Report of Golden Voices of Montserrat (March 2019, Spain)

The international event “Golden Voices of Montserrat 2019” allowed us to go to the magical world of choral art and enjoy the fascinating singing of unique choirs from 11 countries of the world!

The competition of choral singing was held from 24 to 28 of March, 2019 and during its ten-year history, It was for the first time for Norway to be represented in this competition by VIVA Sandnes kulturskolekor.

The jury consisted of outstanding cultural figures – Josep Prats, Joan Carles Capdevila, Juan Cassas, Irina Bronnikova and President of Fiestalonia – David Dzhaparidze.

During the festival, all participants were offered an incredible master class from the famous Catalan chorus master Josep Prats, in which he managed to bring together more than 400 votes!

One of the memorable moments for the participants of the “Golden Voices of Montserrat” was the singing at the Basilica of Montserrat, together with the oldest choir of “pure-voiced boys” in Europe – ESCOLANIA.

The Grand Prix winner was a choir from Japan – Mukogawa Women’s University Senior High School Choral Club, which impressed the jury with the nobility of sound and inspired other participants of the festival.

“Golden Voices of Montserrat” is not just a choir competition, it is a creative meeting of choirs of different ages, different styles, different schools, different countries. Each choir contributed a part of itself, its culture, its emotions, smiles, tears of joy and made this event unforgettable!

Participating countries: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Czech Republic, Norway, Japan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Chile.

 

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Results of Golden Voices of Montserrat (March 2019, Spain) 

  • Mukogawa Women’s University Senior High School Choral Club, Nishinomiya, Japan – academic singing
GRAND PRIX
100 points
  • Vocal Group “KIVI KIDS”, Vilnius, Lithuania – children’s choirs
  • VIVA Sandnes kulturskolekor, Sandnes, Norway – academic singing
  • ONDRÁŠEK Czech youth choir, Nový Jičín, Czech Republic – academic singing
  • Student’s choir of Cherkassy music college, Cherkassy, Ukraine – academic singing
  • Female choir “Venda” of Ventspils Culture centre, Ventspils, Latvia – academic singing
  • ONDRÁŠEK Czech youth choir, Nový Jičín, Czech Republic – church singing
  • Student’s choir of Cherkassy music college, Cherkassy, Ukraine – church singing
  • Vocal Group “KIVI”, Vilnius, Lithuania – folk singing
  • Student’s choir of Cherkassy music college, Cherkassy, Ukraine – folk singing
  • Eva-Liisa Sammelselg, Tallin, Estonia – pop singing
  • Otegenov Ayapbergen, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – piano
  • Trio of Ventspils Music College of Ventspils Culture centre, Ventspils, Latvia – academic singing
Golden diploma
from 90 to 99 points
  • Children’s choir of the Center for Classical Music, Vladimir, Russia – academic singing
  • Tabasalu MA-MU choir, Tabasalu, Estonia – children’s choir
  • Istanbul, FMV Ayazaga Isik and Ispartakule Isik Primary School, Istanbul, Turkey  – children’s choir
  • Vocal Ensemble MA-MU, Tallinn, Estonia – vocal ensemble
  • Vocal ensemble “GAUDIUM”, Ikskile, Latvia – church singing
  • Mixed Vocal Ensemble “Mundus” of Ventspils Culture centre, Ventspils, Latvia – church singing
  • Vocal ensemble “GAUDIUM”, Ikskile, Latvia – folk singing
    Coro José Barbagelata, Santiago, Chile – pop singing
  • Alon Vigal, Bat Yam, Israel – folk singing
  • Alon Vigal, Bat Yam, Israel – pop singing
  • Omirkhan Akbota from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Abdikerova Ulpan from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Sarah Nehari, Tabasalu, Estonia – pop singing
  • Anders Maaniit, Tallinn, Estonia – pop singing
  • Sāra Tālberga of Ventspils Music College of Ventspils Culture centre, Ventspils, Latvia – academic singing
  • Baratov Bokhodir, Tashkent, Uzbekistan – folk instruments
  • Duet Eva-Liisa Sammelselg & Sarah Nehari from Tabasalu MA-MU choir, Tabasalu, Estonia – pop singing
Silver diploma
from 80 to 89 points
  • Junior chorus «KOKTEM» from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – children’s choir
  • Senior choir «RAKHMET» from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – children’s choir
  • Istanbul, FMV Ayazaga Isik and Ispartakule Isik Primary School, Istanbul, Turkey – pop singing
  • ACOUSTIC BANK, Dubna, Russia – vocal ensemble
Bronze diploma
from 70 to 79 points
  • Kirgizbayeva Anel from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – folk singing
  • Ryspayeva Dina from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – folk singing
  • Aliyeva Adina from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Alzinat Bolatova from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Aruzhan Talgatkyzy from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Kirgizbayeva Anel from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Kalaman Alima from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – pop singing
  • Kuat Moldir from Children’s Music School of Kasym Amanzholov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan – folk singing
Copper diploma
up to 70 points

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