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  • Results of the VII PAPARATS KVETKA International Student Choir Forum

    Nominations:

    Best Choir
    RADOST Girls' Choir (Moscow, Russia)
    Best Conductor
    ALEXEI UMNOV, director of the Male Choir of the KARELIAN State Pedagogical Academy (Petrozavodsk, Russia)
    Best Soloist
    Yulya Sokolik from the Male Choir Karelian State Pedagogical Academy (Petrozavodsk, Russia)

    Special Mentions:

    For professionalism and wonderful job with the choir
    TATYANA ZHDANOVA, conductor of the RADOST Girls' Choir (Moscow, Russia)
    For the performance of the sacred program
    Male Choir of the KARELIAN State Pedagogical Academy (Petrozavodsk, Russia)
    For the performance of the secular program
    Mixed Choir from the STOCKHOLM SCHOOL OF ECONOMIC in Riga (Riga, Latvia)
    For the performance of a contemporary work (Eli, Eli by A. Tucapsky)
    ARS CANTANDI Choir from the Wroclaw University of Economics (Wroclaw, Poland)
    For the dedication and pure love of the choral art
    Student Choir CAMERTON from the Tula State University (Tula, Russia)
    For making people aware of the value of the Belarusian contemporary choral music
    National Choir CAPELLA of the Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk, Belarus)
    For the performance of a classical work (Bortnyansky, The king shall have joy in your strength, o Lord)
    RADOST Girls' Choir (Moscow, Russia)
    For the arrangement and interpretation of the piece Shutka by V. Gavrilin
    POLYHYMNIA YOUTH CHOIR from the St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
    For the preservation of the Belarusian music tradition in performing the Christmas choral repertoire
    Choir GAUDEAMUS from the Belarusian State Pedagogical University (Minsk, Belarus)

    Rector's Address to the Participants of the Forum

    Dear Friends!

    The Belarusian State University becomes the home of the Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum for the seventh time.

    Our forum will be a kind of creative laboratory for you, where each team can represent the unique state of the musical material, created as the essence of the connection between folk traditions and participants creativity, and reflects the peculiarities of personal culture.

    After all, choral singing is an interesting process where collective and individual patterns are mixed, especially if representatives of different countries, different musical traditions, and cultures are involved in this process. The participants of the Forum are given the opportunity to show the versatility of their talent, the diversity of interests and hobbies, their peculiar temperament and character.

    The Programme of the Forum includes competitive concerts (both spiritual and secular music), workshops with well-known musicians and conductors, excursions to the historical and cultural sites of Belarus, pleasant walks along the streets of Minsk, informal communication and many other things.

    I cant but mention one important date right in the middle of the Forum- the National Choir Capella of the Belarusian State University is going to celebrate its 65th anniversary this spring.

    Despite considerable and respectable age, the Choir of the BSU is young in spirit, ambitious, and creative. It constantly and successfully develops and intends to give an unusual musical surprise to the participants and guests of the Forum.

    I would like to wish all the participants of the 7th Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum everlasting creativity, lots of magnificent, positive and optimistic events, successful performances, and extraordinary impressions during their stay in Belarus.

    Good luck!


    Sergey Ablameyko
    Rector of the Belarusian State University
    Academician


    WORKSHOPS

    The Venetian Renaissance in Choral Music


    Master: Andrea Angelini (Italy)



    The repertoire to study and present at the Forum Gala:

    1 - MIA BENIGNA FORRTUNA (De Rore)
    2 - AHI, DISPIETATA MORTE (Marenzio)
    3 - CRUDELE, ACERBA (Marenzio)

    A Scandinavian Choral Journey in Minsk


    Master: Saul Zaks (Denmark)

    Choral music from the five Nordic countries will be presented to Belarusian audiences.

    The repertoire to study and present at the Forum Gala:

    Ola Gjeilo (Norway):
    Ubi Caritas
    Tota pulchra es

    Bo Holten (Denmark). The text is from Iceland poetry.
    First Snow

    Saul Zaks (Denmark). The text is from Swedish poetry.
    Du ar min renaste trost.

    Cyrillus Kreek (Estonia)
    Onnis on inimene (Blessed is the Man)

    The Expert Council

    We are happy to introduce you with the Expert Council:

    Andrea Angelini
    Anatoly Kiselev
    Inessa Bodyako
    Romualdas Grazinis
    Saul Zaks

    Program of the VII PAPARATS KVETKA International Student Choir Forum

    2/05/2011 (Wednsday)

    14.30 Workshops @ The main building of the BSU, Nezalezhnasti Ave. 4
              Workshop The Venetian Renaissance in Choral Music. Andrea Angelini (Italy). Part 1
              Workshop Scandinavian Choral Journey to Minsk. Saul Zaks (Denmark). Part 1

    19.00 The Forum Opening. Anniversary Concert of the BSU Choir Capella
              Verkhny Gorod Concert Hall (Svabody Ave. 25)

    3/05/2011 (Thursday)

    11.00 Workshops @ The main building of the BSU, Nezalezhnasti Ave. 4
              Workshop The Venetian Renaissance in Choral Music. Andrea Angelini (Italy). Part 2
              Workshop Scandinavian Choral Journey to Minsk. Saul Zaks (Denmark). Part 2

    19.30 Contest Day 1. Spiritual Program
              Minsk Arch-cathedral Catholic Church of the Most Holly Virgin Mary (Svabody Ave. 9))

    4/05/2011 (Friday)

    18.00 Contest Day 2. Secular Program

              Nesvizh. The palace and park ensemble of the family of Radivil

    5/05/2011 (Saturday)

    18.00 The Forum Closing. Awarding of participants. Gala Concert
              Verkhny Gorod Concert Hall (Svabody Ave. 25)

    Changes are possible! Stay tuned!

    The Participant Shortlist - 2012

    It is known the final list of participants of the VII Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum

    Among the lucky ones are

    1. National Choir of the Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk, Belarus)
    2. Male Choir of the Karelian State Pedagogical University (Petrozavodsk, Russia)
    3. Choir Gaudeamus of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University (Minsk, Belarus)
    4. Youth Choir Polyhymnia of the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
    5. Radost Girls Choir (Moscow, Russia)
    6. Mixed Choir of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga (Riga, Latvia)
    7. Student Choir Kamerton of the Tula State University (Tula, Russia)
    8. Choir Ars Cantandi of the Wroclaw University of Economics (Wroclaw, Poland)

    Applications may be by March 1!

    Dear friends,

    The application deadline has been extended till March 1! Hurry up to join a bright feast!

    Please see the updated rules of the forum!
    Forum Rules(.doc)

    VII Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum

    Dear friends,

    We are happy to announce the call for the VII. Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum, Minsk, May 2-6, 2012, organized by the Belarusian State University.

    For six successful years, the VII. Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum, which is recognized as one of the leading festivals of University Choir in Eastern Europe, has been showcasing the best artistic achievements in university and youth choirs. Its diversity of nationalities and practices provides an opportunity for enhancement of worldwide artistic exchanges and cultural understanding.

    With pleasure we invite your choir to take part in this incredible feast of singing which brings an unforgettable experience of communication, outstanding choral work-shops, new friends, bright impressions, and lots of fun!

    Herewith we attach the Forums rules and ask you to inform us of your decision immediately.

    Forum Rules
    Ever yours,
    Katsiaryna Saladukha.
    Forum Coordinator,
    Vice-Head of Department for Culture Affairs.