Live a unique experience – Corearte Barcelona

Barcelona is a city with one of the oldest history in Europe, a city full of charm.

The variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names of modern art and architecture such as Dalí, Gaudí, Miró and Picasso, make it a unique city. Located between the sea and the mountain, it has found a formidable balance; with one foot in tradition and the other in the avant-garde, Barcelona has the reputation of being the most cosmopolitan, avant-garde and modern city in Spain.

The Corearte Festival is held every October in the city and its surroundings. It is non-competitive and combines the training of participants in workshops, with concerts and tours of the city. During the last 10 years, choirs from Norway, Brazil, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico, Paraguay, Greece, Argentina, Chile, Denmark, USA, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Russia, Iceland, Ecuador, Romania, Uruguay and Portugal have participated.

Practical information

Dates of the 14th Festival Corearte Barcelona

It will be held in the province and city of Barcelona from 19 to 25 October.

Festival Languages

Spanish and English

Categories

All choir groups in their different categories are invited:

Children choirs, youth choirs o adults, religious, community choirs, Institutes or Universities, professional choirs, amateurs, chamber choirs, ensembles or vocal groups.

Individual singers can also participate under special conditions (please ask the organization).

This event is NON COMPETITIVE.

Participation requirements

Choirs wishing to participate in this edition of “Corearte Barcelona 2020” must send the registration form (available on our website), brief resume of the choir and its conductor, recent recording of two numbers of the choir’s repertoire (from a performance or rehearsal) and a recent photo of the group and its conductor before 15 May 2020.

Repertoire and instruments

The Organization, Corearte, provides an electronic piano or keyboard, depending on the location. We also have tumbadoras, cajón drum and percussion set available. If the choir needs other instruments they must provide them themselves. Some locations do not allow the amplification of instruments, ask the Organization.

The repertoire for the different festival performances must be submitted by 10 August 2020.

Workshops

The choral singing workshops are one of the focal activities for Corearte. These give participants the opportunity to work with internationally renowned teachers and share rehearsals with other participants.

Workshops are held in 4 sessions in the morning. A final rehearsal will take place before the closing concert of the Festival, where the music taught in the workshops will be performed.

Concerts

The stages for concert performances are chosen for their acoustic quality and their cultural and/or architectural significance, thus providing participating choirs an opportunity to sing in landmark places of Barcelona, including: the Montserrat Abbey, the Crypt of the Sagrada Familia, the Valldonzella Monastery and the Park Güell among others.

Program

Festival activities will begin on Monday, October 19 at 3:00 pm, so groups are encouraged to arrive before that time.

This program is provisional and subject to change.

  • Monday 19/10: Welcome workshops and inaugural concert
  • Tuesday 20/10: Training workshops, visit to Barcelona and concert
  • Wednesday 21/10: Visit and presentation at the Montserrat Abbey, workshops
  • Thursday 22/10: Visit to Barcelona and concert
  • Friday 23/10: Training workshops, concert in Barcelona
  • Saturday 24/10: Training workshops, closing concert and closing event festival.
  • Sunday 25/10: Breakfast and farewell from Corearte Barcelona 2020

Prices and deadlines

Each member of the participating delegations, including choir directors, must pay the following amount for registration:

500€ (five hundred euros) – Quadruple Occupancy Room
590€ (five hundred ninety euros) – Double Occupancy Room
680€ (six hundred eighty euros) – Single Occupancy Room

The registration fee must be paid in three installments. These must be paid according to the following deadlines:

15 of May 2020

150 €

First Installment

15 of July 2020

150 €

Second Installment

19 of October 2020 (Upon Arrival)

200 € (Quadruple Occupancy), 290 € (Double Occupancy), 380 € (Single Occupancy)

Third Installment

TOTAL

500 € (Quadruple Occupancy), 580 € (Double Occupancy), 680 € (Single Occupancy)

These amounts are per person and in euros.

Along with the last payment (at the time of arrival) all extra expenses requested by the members of the choir must be paid, such as extra days, transportation, transfers, etc.

Gratuity

The registration fee will be waived for musical directors of participating choirs composed of more than 25 singers. This waiver will be considered for one director per choir and applies only to the registration fee  (€500). If the director chooses to stay in a double or single room they must pay the difference.

This gratuity is conditioned to the fulfillment of the payment and information submission schedule.

Changes and Cancellations

Payment of the registration fees for participants after July 15, 2020 is non-refundable in case of cancellation of participation. The vacant position may be used by another choir member or companion. In the case of a definitive cancellation, there will be a penalty of 150 euros.

What is included

  • Registration.
  • Accommodation in 3 and 4 star hotels in triple and/or quadruple occupancy rooms in Santa Susanna (Barcelona).
  • Half board (breakfast and lunch or dinner depending on the scheduled activities).
  • 12-hour training in choral workshops .
  • Concerts in spaces with acoustic quality for choral music
  • Spaces for choir rehearsal, (according to availability).
  • Information packet of participation with festival material, workshops and tourism.
  • Certificates of participation in the Festival and workshops.

Before Corearte

For those who would like to enjoy our Corearte Festival for additional days, we have a couple of options to extend your stay in Spain before and after the Festival.

Those who arrive before to Barcelona will able to stay at our host hotel and from there visit Girona and Tarragona, October 17th and 18th.  Two cities with a lot of history… you will not forget it.

A complete Corearte experience!

Girona and Tarragona (overview here)

What is NOT included

  • Airline tickets or ground transportation.

  • Transportation during the Festival (please coordinate with the organization)

  • Entrance fees for museums, visits and other cultural or recreational activities.

  • Insurance: The festival organization has mandatory liability insurance for the event but accepts no liability in the case of any accidents and/or illnesses that may occur to participants during the event. Therefore it is mandatory that each participant travel with their individual travel insurance.

Request information!

You can register to any of our Coral Festivals through this form. You can also register by sending us the information to our email info@corearte.es. We will contact you as soon as possible to specify the details of your participation.