International Choral Festivals & Competitions

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2016  
   

24 - 28 November

1 - 5 December

8 - 12 December

15 - 19 December

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2016 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 info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH, www.musicultur.com

30 November - 2 December 2016 1st Florence Advent Choir Festival. A new great initiative sponsored and organised by the Florence International Choir Festival. The 1st edition of FLORENCE ADVENT CHOIR FESTIVAL (FACF) will see the light during Advent time and is dedicated to sacred music of all religious traditions. Choirs are eligible to join the Festival either as non-competitive choirs, participating in all the performances of the Festival, or as competitive choirs. Enjoy the historical streets of the center of Florence decorated with wonderful Christmas illuminations. A dream city with dream atmosphere! Subscriptions deadline is 30th September 2016. Apply now here!
8 - 11 December

Badenia Advent Music Festival 2016, Germany. 6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Baden - visit https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-baden-germany.phtml

8 - 11 December

International Choir Festival of Advent & Christmas Music MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT  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 first 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 munduscantat@sopot.pl

   
2017  
13 - 15 January XII International sacred music Festival SILVER BELLS! in  Daugavpils (Latvia).
Participants of the Festival : Children's, Male, Female, Mixed Choirs, Vocal Ensembles, Gospel, Orchestras and soloists. The participants of the Competition will be awarded a valuable Prize and Diploma. A money prize fund of EUR 5 500.00 is available. For more information and to get an application form visit
www.silverbells.narod.ru or email sb2@inbox.lv facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silver.bells.14
18 - 22 January

Fest der Kulturen 2017 - "Grand Prix of Nations" Berlin, Philharmonie, Germany. The INTERKULTUR event is embedded in the Berlin "Fest der Kulturen" 2017 where the Rundfunkchor Berlin and further top class choirs and orchestras will be performing. The chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonie, one of Germany’s best concert halls, will offer a dignified ambiance for the „Grand Prix of Nations“. Contact mail@interkultur.com website www.interkultur.com

9 - 12 February

Canti veris Praga 2017 - The International Festival of Contemporary Choir Music (Prague) with Zdeněk Lukáš Award. This festival entirely focuses on contemporary chorus production and work of Zdeněk Lukáš, proved to be very benefical and vital. If you don’t want to take part in the competition appearance but are interested in the atmosphere of the festival and meeting other choirs at international level, apply for a non-competition appearance as part of the concerts accompanying the festival.We trust that you will find the International Festival of Contemporary Chorus Music with Zdeněk Lukáš Award, Canti veris Praga, interesting in 2017 as well and we are looking forward to seeing you there. Visit www.agencymta-stadler.com/festival/canti-veris-praga

16 - 20- February Sing´N´Joy Princeton 2017, The American International Choral Festival, Princeton (NJ), USA Bearing the slogan “Singing and Joy”, the Sing’n’joy Princeton will be taking place from February 16 to 19, 2017. The Sing’n’Joy concept also includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. The competitions will be taking place in the Princeton High School Center of Performing Arts and Westminster Choir College will open their Chapel for the “Musica Sacra” category and for concerts. One of the highlights of the event will be ensembles from Westminster Choir College who will present their world class quality in the Grand Opening and maybe also on other occasions during the festival. Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by Morten Lauridsen and other choral experts.

Come and join INTERKULTUR in New Jersey, The Garden State, and celebrate with us this international festival of choral music in Princeton! 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

24 - 26 February

6th International Gdansk Choir Festival. We invite you to 1000 years old city of Gdansk (Poland). It's festival for competitive and non-competitive choirs. This year in the jury will be composer Vytautas Miskinis (Lithuania), composer Rihards Dubra (Latvia) together with conductors from Poland and Slovenia, Besides the competition  part  choirs will take part in concerts in Gdansk. Deadline for applications is  15th October 2016. More information at www.gdanskfestival.pl

2 - 5 March

23rd International Choir Festival of Paris - Ile de France are 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.

