XIV. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choir Forum 2019!
We are happy to announce the XIV Paparac Kvetka International Youth and Student Choir Forum, Minsk, 16 - 19 May, 2019, organized by the Belarusian State University.
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! H
erewith we attach the Forum’s rules and ask you to inform us of your decision immediately.
For any further information, please, do not hesitate to contact us any minute or visit our web-site: http://www.chorum.bsu.by.
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XIII. Paparac Kvetka International Student Choir Forum 2018
PROGRAM OF THE XIII. PAPARAÑ KVETKA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CHOIR FORUM 2018
MAY, 10 – 13
MAY, 10 (Thursday)
19:00 The Forum Opening. Choirs’ presentation. Hall of the Institute of Journalism of Belarusian State University (Kalvariyskaya Street, 9)
19.30 Workshop for participants "Modern arranging of Belarusian folk songs". Teacher is Olga Yanum, artistic director and chief conductor of State Academic Choir of the Republic of Belarus named after G. Shirma. Hall of the Institute of Journalism of Belarusian State University (Kalvariyskaya Street, 9, 5th floor)
21.00 Meeting evening. Gaudeamus cafe (Kalvariyskaya Street, 9)
MAY, 11 (Friday)
11.00 Concert (secular program). Concert Hall “Verkhni gorad” (Svabody Square, 23A)
19.30 Concert (spiritual program). Minsk Arch-Cathedral Catholic Church of the Most Holly Virgin Mary (Svabody Square, 9)
MAY, 12 (Saturday)
10.00 Excursion program for the participants
16.00 Gala Concert. Concert Hall “Verkhni gorad” (Svabody Square, 23A)
18.00 Closing ceremony. Awarding. Hall of the Institute of Journalism of Belarusian State University (Kalvariyskaya Street, 9, 5th floor)
MAY, 13 (Sunday)
Departure of participants
Changes are possible!
Participants of the Forum:
National Choir Capella of Belarusian State University (Minsk, the Republic of Belarus)
Formed in 1946. The ensemble comprises students and graduates of Belarusian State University and other universities.
The repertoire includes pieces of music of the different periods, styles and genres.
In 1959 choir was awarded with the degree “National” and “Academic” for its high achievements.
The ensemble performs quite a lot both in Belarus and abroad, and regularly takes part in competitions and festivals:
2008: the winner of the XXII International Choral Festival in Nish, Serbia;
2009-2011: The International Choral Festival in Provence, France;
2012, 2014, 2016: owner of the I award of the Art Vacation Festival;
2012: winner of the III award of Magutny Bozha International Festival of Sacred Music, Mogilev; the owner of the silver diploma of the II degree of the International Choral Competition in Rimini, Italy;
2014: the owner of the I award of the International Festival of Church Music in Haynovka, Belystok, Poland;
2015: owner of the II award of the Juventus International Choral Competition , Kaunas, Lithuania.
Since 2006 the ensemble is one of the founders of the International Forum of Student's Choirs in Minsk.
National Academic Choir “Belaya Vezha” (Brest, the Republic of Belarus)
Formed at Brest State Technical University in 2012. Its participants are students of technical, construction and economic studies. Studying of choral culture, promoting and maintaining the best traditions of choral art is their common purpose.
The choir has high vocal and scenic culture, bright emotionality and a variety of the repertoire based on spiritual works, arranged Belarusian folk songs, works by classic composers and modern authors as well.
The ensemble is awarded with diplomas for high mastery, the significant contribution to the development of song art and creative development of folk traditions in With Love to the Song Song Forum, the Easter Meetings Holiday, Your Minute of Fame Youth Festival.
The choirmaster and the conductor – Irina Angolyuk.
Chamber Choir “Cantares” (Russia, St. Petersburg)
The history of choir begins in 2005 with creation of vocal ensemble of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications by Ekaterina Stepanova, student of the fifth year of Conservatory of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov at that time. It was given the status of choir in 2009 when participated in the Sretensky Festival of Sacred and Folk Music for the first time.
Since 2017 the Chamber choir of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications is called “Cantares”. Now choir has about 40 participants, among them are not only students, but also graduates of St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. Choir performs works of Russian sacred and folk music, Russian and foreign classical music and modern arrangements of popular works.
The choirmaster and the conductor – Ekaterina Stepanova.
