International Choral Festivals & Competitions

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2021  
   
30 October - 3 November

SCL International Youth Music Festival Vienna 2021. Registration deadline: 30.8.2021
The SCL Festival is Austria’s biggest annual youth music festival for choirs, orchestras and bands. Included are concerts, workshops and lectures in Vienna’s fantastic music locations as well as a competition held in the golden hall of the Musiverein. Cross-cultural exchange is facilitated and encouraged. Find further inormation on: www.sclfestival.org, or contact us: office@sclfestival.org

4 - 7 November

“Praga Cantat” 2021- International Choral Competition & Festival, Prague, Czech Republic: Registration dead-line: 19.07.2021 In the past decades, the festival with competition "Praga Cantat"has managed to establish itself as one of the most important choir events. More than 900 choirs from over 42 countries participated inthe event with around 40.000 singers. The festival is open to choirs of all categories. You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com

4 - 8 November Wien Music Festival 2021 - 7th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria): Registration deadline: 15.08.2021 VIENNA – one of the greatest metropolises of the world. 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. Please find more information: https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com or email to: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com
5 - 7 November

Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate: Registration deadline: May 31, 2021: In cooperation with the city of Koblenz, INTERKULTUR is organizing the Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021 - The Summit Meeting of the German Choral Scene. With a new competition concept, the event provides for an exciting choral weekend in Rhineland-Palatinate, which will inspire choirs and audiences in equal measure. https://www.interkultur.com/events/championships/koblenz-2021/

25 - 28 November

youngbohemia ADVENT 2021 - International Youth Choir Festival and Competition for Children´s and Youth Choirs
Prague, Czech Republic:
Registration dead-line: 01.06.2021 The Bohemian capital –whose unique old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site–has a long musical tradition and is the perfect place for a youth festival in the Advent season. Youngbohemia Advent gives the opportunity to young choirs to compete with other international choirs. Choirs who would only like to participate in the festival category (without rating) will give public concerts all over Prague.
You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com

25 - 29 November

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2021: International Choir Festival in the historic Vienna Town Hall every weekend in the Advent season,Vienna, Austria: Registration dead-line: 01.02.2021
Over the past 30 years, the festival has established itself to one of the most popular choral events in Vienna. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience in different concert venues.
You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com

26 - 30 November

Misatango Choir Festival Vienna 2021. Registration deadline : 30.10.2021
Ensembles practice and perform Martín Palmeri’s renowned tango-influenced Mass “Misa a Buenos Aires” and the premier of his newest composition “Salve Regina” with Argentinian Maestro Saul Zaks and the composer himself on piano, as well as international soloists. The concert including the performance of those pieces, as well as individual performances of each ensemble will take place in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus Vienna. Find further inormation on: www.misatango.com , or contact us: info@misatango.com

2 - 5 December Badenia Advent Music Festival 2021 - 10th International choir and orchestra festival in Baden (Germany): Registration deadline: 30.09.2021 BADEN-BADEN – a charming town in the heart of the Black Forest. 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. Please find more information: https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com or email to: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com
2 - 6 December International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2021: International Choir Festival in the historic Vienna Town Hall every weekend in the Advent season,Vienna, Austria: Registration dead-line: 01.02.2021
Over the past 30 years, the festival has established itself to one of the most popular choral events in Vienna. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience in different concert venues.
You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com
9 - 13 December International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2021: International Choir Festival in the historic Vienna Town Hall every weekend in the Advent season,Vienna, Austria: Registration dead-line: 01.02.2021
Over the past 30 years, the festival has established itself to one of the most popular choral events in Vienna. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience in different concert venues.
You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com
16 - 20 December International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2021: International Choir Festival in the historic Vienna Town Hall every weekend in the Advent season,Vienna, Austria: Registration dead-line: 01.02.2021
Over the past 30 years, the festival has established itself to one of the most popular choral events in Vienna. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience in different concert venues.
You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com
   
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International Choir Festival Nice “Les Voix de Nice », Côte d’Azur, France The city of Nice is inviting you to the international Choral Festival on the picturesque Cote d´Azur in October. As part of the festival, choirs will perform in the St. Réparate Cathedral and the end of the concert, all choirs will be performing a common piece. Choirs will also have the opportunity to sing an evening exchange concert with a local French choir in Nice or the surrounding area. You will find more details about the festival’s program on our website: https://www.musicultur.com For further information, don’t hesitate to contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or per email info@musicultur.com

