Schedule :: Jazeps Vitols International Choral Conductors Competition ::

Competition Schedule

The competition consists of three rounds.

 

Conductors chosen during the preliminary selection and having been invited to participate in the competition take part in Round I.

According to the decision of the jury:

  • no more than eight competitors proceed to Round II;
  • no more than four participants proceed to Round III.

The Mixed Choir of Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music (JVLMA) participates in Round I, the Riga Chamber Choir Ave Sol and the Latvian Radio Choir participate in Round II, the State Choir Latvija, the Mixed Choir and the Symphony Orchestra of JVLMA participate in Round III.

 

The order of the performance for Round I and title of the composition is chosen by drawing lots before each round.


Tuesday, October 28, JVLMA

12:00

Registration of the participants (Lobby)

13:00

The opening ceremony, drawing lots for Round I (Organ Hall)

14:00 – 19:00

For participants an hour-long rehearsal with the two accompanists


Wednesday, October 29, JVLMA Organ Hall -
1st day of Round I

Conducing with two accompanists

9:30 - 11:15

Participants 1-6

11:30 - 13:00

Participants 7 - 11

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch break

14:30 - 16:00

Participants 12 - 16

16:15 - 17:45

Participants 17 - 21


Thursday, October 30, JVLMA Organ Hall - 2nd day of Round I

Work with Mixed Choir of JVLMA (20 minutes for each participants)

9:30 - 10:50

Participants 1 - 4

11:00 - 12:20

Participants 5 - 8

12:30 - 13:30

Participants 9 - 11

13:30 - 15:00

Lunch break

15:00 - 16:20

Participants 12 - 15

16:30 - 17:30

Participants 16 - 18

17:40 - 18:40

Participants 19 - 21

Around 20:00

Announcement of the results for Round I and drawing lots for Round II


Friday, October 31, JVLMA Great Hall - Round II

Work with Latvian Radio Choir and chamber choir Ave Sol (20 minute rehearsal with each choir and participating in concert in the evening)

10:00 – 11:20

Participants 1 - 4 (work with Latvian Radio Choir)

11:40 – 13:00

Participants 5 - 8 (work with Latvian Radio Choir)

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 - 15:20

Participants 1 - 4 (work with chamber choir Ave Sol)

15:40 - 17:00

Participants 5 - 8 (work with chamber choir Ave Sol)

17.15 - 18.00

Time for evaluation and feedback to the eliminated participants

19:00

Concert of Round II, participants Latvian Radio Choir, chamber choir Ave Sol (open to public)

Around 22:00

Announcement of the results for Round II and drawing lots for Round III


Saturday, November 1, University of Latvia, Aula Magna - Round III

Work with State Choir Latvija, Mixed choir of JVLMA and Symphonic orchestra of JVLMA (50 minutes of rehearsing time for each participant and participating in concert in the evening)

10:00 – 10:50

Participant 1

11:00 - 11:50

Participant 2

12:10 - 13:00

Participant 3

13:10 - 14:00

Participant 4

17:00

Closing Concert

Part I – Final of the Competition. Participants: State Choir Latvija, Mixed Choir of JVLMA and Symphonic orchestra of JVLMA, conductors –four prize winners of the Competition;

Part II – 70th anniversary for Department of Choir Conducting of JVLMA. Participants: Alumni choir and Mixed Choir of JVLMA

Awarding ceremony

From 20:30

Alumni gathering and competition afterparty in JVLMA