The Mundus Cantat International Choir Festival is coming back to Sopot! 15 choirs from all over the world will take part in the 17th edition of the festival. The festival’s guest will be this year’s Fryderyk winner – the Art’n’Voices vocal ensemble.
The 17th edition of the MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT 2021 International Choir Festival will be held on September 22-25 in Sopot. Due to the global situation, the festival competition will take place in two ways. We have invited Polish choirs to live auditions at the Gwiazda Morza Church, which will take place according to the competition formula to date. We also invited choirs from around the world to participate in the virtual edition of the festival. The live competition will include choirs from Płock, Wągrowiec, Grudziądz, Wejherowo and representatives of the Tri-City. Eight choirs from all over the world have joined the on-line competition: Belarus, Brazil, China, Philippines, Mexico, Slovakia, and for the first time a choir from Indonesia will participate in the festival.
Classical music – concerts in the Tri-City As part of the festival, there will also be accompanying concerts in Sopot churches, Sopot Centrum and in the Social Welfare Center in Sopot for the charges of this institution. The festival program also includes two concerts dedicated to Sopot on the 120th anniversary of granting city rights, performed by the Mundus Cantat Festival Choir and students of the Sopot Music School, which will take place on October 22 and 29. The guest of the festival, which will perform as part of the Final Concert on September 25, 2021 in the auditorium of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Gdańsk, is ART’N’VOICES VOCAL BAND – winner of the Fryderyk 2021 Phonographic Academy Award in the field of classical music in the category: contemporary music, for the album of the “Midnight Stories” Band Contemporary Music of Polish Composers. The band took part in the festival in Mundus Cantat in 2015, where it won the Grand Prix and won the hearts of not only the professional jury, but also the audience.