International Choral Festivals & Competitions

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2017  
   
14 - 18 June

Int. Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival, Linz, Austria. The Upper Austrian city of Linz already proved to be a perfect host by presenting the 1st INTERKULTUR Choir Olympics in 2000. Since 2007 the city invites every two years choirs from all over the world in order to sing at the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival.  The festival of choral music offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to participate in the competitions as well as in friendships and gala concerts.  A further highlight will be the competition for the Grand Prize of the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

15 - 18 June

Tuscany Music Festival The International Choral Festival  takes place each summer in the medieval town of Montecatini Terme in the region of Tuscany in Italy. The Festival offers all types of choirs  different concert venues at the Spa Garden Tettuccio as well as open-air concerts in Florence and in Montecatini Terme. The festival also includes an excursion to Florence and to Lucca or Pisa. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, or Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

22 - 25 June

Limerick Sings invites your choir to the 5th International Choral Festival Limerick Sings extends a warm welcome to choirs of all traditions and nationalities, inviting them to come together for a weekend of festive, non-competitive singing in spectacular venues including St. John’s Cathedral and University Concert Hall.

Limerick City, Ireland’s oldest chartered city dating from the 12th Century, has a long and very fine tradition of choral, opera and musical theatre. Limerick Sings is designed to offer choirs of all traditions an opportunity to come together for a summer event without the demands of a competition. It also offers choirs the opportunity to sing their own repertoire in some of Ireland’s finest music venues, to join together to perform with choristers from other countries and to experience and explore the Wild Atlantic Way. Accommodation is offered in high quality apartments on the University of Limerick Campus and participating choirs can partake in a great social programme. Performing opportunities in Limerick City and County Big Sing at Cliffs of Moher on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Choral Trail around Limerick City. Come Sing Workshop with Anúna’s education programme. Accommodation, festival participation, tour and meal packages can be customised to your requirements and budget needs. For more details and an application form please email information@limericksings.com Website www.limericksings.com

21 - 25 June

International Choir Festival “Alta Pusteria” 2017, Italy - Choir festival in South Tyrol The International Choir Festival “Alta Pusteria” takes place annually in June in the wonderful Val Pusteria (Puster Valley). Choirs from all over the world will join in 2017 and attend the 20th Edition of the festival to share their love of music at fascinating venues in the Val Pusteria, situated between Bruneck (Italy) and Sillian (Austria), in front of the impressive panorama of the South Tyrolean mountains.     

The choir festival is open to all types of choirs and offers up to sixty performances. The repertoire is free of choice: there are no compulsory pieces and all musical periods and music styles are admitted. Furthermore a daily event for getting to know each other will take place during the festival: the opening concert on the arrival day, the welcome event  „Fiesta di Benvenuto“, taking place on the top of Plan de Corones (2275 m), the Tyrolese Party in Villabassa, the Choirs´ Parade in San Candido and the “Festa dell´ Arrivederci” to end the festival.  

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25 June - 1 July

London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 Founded in April 2014 in conjunction with St John's Smith Square, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars, LIACCC aims to bring together vocal groups from around the world to hear each other sing competitively; learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses; and possibly even win! There is no other competition like it in the UK, with a purely a cappella focus, that aims to simultaneously nurture and challenge choirs. The featured composer is Arvo Pärt, and choirs will also be required to perform works of Renaissance polyphony alongside music of their own choice. Each choir will compete in one Heat, and be offered the opportunity to perform a lunchtime recital in a central London venue, plus participate in a specialist vocal workshop. We hope you can join us! Early Bird Deadline: 1 May 2016. Final Deadline: 15 December 2016. www.liaccc.org.uk

28 June - 2 July Budapest Music Festival 2017 https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-budapest-hungary.phtml
29 June - 2 July

International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival "Meet Mozart" Salzburg In 2017 the International Choir Festival with the competition “Meet Mozart” will take place together with the International Cantus Music and Culture Festival at the Big Hall (Grosser Saal) at the Stiftung Mozarteum. 

The joint cultural and music event is open to choirs of all categories who would like to present themselves in the festival category or in the competition “Meet Mozart”. Other kinds of ensembles are also welcome to attend such as folk dance groups with live music, orchestras and other music groups of various genres (for example jazz bands, brass band music among others).  The repertoire is free to choose, all music styles are permitted and there are no compulsory songs. For the fans of  “The Sound of Music”, the competition will include a separate Festival category with 3 songs taken from the move  “The Sound of Music". All festival participants will have the opportunity to share their love of music and to meet with other groups during the opening event, the Festival Concert and ecumenical mass service at the Salzburg Cathedral. During their stay the choirs have the opportunity for an half-day excursion to the province of Salzburg and the Lake District featuring original sites of the movie “The Sound of Music”.

