At a glance
The choir festival is a non-competitive event that offers the participating groups the opportunity to perform in no less than two (and up to five) different concerts. The repertoire for this event is absolutely free (no mandatory pieces or obligatory types of songs). Moreover, the choirs may choose between a plethora of options regarding the concert venues, including indoor concerts in concert halls or local churches as well as outdoor performances in the city center of Karpenissi, colorful local villages, and picturesque meeting points in the near area.
The choir competition is a well-established event that provides the participating choirs the opportunity to compete in up to 8 categories including adult choirs, male/female choirs, children/youth choirs, chamber choirs, sacred music, byzantine choirs/ensembles, folk choirs and jazz&modern music choirs. The participation in this event is OPTIONAL. Competing choirs can freely choose three pieces per category as soon as they meet the concept of the respective category.
Integral part of the International AV Choral Events are the Festival parade held at the city center of Karpenissi and a handful of social events, such as the Chorister’s Gala and the wine&food tasting events of local products. Both events aim to establish strong friendships among the choristers, to enhance the experience gained by the participating group members as well as to boost mutual and fruitful exchange of ideas and musical cultures. The dates of the International AV Choral Events for 2018 are as follows:
June 30 – July 3, 2018: 22th International AV Choir Festival & 16th Competition in Karpenisi – GREECE.
July 6 – 8, 2018: 8th International AV Choir Festival & Competition in Gabrovo – BULGARIA.
April 13 – 15, 2018: 4th International AV Choir Festival & Competition in Pitesti – ROMANIA.
January 26 – 28, 2018: International AV Winter Festival & Competition in Karpenisi – GREECE.