Welcome to the official website of the International ‘Pau Casals’ Choir Competition & Festival “Canco Mediterrania”. The Competition and Festival will take place in Barcelona & Lloret de Mar (the tourist capital of Costa Brava) from 12th to 17th of September 2017. *
The 7th International “Canco Mediterrania” Choir Festival and Competition is an international choir competition with various categories for amateur choirs:
- mixed choirs
- female choirs
- male choirs
and in different groups:
- senior choirs
- adults choirs
- youth choirs
- school choirs
- children choirs.
The competition has five categories of music:
- Sacred Music
- Catalan Music
- Pop Music (Jazz/Gospel/Country/Etc.)
- Paul Casals’ Compositions Category.
In the first six editions of the festival, 91 choirs have been represented from 16 countries including:
Iceland, Finland, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraina, Slovakia, Germany,Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Spain.
During the festival choirs take part in special concerts organized in the impressive Cathedral of Barcelona (optional). As the organizing committee we proudly announce our 6th year cooperating with the Barcelona Cathedral in the organization of the choir festival. We are the largest organizer of choir concerts at this Cathedral.
Many people and several cultural associations are involved in the organization of the festival. Residents of Barcelona and Lloret de Mar fell in love with the festival since it first edition in 2011 and have actively participated in the preparation of this event. Therefore we are convinced that you’ll spend your few days full of fun, sun, and unforgettable artistic impressions.
Choirs have the possibility of participating in the 6th International Choir Festival without participating in the choir competition.
We are very pleased to invite your choir to participate in the 2016 edition of the International ‘Pau Casals’ Choir Competition & Festival “Canco Mediterrania”. We look forward to your application!
For inquiries regarding American choirs please contact our U.S. Representative:
via phone: 1 (773) 301 – 0140
*The average water temperature of the Mediterranean Sea (Costa Brava) between the 15th and 20th of September is about 22-23° C. “Costa Brava- Best of the World 2012 top Travel Destination - National Geographic Traveller”.
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