Asia Choral Grand Prix 2019

    July 21, 2019 Cultural Center of the Philippines     GENERAL INFORMATION   Organization   The Asia Choral Grand Prix (ACGP) is jointly organized by the following international choral  festivals in Asia: the Andrea O. Veneracio.....................

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July 21, 2019

Cultural Center of the Philippines

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Organization

 

The Asia Choral Grand Prix (ACGP) is jointly organized by the following international choral  festivals in Asia: the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival (Philippines), the Bali International Choir Festival (Indonesia) and the Singapore International Choral Festival (Singapore).  

 

Competition Cycle

 

The ACGP will be held every two years starting in 2019. The first  will be hosted by the Philippines and will take place at  the Cultural Center of the Philippines on July 21, 2019. The next  ACGP will be held in  Indonesia in 2021, and in Singapore in 2023.

 

 

ELIGIBILITY

Two  top winning choirs  chosen by the organizers from the winners of  the 2017 and 2018 competitions of each of the participating festivals will be eligible to participate in the ACGP.  A  choir chosen to represent the ACGP in one competition will no longer be considered to represent the other two Festivals in the same competition cycle.

 

PROGRAMME

The participating choir must render a varied programme of its choice with  a maximum singing time of 20 minutes.

 

COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. The entire programme must  be sung either a cappella or with live pitched accompaniment.
  2.  Only a maximum of seven  (7) minutes may be dedicated to pieces with live pitched accompaniment.  
  3. The a cappella songs may be rendered with pitchless instruments.
  4. The  20-minute maximum singing time will be counted from the singing of the first note of the first piece,  to the last note of the last piece, including the pauses in between the songs.  
  5. Only legally printed music, published editions, or duly authorized manuscripts can  be used in the competition.
  6. No recorded accompaniment is allowed.
  7. The use of microphones and other sound amplification is not allowed.
  8. Singing time must be strictly observed. A penalty by means of a one-point deduction from the total score will be incurred for every additional minute of overtime.

 

   

ADJUDICATION

A jury of five (5) internationally renowned adjudicators with a maximum of two (2) Asians,  will evaluate the Competition.

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

The judging criteria will be based equally on the following:

  • Intonation
  • Sound Quality
  • Fidelity to the Score
  • Artistic Impression & Choice of Programme

 

AWARDS

  • A cash prize of US$6,000.00, a certificate and a trophy  will be awarded  to the winner. The prizes shall be provided by the ACGP festival host.  

 

PROVISIONS  OF THE  ACGP FESTIVAL HOST

  1. Accommodations and Meals

The festival host  will provide accommodations and meals for a maximum  of 31 persons: 30 singing performers and one (1) conductor for three (3) days and two (2) nights of the competition.

 

  1. Local Transportation

The festival host will provide the participating choirs local transportation from the airport to the hotel upon the choirs’ arrival and from the hotel to the airport upon the choirs’ departure. The host country will also provide transportation from the hotel to the performance venue before the performance, and back to the hotel after the performance, on the day of the competition.

 

For more information, please email the ACGP 2019 Secretariat at acgpmnl2019@gmail.com 

Visit the Official Facebook Page of the Asia Choral Grand Prix 2019 at https://www.facebook.com/asiachoralgrandprix/

 

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SIX SIMULTANEOUS CONCERTS IN SIX DIFFERENT CHURCHES!

6 Asia Choral Grand Prix 2019 participating choirs sing in 6 simultaneous concerts in 6 different cultural heritage and architectural landmark churches!

SATURDAY evening of JULY 20, 2019!

COME and WATCH!

BRAWIJAYA UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHOIR
7:45 PM / St. Andrew the Apostle Parish
Bel Air II, Makati City

E DEUM VOICE
7:30 PM / St. John Bosco Parish
Amorsolo St., Makati City

PADUAN SUARA MAHASISWA UNIVERSITAS PADJADJARAN
7:30 PM / Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament
Parish of the Our Lady of the Pillar
Santa Cruz, Manila

ST. LOUIS HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR
6:45 PM / National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help
Baclaran, Parañaque City

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES LOS BAÑOS CHORAL ENSEMBLE
7:15 PM / Minor Basilica of San Sebastián 
Quiapo, Manila

VOCALISTA HARMONIC CHOIR ISI YOGYAKARTA
6:45 PM / Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo
Binondo, Manila

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