For Participants


In 2021, the Contest for Vocal Ensembles is divided into two categories: the online category for international ensembles (A) and the live category for Finnish ensembles (B).


The Contest has a qualifying round based on recordings. To register for the qualifying round, fill in the online entry form, available from 15 January to 28 February 2021. The recordings submitted for the qualifying round must be attached to the entry form. Entrants are free to choose their repertoire. However, the recordings must contain three (3) pieces of music, at least one of which must be performed a cappella. You must register for the contest no later than 28 February 2021. Entries received after the deadline will be disqualified.

The following documents must be attached to the online entry form:

  • CV or presentation of the ensemble
  • photo of the ensemble (resolution 300 dpi) and the name of the photographer

The organisers reserve the right to use the photo submitted with the entry form in any and all printed matter and marketing materials for the event and on the Festival website.

Common Rules for Both Categories

All accompanied and a cappella vocal ensembles with 3 to 8 singers, both professional and non-professional, are invited to participate in the Contest. The ensemble should perform one singer per part and must perform without a conductor. The accompanying group, if any, must not have more than five (5) members.

A) Online Category for International Ensembles

B) Live Category for Finnish Ensembles


Apply for the Contest

Registering for the 2021 Contest for Vocal Ensembles is closed. All ensembles participating in the qualifying round will be informed of which ensembles have been accepted for the final round by 15 March 2021.