Terms of Participation

1. Upper Limit of Number of Participants

10 choruses or orchestras of any age and composition (also dance groups). The participating groups will be selected by the artistic committee from all applications, based on the descriptions and recordings received.

2. Registration

Please send a recent photograph, a description of the chorus or orchestra, a recording made within the last year and suggestions for your program. Registration must be completed by March 1st (date of postmark).

3. Program

We request a secular program not longer than 15 minutes. Choruses may sing either a-cappella or with accompaniment (please bring your own instruments). The music should be typical of your home country, and performance in national dress if applicable is desired. A grand piano will be provided for the Gala Concert. The artistic director reserves the right to change the program if necessary.

4. CANTUS MM - Compulsory Piece

A compulsory piece will be made known by the artistic committee. This piece will be performed by all the choruses and orchestras at the end of the Gala Concert. Music will be sent after acceptance and registration.

5. Gala Concert

Each group will perform in the Gala Concert on Friday evening with a program of secular music that should last a maximum of 15 minutes. On Friday afternoon each group has about 15 minutes for a technical rehearsal. The schedule will be announced upon arrival.
PLEASE NOTE: Participation in the concert can only be ensured by providing your exact program.

6. Individual Performance Venues

Possibility of an outdoor concert at Mirabell Gardens Salzburg for the participating groups or for participating choirs to sing during a Sunday morning mass service in one of the beautiful churches in Salzburg or surrounding area. The artistic director reserves the right to change the program should it be necessary.

7. Idealistic Focus - CANTUS MM

  • a harmonious and illustrious get-together of different nations and cultures.
  • a picture of comprehensive culture in a close connection of secular and sacred music
  • a manifestation of a smooth connection of artists earlier centuries and of contemporary artists
  • a common experience in a large choir and in friendship