An exciting opportunity for senior choirs to perform in front of a professional jury and an audience of their peers. Also, to participate in an interactive choral workshop led by our professional workshop leaders for 2019, British choral group, Apollo 5.
Each choir will receive valuable feedback as well as a chance to win one of the many awards, including the Senior Schools’ Choir of the Year award.
Finalists will be invited to perform at the Dubai Opera in the Gala Concert on the 9th March 2019.
Choirs may choose two or three songs to sing, with a total performance time of no longer than 10 minutes. At least one of these songs is to be performed a cappella.
Entry costs and payment
The entry fee for ChoirFestME 2019 is AED 55 (Inclusive of 5% VAT) per child. Payment to be completed via PayPal.
How to enter Choir of the Year
Fill-out the entry form by clicking ‘register’ at the bottom of this page and submit the Entry Fee for your choir to complete the process. The Entry Fee is non-refundable. Any extra choir members joining can simply be settled for in cash on the event day.
There is free choice with regards to performance pieces. In previous years songs have included ‘Space Oddity’ ‘I’ll be there for you’ (from Friends) and ‘What a wonderful world’, as well as songs from popular musicals like Moana, The Greatest Showman and Frozen.
There will be a piano on stage for accompaniment purposes, but you can also bring any manner of instruments with you. We have had drum kits, electric guitars, acoustic guitars and violins in past years. Alternatively, you can also bring a backing track on a USB stick.
Food and drink
Please note that there will be no breaks during the events. Students are allowed to take water bottles (containing only water) into the auditorium. NO food is allowed in the auditorium.
We actively encourage teachers, family and friends to come along and watch ChoirFestME. The Entrance fee for guests for the semi final event is AED 40. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the Gala Concert at Dubai Opera on the 9thMarch 2019 are on sale through www.dubaiopera.com.
Schools are welcome to arrange for students or teachers to photograph the event for school websites and newsletters, though flash photography will not be allowed while choirs are performing. Don’t forget to forward your best photos to us so we can include them on the ChoirFest Middle East website. ChoirFestME will also be documenting the event and we are happy to share our photos and video with you.
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