For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

5 - 9 July

Int. Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition, Wernigerode, Germany. Since 1999 the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition is a crowd puller for choirs and music ensembles from all over the world. The colorful city in the Harz mountain range attracts visitors with its unique charm of medieval architecture and moreover with its musical characteristics. Furthermore this competition, named after Johannes Brahms, puts a musical focus on this German composer and the German romantics of the 19th century. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition the city of Wernigerode and INTERKULTUR will come up with some surprises, which will add to the program's established highlights such as the Choir Parade, Charity Concert and the Closing Concert. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

5 - 9 July

1th Cappadocia Music Festival - Cappadocia – Turkey You are invited to take part in this new festival. Cappadocia is the ancient name of a large region in the center of Anatolia, although when we speak of Cappadocia today we refer specifically to the valleys of Goreme and Urgup, with their natural pinnacles and rock churches. In this survey of Cappadocia’s historical geography, the region will be examined in its entirety.

 

Condition of participation:

  • Live performance

  • Free concert program for max. 30 min.

  • Choirs, orchestras and any kind of musical ensembles

Festival Program:

  • 1st day: arrival

  • 2nd day: Rehersals and Festival Concerts

  • 3rd day:  Rehearsal and Festival Concerts

  • 4th day:  Rehersals and Festival Concerts

  • 5th day: departure

Inclusions:

  • Free participation of all concerts

  • Rehearsals/concerts, diploma for conductor/choir, diploma for all participants

  • Accommodation in (5*) Perissia Hotel – Cappadocia

  • Breakfast & dinner, (free water and one soft drink with meals)

  • Free participation and accommodation for conductor (only groups more then 30 person)

  • Piano and stands at concert hall

More more details visit www.musicfestinturkey.com/cappadocia-music-festival/info/

 

3 - 9 July

Llangollen International Music Eisteddford Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals.  Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.

Its competitions climax with the prestigious Choir of the World, which determines the best overall choir of the event.  In 2005 Luciano Pavarotti added his name to the competition in recognition of his appreciation of the festival and its influence on his career. The 2017 Eisteddfod will run from the 3-9 July. Competition details and applications are available online http://eisteddfodcompetitions.co.uk/competitions/ The deadline for Choral entry is 23 November 2016, successful Choirs will be notified by the 16 December 2016

7 - 9 July

Voices Now Festival 2017 London. We want your choir to join us at a at our next Voices Now Festival in July 2017. Over the past six years, Voices Now has created one of the most exciting festivals for choirs in the UK. Choirs of all abilities and backgrounds have come together at the Roundhouse in London, one of the UK’s best venues for music, to create festivals that have seen choirs of all kinds celebrate singing together.

We want to hear from choirs of all and every kind – community choirs, chamber choirs, gospel choirs, school choirs, barbershop choirs, choirs we couldn’t even imagine – who want to help us create an incredible festival of singing for thousands of people at the Roundhouse in July 2017. Whether your choir is four people or four hundred, we want to hear from you. 
The deadline is 12th December 2016.

Starting on 
Sunday 26th February 2017, the selected choirs will come together at the Roundhouse with some of the UK’s most exciting choral directors and musicians to create the next Voices Now festival - this is the festival where you get to curate and design the show!  APPLY HERE -https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RGR5NGL

(If you want to take part in the Open Stages and sing the music your choir usually performs the application process for that will be early 2017 - this application form is for choirs that want to be part of the curated shows in the main space and try something new!)
 

 

For more information as it is announced go to www.voicesnow.org.uk 

7 - 13 July Melodia! South American Choral Festival. Now accepting choir applications from around the world. An extraordinary festival set in the beautiful environments of the Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information email hinano@classicalmovements.com or visit www.classicalmovements.com  
8 - 14 July IV International Choir Festival Coralua Trondheim, Norway Join the IV Coralua Trondheim International Choir Festival in the beautiful norwegian city of Trondheim! Come to Trondheim, Norway, with your children, youth, female or mixed choir!
Contact us at
trondheim@coralua.com
11 - 14 July Ist Leonardo Da Vinci International Choral festival, Florence, Italy. The Festival concept is focused on the person of Leonardo Da Vinci, principally in the choice of venues, where Leonardo’s father, Ser Piero – a notary in Florence – and Leonardo himself worked. Florence – cradle of the Renaissance, renowned throughout the world as a UNESCO World Heritage city, with its immeasurable heritage of history, architecture and art – forms the stunning backdrop to to this remarkable festival. The Festival enrollment fee for each Choir is 200 euros and 150 euros for every additional category, non refundable. The Festival enrollment fee for each Choir joining only non-competitive concerts (category Z) is 200 euros.. More details www.florencechoral.com/festivals/leonardo-da-vinci-choral-festival/
16 - 23 July

