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SAN JUAN CANTA, INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL

(Non-competitive instance)

San Juan, Argentina - June 19 to 24, 2025

The International Choir Festival SAN JUAN CANTA will take place in San Juan, Argentina, between June 19th - 24th, 2025.

Its main venue will be Auditorio Juan Victoria, located at Avenida 25 de Mayo 1215 oeste (San Juan).

A concert circuit will be prepared in various halls, museums and other venues of the city and surroundings for those choirs that wish to perform choral fraternity concerts, in addition to the performances of the Festival.

RULES OF THE FESTIVAL:

We recommend reading each of the items in the Regulations carefully before completing the application form.
PARTICIPANTS - INTRODUCTION:
Mixed, female, male and/or chamber choirs. Children and youth choirs are also welcome.

A concert circuit in Auditorio Juan Victoria and other concert halls, museums and other cultural venues of the province will be organized.

Choirs will participate in three concerts:

Two Choral concerts, in a hall to be assigned, with a maximum duration of 35/40 minutes
One concert at Auditorio Juan Victoria, The total duration of the audition will be 15 minutes minimum -18 minutes maximum, net time of the stage (counting from the beginning of the first piece to the end of the last one)
REPERTOIRE REQUIREMENTS:
The repertoire to be performed in the Festival’s concerts will be chosen freely by each choir.
Dances, amplification and encores are not allowed. 

MANDATORY WORK (out of competition):

all choirs (in Festival and Competition) must participate in the Closing Concert performing a mandatory work that will be informed with due anticipation. The work must be studied deeply in advance, will be pre-rehearsed and will be performed as the closing work of SAN JUAN CANTA under the direction of a prestigious guest conductor.

Any doubt about these requirements will be answered by the previous consultation with the Chairman of the Artistic Committee Prof. María Elina Mayorga ([email protected]) The decision will be final.
REGISTRATION:
Application deadline: March 25th, 2025

To participate you must send by email to [email protected] or by postal mail the following material:
1 - Application form
2 - Short CV of the conductor (in .doc/.docx format - 300 words maximum) and the choir (also in .doc/.docx format - 300 words maximum)
3 - Two recent digital photos of the choir and director in high resolution (Minimum 1 Mb, in .jpeg or .png, color format)
4 - A recent recording (audio or video demo or link) with a minimum of 15 minutes of a cappella music, along with all scores of all recorded pieces.
5 - Concert program proposals, including:
  • lists of proposed works
  • duration of each work 
  • complete names and dates of birth-death of the composers and arrangers
  • ranslations into Spanish of all those works in other languages
  • copies of all scores, complete and legible, of the proposed program. These programs may be modified until April 25th, 2025.
Note: The organization does not provide instruments except for those that are in the Auditorio Juan Victoria (piano and organ).
6 - Choir members list including full name, ID number, age and choir section (format Word or Excel). This list may be modified for reasons of force majeure until May 15th, 2025.
7 - Payment of the single registration fee (USD 50 per person except the Conductor) that will be paid when the choir receives the notification of participation from the Artistic Committee
The copy of the proof of payment must be sent by email to [email protected]

The data entered in the registration application have the value of an affidavit.
Incomplete shipments or after the indicated date will not be accepted.


The complete documentation must be sent by email to [email protected] or by postal mail to:

María Elina Mayorga - SAN JUAN CANTA FESTIVAL
Pasaje Cervantes 1625 - MZ 1 - Casa 7 - Barrio SMATA
5400 San Juan
Republica Argentina

Notes:
  • Particular attention is paid to the repertoire and quality of performance presented on the audition recording submitted with the application.
  • The material sent will not be returned. All registered choirs must await notification of admission by the Organizing Committee.

REGISTRATION FEE:

The registration fee is USD 50 (fifty American dollars) per person except the Conductor.
The total payment calculation must be carried out as follows:
number of singers + number of companions x 50 USD = registration fee.
This registration fee will be paid only by the selected choirs after receiving the corresponding notification.