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.musicandfriends.lu www.choirfestivalparis.com

8 - 12 March

Roma Music Festival 2017 - 6th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy) https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-rome-italy.phtml

14 - 16 March 3rd Music Festa Florence An exciting Youth Festival for Choirs and Orchestras that is already a great reality in the World scenery of Youth Festivals. Festival takes place every year in the month of March, right at the beginning of the beautiful season. Sun and joyful atmosphere in the amazing city. MUSIC FESTA FLORENCE (MFF) is dedicated to musically inclined Youth from all over the World and is open to young singers and instrumentalists. The Festival will be articulated in concerts and competition in an incredible range of categories for all ages and talents. Subscriptions deadline is approaching. Apply now here! Closing date 10th January 2017
30 March - 2 April

2nd International Choir Festival for Children & Young People MUNDUS CANTAT GDANSK. The 2nd edition of a unique event to be held in a magical corner of Central Europe – Gdansk, Poland. Come and see the meeting place of various cultures, nationalities and denominations, where you will never be bored. Here you will feel the sand under your feet and breeze on your skin. You will hear diversified tones coming from various concert halls and open-air stages, watch movies on the longest wooden pier in Europe, watch sports on a huge, modern amber stadium and learn all about the amazing history of Poland such as it is. Sounds good?

Tell your choir to google Tricity, we’re absolutely sure there will be no need to keep on encouraging them to come. Fill in the registration form and take part in the auditions held in impressive walls of Gdańsk Academy of Music and various breath-taking insides of Gdansk churches. Contact: Joanna Stankowska – Festival Director e-mail: munduscantat@sopot.pl tel.: +48 609 692 707; www.munduscantat.pl

5 - 9 April 1st Ephesus Music Festival, Kusadasi, Turkey http://www.musicfestinturkey.com/ephesus-music-festival/info/
19 - 23 April

Istra Music Festival 2017 - 7th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Poreč (Istria, Croatia) https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-istria-croatia.phtml

19 - 23 April Voice for Peace - International Choir Festival - Assis, Italy. Along the lines of St Francis, namely the "the Lord may give you peace", we are pleased to welcome choirsfrom all over the world to our first VOICES FOR PEACE Choir Festival in Assisi,

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 

21 April 2017

International Choral Festival - Barcelona 2017  The festival will take place at the beautiful Concert Hall of the PETIT PALAU (Palau de la Musica) on Friday evening, the 21st of April 2017 . We offer complete arrangements with choice between hotel or youth hostel. It is a festival, no contest. Nevertheless there will be awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer.Extra concert at the Concert stage of Poble Espanyol.  More information http://www.choralfestivalbarcelona.com End of registration is the 1st of December 2016.

Contact: ICF Barcelona Email: info@choralfestivalbarcelona.com

26 - 30 April

3rd Canta en Primavera – Festival Coral Internacional, Málaga, Spain The Canta en Primavera - Festival Coral  Internacional attracts international choirs into the Southern part of  the country right to the metropolis of Málaga. Outstanding concert halls, churches and theatres  will serve as ideal venues for competitions and concerts. Friendship  concerts will also take place on open air stages within the heart of the  Andalusian city. And as usual each choir has the possibility to select  exactly those festival elements which suits its needs best:  Competitions, concerts and further training. Touristic excursions to the  beautiful Andalusian cities and landscapes will top this eventful  activity off. 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

3 - 7 May

Costa Brava Music Festival 2017 - 6th International choir and orchestra festival in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava (Spain) https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-on-the-costa-brava-spain.phtml

4 - 7 May

Queen of the Adriatic Sea Choral Festival and Competition, Cattolica, Italy. Spring is a wonderful time to be in Italy, because it is warm enough for dresses and sandals and cool enough for sightseeing. It also offers perfect weather for enjoying hearty meals and a glass or two of vino rosso or bianco and you can expect temperatures between 20-25°C.

The main aim of the Festivals is to create great opportunities for cultural exchange between the different geographical and artistic traditions of the participating countries – music is an excellent vehicle for sharing knowledge and friendship among peoples. These events not only represent an important moment of methodological challenge and interpretative discipline in choral music, but also an opportunity to share and exchange our human experience. Visit www.queenchoralfestival.org

9 - 11 May

Lorenzo De' Medici International Choral Festival, Florence, Italy Spring is a wonderful time to be in Italy, because it is warm enough for dresses and sandals and cool enough for sightseeing. It also offers perfect weather for enjoying hearty meals and a glass or two of vino rosso or bianco and you can expect temperatures between 20-25°C.

The main aim of the Festivals is to create great opportunities for cultural exchange between the different geographical and artistic traditions of the participating countries – music is an excellent vehicle for sharing knowledge and friendship among peoples. These events not only represent an important moment of methodological challenge and interpretative discipline in choral music, but also an opportunity to share and exchange our human experience. Visit www.florencechoral.com

16 - 21 May

13th International Choir Festival MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT. We invite you to join our festival in Sopot - Poland! Come and introduce a piece of your culture!

