COMPETITION CUM MASTERCLASS
Unlike conventional choral singing contests, HKICF conducts choral competitions in the form of masterclasses. The emphasis is on learning and improvement rather than beating others to win the championship. At the end of each performance, the adjudicating panel offers instant feedback on stage. Each choir will then sing again, incorporating the feedback and suggestions it received. Through this exchange, students on stage and in the audience both benefit from the adjudicators’ constructive comments. In our experience, students listen much more carefully and thoughtfully under this format.
While Gold, Silver, and Bronze prizes are awarded to teams with exemplary performances, HKICF does not rank the contestants. This is to recognize the different starting points of the choirs and to stress that the essence of music-making is more about appreciation and improvement.