January 25 - 29, 2018 Kobe, Japan
International Choir Festival & Competition
INTERKULTUR is happy to invite choirs from all over the world in a joyful celebration of peace through singing in a brand new destination, Kobe, Japan. Considered one of Japan’s most fascinating cities, Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of the Hyōgo Prefecture. The city is only 30 km to the west of Osaka, where the Kansai International Airport is the closest international gateway.
The "Pray from Kobe Concert", as it is called in Japan, was first held in 2012 in Kobe 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.
More than 600 singers will be gathering in Kobe and international choirs are also invited to sing for peace in the world in the beautiful Kobe Bunka Hall.
It has never been so important for people to strive for peace in the world.
Come to Kobe with INTERKULTUR and Sing'n'Pray with us!
Hardly a sentence applies here better than that of St. Augustine: "Those who sing, pray twice!"
4th Vietnam Int. Choir Competition - Hội An 2015
April 29 - May 3, 2015
Hội An City, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
In collaboration with the Vietnamese Central Government, the Provincial Government of Quang Nam and the City Government of Hội An, choirs from around the globe will again have the chance to discover the beauty of the country, combined with an international choral event.
The program book of the
5th International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival
June 3 – 7, 2015 | Linz, Austria
The International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition is both an international choir competition with various categories of different levels of achievement for amateur choirs and presents itself at the same time as a Festival of Choral Music in which choirs from all over the world can give concerts and make the most of the atmosphere of this international event. The attraction of this event consists of performing at a competition for a grand prix as a basic artistic component on the one hand and the possibility of participation in the friendship and gala concerts at St. Florian on the other hand. Of course, the city of Linz has the attraction of its wide variety of event offerings and as the point of departure for tourist excursions to interesting places in Upper Austria and beyond.
6TH INTERNATIONAL ANTON BRUCKNER CHOIR COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL
June 14 - 18, 2017 Linz, Austria
Singing in the historic city
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.
Anton Bruckner, one of the major composers of the late Romanticism, spent many years as an organist and composer at the monastery St. Florian nearby Linz and in Linz itself as a cathedral organist. Especially his motets and masses are exemplary for the Catholic Church music of the 2nd half of the 19th century and belong to the standard repertoire of many international choirs.
Venues such as the Brucknerhaus, the first choice for cultural events and concerts in Linz, the new cathedral of Linz as well as the monastery St. Florian give the event a dignified setting.
The festival of choral music offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to participate in the competitions as well as in friendship and gala concerts. A further highlight will be the competition for the Anton Bruckner Choir Prize.
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