SENIOR CHOIR CATEGORY GUIDELINES 2021
- Eligibility and membership
1.1 The competition is open to all choirs – mixed or equal voices, regardless of gender – whose members fulfill the citizenship and age requirements.
1.2 The singers must be Filipino citizens, 19 to 30 years old by 31 December 2021.
1.3 Membership is limited to a minimum of sixteen (16) and a maximum of twenty-four (24) singers, one (1) accompanist, and one (1) conductor. Additional instrumentalists required in any of the pieces must come from within the choir.
1.4 The conductor and members shall perform with only one (1) group in all levels of competition.
- Repertoire requirements
2.1 VIDEO ELIMINATIONS
A well-balanced free program of a cappella pieces with contrasting styles, language, and time period. Total singing time must not exceed nine (9) minutes. Singing time excludes entrance, pause and exit.
A well-balanced free program of a cappella pieces with contrasting styles, language, and time period. Total singing time must not exceed twelve (12) minutes.
2.3 NATIONAL FINALS
A well-balanced free program of a cappella pieces with contrasting styles, language, and time period. A contest piece will be distributed after the semi-finals. Total singing time must not exceed fifteen (15) minutes.
Pieces may not be repeated across all levels.
Performances exceeding time limit will be penalized.
The choir must perform the piece in the key written on the music score.
- Submission requirements
3.1. Pdf files of the music scores shall be submitted together with the general packet.
3.2. Submitted pdf files must have the permission of the composer or publisher except those taken from public domain.
4.1. A jury of three (3) internationally renowned experts will evaluate the performances.
5.1. First, Second, and Third prizes may or may not be awarded by the jury.
5.2. Other special awards may be awarded by the jury.
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