International Choral Festivals & Competitions

Please ensure that all care is taken to ensure the legitimacy of these festivals and competitions before incurring any expenses. Details are published in good faith however you may wish to consider insurance against unforeseen cancellations or delays.


2016  
   
17 - 21 August

Paris Music Festival 2016 - 6th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Paris (France) Details https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-paris-france.phtml

20 - 26 August Coralua Trondheim International Choir Festival, Trondheim, Norway  Visit http://coralua.com/
21 - 31 August America Cantat 8, Nassau, Bahamas The American Choral Directors Association and the Organización America Cantat, in conjunction with the Ministry of Tourism of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, invite you to join in the celebration of American choral music next summer for America Cantat 8. This international non-competitive choral festival will take place August 21 - 31, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas. Choirs from all over the world are invited to participate and to perform over 10 days in the heart of the Caribbean. For more information or to register your choir, please visit america-cantat.org or email Eden Badgett, the Festival Director, at badgett@acda.org. Register Now
1 - 4 September

International Mountain Song Festival in Wolfsberg 2016, 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, www.musicultur.com

14 - 18 September

Praha Music Festival 2016. 7th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Prague (Czech Republic) Visit - https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-prague-czech-republic.phtml

23 - 25  September 1st International Baltic Sea Choir Competition, that will take place in Jurmala City, Latvia. You are warmly invited to the 1st International Baltic Sea Choir Competition taking place in the country that sings – Latvia. The competition is hosted by the city of Jurmala - the biggest resort city in Baltic States and will take place at the recently renewed historical Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall that is one of the most popular concert venues in Latvia and highly suited for vocal music. We are looking for 15 high level male, female and mixed amateur choirs (16-49 singers) to participate in the 1st International Baltic Sea Choir Competition. All choirs will perform at the Opening concert and two competition categories - Compulsory and Free programme, and the best performers will be selected for the final Grand Prix by an international jury. With great honour we inform that the compulsory piece will be composed by the worldwide acknowledged Latvian composer Rihards Dubra, who is also often taking part in juries of international choir competitions across the world.

The winning choirs will be awarded:

1st Prize and the Grand Prix EUR 3500

2nd Prize – EUR 2000

3rd Prize – EUR 1000

Special prize for the Best Conductor – EUR 500

Special prize for the best performance of the compulsory work – EUR 250

You will find all information about the competition on our home page: www.balticchoir.com . Closing date for applications 31 March 2016

28 September - 2 October "Isola del Sole" - Int. Choir Competition and Festival, Grado, Italy The "Sunny Island" Grado is the ideal place for a meeting of international choir. Its numerous venues, short paths in the historic part of town, its top tourist destinations, as well as its location between Venice and Trieste, make Grado the perfect event venue. What is more, performances in the Basilica di Sant‘Eufemia in Grado and the Basilica di Aquileia promise a unique experience of choral music.

In addition to the concept of the past events in Grado, the festival will give a special focus to the pedagogical activities. The new INTERKULTUR event will feature not only the traditional components such as the choir competition and the international Friendship Concerts, but also the evaluation concerts and individual coaching.

Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com 

29 September - 3 October

Cracovia Music Festival 2016 - 8th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Cracow (Poland) https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-cracow-poland.phtml

30 September - 3 October

Reine Männersache, Leipzig, Germany - A project of the World Festival Singers. Further pedagogical training belongs to the essential components of INTERKULTUR events ever since. In cooperation with the music publisher Edition Peters INTERKULTUR offers individual singers and small groups of singers the possibility to gather intensive insights into "new and old" choral literature for male choirs. Interested singers have the possibility to experience classics and adaptations of popular a cappella groups for male choirs together with three renowned German choral experts during a 4-day workshop.  After the workshop all participants of "Reine Männersache Leipzig 2016" will present the music worked out together during a concert. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com  

6 - 9 October International Children´s and Youth Choir Festival "Song & the City" Berlin 2016 The Festival taking place in the German capital is open to children`s, youth, and young adult choirs. The repertoire is free of choice. Next to a touristic program including a city tour, the choir trip offers the young participants plenty of opportunities to present themselves to public during the festival concert, a friendship concert with a local host choir and to meet singers from around the world and make new friends at the closing choir party. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH, www.musicultur.com
8 - 12 October

