MUNDUS CANTAT means

dozens of festival events, hundreds of participants from all over the world, a kilometer long Parade of Choirs along popular Heroes of Monte Cassino street, vocal workshops and various happenings. Join us in combining learning with pleasure! You will establish international friendships, spend memorable moments in a popular sea health resort all together while improving your vocal technique under the wings of worldwide known, prominent professionals.

Unforgettable musical adventure

We guarantee unforgettable musical experiences during numerous accompanying concerts on historical stages of Trójmiasto metropolitan area and memorable moments shared with your new international family of music lovers. Challenge yourself against choirs from all corners of the world and win the Grand Prix/Stauette of Sopot Seagull race. On May 29th, the world will find out who will score the title of MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT 2022 Grand Prix laureatte.

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We invite you to join the event and come to Sopot – a city that every May becomes a choral music capital. Apply now and take part in an unique event – 18th International Choir Festival MUNDUS CANTAT! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take part in the biggest choir festival in central Europe. Sopot is waiting for you, and so are the awards…

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Festival details

18. INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT 2022 Program

21 May (Saturday)

A musical walk “In footsteps of the great people of Sopot”, with a short chronicle by Olga Krzyżyńska

Detailed program:
11.00 – 11.15 am – concert at the Art Inkubator’s veranda (Goyki 3, Sopot), performer: Chór Kameralnie (Sopot, Poland)
11.15 – 11.25 am – a chronicle about Friedrich Wilhelm Juncke, Johann Heinrich Prochnow, Jan Piepka, followed by a walk to Teatr Atelier (Mamuszki 2, Sopot)
11.45-12.00 pm – concert at Teatr Atelier, performer: Festival Choir MUNDUS CANTAT (Sopot, Poland)
12.00 – 12.10 pm – a chronicle about Agnieszka Osiecka
12.10 – 12.45 pm – a walk to Altana Kollatha (Park Północny, Sopot)
12.45 – 13.00 pm – concert, performer: Choir RAZZLE DAZZLE (Gdynia, Poland)
13.00 – 13.15 pm – a chronicle about Johannes Kollath

25 May (Wednesday)

7.00 pm Yilin Wang ‘s Graduation Diploma concert
Kościół Zbawiciela, Skwer ks. Otto Bowiena, Parkowa 5, Sopot
Performers:
Festival Choir MUNDUS CANTAT (Sopot, Poland), Vocal Ensemble of the Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdańsk’s Student Internship (Gdańsk, Poland)

26 May (Thursday)

11.00 am MUSIC ROOTS Concert
Dom Samopomocy – Ośrodek Adaptacyjny, Kazimierza Wielkiego 14, Sopot
Performer: GOOD CHRISTIAN ENSEMBLE, Pasay, Philippines

7.00 pm MUSICAL JOURNEYS Concert
Teatr Atelier, Mamuszki 2, Sopot
Performers: Gdańsk Choir of Doctors, Gdańsk, Poland, GOOD CHRISTIAN ENSEMBLE, Pasay, Philippines

27 May (Friday)

10.45 am Festival Auditions
Kościół Gwiazda Morza, Kościuszki 19, Sopot
Performers:
Festival participants

4.30 pm – PERFORMANCE – PARADE OF CHOIRS
BOHATERÓW MONTE CASSINO Street
Performers:
Festival participants

5.00 pm MUSIC OF NATIONS Concert with the Opening Ceremony
Muszla Koncertowa, Sopockie Molo (The Pier), Plac Zdrojowy 2, Sopot
Performers:
Festival participants

7.15 pm MUSICAL JOURNEYS Concert
Kościół Gwiazda Morza, Kościuszki 19, Sopot
Performers:
Choir RAZZLE DAZZLE Gdynia, Poland Polish Women’s choir JUTRZENKA, Rezekne, Latvia Mixed Choir of Wejherowo CAMERATA MUSICALE , Wejherowo, Poland Choir of the Medical University of Lodz, Poland

28 May (Saturday)

10.00–11.45 am Festival Audition and Grand Prix Audition
Kościół Gwiazda Morza, Kościuszki 19, Sopot
Performers:
Festival participants

4.30 pm FINAL CONCERT
Aula im. Tadeusza Ocioszyńskiego, University of Gdańsk Faculty of Economics, Armii Krajowej 119/212, Sopot

Program:
Award-winning pieces presented during the contest, selected by the Jury
Closing:
Vivat Sopot! composed by prof. Beata Wróblewska
A Prayer for Ukraine – Modlitwa za Ukrainę – Molitva za Ukrajinu: Bože velikij jedinij – Mykola Lisenko
Performers:
2017 Festival laureates Music School Choir ASBeek – festival guest

