International Choral Festivals & Competitions
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|7 - 10 March||
For the 25th time, the 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 could welcome 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 :
Celebrate St Patrick -
An invitation to look beyond these dark winter days to Spring, and one of Ireland’s most notable choral events.
Choirs and choral music are at the heart of this exciting mix of words, music and dance, traditional and classical, ancient and modern, the reflective and exuberant, the sacred and secular, which all combine to make this a very special and memorable evening.
There is a video clip at https://vimeo.com/299919419 For further details contact the Producer, John Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org Festival details are at http://homeofstpatrickfestival.com/
|13 - 17 March||
Roma Music Festival 2019 - 8th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy) - 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.
Registration deadline: 15 January 2019
|21 - 24 March||
young2019bohemia prague -
The 17th edition of the International youth festival and competition “young2019bohemia prague” will be held in Prague in 2019. Youth choirs and youth orchestras from all over the world visit the city on the Vltava yearly to take part in one of the most attractive musical events for young choirs and orchestras. The festival organizers expect to welcome over 1000 young people aged 8-26 years in 2019.
|24 - 28 March||
International Choir Festival and Choir Competition: Golden Voices of Montserrat“ 2019 - The international choir festival and competition Golden Voices of Montserrat takes place in Lloret de Mar and is for many years one of the most attractive musical events at the Costa Brava. Attending choirs have the possibility to register either in the festival or the competition. The festival is open for non-profit choirs of all categories and vocal ensembles. An impressive Contest Concert and a final Gala Concert will become an emotional framing of this grand event. All participating choirs take part in a master class given by famous choirmasters. A joint singing on the main square in Lloret de Mar will be an unforgettable experience for the all participants. The highlight of the festival is an excursion to Montserrat and a performance in the basilica of a monastic complex of Montserrat together with the famous boys choir Escalonia. The non-competitive choirs are invited to a concert in various locations in Lloret de Mar. The festival ends with an evening closing ceremony with the awarding of the prizes for the winners of the competition and the distribution of the participation certificates for all attending choirs. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or email@example.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|27 - 31 March||
Festival di Verona 2019: 30th International Days of Choral Music at the Arena di Verona - The annual Verona choir competition with choir festival belongs to the cultural highlights of the music events in the province of Verona and also of the Associazione Gruppi Corali Veronesi. The 30th edition of the International Choir Competition offers choirs and choral societies the opportunity to meet choirs from other nations and to present themselves musically at different venues. The program of the festival includes the participation in the opening concert, the performance of your choir during the competition, a joint friendship concert together with a local Italian host choir. The famous Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, offers an impressive setting for the closing ceremony and the final group singing. During your stay you will get to know the historic Old Town of Verona. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|3 - 7 April||
Istra Music Festival 2019 - 9th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Poreč (Istria, Croatia)
Registration deadline: 15 February .2019
|24 - 25 April||
CHORAL EVENTS organizes the Choral Contest & Festival NEW YORK.
The Concerts will take place at the amazing "Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at the SYMPHONY SPACE NEW YORK".
|25 - 28 April||
International Choir Festival and Competition Slovakia Cantat 2019 - In spring 2019 the City of Bratislava welcomes choirs from all over the world to an international choir festival with competition. The Slovak capital invites the choirs to visit the charming city in spring to present their talents either in festival concerts (non-competitive) or in competition concerts. The festival is open to choirs of all categories. The repertoire is free of choice, all music styles are permitted and there are no compulsory songs. All choirs will perform in the Jesuit Church, in the Art Nouveau Moyzes Concert Hall on the Danube river bank, and in the Klarisky Music Hall in the city center of Bratislava. The festival program includes a guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or email@example.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|1 - 5 May||
Costa Barcelona Music Festival 2019 - 8th International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain)
Registration deadline: 28 February 2019
CHORAL EVENTS organizes the INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL BERLIN.