2nd Beira Interior International Choir Festival & Competition - Fundão, Portugal Meet the choral scene in Portugal. Register in categories for Mixed, Male, Female and Chamber Choirs, Children & Youth Choirs, performing in Sacred Choral Music, Folklore, Gospel, Pop & Modern categories. Choirs have the opportunity to participate in the event without competing in Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching, Voice Training and Friendship Concerts. The non-competitive participation is also open to choirs, who want to take part in the competition as well. Deadline for registration: April 30, 2016 - Early bird deadline: March 20, 2016. For further information please contact us or check our website: info@meeting-music.com  www.meeting-music.com

12 - 16 October

Corfu International Festival & Choir Competition, Corfu, Greece - Supported by the Corfu Choir Union, the "1st Corfu International Festival & Choir Competition" will bring choral singers from all over the world to the capital of the Ionian Islands and makes it resound. Corfu is the greenest island in Greece.

Maintaining the well-known categories, which have been characterizing our INTERKULTUR competitions since years we want to pay special attention to jazz music during this new event. Furthermore we offer after the event in Corfu an exclusive participation in a concert in one of Athens most famous concert halls, the Megaron. Contact: INTERKULTUR Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 mail@interkultur.com www.interkultur.com

13 - 16 October

International Choir Festival Nice 2016, 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, www.musicultur.com

13 - 17 October

Lago di Garda Music Festival 2016 - 10th International festival of choirs and orchestras on Lake Garda (Italy)https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-on-lake-garda-italy.phtml

14 - 16 October

John Paul II International Choir Festival of Sacred Music MUNDUS CANTAT GDANSK  in spirit of the world peace, we are honored to invite you to take part in the 2nd edition of John Paul II International Choir Festival of Sacred Music MUNDUS CANTAT GDANSK, named after Pope John Paul the Great, who made history by being a vocal advocate for human rights and using his influence to effect political changes.

The festival will be held in historical birthplace of the Solidarity movement which, under the leadership of political activist Lech Walesa, played a major role in bringing an end to Communist rule across Central Europe. A thousand-year history location at the crossroads of important commercial and communication routes, an extensive port and mercantile traditions - all this makes Gdansk a meeting place of many cultures, nationalities and denominations.

Feel invited to join us in our prayers in these hard times of constant battle for the world piece. Let’s voice our common desire to stop the violence. Let the imploring prayers of united choirs from all over the world fill the most breath-taking insights of Gdansk churches. Because “He who sings, prays twice”! Welcome to Gdansk - a city blessed with incredible architecture and a long history of Catholicism, home of many spectacular cathedrals and churches.

Contact: Joanna Stankowska – Festival Director
e-mail: 
munduscantat@sopot.pl
tel.: +48 609 692 707 munduscantat@sopot.pl

17 - 23 October

10th Barcelona Corearte Festival, Barcelona. Corearte is waiting for you to enjoy a week of good music and new friends, meeting at one of the most beautiful and cosmopolitan European cities. Everything is prepared, workshops, meeting, concerts, tours, gastronomy and endless surprises. Choirs from Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia, Norway, France and Catalonia are already prepared for this adventure. More info: http://www.corearte.es/barcelona-choirs-2016

19 - 23 October Canta al mar 2016 – Festival Coral Internacional, Calella/Barcelona, Spain In general applies that the fantastic metropolis Barcelona will be an attractive part of this festival. Either as venue for the competition and friendship concerts or simply as destination for a day trip. All concert and competition venues as well as accommodations and other event locations in Calella are situated within walking distance. Mixed, male, female, children’s and youth choirs can participate in the competition in established categories and different levels of difficulty. Special attention is given to the categories “Folklore“ and “Pop“. No category will require compulsory pieces so that all participating choirs can choose an appropriate repertoire and perform in front of the jury without major restrictions. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

19 - 23 October

1st Lanna International Choir Competition 2016 - Chiang Mai, Thailand. In 2011, INTERKULTUR brought the first choral competition ever to be hosted in Vietnam. It was the beginning of a new very successful event series in the region of South East Asia. With the 1st Lanna International Choir Competition in Thailand, the "Land of Smiles", INTERKULTUR will build on the success of this event series. For many hundred years Chiang Mai was the capital of Lanna Thai. It is Thailand’s second biggest and important city today. It is not only a popular tourist destination, but also an impressive venue for an international competition, where choirs from all over the world will sing together and will get to know the Thai culture. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

