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 VII. INT. ISTANBUL CHORUS & CULTURE COMPETITION

  16-20 APRIL 2020   

01-05 JULY 2020 

HARMAN FOLKLORE YOUHT CLUB ISTANBUL / TURKIYE  ( Culture, Festival ORG.) was found in 1987 from ISTANBUL in TURKEY and has performed at numerous folk festivals in Europe, The United States and The Middle East. HARMANFOLK CULTURE & FESTIVAL ORG. arranges six different INT. CULTURE FESTIVAL - COMPETITION between  April – September  every year in  TURKEY. folk music, brass band, Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups from all ages take place in ISTANBUL. please visit our website : www.harmanfolk.com/ing.htm

 HARMANCHORUS & CULTURE COMPETITIONS   are   open for both amateur chorus groups,  folk dance  - folk music -instrumental music and  singing groups. Chorus may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Competition Groups can play and sing whatever they like when they will be on their performance place. Chorus may enter the competition in the following categories, with the number of members and the age-limits indicated below.

COMPETITION- FESTIVAL AND  CATEGORIES   : A1 DANCE :  FOLK DANCE  (traditional and stylized) MODERN DANCE ( grup, solo, düet)    Classic dance, neo-classic, Modern choreography ,jazz, show groups, step, oriental dances, disco,hip-hop, techno, street, electric boogie, break dance ,Theaters of dance ,Ballroom dance.

B1 FOLK MUSİC :  FOLK MUSIC- INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, Vocal soloists and duets, trios, authentic vocal, folk vocal

C1 CHORUS MUSİC :  CHORUS GROUPS  Children  Female Male Mixed,

FESTIVAL- COMPETITION GENERAL CONDITIONS : Competition are   open for both amateur culture groups and all groups may enter the competition in maximum two categories. Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Competition min 6 max 8 minute . Performances are approximately 10-12  minutes. All groups will show of their performance max 2 nights. All performance will be two categorie CHILDREN  CATEGORIE maximum16 years of age ( can be over 16 till 18, %20 )   ADULT CATEGORIE minumum 16 years of age (  can be less 16, %20 )

ENTRY FEE FOR PER GROUP 60 EURO  solo or duet groups entry free 30 euro. If groups will not participate competition they will not pay ENTRY FEE.

 FOLK DANCE CONDITIONS OF COMPETITION  CHILDREN-ADULT  FOLK DANCE Competition are    open for both amateur   groups .. The number of the dancers  or musicians must be min 8 max 32 . the performance should be done with traditional dance and traditional costumes. Groups can use live music or CD

CHORUS - FOLK MUSIC & FOLK INSTRUMENTAL  RULES OF THE COMPETITION : Expert jury members select from abroad. The International jury will evaluate the competitors according to their performance in competition. Chorus can make their own repertoire and are free to choice of the songs for competition. Chorus must prepare songs for competition in time limits.  Minimum 6 minutes, maximum 8 minutes. The time starts with the first song and finishes with the last song together with breaks between the songs. If the groups pass the limited time, for the first 20 seconds, won’t be any cut of the point. But if they pass 8 minutes 20 seconds till 8 minutes 40 seconds there will be 1 point cut from the total point.

SOLO AND DUET DANCE & MUSIC COMPETITION : The competition will be organized folk solo -duet and modern dance solo -duet. The folk performance should be done with traditional music and traditional costumes. Modern dance solo duet is free costumes and free dance. It should be min 3 max 5 minutes

IST CUP PRIZE : Competition-Festival Committee will give Certificate, Medal to the all participants, moreover; plates and souvenirs will be given for each group and per categories 1st, 2nd and 3rd.The following prize money will be awarded to the groups who take the highest marks between all the groups.ISTCUP CUP and prize ....rules chorus groups

ACCOMMODATION *** 3  or  **** 4 STARS  HOTEL   centrum istanbul.

105 € / per person/ all Festival time 3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS

125 € / per person/ all Festival time 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS

We will provide to you Two  meals per day open buffet  (Breakfast+Dinner) and accommodation at the 3* - 4* hotel centrum in Kadikoy and Maltepe city centrum  each room has 2-3 beds.  free internet wifi. If group come more than 25 people one leader free if groups want to lunch pocket we can arrange it.

TRANSPORTATION;  If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations.  Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost of BUS for max. 45 persontotally 900 €. If group number of participant  less than 16 person bus cost is 800 €.  For the solo duet participate Between 1-4 people cost  per person 90 euro.

 P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival.Deposit is non-refundable.

