World Choir Games 2018

The 25th anniversary Biennial of the International Festival of Academic Choirs IFAS 2018, Czech Republic

  • Dear friends,

    50 years ago, in 1968 an International Festival of Academic Choirs in Pardubice came into existence. It has already welcome not only various Czech choirs but also a lot of choirs from 30 foreign countries. Let us thank very much to all of you who have participated in our IFAS festival and helped make its artistic level perfect.

    http://www.ifas.cz/2018/participants.php

     

    We are pleased to invite you to bring your choir and celebrate this festival jubilee with nice singing.

    The 25th anniversary Biennial

    of the International Festival of Academic Choirs

    IFAS 2018

    will be held from the 4th to 9th of July 2018

     

    The competition for the Bohuslav Martinů Award is included in the IFAS competitions.

    It is open to all kinds of the choirs (except for children´s choirs).

     

    We recommend you to visit our web page www.ifas.cz where you can find all the
    necessary festival information, including the festival history,
    competition rules, preliminary programme, participation conditions and a list
    of the past festival participants.

     

    COMPETITION CATEGORIES

     

    • A1 - mixed choirs with a required composition (min. 25 singers)
    • A2 - mixed chamber choirs with a required composition (max. 24 singers)
    • A3 - women’s choirs with a required composition
    • B1 - folklore
    • B2 - folklore of choir’s nation
    • C1 - compositions of one style of art music - e.g. Renaissance or Baroque music, sacred music, etc.
    • C2 - jazz, pop, spirituals, gospel
    • BM - Bohuslav Martinů Award

     

     

    Festival is intended for following types of choirs:

     

    IFAS - Categories A1, A2, A3 with chance of participation in Grand Prix

    • academic choirs
    • vocational schools' choirs
    • choirs in which at least 75% of the membership is 18 - 30 years old

     

    Bohuslav Martinů Award - BM

    • all types of choirs (except children choirs)

     

    Other categories – B1, B2, C1, C2

    • all types of choirs (except children choirs)

     

     

    Please let your associated choirs know about our festival.

    Thank you very much.

     

    We are looking forward to meeting you at IFAS 2018.

     

    Sincerely,
    Alena Mejstříková, president of IFAS 2018, and the festival organizing team

     

    www.ifas.cz

    +420 777 630 083

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