3rd European Choir Games Riga, Latvia After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014  choirs from all over the world will again travel to Latvia to celebrate the 3rd European Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 – and with its impressive history of passionate singing, Riga is the ideal location for this event.  Located in the central part of the country, the metropolis has become a multicultural city where the vast heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living. Riga is also known as the pearl of architecture and is home to the largest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

16 - 23 July

Grand Prix of Nations Riga, Latvia After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014 - with 460 international choirs and 27,000 participants from 73 nations largest World Choir Games ever – choirs from all over the world will again travel to Latvia to celebrate the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017, which is combined with the 3rd European Choir Games – and with its impressive history of passionate singing, Riga is the ideal location for this event.  Located in the central part of the country, the metropolis has become a multicultural city where the vast heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living. Riga is also known as the pearl of architecture and is home to the largest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

19 - 23 July Toscana Music Festival 2017 - 9th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy). To start with, we ask you to complete the Inquiry form. Then we will send you further details regarding costs of participation.

Deadline for applications: 15.05.2017

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-tuscany-italy.phtml

22 - 29 July The World Choral Symposium – the greatest gathering of choirs in the world! Held once every 3 years, the next one will be in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, 22-29 July, 2017. Now you have a chance for your choir to be one of 24 invited choirs from all over the world in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't wait! Check the details and apply before the deadline. Whether you come to Barcelona with your choir or by yourself this is an experience you will never forget!  Visit http://www.wscm11.cat/#!home/c1gqx
25 - 30 July

World Peace Choral Festival Vienna 2017 - International Festival and Competition for Children`s and Youth Choirs The initiators of the World Peach Choral Festival, the artistic director of the Vienna Boys Choir, Gerald Wirth and renowned choir musicians from all over the world invite youth and children´s choirs a platform to present their music under the motto: “Join together and sing for a better future!”

The participants can choose between the festival category (non-competitive) and the competition category. Classical music and folk music are admitted. The festival program includes an opening ceremony at St. Stephan´s Cathedral, a choir performance at the United Nations Headquarters and a closing event with a gala concert in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The participants of the festival category have the possibility to take part in workshops under the direction of well-known choir musicians. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH, www.musicultur.com

4 - 13 August

The Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient is an annual Celtic festival, located in the city of Lorient, Brittany, France. This annual festival takes place in the heart of the city every August and is dedicated to the cultural traditions of the Celtic nations, highlighting celtic music and dance and also including other arts such as painting, photography, theatre,sculpture, traditional artisan as well as sport and gastronomy. Participants come from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, Cape Breton Island, Galicia, Asturias, Acadia, and the entire Celtic diaspora. www.festival-interceltique.bzh

16 - 20 August

Paris Music Festival 2017 - 7th International choir and orchestra festival in Paris (France).

To start with, we ask you to complete the inquiry form. Then we will send you further details regarding costs of participation.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-paris-france.phtml
30 August - 3 September

2nd Misatango «Misa a Buenos Aires» in Vienna The choir festival Misatango brings latin american “joie de vivre” to eminent concert halls!

Live your passion and participate in the Misatango Choir Festival in Vienna. Unfold your talent, sing and perform together with other choirs from all over the world.

Visit our website for further information: www.misatango.com

31 August - 3 September

International Mountain Song Festival in Wolfsberg 2017, Carinthia, Austria Folksongs from Austria, atmospheric national melodies as well as typical dialect singing is a type of choral singing which has been traditionally cultivated for many years and still is today. Every year the city of Wolfsberg in Carinthia, Austria invites international choirs to a weekend of choral music in the midst of flowering alpine meadows and mighty mountains. One of the Song Festival highlights is the church service on the Klippitztörl Mountain, located 1700 m above sea level. The social program also includes a guided walking tour through Klagenfurt, the state capital of Carinthia, a boat ride on the beautiful Lake Woerther (Wörthersee) and performances in Wolfsberg.  For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

6 - 10 September

Praha Music Festival 2017 - 8th International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras - Prague

Experience the Golden City on the Vltava with its flair and numerous sights like the famous Prague Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge, and the Golden Alley. You have the opportunity to enrich and experience the magical atmosphere with your musical performances during the Praha Music Festival in front of the picturesque backdrop.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2017