 TECHNICAL & ARTISTIC INFORMATIONS: All the basics are providing by the festival organization, such as lightening, one stage side for musicians with microphones participation groups. The groups will perform at the open-air stages mostly during the nights, however some daily performances will be in festival schedule programmed too. https://www.facebook.com/eurasia.festivals

 FESTIVAL MEDICAL INSURANCE  : All groups are required to secure MADICAL INSURANCE before coming to festival. Organization won’t pay any medical or hospital cost incurred at the festival period. However for any emergency situation, we will provide an ambulance and it will be always ready for 24 hours. www.harmanfolk.com/avrasya.htm

 ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL; Group will visit historical area in Europe side in SULTANAHMET MOSQUE , BLUE MOSQUE free , SAINT SOPHIA, TOPKAPI PALACE, GRAND BAZAAR . PRIVATE BOAT TOUR (10 €, per person), there will be a swimming possibility at MARMARA SEA BEACH. Participation groups will be able to see PUBLIC BAZAAR and big SHOPPING CENTERS,

 CHANGEABLE PROGRAM;

1.     Day: Arriving day to Istanbul.

2.     Day Groups are going to visit Byzantine historic district; Blue Mosque (free) - St. Sofia Topkapi Palace Grand Bazaar Free time or– Festival

3.     Day: Competition (concert hall ) shopping centrum. festival performance at municipality stage open air .

4.     Day:Boat tour at Bosphorus swimming or shooping and  performance at municipality stage open air.

Day: Leaving day from Istanbul

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEig2aQ7xs&t=42s  CHORUS COMPETITION - STAGE FESTIVAL

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x46P95iUz1U              CHORUS COMPETITION - STAGE FESTIVAL

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OEig2aQ7xs 

 https://youtu.be/CD4T6cOjHHI  video Eurasia  http://facebook.com/eurasia.festivals   Eurasia facebook

  www.youtube.com/harmanfolk  stage performance videos

If you interest please send back us the Application form as soon as possible. Meanwhile, send us a few recently photos  and just short brief about your group background too. harman@harmanfolk.com. All payments will be in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay hotel, they should send deposit before festival in order to pay to hotel reservation

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ISTANBUL CHORUS  We offer you a golden opportunity living a natural life in Istanbul which we just called it paradise during a week all groups.   http://www.harmanfolk.com/freeactivities.htm

GRAND BAZAAR: You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainments of shopping mix the east and west. Grand Bazaar is the oldest art and largest shopping centre in the world, it’s covered more than 30 hectares of the land in this labyrinth system of streets and passages there are more than 18 entrances and approximately 400.000 daily visitors. http://www.theguideistanbul.com/article/grand-bazaar

SULTANAHMET- SAINT SOPHIA TOPKAPI PLACE : Istanbul known as the Capital of Empires was founded 2600 years ago. Approximately.
5 million tourists visit this splendid city every year. You will also be able to notice the affect of Ottoman –Byzantium cultures on every place. You are going to see famous Topkapi place that has served the residence and political headquarter for ottoman sultans for 400 years, Sultanahmet mosque, and Blue mosque and Saint Sophia. http://www.3dmekanlar.com/topkapi_sarayi.htm

 BOSPHORUS BOAT TOUR : We will arrange 4 hours Private Bosporus boat tour,  A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries (Music-Dance). Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will havePRIVATE BOAT TOUR    

 SHOPPING CENTERS :You will be able to see public and lux shopping centre

 SPECIAL TOURS YOUR GROUPS:There is a swimming possibility at Marmara sea,If you are interest you can vizit or swimming prince Island , we can arrange special TURKISH BATH.

Finally we say the ISTCUP ISTANBUL will stay with you for the rest of your life.

 V - ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL  : If Participation  groups  want  to see visit one day :  Panaroma 1453( panaromik museum) http://panoramikmuze.com/ – Akvarium turkazoo http://www.turkuazoo.com/tr/    Forum istanbul http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/ big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo http://www.farukyalcinzoo.com/ 

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COMPETITION PRIZES MARKING-MEDALS

The INTERNATIONAL JURY COMMITTEE will award prizes to the chorus , which will have achieved the following marks.
2011 JURY MEMBERS :BULGARIA ( MLADEN STANEV)-HUNGARY(TAMAS LAKNER) -MAKEDONIA( BOSKO TRANESKY)- ROMENIA - TURKIYE          ( YASUA)
2012 JURY MEMBERS :BULGARIA (MLADEN STANEV)  - TURKIYE ( KENAN VERDEMIR)  2-BELA RUSIA( NATALIA)  -MAKEDONIABOSKO TRANESKY).TURKITE ( PERIHAN CATANA)
2013 JURY MEMBERS : BULGARIA( MALADEN STANEV)-HUNGARY( TAMAS LAKNER) -GREECE IOANNIS MOUTSAKIS-TURKEY (NURSEL ONCUL ) -TURKEY(LEYLA PINAR)
PRIZES WINNERS ISTANBULCUP
The following prize ISTCUP  will be awarded to the chorus who takes the highest marks between all groups.

