Terms and Conditions 2017

Terms and Conditions of the 13th International Festival of University Choirs
"Universitas Cantat", 16-20 May 2017.

 

The Festival's Mission:

The International Festival of University Choirs "Universitas Cantat” promotes academic culture in the field of musical arts. More than ten university choirs and orchestral ensembles from all around the world are invited for the event to Poznań. Participants have the opportunity to present music of their countries in its full diversity. On the other hand, they also promote Polish music by performing the final piece together with other ensembles. All of these activities create a space for an inspiring cultural and artistic exchange.

Poznań, the city which hosts the festival, is one of Poland's most important choral art centres with an extraordinarily rich tradition in this domain. The main auditorium during the Festival is Adam Mickiewicz University Hall - a beautiful neo-Renaissance concert venue famous for its remarkable acoustic properties.

"Universitas Cantat” owes its amazing atmosphere to people - joyful, radiant, in love with choral music and engaged in the concerted organisational effort. Their passion for each festival shows that participation of young people in producing high culture is a matter of international importance and that performing music together is a universal value of enduring attractiveness.

The festival is of non-competitive nature.
Learn more about the Festival at www.cantat.amu.edu.pl.


THE ORGANISERS

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
AMU Chamber Choir Friends' Association


PARTICIPANTS

The Festival is intended for academic ensembles:

  • choirs: mixed, male or female ensembles up to 40 singers (ensembles with a larger number of singers need to pay an additional fee for each person that exceeds the limit)
  • vocal ensembles
  • academic orchestras and big bands up to 50 performers (larger ensembles need to pay an additional fee for each person that exceeds the limit)


DATE OF THE EVENT

The 13th International Festival of University Choirs "Universitas Cantat” will be held in Poznań, 16-20 May 2017.


FESTIVAL CONCERTS

Festival ensembles must participate in three concerts:

  1. Gala Concert in the UAM Hall (half-recital, 20 minutes)
    • the programme must predominantly consist of pieces written by composers from the ensemble's home country, pieces that belong to the musical traditional of the ensemble's home country or compositions in a musical idiom that the ensemble specialises in.
  1. Concert in the Wielkopolska province (cultural centres, churches, etc.) – recital (40-60 minutes):
    • The ensemble may present a programme of its own choice, provided that it is suitable for the intended concert venue.
  1. Final Concert in the AMU Hall:
    • a performance of one piece of the ensemble's choice (3 minutes),
    • joint performance of the FINAL PIECE (the score will be sent to the ensemble after their application has been accepted).


THE FINAL PIECE

                1. A musical work composed specially for "Universitas Cantat".
                2. The final piece traditionally has its world premiere during the FINAL CONCERT.
                3. The score of the final piece will be sent to the participating ensembles two to three months before the Festival by e-mail.
                4. The choirs participating in the Festival are obliged to join rehearsals for the final piece according to the schedule.
                5. The participating choir undertakes to practice  the final piece with diligence in advance of the Festival and to take part in the Festival rehearsals with other choirs. The Festival Director reserves the right to assess the level at which the choirs have mastered the final piece. Failure to meet the requirements regarding preparation for the final piece may result in exclusion from the Festival.

COSTS

              1. The ensembles must cover their transportation costs, including:
                • costs of travel to and from Poznań.
                • during the Festival: costs of transportation to and from the venues of concerts in Wielkopolska (no more than 70 km from Poznań).
                • parking fees, when they apply.
                • public transport fees in Poznań, if need be.
              2. Ensembles using air or railway transport may request assistance from Festival organisers in hiring a coach (transfer to the hostel and to the venue of the Concert in Wielkopolska)
              3. The registration fee is respectively:
                 

                for Polish choirs and orchestras:

                PLN 100 / person.

                 

                for foreign choirs and orchestras:

                EUR 30 /person.

              4. ATTENTION:Cancellation of participation after 15 February 2017 will not cause a refund of the registration fee.
              5. Failure to pay the registration fee by 15 February 2017 (unless agreed with the organisers) shall be equivalent to withdrawing from participation in the Festival.
              6. Ensembles are solely responsible for purchasing health insurance, accident insurance and other types of insurance.
              7. The organisers shall not be held responsible for any illegal performance of music (due to copyright infringement) and for actions undertaken by copyright collectives due to such an incident.
              8. Additional persons (exceeding the limit of 40 persons for choirs and 50 for orchestras) shall pay a total fee of EUR 150 / PLN 600 which includes the registration fee, accommodation and board.


ACCOMMODATION

              1. We provide FREE ACCOMMODATION (youth hostel/student dormitory standard) to a maximum number of 40 ensemble members (including the conductor and the drivers) from 15 to 21 May (foreign ensembles) and from 16 to 21 May (Polish ensembles).
              2. The prices for extending stay are presented in the table:
                  Vocal ensembles up to 40 members orchestras up to 50 members
                  hostel accommodation No additional charges No additional charges
                  each additional night of stay. PLN 80 / EUR 20 per person PLN 80 / EUR 20 per person
                  At the ensemble's request, the Festival Office may upgrade the accommodation standard, which requires a surcharge to the registration fee. Details may be consulted with the Festival Office.
              3. Polish ensembles:

                • Arrival on Tuesday, 16 May (the first meal is breakfast on Wednesday morning, 17 May)
                • Departure on Sunday, 21 May, after breakfast.
              4. Foreign ensembles:

                • Arrival on Monday, 15 May (the first meal is breakfast on Tuesday, 16 May),
                • Departure on Sunday, 21 May, after breakfast.
              5. At the ensemble's request, the Festival Office will provide assistance in extending their stay in Poznań.


