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

            We invite all the choirs to take part in the International Festival and Choir Competition "Gaudete Barcelona" 2023 and the International Choir Competition for the best performance of Piotr Janczak's pieces, that will take place the 1th-6th May 2023 in Barcelona and Lloret de Mar, the touristic capital of the Costa Brava.

In the labours of the International Jury will take part among others an excellent choral music composer Piotr  Jańczak. The compositions of Piotr  Jańczak are included in the repertoire of a lot of excellent choirs  from around the world.

In Sacred category each choir beside of two chosen sacred pieces performs two chosen Piotr Janczak's compositions.

The competition is aimed at amateur choirs




The competitions is held in a few age groups


-children choirs

-school choirs

-youth choirs

-adult choirs

-senior choirs


The competition is held in three musical categories:

Sacred Music

Piotr Janczak composition

Pau Casals composition

Each choir can take part in all three competition categories


During the festival the choirs take part also in choral concerts in Barcelona Cathedral and in other magnificent churches of Barcelona.


A choir can participate in festival concerts without taking part in the International Choir Competition

Only the choirs who have completed the registration procedure (filling the application form, sending all the essential documents, paying the inscription fee) can take part in the competition.

The payment of the inscription fee (150€) allows a choir to participate in 3 musical categories.


The choirs who take part in the competition are divided in 5 age groups:

◦ A senior choirs(2/3 of the members older than 55)

◦ B adult (2/3 of the members older than 26)
◦ C youth ( 2/3 between 19 and 26 years old)
◦ D school (2/3  between 16 and 19 years old )
◦ E children (under 16 years old)

Musical categories


The competition is held in three categories
◦ sacred music S
◦ Piotr Janczak composition J
◦ Pau Casals composition PC

Each choir can take part in any quantity of musical categories


Category Sacred Music S

Quantity of pieces: 4 (from any musical epoque,  two Piotr Janczak's pieces mandatory)

Maximum duration of the performace 15 minutes

Musical accompaniment allowed


Category: The best performance of a Pau Casals composition

In this category each choir perform 1 piece



The choirs are assessed by the International Jury composed by excellent specialists in the choral music field. Jury evaluate the choirs considering the following criteria:


-Concordance of the performance with the score

-Performace's quality

-Competitions performance's value

-General artistic impression


The Jury can assign to each choir a maximum of 100 points according to the following scale:


95,01-100 outstanding/ excellent golden diploma

85,01-95,00/ excellent-golden diploma

75,01-85,00 very good-silver diploma

60,01-75,00 good-bronze diploma


A choir who achieves less than 60 punts obtains a participation certificate.

In case of the infringement of the competition regulations the Jury can lower the mark 5 points. In case of exceeding the statutory time of competition audition the Jury can lower 10 points the global mark of the specific category.

Jury's  decisions are definitive. All the changes in the competitions scores must be notified to the Jury before the competition.

An electrical piano is available for the accompaniment during all the competition. It's necessary to tick the use of the accompaniment in the Repertoire Form. The organisers provide a desktop  for the conductor scores.

80% of the choirs members, excepting the conductor have to be amateur. In  the case of a choir composed by a majority of professionals, it will be assessed in a separate category for choir composed by professionals. Competitions categories for these choirs are the same as for amateur choirs.


We cordially invite you

Organizers and cooperators

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