27 - 30 October

“Praga Cantat” 2016 - International Choral Competition & Festival The Praga Cantat Competition and Festival has established itself as an important choral event in the recent 27 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, www.musicultur.com

27 - 31 October

Wien Music Festival 2016 - 3rd International festival of choirs and orchestras in Vienna (Austria) https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-vienna-austria.phtml

28 - 30 October 12th International Warsaw Choir Festival "VARSOVIA CANTAT" Warsaw (Poland). We would like to invite you again to Warsaw for 12th edition of VARSOVIA CANTAT - International Warsaw Choir Festival. Festival is held in many venues in Warsaw and it is focusing on a cappella music. Head of the jury will be composer Romuald Twardowski together with Jury members from Austria, Hungary, Spain and Poland.Choirs can compete in 5 categories for hand made statuettes of GOLDEN LYRE. Additionally choirs  can compete for Special Prize of 1000,00 Euro for  best performance of Romuald Twardowski composition. More information at www.varsoviacantat.pl/download.html Please send applications  before 31st May 2016
29 - 30 October UK Choir Festival, St Albans, Hertfordshire The UK Choir Festival is a brand new festival aimed to support, train and bring together choirs from all over the UK in a beautiful setting where people can learn, develop and thrive. Produced by Producer & Musical Director, Russell Scott, the festival is designed for choirs of all abilities, ages and style, no matter whether you are a local community choir, a cappella choir, school choir, choral society or barbershop choir. For the first time, a new UK choir festival is being produced to give choirs the opportunity to be taught by some of the top workshop leaders in the UK. The UK Choir Festival promises to be exciting, informative, collaborative and culminates each day in an opportunity for each choir to perform on stage. http://ukchoirfestival.com/
4 - 6 November

North Wales Choral Festival  2016, Llandudno, North Wales. Venue Cymru sits on Llandudno’s sweeping Promenade nestled in the Bay between the Great and Little Orme respectively. Since it began in 1988 the event has grown from a one to a three day festival of concerts, competitions, community performances and workshops and is well regarded on the choral circuit. Covering Male Voice, Ladies, Youth, Mixed and Barbershop Style the weekend celebration of music regularly attracts choirs from all over the UK, Ireland and Europe too. New for 2016 is an open category called ‘just for fun’ giving new and inexperienced choirs the chance to get stuck in and see what performing on the big stage is all about.

We have cash prizes for each category; £100 for third, £200 for second and £500 for first placed choirs. Llandudno is well equipped for a short break including plenty of accommodation, attractions and places to eat out and we’re more than happy to help you plan your whole trip. We’ d love to offer you our unique warm Welsh welcome! If you’re interested in learning more please visit www.northwaleschoralfestival.com or if you would like to make acquaintance with one of our lovely team members please get in touch – northwaleschoralfestival@conwy.gov.uk, (01492) 575940.

9 November 2nd Warsaw Advent & Christmas Festival The Festival is open to all amateur choirs and vocal ensembles from the world, who will present their repertoire of advent, christmas and sacred choral music. The international Jury will aware Gold, Silver and Bronze diplomas to the choirs in 5 categories. We also invite non-competitive choirs to take part. Choirs will also take part in additional concerts in Warsaw. Experience the Polish Christmas atmosphere in Warsaw. More information www.warsaw.christmasfestival.pl
13 - 19 November

4th Corearte Brazil Festival 2016. Corearte is waiting for you to enjoy a week of good music and new friends, meeting at one of the most beautiful regions of Brazil. The Festival includes as scheduled activities visits to places of architectural and historical interest in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with Caxias do Sul the main host city, and Gramado, Canela, Nova Petrópolis and Porto Alegre as sub-sites. During these days participants will live together, hold workshops with internationally renowned conductors and will offer concerts in different halls, churches and alternative venues in the mentioned cities. More info: http://www.corearte.es/choirs-brazil-2016

20 - 24 November Golden State Choral Trophy 2016 - The American International Choral Festival, Monterey (CA), USA After the spectacular success of the World Choir Games in Cincinnati the choirs of the world will sing together during the “Indian Summer”2016 in Monterey, California, for the Golden State Choral Trophy. Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by Morten Lauridsen and other choral experts and why not enjoy the beauty of the Monterey bay coast line. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

