The 13th International a cappella Contest Leipzig will take place from May 6 to 9, 2020. The schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

 

The total prize money to be awarded is € 4.500.

 

An international jury will evaluate entrants’ performances and decide the winner, runner-up and third place. The winning group will receive the Leipzig a cappella Award together with prize money of €2,000, appear at the final concert of the a cappella Festival on 9 May 2020, and also be offered a fee to perform its own concert at the following year’s festival. The runner-up will receive a cheque for €1,000 and the group placed third will be awarded €500.

 

There is also an Audience Award (€500) while amarcord will present a Special Award (€500) for the best unamplified performance of a piece of music.

Wednesday,
May 6, 2020
1pm

 

|1st day of Contest performances

|Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Mendelssohn-Saal

Thursday,
May 7, 2020
11am

 

|2nd day of performances

|Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Mendelssohn-Saal

|Followed by feedback from the jury for all ensembles

Friday,
May 8, 2020
10am

|a cappella Masterclass with Stephen Connolly

|30 minutes for each ensemble

|Open to the public, free of charge

Friday,
May 8, 2020
5pm

|a cappella Showcase

|Concert featuring all contest groups

|Kupfersaal

Friday,
May 8, 2020
8pm

|Awards ceremony at the start of the festival concert

|Kupfersaal

 

Saturday
May 9, 2020
7pm

|Final Concert of the a cappella Festival

|Performance by the winning ensemble

|Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Großer Saal