Results of the X PAPARATS KVETKA International Student Choir Forum


Best Choir
Salyutaris Mixed amateur choir (Minsk, Belarus)
Best Conductor
Andrei Kuntcevich (Svetoch Chamber Choir (Minsk,Belarus)
Best Soloist
Maria Efremova and Marina Klementsova (Salyutaris Mixed amateur choir (Minsk, Belarus)
For the performance of the sacred program
Gaudeamus Mixed Academic Vilnius University Choir (Vilnius, Lithuania)
For the performance of the secular program
Vernalis Chamber Choir of Music School for Adults. Rimsky-Korsakov (St. Petersburg, Russia)
The best work of the forum
"Oh, dabranach" A. Bender (Salyutaris Mixed amateur choir (Minsk, Belarus)
Special Mentions:

For the preservation of national traditions of choral performing
Dzyannіtsa Folk Choir(Gomel, Belarus)
For the best artistic expression
Dominanta International Choir of BSMU (Minsk, Belarus)
For flawless intonation and ensemble
Folk Academic Choir of Mozyr State Musical COllege (Mozyr, Belarus)

Rector's Address to the Participants of the Forum

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

We heartily welcome you, the young generation of Belarus, Russia and Lithuania, with the opening of this wonderful creative competition!

Each year Forum builds confidence and understanding between people of different countries, gives the audience the joy of communicating with interesting and talented artists. The choir sound is a kind of united sound symbol of the world. Nothing unites people like art.

Our forum is well known for choir fans not only in Belarus. Every year, the competition gathers 200 participants from all over the world, and this year is just the same. Folk songs in the original processing, hymns and famous foreign works adapted for choral performance always sound on the festival stage. Here, youth groups demonstrate the best achievements of choral art, create an atmosphere of great music event!

This year, for some participants it will be debut, for others - a warm meeting with old friends. But one thing I firmly believe that every choir contributes the national choir traditions.

I sincerely wish all the forum participants comfortable and relaxing vacation in Minsk, merited awards and memorable performances!

Sergey Ablameyko
Rector of the Belarusian State University

The Expert Council

We are happy to introduce you with the Expert Council:

1. Gediminas Ramanauskas (Siauliai, Lithuania)
2. Michael Dawson (Dublin, Ireland)
3. Semen Klimanov (Minsk, Belarus)
4. Pavel Shepelev (Minsk, Belarus)

Program of the X. PAPARATS KVETKA International Student Choir Forum

May, 14 (Thursday)

11:00 Vocal and choral workshop

           SportTime Hotel (Miastrovskaya Str. 2)

21.00 Contest Day 1. Sacred Program
           Arch-cathedral Catholic Church of the Most Holly Virgin Mary (Svabody Av. 9)

May, 15 (Friday)

11:00 Minsk city sightseeing tour for participants

19:00 Contest Day 2. Secular Programme.

          Verkhny Gorod Concert Hall (Svabody Ave. 25)

May, 16 (Saturday)

20:00 Gala Concert
           Verkhny Gorod Concert Hall (Svabody Ave. 25)

Changes are possible! Stay tuned!

The Participant Shortlist - 2015

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

Among the lucky ones are

1. National Choir Capella of the Belarussian State University (Minsk, Belarus)
2. Gaudeamus Academic Mixed Choir (Vilnius, Lithuania)
3. Dzyannitsa National Choir Capella (Gomel, Belarus)
4. Dominanta International Student Choir (Minsk, Belarus)
5. Svetoch Chamber Choir (Minsk, Belarus)
6. Vernalis Chamber Choir (St. Petersburg, Russia)
7. Salyutaris Mixed Amateur Choir (Minsk, Belarus)
8. Folk Academic Choir of Mozyr State Musical College (Mozyr, Belarus)

The deadline for applications is extended

Attention! According to the numerous requests the deadline for applications for participation in the X. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choral Festival is extended until March, 1!

X. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choral Festival

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce the X. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choral Festival, Minsk, 13 - 17 May, 2015, 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.