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Inviting entries in the State Level Choir (Hymns) Singing Competition

03 Mar 20
Kala Academy
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Duly filled in entries in the prescribed format are invited by Kala Academy Goa from Goan Choir groups/ institutions and churches for participation in the State Level Choir (hymns) singing competition, so as to reach to Kala Academy office latest by 4th March 2020. The copy of the rules and regulations and entry form in the prescribed format will be available at Kala Academy Goa from 2nd March 2020. There is no entry fee for participating the competition. The competition will be held on Saturday, the 7th March 2020 at Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium of Kala Academy at Panaji.

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. The competition will be held on 7th March 2020 at Kala Academy Complex, Panaji-Goa. Incase sufficient number of entries are received the competition will start at 10.00 a.m or if there are lesser entries, the competition will be held in afternoon session. If required there shall be draw of lots 2 days prior of the competition to decide the sequence of performance. 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 4th March 2020 at Kala Academy office during working hours.