Corearte Medellín 2019

Festival and Contest

As always, our goal is to share an unforgettable experience with choirs from all regions, learning, singing, meeting people, exploring beautiful landscapes.

Located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by Green mountains, Medellin will host Corearte to share days of music and exchange. The “City of Eternal Spring” offers a rich cultural life, and the Festival will also offer the choirs the chance to sing in places with architectonic value and enormous cultural interest.

Practical information

Dates of the Festival Corearte Medellín & Contest

It will be held in the city of Medellin, Colombia between the 19 and 24 of November 2019.

Our second Corearte Contest, which will be held on November 21 and 22, 2019 in  Medellin – Colombia.

All the information of the contest here

Festival Languages

Spanish and English


All the choral groups are invited in their different categories: adults, religious, community, Institutes or Universities, professional choirs, amateurs, chamber choirs or vocal groups.

Individual singers can also participate in special conditions (ask the organization). This event is NOT COMPETITIVE.

Participation requirements

The choir that wants to participate must send before the 15th August 2019 the participation form of the Festival, as well as a recent recording of a performance or rehearsal of the group, a photo of the group in good resolution, a photo of the director and a brief curriculum of the choir and its director.

Repertoire and instruments

Corearte provides a piano or an electronic keyboard, depending on the location. If the choir needs other instruments they must provide them. Some locations do not allow the amplification of instruments. Consult with the organization.


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 their rehearsal with the other participants.

Workshops are held in 3 sessions and total 12 hours of training.

A dress rehearsal will take place before the closing concert of the Festival, in which the pieces worked on during the workshop will be performed.


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 venues of Medellín, and the facilities of the EAFIT University (Host of the Festival and Contest).

The repertoire for the different festival performances must be sent in before 10 September 2019.

The organization will send each choir the concert times and locations in advance.


Festival activities will begin on Tuesday,19 November at 3:00 pm, so groups are requested to arrive before that time.

The Festival’s programming will be adjusted as choir registrations are confirmed. This program is tentative and subject to change.


  • Tuesday 19/11: Welcome workshops and inaugural concert
  • Wednesday 20/11: Training workshops, visits and concerts
  • Thursday 21/11: Visits and concerts
  • Friday 22/11: Training workshops, visits and concerts
  • Saturday 23/11: Training workshops, closing concert, closing meeting
  • Sunday 24/11: Breakfast and closing of Corearte Medellín 2019

Prices and deadlines

The registration for the Festival is available in three accommodation options outlined below:

Hostel (Multiple Rooms)


Accommodation in Hostel in multiple bedrooms with shared bathroom

Hotel | 3 stars


Accommodation in a three-star Hotel, triple bedrooms with private bathroom (two beds)

Hotel | superior category


Accommodation in a 5-star Hotel, triple bedrooms with private bathroom (two beds)

Members of delegations requesting to be accommodated in double rooms (in a 3-star hotel) must pay a supplement of 50 U$S per person for the total stay (100 U$S for the room).

Members of delegations requesting to be accommodated in double rooms (superior hotel) must pay a supplement of 70 U$S per person for the total stay (140 U$S for the room).

These amounts are per person and in US dollars.

Dates and deadlines

Registration must be paid in two installments

20 August – 50%

Option 1 – $175 USD
Option 2 – $225 USD
Option 3 – $255 USD

19 November – 50%

Option 1 – $175 USD
Option 2 – $225 USD
Option 3 – $255 USD

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 double rooms, extra days, transportation, transfers, etc.

There are special discounts for early payments. Consult the organization



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 chorus and applies only to the registration fee (350 US$, 450 US$ or 510 US$).  If the director chooses to stay in a double or single room they must pay the difference.

Failure to comply with the deadlines for payment and submission of information will result in the irrevocable loss of this waiver.


Payment of participants’ registration fees after September 15, 2019 is non-refundable in the case of cancellation of participation. The vacant position may be used by another member of the choir or an accompanist.
In the event of a final cancellation, there will be a penalty of 150 US dollars.

What includes

  • Accreditations.
  • Accommodation in different categories of hotels and hostels according to the chosen modality.
  • Half Board accommodation
  • 12-hour choral workshops
  • Concerts in spaces with acoustic quality for choral music
  • Spaces for choir rehearsal (subject to availability)
  • Information packet of participation with festival material, workshops and tourism.
  • Certificates of participation in the Festival and workshops.
  • Welcome and Closing Cocktail

What does not include

  • Plane tickets or ground transportation.
  • Transport during the Festival (we ask you to consult terms with the organization).
  • Entrances to museums, visits and other cultural or recreational activities.
  • Insurance: The competition organization has obligatory liability insurance for the event but accepts no responsibility in the case of any accidents and/or illnesses that may occur to participants or companions during its duration, which is why it is mandatory that each participant travel with their individual insurance.

II Corearte International Contest

II Corearte International Contest (Medellín – Colombia)

Corearte raises the curtain of its stage once again to all those choirs that, in addition to sharing the instances of the festival, wish to measure their interpretative level and work with other national and international choral groups in different categories.

Continuing with our mission to promote the development of culture and improve within our possibilities, the function and professionalization of choral singing, we propose a new meeting in the city of Medellín and with a close link with the Music Department of the EAFIT University.

The Contest will be held in 21 – 22, November 2019.

All the information of the contest here

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 We will contact you as soon as possible to specify the details of your participation.