Festival activities

International competition of choirs ”Mundi Cantant”

One of most significant and traditional choral competitions in Europe. More than 3 500 choirs have participated in the competition in almost 50 years of existence of festival. In 2018, 46th edition of festival’s competition brings many new features. “Mundi Cantan”t is opened to amateur choirs of all categories and levels. The competition is held on Friday June 1, 2018 (children’s choirs’ categories) and Saturday June 2, 2018 (youth and adult choirs’ categories). The whole competition will be broadcasted online!


Absolute winner competition of ”Mundi Cantant”

It’s the second round of “Mundi Cantant” competition, without age and category differentiation. Qualified are up to 5 best resulting choirs of competition. Additional information is in the chapter “Absolute winner competition rules”. Whole competition evening of Saturday June 2, 2018 will be broadcasted online!


International competition of youth orchestras „Harmonia Iuvenalis”

46th Festival of Songs brings completely new edition of youth orchestra competition. It is first International event for youth ensembles focused on classical music in the Czech Republic. Competition is opened for youth symphony, chamber and strings orchestras. The whole competition will be broadcasted online!


Parade of choirs & music ensembles

An open-air parade of all participating ensembles in the historic, baroque centre of Olomouc through all festival days. All ensembles are supposed to join and share great music experience!The event will be broadcasted online!




Gala-opening concert of festival

The opening of the Festival with special guests for choirs and music ensembles, followed by the participant reception. The winner of youth orchestra competition will be presented at the concert. The concert will be broadcasted online!



Festival concerts & off-programme

Partnership or individual concerts of choirs and orchestras in the town Olomouc and around. Opportunity for concert performances with other ensembles. All participants are cordially invited to take part in festival off-programme as well!



Awarding ceremony & off-programme

An open-air awarding ceremony followed by an off-programme for participants and public will take part in Olomouc city centre.


Meeting of music ensembles’ representatives and jurors

Informal meeting of music ensembles’ representatives, conductors and jurors of competition. Opportunity to discuss competition performances and ask jurors directly for commentaries and pieces of advice.


Workshops & masterclasses

Attractive workshops for choir singers, conductors and public managed by experienced and known lecturers, focused on different current topics. Masterclasses are opportunity for individual coaching under guidance of lecturers and judges of competition.


Animated evening & disco for children’s ensembles


Animated evening & final festival party for youth and adult ensembles


Online broadcast & audience award

Festival events and competitions will be transmitted online. Viewers may vote for ensembles via online voting.