International Choral Festivals & Competitions

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2019  
   
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
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.

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  Visit the festival website at visit www.wpcf.at

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

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).

For more information, go to www.derrychoirfest.com or email info@derrychoirfest.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

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. 
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

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  
   
16 - 20 January

2nd Sing'n'Pray Kobe – Kobe, Japan: The core of "Sing'n'Pray Kobe 2020" is once again, just as it was in its first edition in January 2018, the great "Pray from Kobe" concert with more than 600 singers in the beautiful Kobe Bunka Hall. Since 2012 the participants in this concert come together in order to sing and pray for the victims of the huge earthquake and tsunami around Fukushima on the east side of Japan in March 2011.  In 2020 international choirs are once again invited to join this joyful celebration and sing and pray for the people and for peace on earth. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

12 - 15 March

On Stage Israel: As one of the cradles of civilization, Israel offers a very high and unparalleled diversity and intensity of experience. Regarded as the biblical Holy Land by Jews, Christians and Muslims, Israel is a true crossroad of civilizations and its biggest cities are also the world’s top destinations. Jerusalem, the “City of Gold” and the country’s largest city is one of the oldest in the world. Tel Aviv, on the other hand, is a cosmopolitan, cultural and financial global city with a UNESCO world heritage area of Bauhaus architecture. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

4 - 8 April

Vox Lucensis – Lucca, Italy: Lucca is a source of inspiration for choristers from all over the world: This city of art-historical significance in Tuscany gave birth to great musicians like Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Boccherini, Alfredo Catalani and Francesco Geminiani. For four days the historic center of Lucca will host the new choir competition "Vox Lucensis" in spring 2020 and voices of choirs from all over the world will resonate in an enchanting affiliation of music and songs of different cultures. A great opportunity for artistic improvement and an experience to reverberate for a long time! Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

15 - 19 April Voices and Wine Alba – Alba, Italy: A special amount of me-time, getting away from the daily routine and enjoying a place of rich local traditions, delights and pleasure: This is what the Voices & Wine choral events are all about. Indulge yourself 5 days full of great food and wine tasting along with distinguished conductors, new music and a joint choral celebration. Experience unique moments of conviviality with your choir that will resonate for a long time. During your stay in Alba you will visit and sing at churches, wine cellars and places of the Italian "Risorgimento" and meet an interested audience thanks to the cooperation with our local partner, the Alba Music Festival. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com
29 April - 3 May

5th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl – Bad Ischl, Austria: Bad Ischl is an ideal town to host a festival, impressing with the splendour of historical buildings and so rich in stories like the ones about Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph, probably Austria’s most legendary imperial couple.  In addition to the competitions, everyone is invited to join the cheerful encounters between the choirs and the visitors of Bad Ischl in the form of celebration and friendship concerts as well as church services accompanied by choral music. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

1 - 3 May

Salzburg and Carl Orff – modern, imposant and moving.  Please find all details in the attachement.  We will be honored and delighted if you accept us as partner and to take our festival in your program.

What is special with this festival? What is the difference?

  1. It is for Men and Women Choirs
  2. We sing together „tutti“ three pieces from Carmina Burana with small Orchestra
  3. Your choir sings individually in one of the most beautiful concert venues in Austria
  4. Your choir sings individualy 20 minutes in Salzburg Cathedral
  5. All singers celebrate a choir-music feast on  arrival day with Austrian Music and Sound of Music Classics
  6. All singers celebrate a festival party after the concert.

Touroperator/Travel Partner/: 8 % commission on the package price.

