III Choral Contest of Medieval and Renaissance Music a Cappella
September 17, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in the Church of Obanos
III NATIONAL CHORAL COMPETITION OF MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MUSIC “ARNOTEGUI”
ORGANIZED BY: The MYSTERY OF OBANOS FOUNDATION and the ARNOTEGUI HERMITS BROTHERHOOD.
1 – DATE:
The contest will be held on SATURDAY, September 17, 2022 at the Church
of San Juan Bautista de Obanos (Navarra), at 8:00 p.m.
2 – PRIZES:
The following prizes will be awarded:
– 1st. Classified – €1,200 + Trophy
– 2nd Classified – €700
– 3rd. Classified – €400
– Audience Award: – €200
3 – PARTICIPANTS:
National choral groups of mixed and/or equal voices may present themselves, and must have a minimum of 8 choristers.
4 – ABOUT THE REPERTOIRE:
The repertoire presented must meet the following requirements:
o Compulsory work: “Ay, triste que vengo”, belonging to the Palacio Songbook by maestro Juan dell’Enzina. It will be sung first.
o Free program: The rest of the works selected by each choir, together with the compulsory work, must not exceed 18 minutes of real music time (no pauses or applause will be counted). The choir that does not respect these times will be penalized.
o The entire program must be performed “A CAPPELLA”, although a piece of the repertoire may include instruments of “medieval” inspiration (aerophones, chordophones and determined or indeterminate percussion).
o All works must be cataloged as MEDIEVAL and RENAISSANCE MUSIC (S. XVI INCLUDED) or must have a marked “medievalist spirit”. In any case, the repertoire must be approved by the Contest’s Artistic Commission.
o The titles of the works, as well as the authors chosen by each Choir, will be notified at the time of registration and may not be modified later.
o At the end of the Contest, the 3 selected choirs will sing the compulsory piece together.
5 – JURY:
The Jury will be chosen by the Artistic Commission of the Contest from among people with recognized curriculum and prestige in the national and international choral world.
The Jury appointed by the Organization will assess the performance of each of the participating Choirs, both in the technical-vocal, expressive and stylistic aspects, as well as in the difficulty of the chosen pieces and the staging.
The final result will be notified at the end of the performances on the day of the contest. His decision will be unappealable. The prizes are indivisible.
The public will be able to assess the performance of each Choir, filling in the form that will be given to them at the entrance of the competition and that will be collected while the jury deliberates.
6 – REGISTRATION:
Registrations may be submitted from May 15 to June 30, 2022, by sending to the following email address:
Entries must contain the following attached documentation:
– Link to the video recording of an “a cappella” performance, performed in the last 3 years and with a minimum of 2 works. YouTube and/or any other video hosting service may be used. (In case the video is private, credentials are required to access it).
– PDF specifying the pieces to be interpreted, indicating the duration of each of them, as well as their author.
– Brief CV of the Choir, as well as a biographical summary of its director.
– A digital photograph of the Choir with a minimum resolution of 2MPix.
– A file that clearly includes the name, telephone number/s, email and contact addresses of the group and/or of the people responsible for it.
7 – SELECTION:
The Artistic Commission of the Contest will select three choirs from among all the applicants and will communicate the result to the selected groups before 00:00 hours on July 10, 2022. The choirs not selected will not be notified and can be informed through the web. of the Obanos Mystery Foundation,
The order of performance will be established by drawing lots, which may be attended by a representative of each selected Choir. It will be notified in due time.
8 – FINAL PROVISIONS:
The Organization of the Contest reserves the right to record, in any type of support, the works performed in the Contest, and the choirs cannot demand any right of interpretation and image, nor deny the possibility of total or partial broadcast of the performances. through radio, television and/or internet.
All the amounts mentioned in the prizes are considered in full and before applying the tax legislation that may correspond.
The Organization reserves the right to modify any section of these bases, communicating it sufficiently in advance.
Acceptance to participate in this Contest implies agreement with these Bases.
For any clarification, you can contact the telephone number 650448210 (David) and/or the e-mail: