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International Choir Festival of Popular and Jazz Music, Spiritual and Gospel
Prague, 16.11.2023 - 19.11.2023


Competition results

Dear Music Friends!

We would like to invite you to the Golden City of Prague in November to take part in theInternational Choir Festival of Popular and Jazz Music – Prague Voices. You can compete with ensembles from other countries, meet people who are on the same wavelength and start new friendships, see Prague historical monuments as well as modern architecture, visit jazz clubs and concerts of classical music – all this in musical Prague in the autumn. We hope to capture your interest and we are looking forward to meeting you and we will be happy to answer any of your questions. 

If you don’t want to take part in the competition appearance but are interested in the atmosphere of the festival and meeting other choirs at international level, apply for a non-competition appearance as part of the concerts accompanying the festival. Please indicate that you want to take part in a competition/non-competition appearance in the competition entry form annex.

Artistic guarantee

The Czech Choirs Association, prof. PaedDr. Jiří Kolář, honorary president of CCA

Festival organiser:

The festival is organized by Music Travel Agency Prague in co-operation The Czech Choirs Association experienced organizers of international musical and cultural festival, events and travel.

Artistic counsel

prof. PaedDr. Jiří Kolář, conductor, honorary president of CCA
Mgr. Iva Daňková, NIPOS ARTAMA
Jiří Linha, artistic director of esemble Linha Singers


Vlasta Stadlerová, Music Travel Agency Prague

Regulation of the competition

  • only non professional choirs can take part in the competition, although the conductor can be professional choirs may take part in more than one category
  • the time limit of the competition programme is 13-15 minutes of the total time,
    the order of competition compositions is random


A: Popular and jazz music

Swing, rock, pop, musical, etc.
Your competition program must include one composition or arrangement by Jaroslav Ježek.
Foreign ensembles can perform a composition or arrangement by George Gershwin instead.

B: Popular spiritual music

Spiritual, gospel, etc.


1: Girls choirs, boys choirs and mixed choirs between the age of 8 and 26

1A. Choirs of up to 8 singers
1B. Choirs of 9 singers and more

2: Female choirs, male choirs and adult mixed choirs

2A. Choirs of up to 8 singers
2B. Choirs of 9 singers and more


The ensembles that won the A and B categories and received the Golden Diploma, or other “golden” ensembles, will compete for the Grand Prix at the final concert of prizewinners. For their potential participation in the Grand Prix competition, all ensembles will propose three compositions.

The competition programme

Ensembles will prepare five compositions taking up to cca 15 minutes of actual time.
Two compositions must be a cappella, the remaining three with instrumental accompaniment of up to three acoustic instruments.
Note: It is not permitted to use microphones during the competition.

Festival programme

16.11. 2023

Arrivals of participants
Dinner in festivals hotels

17.11. 2023

Reception of group leaders by the city of Prague representative
Ceremonial opening of the festival
Choirs competition presentations
Dinner in festivals hotels
Opening concert for the participants

18.11. 2023

Continue the choirs competition presentations
Dinner in festivals hotels
Awarding ceremony
Final laureat concert of best choirs for Grand Prix award of the festival

19.11. 2023

Individual departures after breakfast


Hotel category




Package price per person in twin or tripple




Single room supplement for three nights




Package price includes:

  • participation fee in festival programme
  • three overnights in a hotel of your choice
  • three breakfasts in a hotel
  • three dinners in a hotel
  • guided city tour of Prague
  • services of a local quide for all festival programme activities in English or German language
  • one free place for every 21 paying participants

Accomodations in twin or three-bedded rooms in 4*hotels and 3*hotels.
Usual solution in 2*hotels is that two twin-bedded rooms or twin and triple rooms share private facilities.

The price does not include:
– transportation (please note that organizers would be happy to arrange transportation to/from festival functions as per your requirements.)

Booking form

Preliminary booking form PRAGUE VOICES 2023