Qualifying Competition


  • Participation in the competition is optional.
  • Choirs entering the competition will be expected to perform a 12 minute programme which must include a free choice piece by Zoltán Kodály.
  • Closing date for application: 31st January 2020.
  • Competition venue: the Kodály Hall of the Zoltán Kodály Primary Primary School,Nyíregyháza. (Nyíregyháza, Vay Ádám krt. 18.)
  • Choirs must post 5 copies of each score of their competition programme to the festival office for our archive by 31st May 2020.
    Postal address: Cantemus Choral Institute, 4400 Nyíregyháza, Vay Ádám krt. 18., Hungary
  • Competition performances will be evaluated by the festival jury consisting of international members.

Golden award  85 % of full marks

Silver award     75 % of full marks

Bronze award  65 % of full marks

  • The international jury will award several special prizes and a Grand Prix for the artistically most convincing choir.
  • Special prizes:Audience’s Prize
    Best Kodály Performance
    Artistically Most Convincing Competition Programme BestYouthChoir
    Artistically Most Convincing Conductor


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