Rector's address to the participants of the forum.

Dear participants of the Paparats-Kvetka VI. International Student Choir Forum, 2011!

The Belarusian State University is glad to welcome talented studying youth !

In 2011, Paparats-Kvetka is held in the frames of the Universitys 90th anniversary celebration, and we are delighted that such a significant cultural event as the International forum of student choirs will become a true present for all amateurs of choral music!

For the week of the Forum, its venues will be filled with special creative atmosphere, the basis of which only the Music is capable of making.

Music is a form of spiritual communication between people; it speaks the language of the soul, carries the idea of absolute beauty and harmony.
Life itself creates the music, while the music transforms lives.
It affects a person and society as whole, appeals to their best qualities: compassion, kindness, generosity.
International Choir Forum is a great opportunity to hear each other, to create a new unique polyphonic world, learn to live among the voices of different cultures while maintaining our own voice, our unique sound!

Let the Forum be for you a real feast of communication and co-creation!

I wish you joy, new discoveries and achievements!

Sergey Ablameyko

Rector of the Belarusian State University

Programme of the VI. PAPARATS KVETKA International Student Choir Forum

02.02.2011 (Monday)
12.00 Workshop for the joint choir with Igor Matiukhov (Russia), Part 1.
(Nezalezhnastsi Ave.4-433)

03.05.2011 (Tuesday)
11.00 Workshop for the joint choir with Igor Matiukhov (Russia), Part 2.
(Nezalezhnastsi Ave.4-433)
17.00 Competition Concert 1. e Deum Laudamus
(Red) Church of Sts Symon and Alena
(Nezalezhnastsi Ave. 15)
19.30 Guest concert of organ music with Stefan Palm (Germany)
Minsk Arch-cathedral Catholic Church of the Most Holy Virgin Mary (Svabody Ave.9)

04.05.2011 (Wednesday)
16.30 Competition Concert 2. "Songs of Mir" (Mir Castle)

05.05.2011 (Thursday)
10.00 Gala Concert University Courtyard
(Nezalezhnastsi Ave.4)

Changes are possible! Stay tuned!

Participants of the VI. Paparats-Kvetka International Student Choir Forum

1. Art Sonus Chorus of (St. Petersburg)
2. Force Majeure Choir of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
3. Giocoso Youth Chamber Choir of the Belarusian State Economic University (Minsk)
4. National Choir Capella of the Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk)
5. National Choir Capella of the Belarusian State University (Minsk)


Dear friends,

We announce the VI. PAPARATS KVETKA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CHOIR FORUM to be held in Minsk from May 2 to 7, 2011.

The Forum aims to preserve and develop the best traditions of Belarusian and world choral art, to provide youth with further musical education, and to establish artistic contacts among choirs from Belarus, near and far abroad countries.

With pleasure, we offer your Choir to take part in this incredible feast of singing and enjoy unforgettable experience of communication, outstanding choral work-shops, new friends, bright impressions, and lots of fun! Please note the Forum rules have been updated!

The application deadline is February 1, 2011


Best regards,