FOR FAVOUR OF PUBLICATION
The last date for submission of entry forms for State Level Choir (Hymns) Singing Competition of Kala Academy has been now extended to 16th March 2020 by 4.00 p.m. The entry forms along with copy of rules & regulations are available in the Programme & Development Section of Kala Academy during office hours on working days.
There is no entry fee for participating in the competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, 21st March 2020 at Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium of Kala Academy at Panaji. The draw of lots of competition for deciding the sequence of performances will be held on 17th March 2020 at 4.30 p.m in the presence of representatives of participant choir groups.
The participating groups will be paid travelling allowance (transportation) of one vehicle as per the norms of Kala Academy, besides, will pay Rs. 3,000/- as preparatory expenses. The winners will be awarded with a trophy and 1st prize amount of Rs. 50,000/-, the 2nd and 3rd prize respectively carries an amount of Rs.30,000/- & Rs.20,000/-. There will be two consolation prizes of Rs. 10,000/- each. The judging will be done on the aspects of voice intonation and rhythm, harmony, expressions, music arrangement, costumes and overall impact.
The competition will be open to Goan artist’s choir groups, institutions and churches. As per the rules of the competition, each participating group shall have to present 3(three) hymns and the performance duration shall be minimum 10 minutes and maximum 15 minutes for each group and maximum 3 minutes time will be allowed for setting excluding the performance duration. Hymns are to be presented in Konkani language out of which one hymn may be presented in any other language. Each group shall have not less than seven(7) and not more than fifteen (15) participants including musicians. The groups shall perform in voices and the singers shall be allowed to participate in only one group. However, musicians may play in more than one group. While evaluating the performance the preference shall be given to live music.
The choir groups in Goa are requested to take a note of the above and submit their duly filled in entries in the prescribed format by the stipulated last date i.e 16th March 2020 at Kala Academy office during working hours.