During the days 13 and 14 November 2020 will celebrate the 40 edition of the Choral Contest Fira of Tots Sants of Cocentaina, but without his traditional modality of contest.

The organisation of the Contest has decided to postpone for the next year 2021 the V PREMI FIRACOR attending to the sanitary situation. The V PREMI FIRACOR had had the participation of the winning choruses of the editions of 2017, 2018 and 2019, that had concurrido by this prestigious prize that is endowed with €6000.

In spite of all the difficulties, hygienic measures-sanitary and the haste of time, the organisation of the Choral Contest Fira of Tots Sants has achieved to pose a programming for this edition that, although it will not be of competition, yes that it presents like a tribute to the choral music and to the situation that lives the choral world in this crisis.

It is not the first time that the Contest celebrates out of contest. This musical event had in some of his long years of existence a no competitive character. What pretends is not cutting the bond that year after year gathers in Cocentaina the best national choruses, but logically adapted to the current circumstances. Besides, the development of the Contest also goes to contribute to the promotion of the economic and cultural activity of Cocentaina and region, since with him generate positive stimuli for the tourist sectors, commercial and innkeeper, among others.

The announcement poster is work of the artist Rafael Amorós, neighbour of Albaida (Valencia).

The acts programmed for this atypical edition of the contest are the following:

Day 13 November at 20:00h in the Real Blanc Social Centre:

Round table “Parlem of Cors 20.20” That has changed the covid-19 in the Choral Music?

The round table will develop with a mixed modality among his participants, of face-to-face and telematic form. Because of the reduction of the capacity by the hygienic measures-sanitary, also will be broadcast in direct so that it was accessible for all the interested from any geographic point.

In her they will participate the artistic Director and the coordinator of the Choral Contest, Josep Robert Sellés and Raúl Belda respectively and personalities of the choral world that to continuation relate:

  • Enrique Azurza, Composer and Director Choral Society of Bilbao, President of the Confederation of Choruses of the Basque Country and Director of the Choral Contest of Ejea of Knights.
  • Aurelio Martínez, President of the Technical Commission of the Contest of Habaneras and Polyphony of Torrevieja.
  • Ramón Gil, President of AEDCORO, Spanish Association of Directors of Choruses.
  • Albert Alcazaz, Composer and Alicante director of international prestige.

Day 14 November to the 19:30 in The Teular the Cultural Centre:

Concert of the “Cor of Cambra AdLibitum of l'Escola Choral Veus Joint of Quart de Poblet”

Winning chorus of the IV Premi Firacor in the 36 edition of the Choral Contest Fira of Tots Sants of Cocentaina. The concert also will be broadcast in direct by television and social nets.

The acts programmed will frame inside the cultural activities programmed by the City council of Cocentaina for the celebration of the 674 edition of the Fira of Tots Sants that will celebrate during all the month of November.

It fits to stand out that the past month of March, before the statement of the state of alarm, celebrated the XV Choral Workshop of the 40CCFTS 2020, inside the collateral activities that organises the Choral Contest.


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