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-prague-czech-republic.phtml

9 September - 8 October

Istramusica - Poreč (Istria), Croatia: With this event we offer you the opportunity to determine how and when you and your choir make an appearance. Over the course of one month, between 9 September and 8 October 2017, we will arrange all your concerts – however impressive or intimate in scale. We organize workshops and arrange opportunities to meet with other choirs from around the world. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

26 - 29 September Andrea Del Verrocchio International Choral Festival, Florence, Italy The Festival concept is focused on the person of Andrea del Verrocchio, principally in the choice of venues. Andrea, painter, sculptor and goldsmith, became known by his nickname Verrocchio, from vero occhio, which in Italian means ‘true eye’, a tribute given to him for his artistic achievement. Few paintings are attributed to him with certainty, but a number of important painters were trained at his workshop. His pupils included Leonardo da Vinci, Pietro Perugino and Lorenzo di Credi. More details www.florencechoral.com/festivals/andrea-del-verrocchio/
27 September - 1 October

Cracovia Music Festival 2017 - 9 International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras - Crakow

The former capital of Poland is one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe’s most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St. Mary’s Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In these historic surroundings, in the renowned churches of Krakow as well as in the concert hall with its appealing acoustics, the concerts of the Cracovia Music Festival take place. https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-cracow-poland.phtml

11 - 15 October

Int. Choir Competition and Festival Kalamata, Greece INTERKULTUR’s international choir competition in Greece: Hosted by the romantic city of Kalamata, located on the Southern Peloponnese. Vibrant, calm and idyllic – Kalamata proves in an impressive way that these characteristics do not conflict with each other: Narrow lanes, a historic old town and the Apostles church of the 12th century characterize the townscape until today. The combination of sea, mountains, vine and olive trees make Greece a wonderful place where singers from all over the world will feel mostly welcome. This choir competition unites the advantages of an international choir competition with numerous possibilities for concert performances in a city that provides manifold cultural choices. The competition part offers categories for different levels of difficulty, casts and musical genres – the festival combines an easy going gathering of different nations with the wonderful setting of South East Europe. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

12 - 15 October

International Choir Festival Nice 2017, Cote d´Azur The city of Nice and the Choral Association “Les Voix de Nice” invite all types of choirs to the annual Choral Festival. The Festival opens with an official welcome ceremony at the “Conservatoire Regional de Nice” hosted by the city´s Deputy Mayor and by representatives of “Les Voix de Nice”, the French Choral Association. As part of the Festival, choirs explore the city of Nice during a panoramic city tour and perform a concert together with a local choir.   At the end of the festival each choir will officially receive a participation certificate and all choirs join together and sing the group song “Canticorum Jubilo” by Haendel.

For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH:  www.musicultur.com

21 - 28 October

4th Asia Pacific Choir Games - Colombo, Sri Lanka With the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017 being prepared for Colombo, Sri Lanka, INTERKULTUR is eager to explore a new cultural area and tradition, since this is the very first time that an INTERKULTUR event is going to be held in South Asia.

Contact: INTERKULTUR Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 mail@interkultur.com www.interkultur.com

25 - 29 October

Canta al mar 2017 – Festival Coral Internacional, Calella/Barcelona, Spain. Each year Calella attracts new choirs through its Catalan charm. Long sandy beaches, sunny weather, the Mediterranean Sea and the proximity to the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona are included in the participation. According to the choirs’ wishes Barcelona can be included in their individual schedule in the context of the competition, as a venue for Friendship Concerts or simply as a destination for excursions. All concert and competition venues in Calella are within walking distance and can therefore be combined ideally with a placid stroll through the historic center. That way choirs meet, sing together in Friendship Concerts and get to know other nations and their individual traditions. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

27 - 30 October Wien Music Festival 2017 - 4th International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras in Vienna, Austria There are few cities with as wide a cultural offer as that of Vienna which includes the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera, and countless museums. The city also boasts astounding architecture with a plethora of historic buildings, e.g. the St. Stephen's Cathedral built in 12th century and the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. The vicinities of Vienna are also attractive to visitors. There are the Wachau valley on the Danube river and the Benedictine Melk Abbey. For many people Vienna is the most important music center of Europe where the famous Wien Music Festival takes place. https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-vienna-austria.phtml
2 - 5 November

“Praga Cantat” 2017 - International Choral Competition & Festival in Prague The Praga Cantat Competition and Festival has established itself as an important choral event in the recent 28 years to which choirs from over 35 countries attended. The competition and the festival are held in the impressive Mayakovsky Hall of the National House. Distribution of prizes and diplomas in various categories. The social program includes a guided sightseeing tour in Prague and an official farewell evening.