Youth Choir “Brevis” (Russia, St. Petersburg)
Youth Choir “Brevis” has been established on the base of students of Music School of N.Rimsky-Korsakov for adults in 2014.
In 2015 participated in the Rainbowb International Choral Festival and was awarded with the diploma of the 2 degree.
In 2016 the first solo concert in the State complex “Congress Palace” was held.
In 2017 together with educational choir of School of N.Rimsky-Korsakov (the choirmaster and the conductor is V. Slasnaya) and the orchestra of the school performed The Winter Cantata and The Kursk Songs of G. Sviridov. In 2017 also participated in We St. Petersburg, City Festival of Choral Collectives and Vocal Ensembles, the diploma of the winner.
The choirmaster and the conductor – Sergey Nikolaev.
Choir “Montem” (Russia, St. Petersburg)
Birthday of the choir can be considered October, 16 of 2017, when its first rehearsal took place. Despite young age, the ensemble has already managed to perform successfully at the Musical Festival and New Year's ball in Mining University.
All participants of the choir are students of the first Russian engineering HEI, many of whom have no music education and didn't learn musical notation. But professional musicians are at the head of the ensemble.
The artistic director is Simonyan Elizabeth, a graduate of Musical College of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, studied in a class of the composer and conductor Dmitry Smirnov.
The choirmaster is Akimova Maria, who graduated from St. Petersburg School of Arts No. 19 on a violin class with an honor degree, the student of the international competition.
The choirmaster and the conductor– Elizabeth Simonyan.
Student's Choir “Cantus Juventae” (Belarus, Minsk)
“CANTUS JUVENTAE” is a student's choir of Minsk State Linguistic University. It was founded in 1986 and consisted of students of different faculties of the university. Since 1988 “CANTUS JUVENTAE” actively performed not only in Belarus, but also abroad (Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Lithuania).
The choir participated in such choral festivals as “Voices Unlimited” (the Netherlands, 2007) where it was awarded with the diploma of the first degree (with honors); XXVIII and XXXV International Festival of Orthodox Church Music of Haynuvk of 2009, 2016; Festival of Orthodox Chants “Kolozhsky Blagovest” (Grodno, 2011).
The repertoire of the choir consists of works by the Russian, Soviet and Belarusian composers, folk song adaptations of the different countries, works of the western classics, cantatas, oratorios and the suites, spiritual singing.
The choirmaster and the conductor – Alexey Klimovich.
Youth Choir “Cheerful Goldfinches” (Russia, St. Petersburg)
The history of Youth Choir “Cheerful goldfinches” of Academy of A.L. Shtiglits originates in 2016. Only 3 months later their first (and more important, solo) concert performance took place on the big stage of St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies.
During almost a year of its existence, “Goldfinches” performed almost at all main concert venues of St. Petersburg, including State Academic Chapel, the White Hall of the Polytechnical University. Besides, the choir has already visited Yaroslavl, having participated in Freckle, one of the oldest and largest choral festivals, where it was noted by organizers as one of the most interesting and perspective young Russia ensembles.
The choirmaster and the conductor – Dmitry Stepanenko.
National Academic Men's Choir of the Automobile and Tractor Engineering Faculty of South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia)
Men's Choir of Autotractor faculty of South Ural State University is one of the oldest performance ensembles of the university originating its nice history since far 1955. This season it has celebrated the 61st birthday.
The repertoire of the ensemble is rich and various. It includes works by soviet and foreign composers, the Russian and foreign classics, choral works from operas, the block of folk a capella songs.
Military patriotic works performed by the ensemble enjoy wide popularity among listeners. The ensemble participates in all concerts on university, regional, city, regional and All-Russian events, competitions and festivals. The ensemble is a permanent participant of the Student's Spring Festival in Chelyabinsk and gains diplomas of winners.
The choirmaster and the conductor – Nonna Streltsova.
The Council of Experts 2018
1. Semen Klimanov (Minsk, Belarus). Headmaster of Republican gymnasium-college at Belarusian State Academy of Music, teacher of the Department of choir conducting of Belarusian State Academy of Music. Fellow of the special fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the support of the talented youth.