More details from Karin Pfliegler <ppperforming@gmail.com>

7 - 10 May

On Stage in Stockholm - Sweden: As one of the most fascinating European capitals, Stockholm is known as the “Venice of the North” and takes pride in a perfect combination of its charming 700 year-old history and the many modern attractions. Sweden boasts 200 years of exceptional choral music history and no wonder it has some of the best choirs in the world. Eric Ericson’s vision of the cooperation between amateur and professional singers has become reality in the Stockholm’s unique choral scene. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

21 - 24 May

On Stage in Florence - Italy: Florence is not only the birthplace of Dante, Petrarch, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Boccaccio, Galilei and Machiavelli (and the list goes on), but also the birthplace of the Renaissance, Opera and the Neoclassical architecture, which revolutionized the way Rome, London, Paris and every other major city in Europe were built. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

27 - 31 May

2nd Helsingborgs Korfestival – Helsingborg, Sweden: Sweden – home of outstanding choirs and unique choral sounds from Scandinavia – will host another international INTERKULTUR choir event in spring 2020, following a successful premiere edition in 2004 and its subsequent event in 2018. Choirs from Sweden rank among the world’s best ensembles and determine the level of international choir competitions in many years. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

10 - 14 June

On Stage in Albania – Tirana, Albania: Home to the ON STAGE Team, Albania welcomes all past participants of ON STAGE and choirs from all over the world to discover and explore one of Europe’s most hidden gems! With multiple concert performances, several city tours and learning possibilities, and amazing alternatives for an extension of stay, the event promises to offer an all-round experience that will definitely stay long in the memory. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

5 - 15 July

11. World Choir Games – Flanders, Belgium: 20 years after the foundation of the World Choir Games in Austria the international choral world will once again celebrate the world’s largest international choir competition in the heart of Europe. Antwerp and Ghent are the main hosts for the World Choir Games 2020 and promise top-class venues, fantastic choir concerts and unforgettable experiences! Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

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
27 - 31 August

International Choir Competition Kyiv – Kyiv, Ukraine: New country, new stages: For the first time INTERKULTUR organizes an international choir competition in the Ukraine and brings together choirs in one of the most important cultural centers of Eastern Europe. A special highlight of the international choir competition in Kyiv will be its excellent venues: Choirs will have the opportunity to sing in the National Philharmonic and thus follow the tracks of renowned artists like Franz Liszt, Leonard Bernstein, and Sergej Rachmaninoff. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

11 - 14 September

On Stage in Lisbon – Portugal: Not any other European capital has such an intriguing mix of the old and the new, or so many contrasting faces, making this a city for unhurried exploration and a place to get lost in and discover its many distinctive sights and characteristic images. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

26 - 30 September

10th Isola del Sole – International Choir Festival – Grado, Italy: Numerous venues, short walking distances, a historic city center and manifold touristic sights within the region of Trieste and Venice make "The Sunny Island" Grado stand out as a perfect meeting place for international choirs. Special highlights for singers are appearances at the basilica Sant'Eufemia in Grado and the basilica in Aquileia. Pedagogical offers such as artistic Evaluation Performances or rehearsals with international choral experts provide a perfect opportunity for choral education. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

7 - 11 October

Sing'n'Joy Bohol – Bohol, Philippines: The choir competition focusing on Folklore and Religious Music gives national and international participants the chance to compete and sing together in a peaceful contest. Bohol is also known as the "The Jewel of the Philippines" – come and make the region the present of your personal "jewels of choral music"! Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

22 - 26 October

9. Canta al Mar – Festival Coral Internacional – Calella/ Barcelona, Spain: Since 2012 the annual festival "Canta al mar – Festival Coral International" in Calella and Barcelona is a must-see attraction for many choirs from around the world. Sunny weather, long sandy beaches, short walking-distances as well as sightseeing and performance opportunities in Barcelona with concerts and competitions in the world-renowned Cathedral and the nearby 15th century church Santa Maria del Pi, make this festival a unique experience for all participants. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

5 - 8 November

On Stage in Prague – Czech Republic: The birthplace of the icon of existentialist literature, Franz Kafka, and of the renowned romantic composer, Antonín Dvořák, Prague has been described as a diamond among pearls and as the Paris of the 90s. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com

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
18 - 22 November Voices & Wine Malaga – Málaga, Spain: Indulge yourself 5 days full of great food and wine tasting along with distinguished conductors, new music and a joint choral celebration. Experience unique moments of conviviality with your choir that will resonate for a long time. Málaga with his sweet grapes is a popular Spanish wine region. The local choral scene will be present as well to let you feel at home, give you tips on the food and wine tradition and, of course, to sing together. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany - Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 - mail@interkultur.com  - www.interkultur.com