|15 - 19 May||6th Vietnam International Choir Competition - Hội An, Vietnam: Since the outstanding success of the first event in 2011 INTERKULTUR organizes biannually the International Choir Competition Vietnam in the city of Hội An. From that time on the event has been increasing and has now become an inherent part of international choir tours. The setting of the competition is located directly at Hội An’s coast and provides a stunning panorama for the performances. In cooperation with the Vietnamese central government, the provincial government of Quang Nam and the city council of Hội An INTERKULTUR offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to discover the beauty of this country and to combine this exciting journey with a participation in an international choir competition. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.interkultur.com|
|22 - 26 May||
Venezia Music Festival 2019 - 10th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Venice and Jesolo (Italy)
Registration deadline: 31 March 2019
|25 May||The City of Barcelona together with Choral Events organizes the 4th International Choral Festival Barcelona.
The festival will take place in the concert hall PETIT PALAU of the famous Palau de la Musica on Friday, the 25th of May 2019.
We offer complete arrangements with the choice between hotel or hostel in Barcelona or hotel in Malgrat de Mar. Changing the length of your stay is possible. Possible extra Open Door Concert (Basilica) and/or Open Air concert (Poble Espanyol).All kinds of choirs are welcome.
End date of registration is the 1st of December 2018.
More info: http://www.choralfestivalbarcelona.com Contact: email@example.com
|27 May - 1 June||
Pennine Spring Music Festival 2019. Pennine Spring Music festival is a friendly annual music festival which takes place in the beautiful setting of Heptonstall, a pretty village in the Pennines hidden high above Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire. Our one week choral and orchestral gathering provides a challenging and inspiring environment for members to prepare for three concerts open to the general public.
Singers in all parts are especially needed this year to participate in our exciting programme which includes choral works by composers as varied as Chilocott, Poulenc, Hamlish, Porter and Mozart. Singers may participate on either a residential or a day-to-day basis. Singers are expected to feel comfortable with sight reading, but to have familiarised themselves with the music in advance.
|30 May - 2 June||5th International Choral Festival CantaRode, Kerkrade, Netherlands. Choirs from all over the world who want to participate in this festival, can sign up now. CantaRode 2019 takes place from May 30th – June 2th 2019 in the city of Kerkrade in The Netherlands. http://cantarode.nl/inschrijving-cantarode-2019-gestart/…|
|19 - 23 June||
7th International 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 and Festival. The festival offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to participate in the competitions as well as in friendship and gala concerts. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.interkultur.com
|19 - 23 June||
International Choir Festival “Alta Pusteria” 2019, 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 2019 and attend the 22th 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.
|20 - 23 June||
Tuscany Music Festival Montecatini Terme 2019 - The International Music 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 and music bands/orchestras different concert venues at the Spa Garden Tettuccio as well as open-air concerts in Florence and in Montecatini Terme. The festival program also includes an excursion to Florence and to Lucca or Pisa.
|26 - 30 June||
Budapest Music Festival 2019 - 5th International choir and orchestra festival in Budapest (Hungary). No visitor of the Hungarian capital can resist its beauty. The city enchants, impresses, and fascinates at the same time. The Danube divides the city into the hilly Buda and the flat Pest. The most interesting attractions of Budapest are the Fishermen's Bastion, the Mathias Church, the Royal Castle, the Citadel, and the Parliament building. It is here, “by the beautiful blue Danube,” that the Budapest Music Festival takes place.
