International Choral Festivals & Competitions

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2018  
   
1 - 4 November

Cantate Dresden: With a short performances in the famous Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), friendship concerts and a common concert in the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross) with more than 800 years musically tradition - an exceptional setting for this choir meeting under the patron is of the President of the Saxon State Parliament. Choirs from different nations meet at friendship concerts in and around Dresden on Friday and at a common concert with all participants, which is the musically highlight of these days. At the end of the common concert, all choirs sing a special composition with the name “Cantate Dresden” which has been composed especially for this choir festival. The evening is planned with a Saxonian dinner with all choirs. For more information visit http://www.musicandfriends.com/html/cantate-dresden.html

1 - 4 November

“Praga Cantat” 2018 - 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: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

1 - 5 November

Wien Music Festival 2018
5th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria)
https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-vienna-austria.phtml

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.

Registration deadline: June 18, 2018

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

15 - 18 November Advent Sing Bratistlava The city offers many attractions and cozy pubs. In the environment of Bratislava there is the town Modrá, which is one of the wine producing areas in Slovakia. At the main square in Bratislava there is a Christmas Market from mid-November with a stage on which a wide cultural program is offered. Advent concerts in concert halls or the magnificent baroque churches in Bratislava with several choirs will be a highlight of the stay together with a folklore evening which shows the musical temperament of the Slovaks. For more information visit http://www.musicandfriends.com/html/advent-bratislava.html
23 - 26 November Advent Sing Prague Since 1999, the Prague Advent Sing is organized by music&friends without interruption with more than 40 Czech and foreign choirs every year. The organization of concerts at the central Christmas Market at the Old Town Square during the weekends is done by music&friends including the planning, presentation and assistance. One of the most beautiful squares in Europe is the Old Town Square, home of the central Christmas Market with a nice open-air stage. Many people come here to listen to Christmas carols from choirs from different countries. Available are locked containers, a multilingual presenter and a sound system. Extraordinary concert halls for the Advent concerts are the Music Academy HAMU in the Liechtenstein-Palace and the art deco-style hall of Hlahol, one of the oldest choirs in Prague, where Smetana has been one of the first choir directors. At the end of each concert all choirs sing a common song. Concerts in churches in Prague: The Nicholas Church at the Old Town Square (built 1732-1737) is every year the main place for church concerts. Church services can be planned at the weekends - in the famous St Vitus Cathedral and other churches. For more information visit http://www.musicandfriends.com/html/advent-prague.html
28 November - 1 December

9th Winter Choral Festival 2018 - Hong Kong All amateur choirs are invited to meet other choristers for 4 days in Hong Kong to partake in competition, friendship concerts, workshops, educational clinics and cultural exchanges.
Participants will also get to experience first hand the Magic of Disney when you take part in the Disney Performing Arts Programme in Hong Kong Disneyland. So don't hesitate and drop us an email today to find out more!

Visit https://www.winterchoralfestival.com/

29 November - 3 December

6 - 10 December

13 - 17 December

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2018
from 29 November to 03 December/06 to 10 December/13 to 17 December 2018

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: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 
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

6 - 9 December

Badenia Advent Music Festival 2018
8th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany)
https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-baden-germany.phtml

6 - 9 December

youngbohemia ADVENT 2018: 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 info@musicultur.com,             Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

   
2019  
   
7 - 11 February

International Choir Competition Maastricht 2019 - Maastricht, Netherlands: Amateur choirs from all over the world are invited to join the competition in various categories and experience the vibrant cultural life and open-minded, international atmosphere in the host city, located at the crossroads of Belgium and Germany. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

14 - 18 February

2nd Sing'n'Joy Princeton - Princeton (NJ), USA: According to the motto ”Sing'n'Joy” Princeton will feature both choral competitions and numerous concerts, varied meetings between participating choirs as well as master classes with international choral experts. One of the event’s highlights will be the ensembles of the Westminster Choir College, that will showcase their superior skills at a special concert. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

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 :

Contact : Catherine CORDIER / +352/ 35 65 75 381 musicandfriends@vew.lu website : www.music-and-friends.lu and www.choirfestivalparis.com

9 March

The Home of St Patrick Festival Armagh and Down. Choirs are invited to celebrate St Patrick in words, music and dance. Nowhere else in the world that can match the unique locations in Northern Ireland, including the place of his first church (Armagh Cathedral/s) and his grave (Downpatrick Cathedral). 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, sacred and secular, all combining to make this a very special and memorable evening. As well as the usual secular festivities for St Patrick, we are justifiably proud to celebrate our national saint with an uplifting, joyous occasion dedicated to the true meaning of his life and legacy. In the beautiful acoustics of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh, one can imagine the very special resonance of the words, melody and meaning of, for example, an inspirational hymn like ‘Be Thou My Vision’, sung by massed choirs.

Each choir is invited to perform a piece or pieces of their choice, as well as being part of the combined choirs, and to enjoy the special guest performers. This is a unique event in a unique location and a joyous celebration of the most celebrated saint in the world. If you are interested in participating in this memorable evening, for further details contact: Fiona McIlwaine-Biggins or John Anderson at celebratesaintpatrick@gmail.com Visit 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

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-rome-italy.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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.
Your choir/orchestra has the possibility to register either in the Festival or the Competition.  At an evening get-together all participating choirs and orchestras are invited to present themselves with a traditional song from their country. The program also includes the participation in a Festival Parade through the Old Town of Prague for all registered groups ending with all groups jointly presenting the common song. The Festival ends with an evening closing ceremony with the awarding of the prizes followed by a disco party.
For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com,  Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

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 info@musicultur.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 info@musicultur.com,             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)
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.

