T躌GI FESTIVALID 2016

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VI  ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL CHORUS  COMPETITION & FESTIVAL 
21 - 25  JULY  2016  Istanbulis

 In 2016 we will invite 18 Choir & Folk music  groups from all over the World .

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Festival organisation committee will provide one English speaking guide to each group for helping programme schedule. At the period of the competition-festival choir groups one day competition ,one day opening of the festival, one day sightseeing visiting historical area , one day shopping and beach, one day traditional the best excursion in the World with private Boat at lovely Boshporus (separate Europe-Asia).Besides  each groups will receive  Placate, certificate, for highest scores for each category  CUP and among  all categories  who has the highest score will receive ISTCUP and money prize (1st, 2nd, 3rd) 700 -500 -300 . Each singer will get Medal and certificate.

 I. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

International Istanbul Chorus Competition is   open for both amateur chorus and folk singing groups. Chorus may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Groups can play and sing whatever they like when they will be on their performance place. Chorus may enter the competition in the following categories, with the number of members and the age-limits indicated below:

 Kategooria  Vanusepiir   Erinevuslimiit   Minimaalne arv  Osalustasu grupi kohta

CHILDREN扴 CHORUS    alla 15 A  (v鮥b olla 15 till 18, %20) min. 15   250

FEMALE  CHORUS    黮e 16 A  (v鮥b olla alla 16, %20)    min. 15    250

MALE  CHORUS    黮e 16 A  (v鮥b olla alla  16, %20)    min. 15     250

MIXED  CHORUS    黮e 16 A  (v鮥b olla alla  16, %20)    min. 15    250

TRADITIONAL FOLK SONG CHORUS    pole vanusepiire  N鮱tav rahvar鮥vas    min. 10    150

TRADITIONAL FOLK INSTURMANTAL  MUSIC  GROUPS   pole vanusepiire  N鮱tav rahvar鮥vas    Min 5    150

II. ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL;

Group will visit historical area in Europe side in Sultanahmet, BLUE MOSQUE (Sultanahmet mosque- free entry) and SAINT SOPHIA (10 ,per person), TOPKAPI PALACE (10 ,per person), GRAND BAZAAR free . PRIVATE BOAT TOUR (10 , per person), one day during the festival period, there will be a swimming possibility at MARMARA SEA BEACH ( 5 euro) . Participation groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SHOPPING CENTERS,

III. TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATIONS:

All the basics are providing by the festival organization, such as lightening, one stage side for musicians with microphones participation groups. The groups will perform at the open-air stages one  night and one day the groups will be in competition at covered concert saloon.

IV. ACCOMMODATION

Full-board in a  University Dormitory  110  / per person/(4 nights) 
We will provide to you three meals per day ( lunches with packed meal ) and accommodation at the University dormitory, each room has 6 beds capacity and suitable for max. 4 people using, pillow, sheet, blanket wardrobe.  Toilet and showers are at the same floor. Free parking lot. Basketball and Football area, canteen, buffet, library, rehearsal rooms.

FREE OF CHARGE :
If groups come 30 people one group leader  free of charge.  . 31-45  people or more than, 2 group leaders  free of charge. If groups will come by their own bus, drivers free of charge too. we can't provide rooms for couples. We can only provide double rooms for drivers or leader.

Full-board in a 3 STARS HOTEL 155 / per person/ all Festival time (4 nights)
We will provide to you three meals per day (lunches with packed meal) and accommodation . each room has 2-3-4 beds, toilet, showers. If group come more than 35 people one leader free

Full-board in a 4 STARS  HOTEL  170 / per person/ all Festival time (4 nights)
We will provide to you three meals per day (lunches with packed meal) and accommodation at the 4* hotel centrum in Kadikoy, each room has 2-3 beds, toilet, showers, free internet and security. If group come more than 35 people one leader free www.adenotel.com

V. TRANSPORTATION

If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations.  Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance).
At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost of BUS for max. 44 person, totally 1200 . If group number of participant  less than 20 person bus cost is 990 . If group is coming by own BUS, the group will not pay us these transportation fee. The groups are going to pay the bus parking fees, tolls and gasoline expenses during the festival (the all ground transportations will take almost 150 km.). Festival committee won抰 give any petrol for all ground transportations to the buses.

P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay at hotel, they should send their deposit (1000 Euro) until end of May 2016, in order to pay to hotel reservation; if you want to stay at single room we can arrange it with extra fee.

FOR EXTRA DAYS;

it is possible to organize, such as; for dormitory 20 euro, 3* hotel 30 euro, 4* hotel 40 euro-per person for one day. Deposit is non-refundable.

 VII. RULES OF THE COMPETITION

Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Chorus can make their own repertoire and are free to choice of the songs for competition. Chorus must prepare songs for competition in time limits.  Minimum 6 minutes, maximum 8 minutes. The time starts with the first song and finishes with the last song together with breaks between the songs. If the groups pass the limited time, for the first 20 seconds, won抰 be any cut of the point. But if they pass 8 minutes 20 seconds till 8 minutes 40 seconds there will be 1 point cut from the total point. More of these, till 9 minutes 2 points will be cut from the total point. If groups pass the 10 min they will be disqualified. Competition technical committee responsible with competition duration and the point of the calculation and of course if there will be any exceed of the duration Technical committee will cut the points whether 1 or2 (from 8 minutes 20 Second till 9 minutes). Chorus can use only 4 instruments while they are at the stage and singing.

 The topics are below;

Sound euphony, rhythmic accuracy, intonation stability, healthy vocal production, the degree of difficulty selected singing of the song, entrance and exit of the stage integration by the competitors   groups, as well as clothing suitability and using right direction of the stage is also important. Chorus conductor and choir group coherence is very important. Sound harmony of the choir, nuances and musical dynamism and using the words at the right time and place is very important. High scores will be awarded based on the difficulty of the song, during the competition at the stage visual motion is possible. Recommendation, do not make greetings, before or end of the song because waste of time will be really influence having lower of your score. We would like to remind the competition groups: Previous  years competitions groups were waiting for applaud from the audiences between the songs  ,consequently it was just losing the time and influence the points less, this our advice beforehand please take this  in your consideration. Competition groups, must deliver the musical notes of the song (what they will perform at the stage) to the festival committee, when they arrive at the first day of the festival.

VIII. COMPETITION PRIZES

Organization Committee gives all Groups to PLACKET and COMPETITORS CERTIFICATE.

CHILDREN CHORUS  COMPETITION  1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL CHILDREN CUP

FEMALE  CHORUS  COMPETITION 1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL FEMALE CUP

MALE CHORUS  COMPETITION 1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL MALE CUP

MIXED CHORUS COMPETITION 1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL MIX CUP

TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC COMPETITION 1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL TRADITIONAL FOLK CUP

TRADITIONAL FOLK INSTURMENTAL  COMPETITION 1𣇽 PLACE will be given ISTANBUL FOLK  INSTRUMENTAL CUP

 GRAND PRIZES

The following prize money will be awarded to the Chorus who takes the highest marks between all groups.

700 Euro and 1st IST CUP
500 Euro and 2nd IST CUP
300 Euro and 3rd IST CUP

 CHANGEABLE PROGRAM;

1.         Day: Arriving day to Istanbul
2.         Day: Groups are going to visit Byzantine historic district; Blue Mosque (free) - St. Sofia (10)- Topkapı Palace (10)- Grand Bazaar. Meeting and GIFT exchange.
3.         Day:. groups can practice in stage  and  Competition  At the concert hall.
4.         Day: Free time Boat tour at Bosphorus (10) Free time  Festival performance open air.
5.         Day: Leaving day from Istanbul.