2022  
   
20 - 24 January 3rd Sing'n'Pray Kobe, Japan: The deadline for registration is September 13, 2021. Early Bird deadline is June 14, 2021. "Those who sing, pray twice!" Related to this famous sentence by St. Augustine the international choir festival & competition in Kobe, Japan takes place under the banner of "Sing'n'Pray". The core of "Sing'n'Pray Kobe 2022" 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. https://www.interkultur.com/events/2022/kobe/
3 - 6 March Usk Choral Festival Don’t miss out on this jam-packed weekend at the Memorial Hall, Usk, Monmouthshire. A celebration of choral music from glorious Renaissance polyphony to effervescent arrangements of modern pop songs and everything in between. More information. https://www.facebook.com/uskchoralfestival/ 
4 - 6 March 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
20 - 24 March Golden Voices of Monserrat, Costa Brava, Lloret del Mar, Spain The International Choir Festival & Competition “Golden Voices of Montserrat” is annually held in Lloret de Mar and has been one of the most attractive musical events at the Costa Brava for many years. Attending choirs have the possibility to either sign up for the festival or the competition. The festival is open for choirs of all categories and vocal ensembles and contains highlights like the Contest Concert, the Concert in the monastic complex of Montserrat and a Master Class given by famous choirmasters. Furthermore, all choirs will attend an unforgettable joint performance on Lloret de Mar’s main square. All non-competitive choirs are invited to attend concerts in various locations in Lloret de Mar. The festival ends with a closing & award ceremony, all attending choirs will receive a participation certificate. Dive into an amazi https://webomat.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/acc/73/2020/08/13/1-goldenvoicesmontserrat-march-en.pdf
28 April - 2 May Cornwall International Choir Festival Under the distinguished presidency of Colonel Edward Bolitho, OBE, Lord -Lieutenant of Cornwall, festivals have been organised biennially since 2003. It has received Cornwall Council support, regional funding and sponsorship from many individual patrons and commercial interests in Cornwall. More than 60 male choirs participate in each Festival from across the world, the UK and, of course, Cornwall. In addition to concerts and other public singing activities, the Festival includes symposia, workshops, master classes and tuition sessions for directors and singers. It also features an educational programme involving local schools. It is organised with the aim of developing greater strength across the male voice movement in a spirit of musical friendship. https://www.cimcf.uk/
27 - April - 1 May 16th International Choir Competition & Festival, Bad Ischl, Austria: Registration deadline: December 13, 2021 Set in the charming scenery of the Salzkammergut and breathing the inimitable flair of a spa town made famous by the stays of the Austrian imperial family, every performance of a choir in this city becomes a unique artistic and cultural experience. 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. https://www.interkultur.com/events/2022/bad-ischl/
4 - 8 May Costa Barcelona Music Festival 2022 - 9th International Choir and Orchestra festival on the Costa Barcelona (Spain) - COSTA BARCELONA – a true holiday paradise
Some attractions of this Catalonian region are its long, fine-sand beaches, the sea and its crystal-clear water holding in its depths an underwater paradise, and nature reserves with untouched landscapes in every shade of green. Bays among the rocks, beautiful old towns and an appealing climate make Calella a exceptional place. The area surrounding Calella, located between Barcelona and Girona, is famed for its historic and artistic legacy. This region has been a home and inspiration for such figures as Montserrat Caballe, the world-famed opera singer, the artist Salvador Dali, or the architect Antoni Gaudi. Concerts of the Costa Barcelona Music Festival make the holiday atmosphere richer with new musical accents.

Registration deadline: 28.02.2022

Please find more information: https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com or email to: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com
18 - 22 May Venezia Music Festival 2022 - 11th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Venice and Jesolo (Italy) VENICE – city of channels and gondolas
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: 15.03.2022

Please find more information: https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com or email to: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com
30 June - 4 July

10th Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival in 2022. Classical Movements is proud to announce the 10th Serenade! Washington DC Choral Festival in 2022: Return, Remember, Rejoice! After the profound losses and monumental shifts of the past year and a half, we see a need to come together and celebrate our collective hope for the future. At the same time, we seek to reflect on and honor the work, sacrifices, and heartache we have all undergone in this time of great uncertainty.

Please find more information https://www.classicalmovements.com/festival/serenade-washington-d-c-choral-festival/

1 - 6 July

SCL International Youth Music Festival Vienna 2022. Registration deadline: 30.3.2022
The SCL Festival is Austria’s biggest annual youth music festival for choirs, orchestras and bands. Included are concerts, workshops and lectures in Vienna’s fantastic music locations as well as a competition held in the golden hall of the Musiverein. Cross-cultural exchange is facilitated and encouraged. Find further inormation on: www.sclfestival.org, or contact us: office@sclfestival.org

4 - 14 July 12th World Choir Games, Gangneung, South Korea: Registration deadline: December 1, 2021: After 20 years, the World Choir Games are coming back to Korea: The city of Gangneung, located in the Gangwong province, is the second Korean city after Busan in 2002 to host the world's largest international choir competition. Gangwon-do is experienced in hosting major international events: In 2018 it was the venue of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, which went down in history as the "Peace Games" due to the joint appearance of North and South Korean athletes. A perfect place for the unifying power of choral music to become an even more significant international symbol of peace. https://www.interkultur.com/events/world-choir-games/gangneung-2022/
22 - 29 July Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival 2022. Founded in 2009 with a special focus on collaboration and service, Classical Movements‘ Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival features a true diversity of ensembles exchanging cultures through shared workshops, side-by-side rehearsals and outreach projects throughout the Rainbow Nation—all while performing for enthusiastic crowds in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto and numerous communities across South Africa.

Hailed as “the largest international choral gathering in South Africa” by the Cape Times, over the past decade, Ihlombe! has highlighted nearly 90 choirs from some 10 countries.

More information here https://www.classicalmovements.com/festival/ihlombe-south-african-choral-festival/

5 - 8 August

Classical Music Summer Festival 2022. Registration deadline: 30.4.2022
This new festival for choirs, bands and orchestras of all ages comprises of three days of music and cross-cultural encounters in summerly Vienna. The aim is to create a joyful international atmosphere, in which to share and expand the common love of music of everyone involved. Locations include the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the MuTh Concert Hall of the Vienna Boy’s Choir. Find further inormation on: http://www.concerts-austria.com/summer-festival-vienna , or contact us: office@concerts-austria.com

25 - 29 September 10th Isola del Sole, Grado, Italy: Registration deadline: May 9, 2022: 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.