Registration deadline: 15 February .2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-istria-croatia.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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".
Festival date: Tuesday, the 24th of April 2019
Contest date: Wesnesday, the 25th of April 2019
Regarding the Contest: 2 self chosen music works will be adjudicated by an international jury. Regarding the Festival: Awards for best conductor / best repertoire / best presentation / best soloist singer. WE OFFER COMPLETE ARRANGEMENTS! Changing the length of your stay is possible. ONLY PARTICIPATION IS ALSO POSSIBLE !

Concerts:
Festival/Contest concert in the Symphony Space New York (20 minutes).
Rehearsal in the Symphony Space New York.
Extra Concert in Church / Music College / Community Hall in New York (Optional concerts)
Open Air concert at Central Park.

END OF REGISTRATION: 1 DECEMBER 2018
More info: http://www.choralfestivalnewyork.com Contacts:  choralfestivals@gmail.com

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 info@musicultur.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)
Long beaches covered with fine sand. Villages with white houses by the ocean. Crystal-clear sea. Underwater paradises and nature parks with untouched landscapes in all shades of green in small bays between rocks. As the cradle and inspiration of the artist Salvador Dalí the region is known for its impressive historic and cultural heritage. The concerts of the Costa Barcelona Music Festival wish to enrich the holiday feeling of the sunny coast region with musical accents.

Registration deadline: 28 February 2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-on-the-costa-barcelona-spain.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

4 May

CHORAL EVENTS organizes the INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL BERLIN. 
The Festival will take place at the beautiful concert hall of the Universität der Künste Berlin
on Friday, the 4th of May 2019.

All choirs are welcome. 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 Open Door Concert at the St. Matthias Church in Berlin on Saturday, the 5th of May 2019. An extra open air concert is possible at the Brandenburger Tor (A Capella).

End date of registration is the 1st of February 2019. 
More info: http://www.icfberlin.com  Contact: choralfestivals@gmail.com

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 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com
22 - 26 May

Venezia Music Festival 2019 - 10th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Venice and Jesolo (Italy)
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.

Registration deadline: 31 March 2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-venice-and-jesolo-italy.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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: choralfestivals@gmail.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. 
To see the full programme for the week and to apply to take part in our festival, please visit our website, www.penninespringmusic.co.uk

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 - mail@interkultur.com  - 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.     
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.  For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com,  Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

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.
For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com,             Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

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

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-budapest-hungary.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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 info@musicultur.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 - mail@interkultur.com  - 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.
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. The revenues from the Festival Concert will be donated to a charitable foundation. During their stay the choirs have the opportunity for a 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: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

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
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/

17 - 21 July

Toscana Music Festival 2019 - 11th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy)
Italy’s most popular holiday region is renowned for its joy of life, culinary delights and rich culture. About half of the world’s art treasures can be found in Italy, a great part of them in the Tuscany. Particularly famous are Florence, the region’s capital, but also Pisa, Siena, and Lucca – the home of Giacomo Puccini. The concerts of the Toscana Music Festivals are arranged in the classy ambience of the Spa of Montecatini and the Basilica Santa Maria Assunta.

Registration deadline: 15 May 2019

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

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!”
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: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

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 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

21 - 25 August

Paris Music Festival 2019 - 9th International choir and orchestra festival in Paris (France)
Nobody can think of Paris without various associations and a multitude of pictures crossing their mind: the river Seine, the Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Napoleon, the Arc de Triumphe, the Champs-Elysees. No other city exalts the imagination like this metropolis, which is also particularly popular for its musical events. As of late these also include the Paris Music Festival

Registration deadline: 15.06.2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-paris-france.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

28 August - 1 September

Praha Music Festival 2019 - 10th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Prague (Czech Republic)
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.

Registration deadline: 30 June 2019

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

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 info@musicultur.com,  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)
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.

Registration deadline: 15 July 2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-cracow-poland.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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 info@musicultur.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 info@musicultur.com, 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.
The festival highlights include the participation in a “Hoagascht”, a relaxed musical get-together as well as the Gala Concert in the Kursaal Bad Hofgastein.  For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com,  Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

16 - 20 October

Lago di Garda Music Festival 2019 - 13th International choir and orchestra festival on Lake Garda (Italy)
To the alert eye the lake offers a spectacle of natural brightness and colours which makes this place a unique holiday destination for all seasons. Visitors are impressed by places like Riva del Garda or Limone sul Garda with historic buildings and ancient traces of old Roman settlements as well as by imposing palaces and patrician villas that create a fascinating surrounding area for the Lago di Garda Music Festival. This magnificent backdrop provides the opportunity for amateur choirs and orchestras to experience an unforgettable musical event.

Registration deadline: 15 August 2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-on-lake-garda-italy.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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 info@musicultur.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)
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.

Registration deadline: 15 August 2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-vienna-austria.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

5 - 8 December

Badenia Advent Music Festival 2019 - 9th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany)
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 Festival mainly take place.

Registration deadline: 30 September 2019

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-baden-germany.phtml - info@mrf-musicfestivals.com

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 info@musicultur.com,             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 info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH: http://www.musicultur.com/en/our-choral-trips.html 

   
2020  
   
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