2013 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL CHORUS COMPETITION WINNERS ISTANBULCUP

SCORE

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT

1

HUNGARY BERA BALTOK MALE PECS

97,00
700 EURO

2

ROMENIA ARAD MIXED CHORUS

90.60
500 EURO

3

LITHUANIA MYKOLAS OGINSKIS ART SCHOL

89.66
300 EURO

2012 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL CHORUS COMPETITION WINNERS

ISTANBULCUP

SCORE

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT

1

BELGIUM MAKEBLIJDE

97,66
700 EURO

2

ESTONIA CHILDREN RAPLA SINGING STUDIO

96,33
500 EURO

3

RUSSIA ART SONUS

96,33
300 EURO

2011 INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL CHORUS COMPETITION WINNERS

ISTANBULCUP

SCORE

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT

1

CHINA CHINA BEIJING FEMALE

98,66
700 EURO

2

CHINA CHINA CHILDREN BEIJING CHORUS

97,66
500 EURO

3

CROATIA CROATIA IVAN FILIPOVOC

96,00
300 EURO

 

2013 PARTICIPANT GROUPS SCORES
 

CHILDREN COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHORUS NAME

POINT SCORE

1

LUTHUANIA CHILDREN'S MYKOLAS OGINSKIS ART SCHOOL

89,66

1

2

TURKEY CANAKKALE GUZEL SANATLAR ART HIGH SCHOOL

89,33

2

MALE COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHORUS NAME

POINT SCORE

1

HUNGARY  BELA MARTOK MALE PECS

97,00

1

MIXED COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHORUS NAME

POINT SCORE

1

ROMENIA ARAD MIXED CHORUS GROUP

90,66

1

2

ROMENIA LYRA MIXED CHORUS

89,66

2

3

TURKIYE MARMARA UNIVERSITY MIXED CHORUS

88,66

3

4

TAIWAN THE VOICE OF GREAT LOVE CHOIR

84,33

4

5

UKRAIN CHERVANA KALYNAERVONALYNA

83,66

5

TRADATIONAL FOLK MUSIC CHORUS COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT SCORE

1

UKRAIN CHERVONA KALYNA

89,33

1

2

TAIWAN THE VOICE OF GREAT LOVE CHOIR

89,00

2

 

2012 PARTICIPANT GROUPS SCORES
 

CHILDREN COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT SCORE

1

ESTONIA CHILDREN'S CHOIR OF RAPLA SINGING STUDIO

96,33

1

2

TURKEY SANSEV ÇOCUK KOROSU

89

2

3

HUNGARY CHOIR FORRAS

83

3

FEMALE COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT SCORE

1

BELGIUM MAKEBLIJDE

97,66

1

2

TURKEY MARMARA ÜNİ. ATATÜRK EĞİTİM
FAK. G.S.E.B. MÜZİK ÖĞR. ÇOK SESLİ KOROSU

94,33

2

3

BULGARIA IRINA SHTIGLICH

94

3

4

BULGARIA STAROPLANINSKI ZVUCI

85

4

MIXED COMPETITION GROUPS

COUNTRY

CHOIR NAME

POINT SCORE

1

RUSSIA ART SONUS

96,33

1

2

ESTONIA ADULT MIXED CHOIR OF RAPLA SINGING STUDIO

95,66

2

3

LITHUANIA YOUTH CHAMBER CHOIR ATZALYANS

95

3

4

TURKEY MARMARA ÜNİ. ATATÜRK EĞİTİM FAK. G.S.E.B.
 MÜZİK ÖĞR. ÇOK SESLİ KOROSU

94,66

4

5

BULGARIA MIXED CHOIR ALEN MAK

92,33

5

6

MACEDONIA ACADEMIC CHOIR MIRCE ACEV

92

6

7

BULGARIA RODINA

90,66

7

8

ROMANIA APPASSIONATA

90,66

8

2011 PARTICIPANT GROUPS SCORES

 

CHILDREN COMPETITION GROUPSPS

 

point

score

BULGARIA

CHILDREN AND GIRLS CHOIR

88.6

3

 

"DUNAVSKI VALNI"

 

CUP

SLOVAKIA

PRO MUSICA -MAGNOLIA

87

4

 

 

 

 

CYPRUS

ORAK CULTURE & ART

69

5

 

EDUCIATION CENTRUM

 

 

ROMANIA

FANTASIA CHOIR

91

2

 

 

 

CUP

CHINA

BEIJING PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

97.6

1

 

 

 

CUP

           FEMALE COMPETITION GROUPS

BELGIUM

DE PICCOLO'S

80

4

 

 

 

 

CZECH

PUELLAE BUDVICIENSES

86.3

3

 

 

 

CUP

CHINA

BEIJING PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

98.6

1

 

 

 

CUP

BULGARIA

                           TARNOVGRAD

76

5

 

 

 

 

BELGIUM

LIRICA

93.6

2

 

 

 

CUP

       MIXED COMPETITION GROUPS

SERBIA

KPD KORNRLIJE STANKOVIC

69.6

6

 

 

 

 

SPAIN

CORO DELA UNIVERSIDAD DE

94.6

2

 

VALLADOLID

 

CUP

CROATIA

KOMORNI ZBOR "IVAN FILIPOVIC"

96

1

 

 

 

CUP

TURKIYE

MERSIN GAZI KORO

70

5

 

 

 

 

ROMANIA

NICOLAE OANCEA

90

4

 

 

 

 

POLAND

CHEMBER CHOIR WROCLAW

94.3

3

 

MEDICAL UNI.

 

CUP

 

HARMAN CULTUR & FESTIVAL ORGANISATION
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