieces should be sent via e-mail to the artistic committee before 31st May 2020.
The selected pieces must be royalty free or have the permission of the copyright owner.
Arrivals on Tuesday 14/07/20
Rehearsals / Workshops – a) on Wednesday 15/07/20, Thursday 16/07/20 and Friday 17/07/20 – both morning and afternoon sessions, a total of approximately 6 hours a day. b) on Saturday 18/07/20 and Sunday 19/07/20 – 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 19/07/20
The organizers reserve the right to arrange an additional concert, probably on Saturday evening.
Departures on Monday 20/07/20
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 at least 1 meal 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 250/person – including accommodation (6 nights) in double or triple rooms, with at least 2 meals per day (starting from dinner on 14/07/20 until breakfast on 20/07/20), as well as airport transfers, as mentioned above. In case of single occupancy, the participation fee is 410 EUR /person.
In case of at least 7 singers delegated by one partner choir, the participation of 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 / or individual singers to firstname.lastname@example.org before 30th April 2020. 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 may be closed sooner if 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