FOR ARGENTINEAN CHOIRS - You must pay the registration fee in a single deposit for the corresponding total in the following bank account:

Coro Arturo Beruti
Banco San Juan
Caja de Ahorros en pesos No. 500-207795/4
CBU Nº: 0450500602800020779548
CUIT: 30-69191244-9

FOR FOREIGN CHOIRS - You must pay the registration fee in a single deposit for the corresponding total in the following bank account:

Bank of America
Vittorio Vatteroni
6735 Conroy Windermere Suite 406, Orlando, Florida, 32835
BANK OF AMERICA
4725 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL 32811
Bank Account Number: 898131296063
Bank Routing Number: 026009593
IBAN Number:
Swift Code: BOFAUS6S
ADMITTANCE:
The Artistic Committee of SAN JUAN CANTA is responsible for the admission of the choirs to the Festival, based in the documentation and demos received. 
Choirs will be notified of the selection results by April, 1st, 2025
The complete list of participating choirs will be informed via e-mail and spread out publicly in the press and internet

Early-bird applications are welcome, and the organizers of SAN JUAN CANTA can provide an early confirmation to choirs when this is possible.
SELECTED CHOIRS: FINAL APPLICATION:
Selected choirs for the Festival must ratify their participation until April 20th, 2025 through a reliable communication sending a participation commitment letter and compliance with the Regulations to the Organizing Committee, and a copy of the final registration payment to [email protected].

Note: For early-bird registrations until February 25th, 2025, a 15% discount is offered on the final registration fee.

Registration fee:

The registration fee consists of a total of 50 USD (fifty American dollars) per person excluding the Conductor. That includes:
  • Welcoming cocktail.
  • Informative schedule.
  • Touristic information.
  • Bilingual assistance (English / Spanish) for the participant choirs)
  • Concerts at Auditorio Juan Victoria, the most famous concert hall in South America, distinguished by its perfect acoustics.
  • Grand piano Steinway & Sons y J. W. Walker organ at your disposal at Auditorio Juan Victoria.
  • Free access to all concerts and workshops.
  • Guest professionals of recognized international prestige.
  • Closing concert, under a prestigious conductor of international renown.
  • Participation certificates.
  • Participation trophy elaborated by a local artist.
  • Local presents as courtesy for the conductors.
  • Farewell brindis.
  • Audiovisual coverage broadcasted on the YouTube channel of San Juan Canta.

No refunds will be made for any reason.

Visa requirements:

If a visa or other requirements to enter the country are necessary, they are the sole responsibility of the participating choir.
The process and cost of Visas are the sole responsibility of the choir. The organization will support a choir in its application through a letter on request.
TRANSPORTATION AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS:
Completely on each choirs’ own expense, from and to their original city and during their stay in San Juan. VIsit Tourism.

We are willing to provide all our help to facilitate your participation and make your concert tour an unforgettable experience. Visit  Ruta Coral Sudamericana.

For organizational and logistical reasons, the choirs must make their hotel reservations through the official agency of San Juan Canta, TURISMO VITTORIO. The agency will offer hotel alternatives in single, double, triple, multiple rooms in categories of 2, 3, 4 and 5 stars at your choice according to your possibilities.

To know the prices and arrange your hotel accommodation, please contact TURISMO VITTORIO. Payments for accommodation must be made directly with the official agency.

Turismo Vittorio - Mrs. Madalina Serban. Mobile / WhatsApp: +54 9 2644 36-9935. Email: [email protected].
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE FESTIVAL:
  • At the time of accreditation (Thursday, June 19th, 7pm at Club Sirio Libanés - Entre Rios 33 sur), each choir will deliver two (2) bound and sorted copies of the entire repertoire.
  • Choirs undertake to respect these Regulations and to comply with all scheduled activities, not being able to carry out other performances in the province of San Juan outside of the Festival.
  • The repertoire cannot be replaced after April 25th, 2025
  • The scores must be in the key in which they will be interpreted and the works will be sung in their original language;
  • It is contrary to law to perform music that has been reproduced illegally. Should a choir do so, the festival accepts no responsibility for any action taken by publishers.
  • Dances, amplification and encores are not allowed;
  • It is mandatory to observe strict punctuality and attendance at all festival activities, as well as mandatory compliance with the duration of the respective performances.
  • The organization may modify the activities and general programming for reasons of force majeure.
  • By registering, all participating choirs and artists grant the organizers unlimited and free of charge all legal rights to record and photograph all performances; as well as produce CDs and/or DVDs, publish and/or broadcast the performances by all means, among other purposes.
  • The organization will assist applicants by sending an official invitation letter to all applicants.
  • The organizers do not accept any responsibility for any kind of accident, illness, loss of luggage or other travel risks that may occur during SAN JUAN CANTA. It is requested by the Administration of Auditorio Juan Victoria to take your forecasts through travel insurance that include all kinds of medical and / or legal situations before arriving in San Juan.
  • Any question of interpretation about of this Rules will be resolved on the official wording in Spanish.
  • Any situation not contemplated in these Regulations will be resolved unilaterally by the Organizing Committee and its decision will be final and unappealable.
CHORAL ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE:
1) Compulsory activities:

