The calendar of the competition

11 JUNE 2018, 7PM Opening Ceremony – Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall

The Presentation of the Jury
Drawing lots of the entrance in the competition
Extraordinary Concert with the participation of the Transylvania State Philharmnic Choir conducted by Cornel Groza

12 JUNE 2018, 11AM Round 1 – Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall
Compulsory piece: Claudio Monteverdi – Si ch’io vorrei morire
With the participation of two alternating quintets drawn from members of Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

13 JUNE 2018, 2PM – Free masterclasses
Three free masterclasses offered by the members of the jury to the competitors who did not progress to second round.
The masterclasses will be held by:
Patrick Russill – Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, London
Roland Börger – Head of Choral Conducting at Hochschule für Musik und Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig
Cornel Groza, Permanent Conductor of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir

13 JUNE 2018, 10AM, 6PM Round 2 – Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall Compulsory pieces:
1. Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina – I vaghi fiori
2. Gheorghe Dima – Ziua ninge
Repertoire:
1. Johannes Brahms – Waldesnacht
2. Edward Elgar – As torrents in summer
3. Paul Constantinescu – Rugăciunea inimii
4. Sigismund Toduţă – Pogorât-a pogorât
With the participation of Ave Musica Choir of the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy, Permanent conductor: Ciprian Para

14 JUNE 2018, 10AM Semi-final– Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall
Compulsory piece Cristian Bence-Muk – World premiere
Repertoire: 1. Maurice Ravel: Nicolette
2. Knut Nystedt: from Motets nr 1: Thus saith the Lord
3. Vaughan Williams: from Three Shakespeare Songs Nr 1: Ding, dong bell
4. Francis Poulenc: from Quatre motets pour le temps de Nöel: Nr 2: Quem vidistis pastores
5. Adrian Pop: Quand je vois yver retourner
With the participation of Jubilate Chamber Choir, Music Director: Mihaela Cesa-Goje

14 JUNE 2018, 7PM Final of the competition – Gheorghe Dima Music Academy Concert Hall
Final concert
Prize awarding ceremony

15 JUNE 2018 – Free masterclasses
Three free masterclasses offered by the members of the Jury to the competitors who entered second round.
The masterclasses will be held by:
Patrick Russill – Head of Choral Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, Lodon
Roland Borger – Head of Choral Conducting at Hochschule fur Musik und Theatre Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Leipzig
Cornel Groza, Permanent Conductor of the Transylvania State Philharmonic Choir