2. Yerzhan Dautov (Astana, Kazakhstan). Was born in the city of Kentau (1973). Graduated from Music College of the city of Akmola (class of choir conducting). Yerzhan Dautov made the first steps as artistic director of the ensemble by creating a boys' choir of Kazakh National Academy of Music, that was conducted by him a year and a half. Later, professional choir singers, now working in the leading choir collectives of Kazakhstan, grew out of this ensemble. Opening of the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after Kulyash Baiseitova was a decisive stage of the maestro’s career. Being a chief choirmaster and theatre conductor since 2000, Yerzhan Dautov has been working as a choirmaster and director of Opera performances. In May 2004, with the support of the akimat of Astana, a chamber choir was created, and maestro Dautov was invited there to be artistic director and conductor. Yerzhan Dautov has been working as a teacher of “Choir conducting” at Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana since 1998 to this day. In 2005 he was awarded the title of Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In 2012 he was awarded with the Kurmet order. He has been working as a chief choirmaster of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre “Astana Opera” since 2013.
3. Olga Minenkova (Minsk, Belarus). Artistic director of National Choir Capella of Belarusian State University. In 2001 she graduated from the Vocal and Choir Department of Belarusian Academy of Music, majoring in choir conducting. In 2002 she graduated from Belarusian Academy of Music with Master’s Degree. Since 2001 she is a choirmaster of National Choir Capella of Belarusian State University. Ensemble conducted by Olga Minenkova performs quite a lot both in Belarus and abroad, and regularly takes part in competitions and festivals. Since 2006 National Choir Capella is one of the founders of International Students Choral Festival “Paparats-Kvetka” in Minsk. Olga Minenkova is also engaged in composing. She is the owner of the second prize of the IX All-Russian Composers Competition dedicated to the memory of Andrey Petrov (2015, St. Petersburg), the diploma holder in “Spiritual music” category and the winner of 2 awards in “Music on folk texts and processing of folk songs” category of the IX and X Open All-Russian Composers Competition “Choral laboratory of the XXI century. Music for children and young people” (2016 and 2017, St. Petersburg).
4. Olga Yanum (Minsk, Belarus). Graduated from M. Glinka Minsk State Music College, majoring in “Choir conducting” and “Singing”, Belarusian State Academy of Music, majoring in “Choir conducting”, Belarusian State Academy of Music majoring in “Singing (academic singing)” and “Conducting (academic choir)” (Master's Degree). Worked at Minsk Theological Academy (1995 - 2017), Festive Choir of the Church of the Icon of the Mother Of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” (1998 - present time), EI “Belarusian State Academy of Music” (2007 - present time), Chamber Choir “SALUTARIS” of Belarusian Union of Musicians of the Republic of Belarus (2007 - present time), Honoured Ensemble of the Republic of Belarus Academic Ñhoir of National State broadcasting company of the Republic of Belarus (2008 - 2010), Honored Ensemble State Academic Choir of the Republic of Belarus named after G. Shirma (since 2018). Olga is artistic director and chief conductor of State Academic Choir of the Republic of Belarus named after G. Shirma since 2018.
The List of participants of the XIII. Paparats Kvetka International Student Choir Forum 20181. National Choir Capella of Belarusian State University (choirmasters: Alexander Minenkov, Olga Minenkova) - Minsk, the Republic of Belarus.
2. Women’s Choir “CANTABILE” (choirmaster: Elena Mariyan) - Chisinau, the Republic of Moldova.
3. National Academic Choir “Belaya Vezha” (choirmaster: Irina Angolyuk) - Brest, the Republic of Belarus.
4. Choir of Saint Petersburg Mining University “Montem” (choirmaster: Elizaveta Simonyan) - Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation.
5. Chamber Choir “Cantares” of Bonch-Bruevich Saint Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (choirmaster: Ekaterina Stepanova) - Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation.
6. Youth Choir “Brevis” of N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Musical School (choirmaster: Sergey Nikolaev) - Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation.
7. Youth Choir “Cheerful Goldfinches” of Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (choirmaster: Dmitry Stepanenko) - Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation.
8. National Academic Men's Choir of the Automobile and Tractor Engineering Faculty of South Ural State University (SUSU) (choirmaster: Nonna Streltsova) - Chelyabinsk, the Russian Federation.
9. Ensemble of Amateur Singers “Svetoch” (choirmaster: Andrey Kuntsevich) - Minsk, the Republic of Belarus.
10. Student's Choir of Minsk State Linguistic University “CANTUS JUVENTAE” (choirmaster: Alexey Klimovich) - Minsk, the Republic of Belarus.