OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
SUMMER CHORAL CAMP “CHORAL CROSSROADS 2022”
13-17 JULY 2022
LIMASSOL – CYPRUS
“EPILOGI” Cultural Movement of Limassol is happy to announce the call for participants for the summer camp "CHORAL CROSSROADS 2022", taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, between 13th and 17nd July, 2022.
The festival aims to offer to the choirs the opportunity to get acquainted with the choral music of the participating countries and is dedicated to poetry, women, music, and life.
Within the framework of the festival, daily joint workshops of choirs and conductors will be held daily based on the repertoire pre-selected by the Artistic Committee.
The singers will have the chance to sing and interact in various languages with other people coming from different cultural and musical backgrounds and to learn how to use these diversities to create a homogenous final product.
We are looking for co-operation with mixed choirs from Europe and the Middle East. Each cooperating choir (“partner choir”) should delegate up to 5 singers, members of their choirs, of different voices, so that the balance of the choir be ensured.
The members of the choir will form an international ad hoc choir of about 50 members, which will rehearse for 4 days the repertoire proposed by the artistic committee and the collaborating choirs, culminating in a final concert at the end of the workshops in Limassol.
The singers must be adults, and must feel comfortable at sight reading.
The repertoire that is going to be tested during the workshops will be selected by the artistic committee assigned by the organizers, based on the pieces proposed by the collaborating choirs.
We expect each choir to propose three choral pieces, at least one of which will be included in the festival repertoire.
The suggested pieces should be choral adaptations of songs of the country of the collaborating choir. Scores of the proposed pieces must be sent by email to the artistic committee until May 1, 2022.
Schedule of program
Arrivals on Wednesday 13/07/22
a)Thursday 14/07/22 and Friday 15/07/22 - morning and afternoon sessions, a total of about 6 hours a day.
b) On Saturday 16/07/22 and Sunday 17/07/22 - morning sessions of about 3 hours every day.
The rehearsal schedule can be changed if deemed necessary by the artistic director.
Final concert - On Sunday 17/07/22
The organizers reserve the right to arrange an extra concert, most likely on Saturday night.
Departures on Monday 18/07/22
Optional sightseeing tours may be available upon request.
Accommodation and meals
The participants will be hosted in a 3* (star) hotel in Limassol.
Breakfast plus 2 meals a day is included in the participation fee.
Airport transfers\ transportation
The organizing committee will arrange the transfer from/to the airport to/from Limassol, according to the arrival/departure schedule of the participants, as follows:
- Either by public airport bus (tickets will be refunded) in case less than 10 people arrive/depart within 1 hour of each other's flight
- Or by rented minibus (covered by the organizers) - in case of arrivals/departures of 10 or more people with a difference not exceeding 1 hour.
EUR 250/person - including accommodation (5 nights) in double or triple rooms, with 3 meals a day (from dinner on 07/13/22 to breakfast on 07/18/22), as well as transfer from the airport, as mentioned above.
In case of a need for a single room, the participation cost is 300 euros/person.
In case of participation of 5 members from one choir, the participation for the conductor of the choir is free.
The festival is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.
Travel expenses to/from Cyprus and visa costs (if any) should be covered by the participants.
Until 1st May 2022 - Invitees are required to submit their application online by accessing the website www.epilogi.org, completing the required details (full name, date of birth, voice, country/city and name of choir (if any)).
Useful contacts for further details:
Strictly artistic matters - Mr. Michalis Gregoriou, Artistic Coordinator of EPILOGI Cultural Movement - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strictly organizational matters - Ms. Tatiana Tsietti and Ms. Thea Papadopoulou - email@example.com.
We look forward to welcome you on board CHORAL CROSSROADS 2022