International Student Choir Forum "Paparats Kvetka"



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Country and Region BelarusMinsk
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Minsk, Minsk, Belarus
Festival Contact Information

Department of Culture Affairs
Belarusian State University
Nezaliezhnasti Ave. 4-211
220030 Minsk
BELARUS
Phone/fax: +375 17 2095469
Email: culture@bsu.by

Festival Description

Organized by Belarusian State University, the V. Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum takes place in early May each year. The Forum aims to preserve and develop the best traditions of Belarusian and world choir art, to provide youth with further musical education, and to establish artistic contacts among choirs from Belarus, and near and far countries from abroad. With pleasure, we invite Choirs to take part in this Forum and contribute to the international youth choir movement.

Festival Dates May 10 - 14, 2014
Festival Links

http://www.chorum.bsu.by

Festival Story:

CITY OF MINSK — Because of its geographical location in the heart of Europe on the legendary trade route from the Vikings to the Greeks, the city of Minsk has been a major centre of arts and sciences, commerce and crafts throughout its history. Founded in 1067, Minsk was granted Magdeburg rights in 1499. The city has developed a unique and always tolerant fusion of nationalities and cultures arising from a history dotted with a changing state identity—part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1326; the capital of Minsk Voivodship (Province) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1569; annexed by Russia as a consequence of the Second Partition of Poland in 1793; the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1919; and, since 1991, the capital of the Republic of Belarus. The Minsk of today is a fast-growing European city with a population of 1.8 million, its vibrant culture expressed by bright streets, broad avenues, historic and post-war architecture, and, of course, the inhabitants, whose infinite kindness and hospitality make everyone feel welcome!

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Festival Events:

Award categories:
  • Best Choir – Festival Grand-Prix
  • Best Conductor
  • Best Soloist
  • For Best Performance of Sacred Programme
  • For Best Performance of Secular Programme
Participants:
  • The Festival gives preference to university choirs but also offers the opportunity to:
    • Students of higher educational institutions
    • Youth organizations
    • Artistic associations
    • Independent groups.

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