a) Accreditation and brief performance: Thursday, June, 19th, 2025. at 7:00 pm.
b) Choral concerts (three in total) in schools, museums and Auditorio Juan Victoria according to the schedule.
c) Rehearsals of the mandatory work 
d) Closing Ceremony by all choirs and Grand Gala Concert (performance of the winning choirs at Auditorio Juan Victoria) and Closing joint performance of the mandatory work: Monday June, 23rd, 8:00 pm.

2) Optional activities:

Conferences and workshops open to conductors, singers and other musicians who wish to participate individually. These activities are optional, for free, so they will have to complete the corresponding application form.

Concert tours:

Contacts in other provinces and limiting countries will be provided to choirs that wish to organize other concerts before or after the SAN JUAN CANTA
GENERAL SCHEDULE 2025 (subject to change)
Thursday, June 19th:
Arrival of the delegations.
Morning and afternoon: Workshops and conferences
Morning and afternoon: Choral fraternity concerts
7:00pm Accreditations at Club Sirio Libanés
8:00pm Welcoming cocktail and brief choral performance at Club Sirio Libanés

Friday, June 20th:
Morning and afternoon: Workshops and conferences
Morning and afternoon: Choral fraternity concerts
8:30 pm: Festival and Competition Concert

Saturday, June 21st:
Morning and afternoon: Workshops and conferences
Morning and afternoon: Choral fraternity concerts
3:00pm: Rehearsal of the mandatory work
4:30pm: Soundcheck (to be scheduled for each choir)
8:30pm: Opening ceremony. Festival choirs and Competition - Round Category Universal Choral Repertoire, at Auditorio Juan Victoria.

Sunday, June 22nd:
Morning and afternoon: Workshops and conferences
Morning and afternoon: Choral fraternity concerts
3:00pm: Rehearsal of the mandatory work
4:30pm: Soundcheck (to be scheduled for each choir)
8:30pm: Competition - Round Category Popular Choral Music, at Auditorio Juan Victoria.

Monday, June 23rd:
Morning and afternoon: Workshops and conferences
Morning and afternoon: Choral fraternity concerts
11:00am: notification of the winning choirs.
3:00pm: Rehearsal of the mandatory work
4:30pm: Soundcheck (to be scheduled for each choir)
8:00pm: Closing Ceremony and Grand Gala Concert of the Winners at the Auditorio Juan Victoria. Closing joint performance of the mandatory work under the direction of a prestigious guest conductor.
Farewell brindis

Tuesday, June 24th:
Free morning and afternoon: optional touristic and recreational activities
Departure of the choirs and special guests.

ORGANIZER:

SAN JUAN CANTA, International Choir Competition and Festival
Coro Arturo Beruti Asociacion Civil
President: Sergio Daniel Fernández
President of the Artistic Committee and Artistic Director: María Elina Mayorga
Artistic Secretary: Elena Huamán
Address: Pasaje Cervantes 1625 - Mz. 1 Casa 7 - Barrio SMATA
5400 - San Juan, Argentina
Telephone: +54 9 264 4525301
Email: [email protected]
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CONTACT:
Email: 
[email protected]
Phone & WhatsApp: +54 9 264 452 5301
Pasaje Cervantes 1625 norte
5400 San Juan, Argentina

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SAN JUAN CANTA complies with the quality guidelines stipulated by the IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music) and the CFN (The Choral Festival Network) for International Choral Festivals and Competitions.