Final Awarding Ceremony Choir "Les Chanteurs du Comminges" , France Sagrada Família Lloret Main Beach Choir of the University in Louvain,Belgium Adoramus Mixed Choir, Slovenia Sa Caleta Beach Santa Clotilde Gardens Choir "Gallerie"  from Helsinki, Finland The Hallgrimskirkja Motet Choir , Iceland Choir ATH Bielsko-Biala, Poland Choir "Melody" from Navsie, Czech Republic International Jury 2014 Girls Choir "Cantabile", Poland Choir,,Inspiration,, from Ivanovo, Russia A Croche Choeur, France

11th International Choir Festival
and Competition „Canco Mediterrania”
Barcelona, Lloret de Mar

International Pau Casals Choir Competition

Welcome to the official website of the 12th 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 19th to 24th of September 2023. *

The 12th 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
  • Folklore
  • Catalan Music
  • Pop Music (Jazz/Gospel/Country/Etc.)
  • Paul Casals’ Compositions Category.

In the first eleven editions of the festival, 178 choirs have been represented from 23 countries including:

Iceland, Finland, Faroe, Indonesia, Philipines, Faroe IslandsI, Italy, Belgium, Lithuania, France, Latvia, Slovenia, North Cyprus Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraina, Slovakia, Germany,Estonia, Hungary, Russia, Spain and Malaysia.

                During the festival choirs take part in special concerts organized in the impressive Cathedral of Barcelona (not obligatory). As the organizing committee we proudly announce our 10th 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.

We are very pleased to invite your choir to participate in the 2023 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:

Arthur Januszkiewicz

via phone: 1 (773) 301 – 0140

or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*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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