MUNDUS CANTAT festival means dozens of festival events, hundreds of participants from all over the world, a kilometer long Parade of Choirs along popular Monte Cassino street, vocal workshops and various happenings. Taking part in the festival gives you a unique opportunity to combine the art of learning with pleasure. You will make many international friends during the festival and will most certainly  establish interesting and exotic relationships.

During these few days, you will spend memorable moments in a popular sea health resort all together while improving your vocal technique under the wings of worldwide known, prominent professionals. We guarantee: unforgettable music experiences during numerous accompanying concerts on historical stages of Trójmiasto metropolitan area and memorable moments shared with your new international family of music lovers. Challenge yourself against choirs from the distinct corners of the world and win the Grand Prix/Stauette of Sopot Seagull race!

Here you will get a caring attention of your choir’s personal guide who will not let you lose your faith with Polish language, who will discover with you the beauty of the region, Polish culture, some history and amazing Polish cuisine. Contact: Joanna Stankowska – Festival Director
e-mail: 
munduscantat@sopot.pl tel.: +48 609 692 707; www.munduscantat.pl

24 - 28 May

Venezia Music Festival 2017 Since 1987 Venice and its lagoon have been on the UNESCO-list of cultural heritage. For many people it is the most beautiful city in the world, and is especially fascinating due to its architectural wealth. The heart of Venice - Piazza San Marco with the gorgeous Basilica - is one of the beautiful places in the world. In the proximity, at famous locations, the concerts of the Venezia Music Festival take place. https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-venice-and-jesolo-italy.phtml

25 - 28 May

Harmonie Festival 2017 From May 25 to 28, 2017, choirs and folklore groups with thousands of participants from throughout the world will be coming together again in Lindenholzhausen, the “smallest festival town in Germany”, where the seventh international HARMONIE FESTIVAL is to take place. The HARMONIE FESTIVAL, with its international choir and folklore events and competitions, is considered as one of the most outstanding music festivals in the world. In 2011, more than 180 choirs and folklore groups representing 38 countries came to the sixth HARMONIE FESTIVAL. Patron was the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel. 

Radio and television from 11 countries and more than 80 newspapers and journals unanimously reported on the good organization and the high standard of competitions, folklore events, concerts and supporting events. Artistic director of the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017 is Martin Winkler. The honorary committee consists of Gábor Móczár, Jeroen Schrijner and the German composer Alwin Michael Schronen.

Choirs can take part in 13 different international categories (for German choirs there is also an national competition series). Their performances will be assessed by an international jury. Besides the HARMONIE Festival Prize, awarded to the choir with the highest score in each category, and various extra prizes for outstanding performances. The Prize of the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany will be awarded in case. The international jury consists amongst others of the following members: Virginia Bono (Argentina), Juergen Budday (Germany), Volker Hempfling (Germany), Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), Robert Sund (Sweden) and Will Todd (United Kingdom).

We invite you to participate in the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017 and are looking forward to see you in Limburg-Lindenholzhausen (Germany) You can find the syllabus and information about the HARMONIE FESTIVAL at http://www.harmonie-festival.de. If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask us by mailing to information@harmonie-festival.de

2 - 7 June

15th Internationaler Kammerchor-Wettbewerb Marktoberdorf  2017 - Bewerbungsfrist läuft It is a little while yet before Whitsun 2017 but the preparations for the 15th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf (June 2-7, 2017) have already started. Choirs can apply to have a chance to take part until October 14th 2016. Immediately following the competition, choral conductors have the chance to develop their skills further in the International Master Class for Choral Conductors under the leadership of Prof. Volker Hempfling and Prof. Maria Guinand. In this newsletter, we want to inform you about both projects.

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

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
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
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
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
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

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

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
1 - 5 November

Miami Voice 2017 The American International Choral Festival, Miami (FL), USA Conductors and singers have the possibility to attend workshops with Morten Lauridsen and other choral experts and to assimilate the beauty of Florida’s coast: This stunning region represents a unique composition of land, sea and sky and is known as one of the best holiday destinations worldwide. Contact mail@interkultur.com website www.interkultur.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

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

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  
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

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 2018

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 2018

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