Festival Requirements

Participation to the festival event has no strict requirements. Choirs participating in the Festival event can freely choose their repertoire in all the events to which they participate in. However, all choirs are required to perform in at least one main concert with a free choice program of up to 25 minutes, or 8 songs. Choirs interested in giving more concerts will have the opportunity to perform in a handful of OPTIONAL festival concerts mainly performed outdoors. These events aim to promote choral art in the broader area of the events and enhance the experience of the choir members during their stay. Choirs interested in joining the competitive event will compete in up to 8 competitive categories. Nonetheless, we point out that the participation to the competition event, the Sacred Concert, the Open Concerts and the Social events is OPTIONAL.

Participation to the festival does not require a participation fee. Moreover, the festival events are free to attend and are always performed in the presence of an enthusiastic audience. Choirs interested in joining the Festival event are only required to send by email at at av.choirfestival@gmail.com, or at info@choirfestival.gr the following documents:

    1. Festival form filled, signed and sealed by the choir’s president,
    2. Recent photo and brief history of the choir (up to one page),
    3. Recent photo and brief history of the conductor.

The deadline for sending this material is on April 15, 2017.
The draft program of the festival will be available no later than June 5, 2017.
The application forms for the International AV Choral Events 2017 can be downloaded from here:

Application form for AV Choral Events in GREECE 2017

Application form for AV Choral Events in BULGARIA 2017

Application form for AV Choral Events in ROMANIA 2017

Accommodation

Aiming to preserve the quality of the accommodation/food services offered to the festival visitors, the organizing committee offers flexible accommodation packages to the choirs ranging from 3 to 5-day stays, 2 or 5 star hotels, and breakfast only (BB), half board (HB) or full board (FB) accommodation services. More details are included in the application form of the festival, where participating choirs can choose the accommodation packages better suiting their needs. Additional information can be acquired directly from the management team of the festival events at av.choirfestival@gmail.com, or at info@choirfestival.gr.

Transportation

The main hall of the festival can be easily reached from most of the hotels in the near area. Nonetheless, all choirs are encouraged to have their own transportation means to reach from/to the festival venues and other events. In exceptional cases, our organizing committee can provide transportation services on-demand. However, such a requirement should be clearly set by the interested choirs during the registration process.

Early-bird registration

Choirs that will register by February 1, 2017 will benefit from a discount of 5% to their total accommodation cost and enjoy a free drink in one of the Festival Gala(s). This offer does not apply if the choirs collaborate with tour operators requiring accommodation commissions.

Participation to Other Events

Choirs that will register in more than one International AV Choral Events for 2017 (Karpenisi, Gabrovo, Bulgaria) will benefit from a discount of 5% to their total accommodation costs.