For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

4 - 5 November

3thJohn Paul II International Choir Festival of Sacred Music MUNDUS CANTAT GDANSK  In the spirit of the world peace, we are honored to invite you to take part in the 2nd edition of John Paul II International Choir Festival of Sacred Music MUNDUS CANTAT GDANSK, named after Pope John Paul the Great, who made history by being a vocal advocate for human rights and using his influence to effect political changes. The festival will be held in historical birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of political activist Lech Walesa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule across Central Europe. A thousand-year history location at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions - all this makes Gdansk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations.

Feel invited to join us in our prayers in these hard times of constant battle for the world piece. Let’s voice our common desire to stop the violence. Let the imploring prayers of united choirs from all over the world fill the most breath-taking insights of Gdansk churches. Because “He who sings, prays twice”! Welcome to Gdansk - a city blessed with incredible architecture and a long history of Catholicism, home of many spectacular cathedrals and churches. Contact: Joanna Stankowska – Festival Director e-mail: munduscantat@sopot.pl tel.: +48 609 692 707 www.munduscantat.pl

30 November - 4 December

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2017 The Vienna International Advent Singing Festival is one of the most traditional choir festivals and is held for choirs from around the world during the Advent season before Christmas. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience at four different concert venues: Vienna City Hall, church (during a church or mass service), Senior Citizen Home and outdoor Christmas Market.  The social program also includes a guided sightseeing tour in Vienna and an official closing reception where all attending choirs receive certificates.

For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or www.musicultur.com , Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

7 - 10 December

Badenia Advent Music Festival 2017. The hot springs of the town were already appreciated and used by the Romans. The unique landscape of the Black Forest, the numerous mansions of the rich and the beautiful, the spas, the fourth-biggest festival hall in the world as well as the world-famous Casino radiate the flair of this international spa town. Right here, where numerous artists of international fame have entered the stage, the concerts of the Badenia Advent Music. https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-baden-germany.phtml

7 - 11 December

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2017 The Vienna International Advent Singing Festival is one of the most traditional choir festivals and is held for choirs from around the world during the Advent season before Christmas. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience at four different concert venues: Vienna City Hall, church (during a church or mass service), Senior Citizen Home and outdoor Christmas Market.  The social program also includes a guided sightseeing tour in Vienna and an official closing reception where all attending choirs receive certificates.

For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or www.musicultur.com , Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

14 - 18 December

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2017 The Vienna International Advent Singing Festival is one of the most traditional choir festivals and is held for choirs from around the world during the Advent season before Christmas. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience at four different concert venues: Vienna City Hall, church (during a church or mass service), Senior Citizen Home and outdoor Christmas Market.  The social program also includes a guided sightseeing tour in Vienna and an official closing reception where all attending choirs receive certificates.

For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or www.musicultur.com , Musicultur Travel GmbH: www.musicultur.com

15 - 17 December

3th International Choir Festival of Advent & Christmas Music MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT The Tricity is an urban area consisting of three major Polish cities in Pomerania, which consists of historical spirit of Gdańsk, magical spirit of Sopot and modern spirit of Gdynia. Come and discover the unknown beauty right in the center of Europe. Here, in Sopot and Gdansk, you will get a caring attention of your choir’s personal guide who will not let you loose your faith with Polish language, who will discover with you the beauty of the region, Polish culture, some history and amazing Polish cuisine.

Sopot is a touristic city with soul. Here you will have a chance to perform on most recognizable Polish stages, feel the clearest sand under your feet and Baltic sea breeze on your skin and last but not least make new friends. We are merrily excited to invite you to take part in an exceptional Advent and Christmas music feast in a unique city of tender snow, frozen see, and even a small mountain to ski! Get your cozy reindeer sweaters ready and come to Sopot, Northern Poland, where the International Choir Festival of Advent & Christmas Music MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT will be held for the third time!