BOARD

The organisers provide two meals FREE OF CHARGE every day throughout the whole Festival: breakfast and lunch/dinner. In addition, the registration fee covers the costs of dinner on the day of the Final Concert as part of the Festival closing event.

    16 May
Tuesday
17 May
Wednesday
18 May
Thursday
19 May
Friday
 20 May
Saturday
 21 May
Sunday
  B L B L B L B L B L D B
  Polish ensembles     x x x x x x x x x x
  Foreign ensembles x x x x x x x x x x x x

 

FESTIVAL  EVENTS

              1. During the Festival, participants will have the opportunity to get to know each other in the Festival club (details will be provided further into the organisation process)
              2. Conductors are encouraged to exchange their artistic experiences.
              3. Meeting of ensemble representatives (conductors and choir managers) with the AMU Rector.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

              1. The organisers have an unlimited right to register and broadcast without payment the performances of the participating ensembles, in whole or in part, and otherwise dispose of any recording of any such performance in any manner that they see fit.
              2. The organisers offers Festival materials: programmes, posters, badges, etc.
              3. The Festival offers assistance to foreign ensembles in organising a longer concert tour in Poland.


RULES OF APPLICATION:

              1. By submitting the application form, the ensembles agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Festival.
              2. The organisers of “Universitas Cantat” recruit ensembles on the basis of submitted application forms with attachments (including recordings), ensuring a high level of performance at the Festival.
              3. Deadlines

Date Required action

by 1 December 2016

Deadline for submitting the application form with attachments.
  1. APPLICATION FORM available for download
  2. ATTACHEMENTS:
    • recordings: three diverse pieces from the last two years.
    • the ensemble’s photograph in a minimal resolution of 500 x 500 pixels, 300 DPI.
    • PDF scores of all pieces from concert programmes submitted by the ensemble.

by 5 January 2017

Application procedure results announced.

by 15 February 2017

Deadline for withdrawing from the Festival by sending a written resignation to the Festival Secretary (may be also submitted electronically).

by 15 February 2017

Deadline for payment of the registration fee.

Bank account number

Payments in euro: IBAN: PL 44 1240 6609 1978 0010 4746 2792

SWIFT: PKO PL PW

Payments in Polish zloty 87 1240 6609 1111 0010 4746 2688

Recipient:

Stowarzyszenie Przyjaciół Chóru Kameralnego UAM
ul. Literacka 181, 60-461 Poznań, Poland

Details of payment:
opłata wpisowa Universitas Cantat 2017 / registration fee Universitas Cantat 2017

by 1 April 2017

Ensembles may submit changes to the programmes and send files for printing.

 

FRAMEWORK FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

  16 May
Tuesday
17 May
Wednesday
18 May
Thursday
19 May
Friday
20 May
Saturday
9:00-10:00

Sightseeing tour of Poznań
with festival guides 

Vocal warm-up / Workshop

Vocal warm-up / Workshop

Vocal warm-up / Workshop

Vocal warm-up / Workshop

10:30-13:00

Rehearsal for the final piece

Rehearsal for the final piece

Rehearsal for the final piece

General rehearsal
for the final piece

14:00-17:00

Lunch / Acoustic rehearsals

Lunch / Acoustic rehearsals

Lunch / Acoustic rehearsals

Lunch Lunch
19:00-21:30

Inaugural concert
+ Concerts of festival ensembles in the AMU Hall

Concerts of festival
ensembles in the AMU Hall

Concerts of festival
ensembles in the AMU Hall

16:30 – departure time for concerts in the Wielkopolska province / 19:00 Concert in the AMU Hall – special gues

Final concert

ca.22:00-??

Party night in the Festival Club

Party night in the Festival Club

Party night in the Festival Club

Party night in the Festival Club

Closing party

ATTENTION: The above programme is only a draft schedule and may be changed


CONTACT DETAILS OF THE FESTIVAL OFFICE

e-mail address:

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Website

www.cantat.amu.edu.pl

Address of the Festival Office 

Św. Marcin 78, 61-809 Poznań, Poland

Festival Office phone/fax number

+48 61 829 3930


The Festival Office and Contact:

Festival Director

Prof. Krzysztof Szydzisz

+48 608 30 70 30

 

Festival Deputy Director

Dr Joanna Piech–Sławecka

+48 604 525 554

 

General Secretary

MSc Szymon Kałuża

+48 661 108 537

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CONTACT


Festival Director
prof. Krzysztof Szydzisz
tel.: +48 608 30 70 30


Festival Deputy Director
dr Joanna Piech-Sławecka
tel.: +48 604 525 554

 

Address of the Festival Office
Św. Marcin 78, 61-809 Poznań, Poland

www: www.cantat.amu.edu.pl
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