The 52nd Tolosa Choral Competition 2020 – CANCELLED

Dear Friends, The time has come when we must make a decision about whether or not to carry out the 52nd Tolosa Choral Competition (planned for 29. 10.–1. 11. 2020). After analysing the situation, and being informed by the health and government institutions, we have concluded that there are no guarantees that between now and October there will be a resurgence of the virus, with the consequent closure of borders and "quarantines", both in Spain and on the return, in the countries of origin of the choirs. To this we should add the difficulty for the choirs to recover [...]

2020-06-30T16:25:06+02:0030 June 2020|Tolosa|

Finalists of the European Grand Prix 2020 in Debrecen

The next European Grand Prix of Choral Singing will be held in Debrecen (Hungary) on July 8th. Five choirs, winners of the five competitions held in 2019, will compete in the competition that will take place at Kölcsey Convention Centre at 7 p.m. The following choirs will participate at this great event to achieve the world known European Grand Prix Prize: Jāzeps Vitols Latvian Music Academy Mixed Choir (Riga, Latvia) Conductor Jānis Ozols Winner of International Choir Competition Gallus – Maribor 2019. MARIBOR, SLOVENIA   Good Hope School Choir Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) Conductor Melody Tang Winner of [...]

2020-02-27T21:13:24+01:0027 February 2020|Tolosa|

16 choirs from 11 different countries and more than 70 concerts during the 51st edition of the Tolosa Choral Contest

At the last 51st edition of the Tolosa Choral Contest the organization is satisfied for the great success of attendance and participation, not only in the competition venues but also in the more than 70 concerts organized during the competition. In the artistic chapter, it has been a huge success with the participation of 16 choirs from 11 different countries. The jury ratings were very high and only small details were those that put the winner choirs ahead. The proposals of the choirs were very different among them, often depending on their different origins, and clearly show the enormous [...]

2020-02-27T20:16:30+01:004 November 2019|Tolosa|

Selected choirs for the 51st Tolosa Choral Contest – Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain

25 choirs applied this year for the next 51st Tolosa Choral Contest. After a rigorous selection the artistic committee has selected 10 chamber choirs and 6 vocal groups to compete at the competition which will be held from October 31st to November 3rd, 2019. These are the selected choirs:   SELECTED CHOIRS for the 51st Tolosa Choral Contest – Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain October 31st – November 3rd, 2019 CHAMBER CHOIRS AURUM (SPAIN) BATAVIA MADRIGAL SINGERS (INDONESIA) BEL CANTO VILNIUS (LITHUANIA) CHÔR 441Hz (POLAND) COLLEGIUM MUSICUM BERLIN CHAMBER CHOIR (GERMANY) CONSOLATIO CHOIR UNIVERSITAS SUMATERA UTARA (INDONESIA) CORO GAOS (SPAIN) [...]

2019-08-23T17:11:50+02:0012 June 2019|Tolosa|

The opening of applications for the Tolosa Choral contest 2019

Applications for the 51st Tolosa choral contest are open. Please find the rules and application form at Closing date is May 15th. Promo video:

2019-04-15T09:31:39+02:0029 March 2019|Tolosa|

Youth Choir »Kamēr…« is the winner of the 50th Anniversary Tolosa Grand Prize

The organization is satisfied for the great success of attendance, with all the sessions in competition sold out within a few hours of putting the tickets on sale. Among the public, as well as Basques, there were people not only from all over Spain but also people who came from the Philippines, France, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Portugal, etc. In the artistic chapter, it has been a huge success with the most spectacular participation in the history of the competition. The jury ratings were very high, not only for the four choirs ranked first, but for all the others. [...]

2019-04-15T09:32:33+02:007 November 2018|Tolosa|

The 50th Tolosa Choral Contest: the schedule

Wednesday, 31 November At 19:30, in the Leidor Theatre, Opening Concert by: “Vokalna Akademija Ljubljana”, Breda Zakotnik (piano), Martina Burger (soprano), Aco Aleksander Bišćević (tenor), Tine Bec, Teja Udovic Kovacic (accordion), Urša Kržič (cello), Stojan Kuret (Conductor) Thursday, 1 November At 16:00, in the Leidor Theatre, 1st performance of the choirs participating in the 50 Tolosa Choral Contest. At 19:30, in the Leidor Theatre, 2nd performance of the choirs participating in the 50 Tolosa Choral Contest. Friday, 2 November At 19:00, in the Leidor Theatre, 3rd performance of the choirs participating in the 50 Tolosa Choral Contest. Saturday, 3 [...]

2019-04-15T09:32:51+02:0030 October 2018|Tolosa|

Tolosa 2018: the 50th anniversary

In 2018 the Tolosa Choral Contest - one of the oldest choir competitions in Europe - is celebrating its 50th anniversary! To celebrate this anniversary, we would like to organize a special contest bringing together some of those choirs and artistic personalities that left an indelible memory in previous years. Tolosa 2018 full programme:

2019-04-15T09:33:11+02:0029 October 2018|Tolosa|

The Grand Prix of Tolosa International Choral Contest 2017 goes to the Resonanz Children’s Choir from Indonesia

This year's contest has been one of the best in recent years given the extraordinary level of each and every one of the choirs that have competed. Indonesia again prevailed and Avip Priatna, the director of The Resonanz Children's Choir, winner of the contest, repeated the triumph last year with the adult choir Batavia Madrigal Singers. The Indonesians got the best score in the Children's Choir category and won the Audience Award and the Grand Prize of the 49th Tolosa Choral Contest, so they will represent Tolosa in the 30th European Grand Prix that will be held next year in [...]

2019-04-15T09:37:24+02:007 November 2017|Tolosa|

Ponomarev Children’s Choir »Vesna« is the winner of the 29th EGP

Ponomarev Children's Choir »Vesna« from Moscow, conductor Nadezhda Averina, is the winner of the 29th European Grand Prix for Choral Singing that was held today in Tolosa. The five participating choirs have offered performances of the highest quality making the 29th edition unforgettable. Congratulations to all! Photos >>

2018-10-30T20:00:24+01:001 November 2017|Tolosa|
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