29 May (Saturday)

11.15 am Holly Mass with a concert
Kościół pw. św. Bernarda, Abrahama 41, Sopot
Performers:
Choir GOOD CHRISTIAN ENSEMBLE, Pasay, Philippines

5.00 pm MUSICAL JOURNEYS Concert
Arena Przywidz, Szkolna 1, Przywidz
Choir GOOD CHRISTIAN ENSEMBLE, Pasay, Philippines
The organizer reserves the right to change the program

Category A: A Cappella Sacred Music

A1 – Seniors Choirs (2/3 of the participants must be older than 50 years)
A2 – Adult choirs (2/3 of the participants must be older than 25 years))
A3-  Academic choirs (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger)
A4 – Children and Youth choirs (ages 19 and below)

Free to choose a stylistically diverse repertoire.

Category B: Secular and Folk Music                                                                                                                                   

B1 – Seniors Choirs (2/3 of the participants must be older than 50 years)
B2 – Adult choirs (2/3 of the participants must be older than 25 years))
B3-  Academic choirs (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger)
B4 – Children and Youth choirs (ages 19 and below)

At least one piece from the choir’s country of origin.
One piece can be performed with musical accompaniment but musical instruments must be provided by the choir.

Category C: Spiritual, Gospel and Jazz                                                                                                                    

Choirs are expected to sing without microphones or sound amplification systems.
The pieces can be performed with musical accompaniment but musical instruments must be provided by the choir.

In Category A,B and C time of the performance should not be shorter than 12 min and longer than 15 min of pure singing time (it is the duration of the performed pieces excluding applause and going onto or leaving the stage).

GRAND PRIX                                                                                                                                                                       

All category winners with at least a Golden Diploma will have the opportunity to take part in the Grand Prix Competition. The program for each competing choir will consist of two freely selected pieces, which were not performed in any other competition categories.

 

1. Each choir including the conductor, accompanying people and bus drivers shall pay their travel expenses, expenses on accommodation and food by itself.

2. Festival packages for accommodations are available in the following classes (per one day):
Choirs must decide how many days want to spend in Sopot.

• Class I – Double, Triple, Four and Multiple-person rooms in hostels, holiday centers or hotels 20 – 35 EUR, (additional fee for a single room),
• Class II – Double, Triple and Four-person rooms in holiday centers, sanatoria or hotels 35 – 50 EUR, (additional fee of 20 EUR for a single room),
• Class III – Double and Triple rooms in two-star hotels 50 – 60 EUR, (additional fee of 30 EUR for a single room)
• Class IV – Double rooms in three-star hotels over 61 EUR, (additional fee for a single room).

3. Festival package includes: accommodation, breakfast and dinner during the time of the Festival
• guidance during whole stay
• participation in all events related to the Festival
• guide services for Festival events.

4. To guarantee the rates listed above, reservations must be made through the Festival Organizers for registered Festival participants only.

1 .The Festival (competition part) will take place between 26 and 29 May 2022 in Sopot, Gdansk, Gdynia.

2. The choirs should pay the registration fee of 150 EUR (non-refundable).

3. Accepted choirs should pay the entry fee for participating in one category (6 EUR for each member, including the director and any pianists or musicians) by February 15, 2017. The entry fee for participating in additional categories is 3 EUR per category for each member of the choir, including the director and any pianists or musicians. There is no fee for accompanying drivers.

4. For the participation in the festival without participating in the competition 150 EUR.

5. Should a choir withdraw from participation in the Festival, the entry fee will not be returned.

A. The jury of the 18th Mundus Cantat Sopot 2022 Festival will feature renowned experts.

B. The evaluation will be based on:

1. INTONATION Evaluation concerns accuracy and accordance to the score.

2. SOUND QUALITY Evaluation concerns the artistic and technical aspects of the performance.

3. FAITHFULNESS TO THE ORIGINAL AND INTERPRETATION
Evaluation concerns execution of guidelines given by the composer in the score, eg. dynamics.

4. ARTISTIC ASPECTS OF THE PERFORMANCE Evaluation concerns the artistic presentation of the choir, appearance, physical and musical expression.

5. REPERTOIRE Evaluation concerns the choice of the repertoire and it’s level of difficulty.

January 15, 2022

deadline for sending entry forms with the registration fee

February 20, 2022

deadline for first payment for room and board – 50%

April 10, 2022

deadline for final payment for room and board

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