It’s simple. Singing is good for your health. It relieves stress and connects you to yourself and those around you.
It’s simple. Singing is good for your health. It relieves stress and connects you to yourself and those around you. Multiple studies have shown how group singing in particular releases endorphins, lowers cortisol and can actually go as far as to synchronise the heartbeats of participants.
Follow in the footsteps of the greats such as IBM, Ford Motor Company, Union Pacific and the Dodge Brothers – all of whom had active music programmes for their employees as far back as the early 1900s.
Singing has been proven to increase loyalty, well-being and engagement. More energy and motivation means a happier and more productive working environment for all.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up for this exciting opportunity to create your very own workplace choir, and change your lives forever.
How to enter Choir of the Year
Fill-out the entry form by clicking ‘register’ at the bottom of this page. Someone from the ChoirFestME team will be in touch to discuss who would be the perfect coach for your choir, and we will help you setting up your choir, your rehearsals, choosing songs and whatever other support you might need.
- There is no maximum number of singers for a participating choir.
- There is free choice with regards to performance pieces.
- Each choir is allowed a maximum of three pieces with the total time of their performance lasting no longer than 12 minutes. Choirs may submit just two pieces if they so choose.
- Choirs may be of any type: a cappella, jazz, chamber, barbershop, choral society, etc.
- The judges will be rating the choirs using these criteria:
Technical Ability– tuning, diction, voice quality, balance, ensemble, dynamics and overall sound.
Musical Expression– communication, phrasing, passion, energy, commitment and interpretation of the text.
An entry level corporate sponsorship of as little as Dhs. 10,000 is all that is needed to get going.
In addition to the above you will receive choral coaching and workshops from our professional workshop leaders for 2019. Ragnar Rasmussen, Frank Havrøy and Lorenzo Donati will be sharing their knowledge, talent and unique approach. The festival is also a chance for choirs to learn from each other, networking and building relationships with fellow singers; as well as competing to win the coveted ‘Best Corporate Choir’ title.
All participating choirs are invited to Dubai Opera to take part in the massed choral piece that will be performed on stage. Always an incredible and unforgettable moment! The music will be circulated upon registration.
The winning choirs will also have the opportunity to perform in the Gala Concert at Dubai Opera, on the 9thMarch 2019.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries about ChoirFest Middle East or the Choir of the Year competition.
Call: +971 4 3477793 and ask for Anne or Jad