24 - 28 November

1 - 5 December

8 - 12 December

15 - 19 December

International Advent Singing Festival Vienna 2016 The Vienna International Advent Singing Festival is one of the most traditional choir festivals and is held for choirs from around the world during the Advent season before Christmas. The attending choirs have the possibility to perform in front of an international audience at four different concert venues: Vienna City Hall, church (during a church or mass service), Senior Citizen Home and outdoor Christmas Market.  The social program also includes a guided sightseeing tour in Vienna and an official closing reception where all attending choirs receive certificates. For further information contact us on 0049-228-28986011 or info@musicultur.com, Musicultur Travel GmbH, www.musicultur.com

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

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

8 - 11 December

International Choir Festival of Advent & Christmas Music MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT  We are merrily excited to invite you to take part in an exceptional Advent and Christmas music feast in a unique city of tender snow, frozen see, and even a small mountain to ski! Get your cozy reindeer sweaters ready and come to Sopot, Northern Poland, where the International Choir Festival of Advent & Christmas Music MUNDUS CANTAT SOPOT will be held for the first time!

Cheerful tones of various Christmas songs performed by choirs from all over the world will sound on Friends of Sopot Square, making the Sopot Christmas Market even more magical, while the most beautiful meditative Advent songs will fill the breath-taking insights of Tricity churches. Mundus Cantat Foundation invites you to take part in this special event under the patronage of the City of Sopot. Choirs are eligible to join the festival either as non-competitive choir participating in all the performances of the festival, or as competitive one.

Contact: Joanna Stankowska – Festival Director
e-mail: 
munduscantat@sopot.pl
tel.: +48 609 692 707 munduscantat@sopot.pl

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

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

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

Come and join INTERKULTUR in New Jersey, The Garden State, and celebrate with us this international festival of choral music in Princeton! Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

24 - 26 February

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

2 - 5 March

23rd International Choir Festival of Paris - Ile de France are happy to welcome choirs from various countries throughout Europe and across the globe. There is no need to prove the reputation and the attraction of the French capital. You will have ample time to discover or to rediscover Paris but of course also the opportunity to sing there. Friendship concerts will be organised on Friday in and around Paris featuring several other choirs from different countries and a local choir.

This will be the first occasion to create friendships and exchange with the other choirs. But the highlight of your trip will most probably be the final concert at La Madeleine Church in the company of all attending choirs. Each one of the choirs will first present a song from their repertoire and at the end, they will come together to perform the final song of the festival. This rare opportunity to sing in this significant place of Parisian cultural life, in front of a big public, will definitely be a fantastic experience for all your singers. Of course, we can help you also to extend your trip to other parts of France if you wish so.

We would be very happy to help your choir to be part of this big event and to give your singers the opportunity to experience the emotions felt by previous participants. To register or to receive more information about the festival, please contact Music&Friends : Contact : Catherine CORDIER / +352/ 35 65 75 381 musicandfriends@vew.lu www.musicandfriends.lu www.choirfestivalparis.com

8 - 12 March

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

14 - 16 March 3rd Music Festa Florence An exciting Youth Festival for Choirs and Orchestras that is already a great reality in the World scenery of Youth Festivals. Festival takes place every year in the month of March, right at the beginning of the beautiful season. Sun and joyful atmosphere in the amazing city. MUSIC FESTA FLORENCE (MFF) is dedicated to musically inclined Youth from all over the World and is open to young singers and instrumentalists. The Festival will be articulated in concerts and competition in an incredible range of categories for all ages and talents. Subscriptions deadline is approaching. Apply now here! Closing date 10th January 2017
5 - 9 April 1st Ephesus Music Festival, Kusadasi, Turkey http://www.musicfestinturkey.com/ephesus-music-festival/info/
19 - 23 April

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

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

Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com 

21 April 2017

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

Contact: ICF Barcelona Email: info@choralfestivalbarcelona.com

26 - 30 April

3rd Canta en Primavera – Festival Coral Internacional, Málaga, Spain The Canta en Primavera - Festival Coral  Internacional attracts international choirs into the Southern part of  the country right to the metropolis of Málaga. Outstanding concert halls, churches and theatres  will serve as ideal venues for competitions and concerts. Friendship  concerts will also take place on open air stages within the heart of the  Andalusian city. And as usual each choir has the possibility to select  exactly those festival elements which suits its needs best:  Competitions, concerts and further training. Touristic excursions to the  beautiful Andalusian cities and landscapes will top this eventful  activity off. Contact: INTERKULTUR, Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald, Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29
www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

