International Youth Choir Festival
|Mednarodni mladinski pevski festival|
|Krekov trg 3, SI-3000 Celje|
|Phone||386 (0) 3 42 87 939|
|Fax||386 (0) 3 42 87 931|
|Frequency||biennial (next edition in May 2020)|
|Festival dates||15.4.2015 - 19.4.2015|
10.5.2017 – 14.5.2017
|Nenad Firšt, Co-ordinator|
Participating choirs have to have at least 20 and no more than 50 singers and a maximum of 5 accompanists including the director. The number of performers and their age are verified immediately by a special commission. Choirs originally perform a-cappella, one of their songs can be instrumentally accompanied. The music part of each choir's programme is limited to 15 minutes.
The international five-member jury awards gold, silver, and bronze medals and special prizes for the best performance of a certain composition. The festival's music committee selects a maximum of 18 choirs for entry in the competition. Since 1997 the choirs and conductors have been accompanied by distinguished jury members:, Johannes Rahe, Malcolm Goldring, Johan van Bouwelen, and so on.