Cheerful tones of various Christmas songs performed by choirs from all over the world will sound on Friends of Sopot Square, making the Sopot Christmas Market even more magical, while the most beautiful meditative Advent songs will fill the breath-taking insights of Tricity churches. Mundus Cantat Foundation invites you to take part in this special event under the patronage of the City of Sopot. Choirs are eligible to join the festival either as non-competitive choir participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive one. Contact: Joanna Stankowska – Festival Director e-mail: munduscantat@sopot.pl tel.: +48 609 692 707 www.munduscantat.pl

2018  
   
25 - 29 January 

Sing'n'Pray Kobe, Japan INTERKULTUR is happy to invite choirs from all over the world in a joyful celebration of peace through singing in a brand new destination, Kobe, Japan. Considered one of Japan’s most fascinating cities, Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of the Hyōgo Prefecture. More than 600 singers will be gathering in Kobe and international choirs are also invited to sing for peace in the world in the beautiful Kobe Bunka Hall. Contact mail@interkultur.com website www.interkultur.com

31 January - 4 February

3rd Misatango «Misa a Buenos Aires» in Vienna The choir festival Misatango brings latin american “joie de vivre” to eminent concert halls! Live your passion and participate in the Misatango Choir Festival in Vienna. Unfold your talent, sing and perform together with other choirs from all over the world.

Visit our website for further information: www.misatango.com

1 - 4 March

24th International Choir Festival of Paris – Ile de France is happy to welcome choirs from various countries throughout Europe and across the globe. There is no need to prove the reputation and the attraction of the French capital. You will have ample time to discover or to rediscover Paris but of course also the opportunity to sing there.

Friendship concerts will be organised on Friday in and around Paris featuring several other choirs from different countries and a local choir. This will be the first occasion to create friendships and exchange with the other choirs. But the highlight of your trip will most probably be the final concert at La Madeleine Church in the company of all attending choirs. Each one of the choirs will first present a song from their repertoire and at the end, they will come together to perform the final song of the festival.

 

This rare opportunity to sing in this significant place of Parisian cultural life, in front of a big public, will definitely be a fantastic experience for all your singers. Of course, we can help you also to extend your trip to other parts of France if you wish so. During the last edition, we welcomed choirs from Italy, Vietnam, Switzerland, France, Madagascar, China, Turkey and Great Britain and now we would be very happy to help your choir to be part of this big event and to give your singers the opportunity to experience the emotions felt by previous participants.  

To register or to receive more information about the festival, please contact Music&Friends :  Contact : Catherine CORDIER / +352/ 35 65 75 381 

musicandfriends@vew.lu : www.music-and-friends.com (new website, to be translated in English very soon)  

http://www.choirfestivalparis.net/4/

7 - 11 March

Roma ​Music Festival​ 7th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy) ROME – a multifaced myth. Names such as “Eternal City” or “Centre of the World” are not too modest. However, the Italian metropolis boasts them, and emphasizes its significance in the world history. During a short stay it is simply impossible to visit all attractions of the town whose history dates 3000 years back. Among the most important ones there are: the Vatican with St. Peter’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Square, the Spanish Steps, the Catacombs, the Collosseum, the Roman Forum or Trastevere – the commercial district of Rome. You may enrich the cultural variety of this exceptional city by participating in concerts held in churches and concert halls during the Roma Music Festival. ​https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-rome-italy.phtml

15 - 18 March

ON STAGE in Israel in Tel Aviv, Israel
As one of the cradles of civilization, Israel offers a very high and unparalleled diversity and intensity of experience. Regarded as the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims, Israel is a true crossroad of civilizations and its biggest cities are also the world’s top destinations. Jerusalem, the “City of Gold” and the country’s largest city is one of the oldest in the world. Tel Aviv, on the other hand, is a cosmopolitan, cultural and financial global city with a UNESCO world heritage area of Bauhaus architecture.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

22 - 25 March

ON STAGE in Mallorca in Mallorca, Spain
Imagine tourquoise blue seas, golden sands, green foliage, rugged mountains and honey-stone villages – all this together has one name, Mallorca. As the biggest island of Spain’s autonomous Balearic Islands, this paradise on earth really does have it all – over 500km of coastline and more than 200 glorious beaches, beautiful mountains, a wealth of historical buildings, cultural experiences and a lively cosmopolitan city.

What is more, the stunning scenery throughout Mallorca is ideal for enjoying outdoor pursuits. Whether it’s walking, hiking, cycling or playing golf, Mallorca has got them all perfectly established in all details. Plus, the island’s location makes it reachable by a three-hour flight at the most from northern Europe, making it easily accessible for those in search of a little piece of paradise.

Be there! It may be days in time, but it will feel weeks in relaxation and peace of mind!