3 - 7 May

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

24 - 28 May

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

25 - 28 May

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

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

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

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

2 - 7 June

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

14 - 18 June

Int. Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival, Linz, Austria. The Upper Austrian city of Linz already proved to be a perfect host by presenting the 1st INTERKULTUR Choir Olympics in 2000. Since 2007 the city invites every two years choirs from all over the world in order to sing at the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival.  The festival of choral music offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to participate in the competitions as well as in friendships and gala concerts.  A further highlight will be the competition for the Grand Prize of the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

25 June - 1 July

London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 Founded in April 2014 in conjunction with St John's Smith Square, Peter Phillips and The Tallis Scholars, LIACCC aims to bring together vocal groups from around the world to hear each other sing competitively; learn from each other’s strengths and weaknesses; and possibly even win! There is no other competition like it in the UK, with a purely a cappella focus, that aims to simultaneously nurture and challenge choirs. The featured composer is Arvo Pärt, and choirs will also be required to perform works of Renaissance polyphony alongside music of their own choice. Each choir will compete in one Heat, and be offered the opportunity to perform a lunchtime recital in a central London venue, plus participate in a specialist vocal workshop. We hope you can join us! Early Bird Deadline: 1 May 2016. Final Deadline: 15 December 2016. www.liaccc.org.uk

28 June - 2 July Budapest Music Festival 2017 https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-budapest-hungary.phtml
5 - 9 July

Int. Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition, Wernigerode, Germany. Since 1999 the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition is a crowd puller for choirs and music ensembles from all over the world. The colorful city in the Harz mountain range attracts visitors with its unique charm of medieval architecture and moreover with its musical characteristics. Furthermore this competition, named after Johannes Brahms, puts a musical focus on this German composer and the German romantics of the 19th century. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition the city of Wernigerode and INTERKULTUR will come up with some surprises, which will add to the program's established highlights such as the Choir Parade, Charity Concert and the Closing Concert. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

5 - 9 July

1th Cappadocia Music Festival - Cappadocia – Turkey You are invited to take part in this new festival. Cappadocia is the ancient name of a large region in the center of Anatolia, although when we speak of Cappadocia today we refer specifically to the valleys of Goreme and Urgup, with their natural pinnacles and rock churches. In this survey of Cappadocia’s historical geography, the region will be examined in its entirety.

 

Condition of participation:

  • Live performance

  • Free concert program for max. 30 min.

  • Choirs, orchestras and any kind of musical ensembles

Festival Program:

  • 1st day: arrival

  • 2nd day: Rehersals and Festival Concerts

  • 3rd day:  Rehearsal and Festival Concerts

  • 4th day:  Rehersals and Festival Concerts

  • 5th day: departure

Inclusions:

  • Free participation of all concerts

  • Rehearsals/concerts, diploma for conductor/choir, diploma for all participants

  • Accommodation in (5*) Perissia Hotel – Cappadocia

  • Breakfast & dinner, (free water and one soft drink with meals)

  • Free participation and accommodation for conductor (only groups more then 30 person)

  • Piano and stands at concert hall

More more details visit www.musicfestinturkey.com/cappadocia-music-festival/info/

 

7 - 13 July Melodia! South American Choral Festival. Now accepting choir applications from around the world. An extraordinary festival set in the beautiful environments of the Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information email hinano@classicalmovements.com or visit www.classicalmovements.com  
16 - 23 July

3rd European Choir Games Riga, Latvia After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014  choirs from all over the world will again travel to Latvia to celebrate the 3rd European Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 – and with its impressive history of passionate singing, Riga is the ideal location for this event.  Located in the central part of the country, the metropolis has become a multicultural city where the vast heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living. Riga is also known as the pearl of architecture and is home to the largest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

16 - 23 July

Grand Prix of Nations Riga, Latvia After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014 - with 460 international choirs and 27,000 participants from 73 nations largest World Choir Games ever – choirs from all over the world will again travel to Latvia to celebrate the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017, which is combined with the 3rd European Choir Games – and with its impressive history of passionate singing, Riga is the ideal location for this event.  Located in the central part of the country, the metropolis has become a multicultural city where the vast heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living. Riga is also known as the pearl of architecture and is home to the largest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in the world. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

19 - 23 July Toscana Music Festival 2017 - 9th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Tuscany (Italy). To start with, we ask you to complete the Inquiry form. Then we will send you further details regarding costs of participation.

