There are no two without three, nor three without four, nor four without five: and yes, today we celebrate the fifth session of the preliminary phase of the Official Contest of Carnival Groups (COAC) of Cádiz, a phase that lasts about two weeks and during which every day between seven and eight musical groups meet on the stage of the Gran Teatro Falla to show their wealth not only musical, but above all humorous.
This Wednesday, January 25, are specifically three chirigotas, three comparsas and a choir those who risk everything to add the points they need to advance to the next phase, the quarterfinals, which starts on February 6 when the official rankings of the groups by the COAC jury. In a few days it will be possible to listen to the repertoires of the quartets, since only four are participating in this edition.
COAC 2023: order of action today, January 25
The preliminary sessions extend until February 4: during these days, each day between seven and eight groups They go out to the theater of the Great Falla. The preliminary sessions last between four and five hours, and each of the groups has a maximum of half an hour to present their entire repertoire in their performance. Here you can see the complete schedule of the preliminary phase of the COAC:
Where to see the preliminary phase of the COAC?
Unfortunately the tickets to enter the Gran Teatro Falla de Cádiz for any of the sessions of the preliminary phase have been sold out since day 1: in just a few hours all the seats in the theater were sold, something that usually happens every year. Tickets for the following phases are still to go on sale, but the situation is expected to be the same. The Carnival of Cádiz, after all, is one of the banners cultural of the city.
However, Onda Cádiz Carnaval broadcasts each and every one of the sessions of the qualifying phase, which lasts until February 4, as well as the quarterfinal and semifinal sessions, although the final is usually closed only to attendees. In any case, until now you can follow the preliminary sessions live in their daily broadcast.
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