2018 ‘Belt & Road’ World Choir Festival - Hong Kong

15-19 July 2018

Hong Kong Cultural Centre | Tsuen Wan Town Hall | Sha Tin Town Hall

Building upon the enormous success and reputation that the Association has established by its biennial flagship festival (WYCCF), the WYCCAA is pleased to present a brand-new festival to be held next year, named the 2018 “Belt & Road” World Choir Festival.

 


THEME

As the title suggests, the new choir festival echoes the “Belt & Road” initiative which advocates for deeper and tighter cultural exchanges and connections across the Eurasian continent. The festival is therefore envisaged to be an all-encompassing platform to explore the history and cultural heritage of such related countries through the choral arts, and to search for artistic and choral perfection from all over the world–through which we hope to share and celebrate peace, love, and cultural diversity.

 


RESIDENT CHOIRS (“Vesna” & NZSSC)

The festival has invited two definitive and world-leading choirs, the Ponomaryov “Vesna” Children’s Choir (“Vesna”, winner of the Grand Prize of the Béla Bartók 27th International Choir Competition) and the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (NZSSC, winner of the ‘Choir of the World’ title at the predecessor of WYCCF) to attend as the festival’s ‘Resident Choirs’ to give a series of spectacular performances, masterclasses & workshops throughout.

 


EVENTS

There will be plenty of educational activities within the festival, including

  • A series of interactive masterclasses & concerts in which participating choirs would learn and perform together with one of the Resident Choirs.
  • Festival Opening concert: A “Belt & Road” Variety Showcase (a mixture of choirs from related countries to perform in a cultural celebration).
  • Friendly Concerts where participating choirs perform for and learn from each other.
  • Cultural Excursions (exploring the history, culture and beautiful sceneries, organization or university of Hong Kong).
  • International Starry Concerts: opportunities to perform with established Hong Kong local choirs and other top choirs from the world.

Vesna” is a choir distinguished by the originality of its creative approach, a refined taste, impeccable singing technique, inimitable on-stage expression and in-depth interpretation. It is known for being an artistic benchmark for the modern choir art as performed by children – a community that for five decades has been giving its listeners a gift of happiness and joy through its spring-like (“Vesna”) art.

NZSSC comprises of 60 New Zealand’s finest young choral voices. It promises to inspire their members by performing a wide variety of music including many works from New Zealand composers and strongly believes in empowering youth through the celebration of choral music.

 


Competition

Please see the <Competition Rules and Regulations>.

 


Registration

Application Form can be downloaded at website from 10 Oct. 2017

Registration Time: 15 Oct. 2017 – 1 May 2018

 

For Choirs from Macau, Taiwan and Overseas Only:

 

Package Content (non-HK choirs)

Package O1

Package O2

Package O3

Package O4

Accommodation, 4 nights

Hotel, 3 beds for 3pax

University dorm, 2 beds for 2 pax (only for aged 12 or above)

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×

Competition

1-2 Starry Concert(s)

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Choir Masterclass & Concert

×

Friendly Concert

×

Local Catering & Transportation

×

×

Cultural Excursions

×

Certificates & Brochures

×

Souvenirs & Competition Videos

30USD/per head, 240HKD/per head

Other Choir Resources

Available for purchase

Events to be announced

 

2018 Registration Fee

Early Bird

Normal Price

Late-joining Price

Deadline of Package

Before 10 Jan

Before 28 Feb

1 Mar – 1 May

Package O1

USD 690

USD 730

USD 840

Package O2

USD 540

USD 570

USD 600

Package O3

USD 300

USD 310

USD 330

Package O4 (participant in competition only)

USD 285

USD 300

USD 315

 

Should a choir wish to enrol in one more category, an additional charge USD 1200 is applicable.

(No choir can enrol in more than two competition categories)

 

For Choirs from Hong Kong Only:

Application Period

15 Oct – 1 May

Package L1 Registration Fee

HKD 200 per head Or Max. total HKD 8000

 

Package L1 content:

  1. Participation in 1 Category of Competition only (Category A, B, C or F)
  2. Attend all the Competitions
  3. Certificate of Participation for each choir member
  4. Souvenir Booklet for each choir member
  5. Other potential events

Other optional items for Package L1:

  1. 2018 Festival T-shirt (150HKD/per Tee)
  2. 2018 Competition DVD (100HKD/per DVD)

 


Contact

World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association (WYCCAA)

Address: Room 903 | Park Commercial Centre | 180 Tung Lo Wan Road | Tin Hau | Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2381 9262 |+852 3956 4088

Wechat: wyccaaofficial

Email: info@wyccaa.com

Web: www.wyccaa.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WYCCF/

Wechat Official Platform: @WYCCAA_Official

Instagram: @wyccaa_official

 

WYCCAA reserves the right to vary or terminate the packages and programmes at any time.

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