Deadline for applications: 15.05.2017

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

22 - 29 July The World Choral Symposium – the greatest gathering of choirs in the world! Held once every 3 years, the next one will be in beautiful Barcelona, Spain, 22-29 July, 2017. Now you have a chance for your choir to be one of 24 invited choirs from all over the world in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don't wait! Check the details and apply before the deadline. Whether you come to Barcelona with your choir or by yourself this is an experience you will never forget!  Visit http://www.wscm11.cat/#!home/c1gqx
16 - 20 August

Paris Music Festival 2017 - 7th International choir and orchestra festival in Paris (France).

To start with, we ask you to complete the inquiry form. Then we will send you further details regarding costs of participation.

Deadline for applications: 15 June 2017

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-paris-france.phtml
6 - 10 September

Praha Music Festival 2017 - 8th International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras - Prague

Experience the Golden City on the Vltava with its flair and numerous sights like the famous Prague Castle, Cathedral of St. Vitus, Charles Bridge, and the Golden Alley. You have the opportunity to enrich and experience the magical atmosphere with your musical performances during the Praha Music Festival in front of the picturesque backdrop.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2017

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

27 September - 1 October

Cracovia Music Festival 2017 - 9 International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras - Crakow

The former capital of Poland is one of Europe’s last undiscovered destinations by mass tourism. Here the Holy Father Pope John Paul II served as a Bishop for more than twelve years. Centre of the old town is Rynek (main market place), one of Europe’s most beautiful and largest market places. This market place is divided by huge cloth halls as well as the gothic St. Mary’s Basilica. At the south edge of the old town rises the Wawelburg with the famous King’s castle. In these historic surroundings, in the renowned churches of Krakow as well as in the concert hall with its appealing acoustics, the concerts of the Cracovia Music Festival take place.

https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-choir-orchestra-festival-in-cracow-poland.phtml
11 - 15 October

Int. Choir Competition and Festival Kalamata, Greece INTERKULTUR’s international choir competition in Greece: Hosted by the romantic city of Kalamata, located on the Southern Peloponnese. Vibrant, calm and idyllic – Kalamata proves in an impressive way that these characteristics do not conflict with each other: Narrow lanes, a historic old town and the Apostles church of the 12th century characterize the townscape until today. The combination of sea, mountains, vine and olive trees make Greece a wonderful place where singers from all over the world will feel mostly welcome. This choir competition unites the advantages of an international choir competition with numerous possibilities for concert performances in a city that provides manifold cultural choices. The competition part offers categories for different levels of difficulty, casts and musical genres – the festival combines an easy going gathering of different nations with the wonderful setting of South East Europe. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

21 - 28 October

4th Asia Pacific Choir Games - Colombo, Sri Lanka With the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017 being prepared for Colombo, Sri Lanka, INTERKULTUR is eager to explore a new cultural area and tradition, since this is the very first time that an INTERKULTUR event is going to be held in South Asia.

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

25 - 29 October

Canta al mar 2017 – Festival Coral Internacional, Calella/Barcelona, Spain. Each year Calella attracts new choirs through its Catalan charm. Long sandy beaches, sunny weather, the Mediterranean Sea and the proximity to the Spanish metropolis of Barcelona are included in the participation. According to the choirs’ wishes Barcelona can be included in their individual schedule in the context of the competition, as a venue for Friendship Concerts or simply as a destination for excursions. All concert and competition venues in Calella are within walking distance and can therefore be combined ideally with a placid stroll through the historic center. That way choirs meet, sing together in Friendship Concerts and get to know other nations and their individual traditions. Contact: INTERKULTUR. Ruhberg 1, 35463 Fernwald. Germany Tel:  +49 (0)6404 69749-25 / Fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 www.interkultur.com mail@interkultur.com

27 - 30 October Wien Music Festival 2017 - 4th International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras in Vienna, Austria There are few cities with as wide a cultural offer as that of Vienna which includes the Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera, and countless museums. The city also boasts astounding architecture with a plethora of historic buildings, e.g. the St. Stephen's Cathedral built in 12th century and the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. The vicinities of Vienna are also attractive to visitors. There are the Wachau valley on the Danube river and the Benedictine Melk Abbey. For many people Vienna is the most important music center of Europe where the famous Wien Music Festival takes place. https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/international-festival-of-choirs-and-orchestras-in-vienna-austria.phtml
1 - 5 November

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

2018  
4 - 14 July 2018

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