Registration deadline: 15 April 2019
|2 - 5 July||
International Youth Music Festival Bratislava 2019: Music/Choir Festival and Competition for Children´s, Youth Choirs, Young Adult Choirs and Orchestras - In 2019 the 10th edition of the international festival for children's, youth and adult choirs as well as orchestras will be held in the city of Bratislava. In the past few years more than 1000 groups from all over the world visited the capital of the Slovak Republic to join together for one big family of world music. The choirs and music groups may participate in a competitive or non-competitive setting. Each group will have ample opportunities to perform in concert halls, beautiful churches and outdoor settings in the historical city center, all boasting exceptional acoustics. Part of the festival program is a guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or email@example.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|3 - 7 July||
11th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition - Wernigerode, Germany: 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. Numerous advanced trainings offer interested choirs outstanding possibilities of mutual learning and professional training e.g. with evaluation performances and individual coaching. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.interkultur.com
|4 - 7 July||
International Cantus Music and Culture Festival & Choir Festival "Meet Mozart" Salzburg 2019 - In 2019 the non-profit organization Chorus MM will arrange the 21th edition of the International Cantus Music and Culture & Choir Festival “Meet Mozart”. The cultural and music event will be held at the Big Hall (Grosser Saal) at the Stiftung Mozarteum and is open to choirs of all categories as well as to folk dance groups with live music, orchestras and 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.
|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
|13 - 19 July||VI Coralua Trondheim International Choir Festival, Norway. Junior and Adult choirs and individual singers are invited to apply for Coralua 2019. Registration is now open. More details www.coralua.com|
|15 - 18 July||London International Music Festival Open to amateur ensembles of all musical diciplines, including band, orchestral, choral and dance. Registration open. www.internationalmusicfestival.london|
|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.|
|17 - 21 July||
Toscana Music Festival 2019 - 11th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy)
Registration deadline: 15 May 2019
|24 - 29 July||
World Peace Choral Festival Vienna 2019:
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!”
|3 -10 August||
4th European Choir Games - Gothenburg, Sweden: In 2019 the 4th edition of the event will once again take place and explore a new destination: Sweden – nation of choristers! With approximately 600 000 singers, choir singing is one of Sweden’s most popular movements and the country is thus a perfect location for this international singing event. Gothenburg, the country’s second largest city, is a genuine music city where music is close to people’s hearts. It has a lively alternative music culture and big arena stages. Culture and the arts take center stage in Gothenburg. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - email@example.com - www.interkultur.com
|21 - 25 August||
Paris Music Festival 2019 - 9th International choir and orchestra festival in Paris (France)
Registration deadline: 15.06.2019
|28 August - 1 September||
Praha Music Festival 2019 - 10th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Prague (Czech Republic)
Registration deadline: 30 June 2019
|29 August - 1 September||
International Mountain Song Festival in Wolfsberg 2019, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|2 - 6 October||
Cracovia Music Festival 2019 - 11th International choir and orchestra festival in Cracow (Poland)
Registration deadline: 15 July 2019
|3 - 6 October||
Bratislava Cantat 2019 – International choir Festival and Choir Competition - In autumn 2019 the City of Bratislava opens its gates for choirs from all over the world to an international choir festival with competition. The Slovak capital invites the choirs to present their talents in the charming city of Bratislava either in festival concerts (non-competitive) or in competition concerts. The festival is open to choirs of all categories. The repertoire is free of choice, all music styles are permitted and there are no compulsory songs. The choirs will perform in one of the most famous venues of the old town, the Mirror Hall of the historic Primate's Palace in the city center of Bratislava. The festival program includes a guided sightseeing tour through the Old Town. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or email@example.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|10 - 13 October||
14th International Choir Festival Nice 2019, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|10 - 13 October||
Montana:Musica Festival Bad Hofgastein 2019, Austria: International Festival for music groups and choirs in Gastein "Echoes of Gastein" - The alpine Spa Bad Hofgastein located in the province of Salzburg invites international music groups and choirs to a weekend of music into the Gastein Valley. On the occasion of the traditional “Bauernherbst”, the period when the harvest festival is celebrated, international choirs and music groups meet with local music groups and present themselves at different venues while tasting regional specialities. The festival is open to choirs and music groups with a secular music program. All kinds of ensembles are welcome to attend such as folk dance groups with live music, orchestras and music groups of various genres (for example jazz bands, brass band music among other). The repertoire is free to choose, all music styles are permitted. Performances in traditional costumes are explicitly welcome.