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

4 - 8 April

Istra Music Festival 8th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Poreč (Istria, Croatia) ISTRIA - the country by the sea. The largest peninsula of the Adriatic is Croatia’s most popular holiday destination. Despite the relatively small surface of Istria it offers an unbelievable multitude of impressive sceneries to be discovered. The combination of natural beauties, the healing powers of air, sun and the ocean, as well as the hospitality of the local inhabitants are like magic. Besides gorgeous parks, a picturesque stone coast and long beaches the Croatian Riveria provides many superb cultural events, such as the Istra Music Festival with performances from choirs and orchestras from all over the world.​ https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-istria-croatia.phtml

4 - 8 April

Voices for Peace in Assisi, Italy
Along the lines of St. Francis, namely that "the Lord may give you peace", we are pleased to welcome choirs from all over the world to our first VOICES FOR PEACE Choir Festival in Assisi. Assisi is a truly magical place that draws its particular character from the reminiscence of Saint Francis, the charming countryside that surrounds the town, and the important witnesses of its thousand-year-old culture. With its two-story basilica, Assisi is one of the most fascinating cities in Italy, one of those rare places that can enable the mind of man to fly high.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

5 - 8 April

ON STAGE in Verona, Italy
From the Roman amphitheatre and the Palazzo Barber to Juliet’s balcony, Verona is one of Italy’s most enchanting cities.  Also known as Piccola Roma (little Rome), Verona’s narrow streets are a rich collection of beautiful buildings and baroque facades. With its stunning historic monuments, wonderful gastronomic treats and wide variety of artistic activities, Verona has all the ingredients to a perfect escape from reality.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

2 - 6 May

14th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl – Bad Ischl, Austria: Already for the 14th time, the International Choir Competition and Festival will take place in Bad Ischl. International and renowned jurors and choral experts will evaluate the vocal performances and help the choirs with words and deeds during the Evaluation Performances. Apart from the competitions in the Kongresshaus, the event also includes Gala Concerts, international Friendship Concerts as well as performances during masses. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

6 - 9 May ON STAGE in Stockholm, Sweden
As a city where choral traditions are rooted deeply, Stockholm makes an ideal choral destination. Sweden boasts 200 years of exceptional choral music history and Eric Ericson’s vision of the cooperation between amateur and professional singers has become reality in the Stockholm’s unique choral scene.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com
9 - 13 May Helsingborgs  Körfestival in Helsingborg, Sweden
Sweden’s choirs rank among the world’s best ensembles and determine the level of international choir competitions in many years. A great music festival awaits you in Helsingborg, one of the most exciting places at the northern Baltic Sea. The city’s cultural life is thriving in recent years: Fans of classic, Jazz and modern music regularly find what they’re looking for. Helsingborg is further one of the few cities in Sweden that has long and beautiful beaches, located just a few minutes’ walk away from the center.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com
24 - 27 May

ON STAGE in Florence, Italy
Florence is not only the birthplace of Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Boccaccio, Galilei and Machiavelli, but also the birthplace of the Renaissance, Opera and the Neoclassical architecture, which revolutionized the way Rome, London, Paris and every other major city in Europe were built. And this is just a smidgen of everything the city has to offer. See for yourself and prepare to be amazed!

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

30 May - 3 June

4th Sing'n'Joy Vienna and 31st International Franz Schubert Choir Competition - Vienna, Austria: Already for the 31st time, the Franz Schubert Choir Competition and Festival will take place in the European Capital of Music, Vienna. The Sing'n'Joy concept focuses on the traditional Schubert competition but also features intercultural meetings and performances in Friendship Concerts. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

6 - 10 June

8th International Robert Schumann Choir Competition and Festival - Zwickau, Germany: The International Robert Schumann Choir Competition and Festival, which in 2018 celebrates its 8thanniversary, revolves around Schumann’s compositional works and his contemporaries while focusing not only on the cultivation, but also on a new interpretation of these great 19th century works. The event is a very special one taking place at the same time with the celebration of Schumann’s 206th birthday on June 8. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

18 - 20 June

Associazione Musicale ROMAinCANTO – Rome (Italy) The enthusiastic praise of the large audience attending the music festival "Rassegna Musicale ROMAinCANTO", the concerts of "Musica e Meditazioni" and other special events organized by our association, spurs us to carry on our activity. Our wish is to support and divulge the wide variety of sacred choral literature with a special consideration for Rome's music tradition. 

