• Rector's Address to the Participants of the Forum

    Dear guests of the capital of Belarus!
    Dear participants of the IXth International Forum of student choirs "Paparat-kvetka BSU"!

    Our unique student forum has been very popular among the admirers of choral art for several years. With participants from a number of countries, this cultural event of the Belarusian State University is well known not only in Belarus. Every group which comes to Minsk makes a significant contribution to the preservation of national traditions and world art. I am convinced that this competition will become a significant event in cultural life: it will bring new names to the public eye. Through this event, different generations of choral music lovers will come together to appreciate music.

    I sincerely wish all the participants of the International Forum of Student Choirs "Paparat-kvetka BSU" memorable performances, vivid and colourful choral music, and what is more important - deserved victory!

    Good luck in all your undertakings, my friends!

    Sergey Ablameyko
    Rector of the Belarusian State University

    The Expert Council

    We are happy to introduce you with the Expert Council:

    1. Pavel Shepelev
    2. Sergey Yekimov
    3. Anna Grabowska-Borys
    4. Alexander Minenkov

    Program of the IX. PAPARATS KVETKA International Student Choir Forum

    10th May (Saturday)

    15:30 Vocal and choral workshop (SOC "Brigantina" BSU)

    21.00 TOpening Ceremony. Welcome Party

    11th May (Sunday)

    19:30 Contest – Day 1. Sacred Programme
               Arch-cathedral Catholic Church of the Most Holly Virgin Mary (Svabody Av. 9)

    12th May (Monday)

    10:00 Vocal and choral workshop

    19:00 Contest Day 2. Secular Programme.

              Verkhny Gorod Concert Hall (Svabody Ave. 25)

    13th May (Tuesday)

    18:00 Gala Concert
               Musical school named after M.K., Molodechno

    22:00 Closing Ceremony
    Changes are possible! Stay tuned!

    The Participant Shortlist - 2014

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

    Among the lucky ones are

    1. National Academic Choir of the Educational Institution “Gomel State Art College named after N.F.Sokolovski” (Gomel, Belarus)
    2. Chamber Choir Gaudeamus MSTU named after N.E.Bauman (Moscow, Russia)
    3. International Student Choir “Dominanta” of the Belarusian State Medical University (Minsk, Belarus)
    4. The female chamber choir of Shaylyaiski University "Pavasaris" ("Spring") (Vilniys, Lithuania)
    5. The Choir MIET. Zelenograd. Federal State Institution of Higher Professional Education “The National Research University “MIET” (Zelenograd, Russia)
    6. Chamber Choir of St. Petersburg state Polytechnic University (St. Petersburg, Russia)
    7. National Choir of the Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk, Belarus)

    IX. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choral Festival

    Dear friends,

    We are happy to announce the IX. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choral Festival, Minsk, 10 - 14 May, 2014, organized by the Belarusian State University.

    The Festival 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!

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

    You can download infoletter here.