01/04/2018 registration deadline and payment of registration fee
14/05/2018 announcement of the selected ensembles, per E-mail
08/08/2018 arrival of the participants at Rolduc, Kerkrade, before 3pm
08/08/2018 afternoon: scheduled rehearsals for all contestants in the competition hall. Dinner at 7pm
09/08/2018 First Round
10/08/2018 Second Round
11/08/2018 Third Round (morning) & Final Round (evening)
09/08/2018 – 19/08/2018 Orlando Festival
- The organisation accepts a maximum of nine participating ensembles.
- The competition consists of a first, second and third round and a final round.
- The order of performances for all rounds and the final round will be determined by the organisation.
- The selected ensembles will all play in the first three rounds, which will take place at Rolduc, Kerkrade, home base of the Orlando Festival; these rounds are open to the public.
- Following the third round, three finalists will be announced.
- The final round will take place in the Theatre in Kerkrade. The winners and their prizes will be announced after the final round.