programme

Wednesday, 8th July

Arrival in Debrecen
Flash mobs, surprise concerts in the city
17:00 – 18:00 Dinner
19:00 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing – Grand Final
Contest between the GP winners of the 2019 choir competitions held in Arezzo, Maribor, Tolosa, Tours, Varna
approx. 22:00 Welcome Party
Meet choral friends from all around the world

Thursday, 9th July

Rehearsals
Flash mobs, surprise concerts
12:00 Lunch (optional)
14:00 Joint singing, rehearsal of unified pieces
Rehearsals
17:00 Opening parade and ceremony
18:15 – 19:45 Dinner
20:00 Opening concert – world premieres of choral pieces commissioned by the city of Debrecen
approx. 21:30 Welcome drink for conductors, jury members and invitees

Friday, 10th July

09:30 Semi-final – children’s choirs
11:00 Semi-final – youth choirs
12:00 Lunch (optional)
13:00 Semi-final – equal voices
15:00 Semi-final – vocal ensembles, chamber choirs (announcement of results for children’s and youth choirs, equal voices)
17:00 Semi-final – mixed choirs
17:00 – 21:30 Dinner
19:00 Folklore Festival (announcement of results for vocal ensembles, chamber choirs and mixed choirs)

Saturday, 11th July

09:30 Finals – children’s choirs
11:00 Finals – youth choirs
12:00 Lunch (optional)
13:00 Finals – equal voices
15:00 Finals – vocal ensembles, chamber choirs (announcement of results for children’s and youth choirs, equal voices)
17:00 Finals – mixed choirs
20:00 – 22:00 Dinner
20:00 Folklore Festival (announcement of results for vocal ensembles, chamber choirs and mixed choirs)

Sunday, 12th July

10:00 Musica Sacra – church concerts
10:00 Jury-conductor meeting
Rehearsals for the Grand Prize competition
12:00 Lunch (optional)
14:00 Competition for the Grand Prize of BBCC
16:00 Rehearsal for the closing concert
18:00 – 19:00 Dinner
20:00 Awarding Ceremony and Closing Concert
approx. 21:30 Closing Party, choir karaoke

Side events at Kölcsey Centre and Déri square:
● local crafts fair
● local food tasting
● Café Corista – a meeting point of music: browse the best publishers, music and coffee, exhibition and trade fair of Hungarian music publishers

Tickets:
Opening Concert and Grand Prize Competition 2.900 HUF each
All other events are free of charge