THE FESTIVAL IS HELD UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MAYOR OF DOBRICH MUNICIPALITY                                                                                                    

Time period: 06 July – 09 July 2017

Location: Albena Resort, Black Sea, Bulgaria

-          the stage of Albena Theatre. The hall has a capacity of 450 seats. The stage size is: 18 x 12 x 7 meters with side-scenes from both sides and backstage corridor. On the stage are set 4 acoustic microphones, electric piano KAWAI, and practicables.

-          Organic Hall, Municipality of Dobrich.

Organized by: International Festival Center “Friends of Bulgaria”, Municipality of Dobrich, Festival Program of Children’s Creativity” (Russia).

Partners: Union of the Bulgarian Composers, Bulgarian Choral Union, Union of Bulgarian Musicians and Dancers.

Participation terms:

1.      Participants: Nonprofessional academic and folklore choirs from all types, without any age limits: Children choirs, Youth choirs, Male/ Female choirs, Mixed choirs.

2.      Categories:

-       Choir (20 and more singers);

-       Chamber choir (13 to 19 singers);

-       Vocal ensembles (2 to 12 singers);

-       Solo singers.

3.      Program duration:

-      Children choirs – to 15 minutes;

-       Youth choirs, Male/Female choirs, Mixed and Chamber choirs – to 20 minutes;

-       Solo singers – to 5 minutes and no more than 2 performances.

4.      Program for participation:Participants perform with a freely chosen program – preclassic, classic, folklore, sacred /church/, popular and contemporary music. The Festival Program is set by the organization committee in advance according to the received application forms and is provided to the choir conductors at their arrival in Albena Resort.Program changes during the Festival are not allowed.

5.      The festival has a competitive character. Each choir conductor participates as a member of the festival jury. Awards: Ist , IInd , IIIrd Degree Diploma, Ist , IInd , IIIrd Degree Diploma Laureate and “Grand Prix”. Assessment criteria:performance artistry, artistic level of performance, repertoire selection, stage culture and artistry.

6.      Necessary documents:

-  Application form;

-  An accommodation list of arrivals (three names, date of birth);

-  Instrumental accompaniments of songs and dances;


EARLY BOOKINGS DISCOUNT /25.02.2018/                STANDARD PRICES /25.05.2018/

·         The participants are accommodated in a previously selected hotel in Albena Resort, All Inclusive system. http://www.albena.bg

·         The prices are set for A ROOM per NIGHT depending on the age of the participants, accommodation type and hotel.

The required amount is paid only by bank transfer on the following bank account of International Festival Center “Friends of Bulgaria” after signing a contract.


IBAN: BG80TTBB94001525914482, BIC: TTBBBG22

For application forms, questions and more information: Plamen Krustev, tel: +35929875568;

e-mail: plamenkrusteff@gmail.comkrustev@festival-bg.com