International Choral Competition Gallus
|Mednarodno zborovsko tekmovanje Maribor|
|Organised by||Public Fund for Cultural Activities of the Republic of Slovenia|
|Festival dates||19.4.2013 - 21.4.2013|
10.4.2015 - 12.4.2015
21.4.2017 - 23.4.2017
12.4.2019 - 14.4.2019
|Mihela Jagodic, Independent Adviser for Vocal Music|
|Štefanova 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 0525|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 241 0510|
Course of competition
Competition takes place over the weekend: there is a reception of the choirs on Friday, the competition in mandatory and free programme on Saturday, and the competition for the Grand Prix of Maribor on Sunday. In 2013 the obligatory programme for participants was not to exceed 12 minutes and had to include original Slovene choral compositions, a Romantic composition, and a piece of choice fromcollection Monumenta artis musicae Slovenie.
The programme for the Grand Prix of Maribor has to have at least 3 pieces. One of them can be from the obligatory or free programme, one of them can be a folk song, one can have a instrumental accompaniment, and should not exceed 15 minutes.
Choirs have to present 3 to 4 programmes: a rounded programme with characteristic music of the land from which the choir comes (non-competitive performance); a programme of historical periods; a free programme, and an extra programme in the final. The competition is extremely challenging because throughout the contest a choir can repeat only one song and fully has to prepare around 45 minutes of pure music.
It is evaluated by a 5-member jury: 2 members from Slovenia and 3 from abroad. The jury member selection is conducted according to strict criteria – each jury member must have internationally recognisable achievements of high artistic value. The criteria are adapted to the most demanding international competitions.