|16 - 20 October||
Lago di Garda Music Festival 2019 - 13th International choir and orchestra festival on Lake Garda (Italy)
Registration deadline: 15 August 2019
|23 - 27 October||
City of Derry International Choir Festival. First held in 2013, the City of Derry International Choir Festival is now established as a major event in the musical life of Northern Ireland and as the only international choir festival of its kind in the UK. Conceived as a joyous celebration of all that choral singing has to offer, its activities include concerts by world-renowned vocal groups, competitions for choirs, workshops and educational events for singers and conductors, and community concerts and choral trails in landmark locations across Derry and the surrounding area.
The festival welcomes more than 60 choirs each year and recent festivals have welcomed groups from Belarus, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovenia, Sweden and Wales. Choirs range from local and school groups to vocal ensembles, adult, community and gospel choirs.
The impressive panel of adjudicators for 2019 includes some of the most experienced and finest directors currently working with ensembles throughout the choral world. The Chair, Josep Vila i Casañas (Spain), will be joined by Hermia Schlichtmann (Germany), Borbála Szirányi (Hungary), Neil Ferris (England) and Róisín Blunnie (Ireland).
|31 October - 3 November||“Praga Cantat” 2019 - International Choral Competition & Festival in Prague - The Praga Cantat Competition and Festival has established itself as an important choral event in the recent 29 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 email@example.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html|
|31 October - 4 November||
Wien Music Festival 2019 - 6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)
Registration deadline: 15 August 2019
|8 - 10 November||
International North Wales Choral Festival Don’t miss out on this jam-packed weekend, and make sure you join us in the beautiful Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. The Festival has welcomed choirs from all over the world to this wonderful celebration of music. Based in Venue Cymru, the North Wales Choral Festival offers a variety of categories suitable for everyone across the weekend.
|5 - 8 December||
Badenia Advent Music Festival 2019 - 9th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany)
Registration deadline: 30 September 2019
|5 - 8 December||
youngbohemia ADVENT 2019: International Youth Choir Festival and Competition for Children´s and Youth Choirs in Prague - The festival organizers of the traditional youth festival youngbohemia Prague invite children´s choirs, youth choirs and youth adult choirs to the first edition of the new choral event during the Advent season in Prague. youngbohemia ADVENT will be a joyful weekend bringing together young ensembles from different countries of the world for an international competition in this special time of the year. Non-competing choirs are also welcome to attend and to present themselves in public concerts in different venues in Prague. At an evening get-together all participating choirs are invited to present themselves with a traditional song from their country. The program also includes a half day guided city sight-seeing tour of Prague. The Festival ends with an evening closing ceremony with the awarding of the prizes and the presentation of a common song followed by a disco party. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
05 - 09 December
12 - 16 December
19 - 23 December
International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2019 - 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 email@example.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html
|1 - 3 May||
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|10 - 15 July||
14th 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. As 2020 marks the 250th year of birth of Ludwig van Beethoven, this edition of the festival puts a focus on his artistic life in additional venues of significance to Beethoven’s artistic life in Vienna, competition pieces and a lecture for the participants. Visit our website for further information: www.sclfestival.org
|13 - 16 July||London International Music Festival Open to amateur ensembles of all musical diciplines, including band, orchestral, choral and dance. Registration open. www.internationalmusicfestival.london|
|6 - 10 November||International North Wales Choral Festival Don’t miss out on this jam-packed weekend, and make sure you join us in the beautiful Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. The Festival has welcomed choirs from all over the world to this wonderful celebration of music. Based in Venue Cymru, the North Wales Choral Festival offers a variety of categories suitable for everyone across the weekend.
Organised by Conwy County Borough Council, the competition has grown from strength to strength and is now a three-day celebration of music. Considered one of the top choral festivals in Wales and renowned for its friendly atmosphere, this is a weekend suited for any chorister.www.northwaleschoralfestival.com