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 2019, 47th edition of festival’s competition brings many new features. “Mundi Cantant” is opened to amateur choirs of all categories and levels. The competition is held on Friday May 31, 2019 (children’s choirs’ categories) and Saturday June 1, 2019 (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. Whole competition evening of Saturday June 1, 2019 will be broadcasted online!
International competition of youth orchestras „Harmonia Iuvenalis”
47th Festival of Songs Olomouc 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, strings and winds 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!
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
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.
Online broadcast & audience award
Festival events and competitions will be transmitted online. Viewers may vote for ensembles via online voting.
Open - air concert
An attractive open-air concert is a mutual oeuvre d’art of Festival of Songs Olomouc and Olomouc City Festivities. The concert gives the participating choirs an opportunity to perform together in the historical center of Olomouc in front of more than 5000 spectators!