10th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition
July 05 - 09, 2017 Wernigerode, Germany
Singing in the colourful city in the Harz mountain range
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: Three renowned German choirs come from this small town. 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.
Apart from pedagogical offers further concerts will take place downtown and in the surroundings of Wernigerode.
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.
The American International Choral Festival
March 16 - 20, 2016 Provo/Salt Lake City (UT), USA
After the spectacular success of the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, INTERKULTUR is now working to spread this enthusiasm to other destinations within the United States. In 2016 the choirs of the world will sing together in Provo, Utah.
Bearing the slogan “Singing and Joy”, the Sing'n'Joy Provo will be taking place from March 16 to 20, 2016. The Sing'n'Joy concept also includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. In addition Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by international choral experts and why not enjoy the beauty of the Utah valley, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts!
The competitions will be taking place in the Covey Center of the Arts and Brigham Young University will open their De Jong Concert Hall for the Opening and the Closing events.
One of the highlights of the event will be ensembles from BYU Choral Department presenting their highest quality of choral singing in the Grand Opening and maybe also on other occasions during the festival.
On Sunday, March 20, the choirs will have the opportunity to visit Salt Lake City and to sing there together with the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Experience as a highlight and closing of your stay in Utah a worldwide live broadcasted TV show at the Temple Square of "Music and the Spoken Word" and a Sing Along with the Tabernacle Choir!
Come and join INTERKULTUR in Utah and celebrate with us this international festival of choral music in Provo!