The Association is sponsoring the "ROMAinCANTO International Music Festival", which was joined choirs from all over the world for several years now makes his contribution in the music scene Roman, organizing concerts of sacred music, symphonic and cultural tours in Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence)

For more information please visit www.romaincanto.com/rassegna_musicale_en.asp

4 - 14 July

10th World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa,  Contact mail@interkultur.com website www.interkultur.com

6 - 11 July

12th SCL Festival: The Summa Cum Laude Festival Vienna is Austria’s premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras taking place every July in Vienna’s most important concert venues: The Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the Grand Hall of the Konzerthaus and the MuTh Concert Hall of the renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Visit our website for further information: www.sclfestival.org

8 September - 7 October ISTRAMUSICA in Porec, Croatia
Over the course of one month, between 9 September and 8 October 2017, we will arrange all your concerts – however impressive or intimate in scale. We organize workshops and arrange opportunities to meet with other choirs from around the world. We provide support for your rehearsals from distinguished world-class guest conductors and provide a stage for the talented people from your own ranks. And let's not forget the spectacle and popular international choir competition, which will be the event's spectacular grand finale.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

12 - 16 September 2nd Corfu International Festival & Choir Competition in Corfu, Greece
Supported by the Corfu Choir Union, the "2nd Corfu International Festival & Choir Competition" will bring choral singers from all over the world to the capital of the Ionian Islands in 2018 again. A very special highlight will be offered to participating choirs that would like to extend their stay for another day in Athens: The world famous Athens Concert Hall “Mégaron Mousikis” will open its doors and gives interested choirs a stage in the Greece capital.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

13 - 16 September ON STAGE in Lisbon, Portugal
No other European capital has such an intriguing mix of the old and the new, or so many contrasting faces, making this a city for unhurried exploration and a place to get lost in and discover its many distinctive sights and characteristic images. The World Heritage Belem Tower is to Lisbon what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, and along with the marvellous Jeronimos Monastery, Vasco De Gama’s resting place are a must-see in one of Europe’s most soulful capitals, with sunsets on the sea.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

26 - 30 September 9th Isola del Sole in Grado, Italy
The sunny island of Grado and its numerous venues, short walking distances and a historic city centre as well as manifold touristic sights within the region of Trieste and Venice represent the perfect place for a meeting of international choirs. Apart from participating in the competitions all choirs can dare to take part in the exciting experiment to swap conductors for a Friendship Concert and perform under the direction of another international conductor.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

24 - 28 October

7th Canta al mar – Festival Coral Internacional - Calella/ Barcelona, Spain: The festival "Canta al mar" has become an essential activity in INTERKULTUR’s event calendar. All concert and competition venues in Calella are within walking distance and can therefore be combined ideally with a pleasant stroll through the historic center - a great way for choirs to meet, sing together in Friendship Concerts and get to know other nations and their individual traditions. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

8 - 11 November ON STAGE in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague has been described as a diamond among pearls and as the Paris of the 90s. The Gothic jewel of the kingdom of Bohemia, capital of today’s Czech Republic, Prague has been called the most picturesque city in the world. The ancient splendour and beauty of Prague is sure to leave an everlasting impression on your imagination.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com

4 - 9 December

4th Misatango «Misa a Buenos Aires» in La Habana The choir festival Misatango brings latin american “joie de vivre” to eminent concert halls! Live your passion and participate in the Misatango Choir Festival in Havana. Unfold your talent, sing and perform together with other choirs from all over the world.

Visit our website for further information: www.misatango.com

13 - 16 December

ON STAGE in Birmingham, Great Britain
Britain’s second largest city and Europe’s 8th most populous metropolitan city, Birmingham has got a perfect location, right at the heart of Britain, with only one hour and a half by train from London and just one hour to Shakespeare’s home, Stratford-upon-Avon.

The city is packed full of exciting attractions, from the cutting edge museums and galleries, innovative theaters, beautifully restored Victorian buildings and excellent shopping to an explosion of gastronomic restaurants, cool and/or secret cocktail bars and craft breweries.

You may choose to spoil your inner kid with a visit to Cadbury World, the famous real-life chocolate factory, or you can head on to the many architectural gems not to be missed, among the latest modern triumps, the futuristic Library of Birmingham and the gleaming Selfridges Bullring shopping centre. And if you want take an uncommon path, try exploring the city by canal boat – having more miles of canal than Venice, the city offers breathtaking scenery for you to take in.

Contact:
INTERKULTUR
Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25
mail@interkultur.com
www.interkultur.com
2019  
5 - 10 July

13th SCL Festival: The Summa Cum Laude Festival Vienna is Austria’s premier global youth music festival for choirs, bands and orchestras taking place every July in Vienna’s most important concert venues: The Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the Grand Hall of the Konzerthaus and the MuTh Concert Hall of the renowned Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Visit our website for further information: www.sclfestival.org

17 - 20 July Missoula International Choral Festival, Montana  The International Choral Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting artistic excellence, global understanding, friendship, and goodwill through choral music. The International Choral Festival is a non-competitive event produced by volunteers in a beautiful mountain setting that connects musicians from diverse cultural traditions with regional audiences and local community hosts.

http://www.choralfestival.org/