Participation fees

For participation of 8, 4 or 3 days you need to pay a participation fee, which includes for the days of participation all the morning activities (ateliers, discovery ateliers, special programmes), daily Open Singing, and free admission to all festival concerts, as well as the songbook and the guide with the festival programme.

The fee depends on the package you choose (full festival, half festival or anniversary package), your country of residence and your age, and you can get discounts if you are a direct or indirect member of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (ECA-EC). Check www.eca-ec.org -> Members -> Join us to get more information regarding conditions for direct membership!

The fee also applies to conductors, composers, pianists, musicians, bus drivers, and all other accompanying people as long as they wish to use any services provided by the festival (accommodation, meals, free access to the venues of the festival which are not open to the public, etc.) and thus will need a festival badge. Children under 11 (born after 05.08.2007) will not pay a participation fee if they do not participate in an atelier or special projects (E). They have to pay for their accommodation and meals.

All participants who register before 31.12.2017 will be guaranteed participation in one of the three indicated ateliers (except if ateliers will have to be cancelled due to lack of applications). The admission to ateliers does not depend on the date of registration but on a combination of factors such as good balance of voices, ages and countries. At the end of February 2018 the attributed ateliers will be confirmed.

Country Group 1** Full festival
(27.7.-5.8)
Half festival
(27.7-1.8)
Anniversary package
(1.8-5.8)
Under 27 (born after August 5th, 1991)
direct member * 140/per person 100/per person 85/per person
indirect member * 180/per person 140/per person 110/per person
non-member * 260/per person 220/per person 190/per person
27 or older
direct
member *
260/per person 190/per person 170/per person
indirect
member *
300/per person 230/per person 210/per person
non-member * 380/per person 310/per person 290/per person

 

Country Group 2** Full festival
(27.7.-5.8)
Half festival
(27.7-1.8)
Anniversary package
(1.8-5.8)
Under 27 (born after August 5th, 1991)
direct member * 115/per person 75/per person 60/per person
indirect member * 150/per person 110/per person 95/per person
non-member * 220/per person 180/per person 165/per person
27 or older
direct member * 220/per person 150/per person 120/per person
indirect member * 255/per person 185/per person 155/per person
non-member * 325/per person 255/per person 225/per person

 

Country Group 3** Full festival
(27.7.-5.8)
Half festival
(27.7-1.8)
Anniversary package
(1.8-5.8)
Under 27 (born after August 5th, 1991)
direct member * 100/per person 65/per person 45/per person
non-member * 170/per person 135/per person 115/per person
27 or older
direct member* 170/per person 130/per person 90/per person
non-member * 240/per person 200/per person 160/per person

* Direct member means that a choir or an individual is a direct member of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat (ECA-EC) with seat in Bonn (please indicate your membership number in the registration process to prove your membership). The reduced participation fee will only apply if the membership fee to ECA-EC for 2018 has been paid before 31st March 2018!

Indirect members are individuals or choirs who are members of a choral organisation in the country group 1 or 2 which itself is a full paying member of ECA-EC. (e.g. Ung i Kor, A Coeur Joie, Deutscher Chorverband etc - see list on www.eca-ec.org -> Membership)-
Please note that indirect membership does not exist for members in country group 3.

Non members are all others (to apply for membership see www.eca-ec.org -> Membership -> How to join).

**Country groups

1:
AT (Austria), AU (Australia), AW (Aruba), BE (Belgium), CA (Canada), CH (Switzerland), DE (Germany), DK (Denmark), ES (Spain with autonomous regions), FI (Finland), FR (France with all overseas departments), HK (China-Hong Kong), IE (Ireland), IL (Israel), IS (Iceland), IT (Italy with autonomous regions), JP (Japan), KP (Korea), LI (Liechtenstein), LU (Luxembourg), NL (The Netherlands), NO (Norway), NZ (New Zealand), SE (Sweden), SG (Singapore), UK (United Kingdom), US (United States of America)

2:
AR (Argentina), CG (Republic of Congo), CN (China), CO (Colombia), CY (Cyprus), CZ (Czech Republic), EE (Estonia), GR (Greece), MT (Malta), PE (Peru), PL (Poland), PT (Portugal), SI (Slovenia), SK (Slovakia), TW (China-Taiwan), ZA (South Africa) and all other overseas countries not mentioned in country group 1

3:
AL (Albania), AM (Armenia), BA (Bosnia-Herzegovina), BG (Bulgaria), BY (Belarus), GE (Georgia), HR (Croatia), HU (Hungary), KZ (Kazakhstan), LT (Lithuania), LV (Latvia), MD (Moldova), MK (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), MNE (Montenegro), RO
(Romania), RS (Serbia), RU (Russia), TR (Turkey), UA (Ukraine)

For countries outside Europe the rule is that countries belong to group 1 according to the HDI (index used by IFCM - http://ifcm.net/membership-fees/) are in country group 1, countries belonging to HDI groups 2 and 3 are in country group 2 - country group 3 is only reserved for European countries.

Payments and cancellation terms

Your registration is only valid with the payment of €100 per person as a deposit by 31.12.2017. This deposit will not be refunded.

You can also register after 31.12.2017, but there will be a €20 extra fee per person, there will be no guarantee for being accepted in one of the ateliers of your choice and accommodation may no longer be available through the festival partner.

The balance of the remaining fee must be paid by 30.04.2018.
If you cancel your participation after 30.04.2018 the second payment will not be refunded.
Cancellation terms apply to all cases irrespective of the reasons for cancellation. We suggest you take out an insurance to cover the risks.

It will be possible to pay online with credit card (with a commission fee of 2%) or by bank transfer.