5TH CANTA AL MAR – FESTIVAL CORAL INTERNACIONAL
October 19 - 23, 2016 Calella/Barcelona, Spain
Spanish way of life at the „Festival Coral Internacional“
The festival „Canta al mar“ has become an essential activity in INTERKULTUR’s event calendar. Since 2012 choirs from all over the world meet in the city of Calella in Catalonia/Spain and celebrate the international choral festival with plenty of singing and traditional Paella.
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. Enjoy with your choir a happy and relaxed choir event at the Spanish Mediterranean Coast – this festival joins holiday and passion!
International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition
July 15 - 19, 2015 | Wernigerode, Germany
The man after whom the festival is named for, Johannes Brahms, and the German Romantics of the 19th century, will be a focal point.
This event offers interested choirs excellent opportunities to learn together and refine their specialist skills with coaching concerts and rehearsals with recognized international choral experts. We explicitly invite choirs and ensembles of all kinds who prefer not to take part in competition but like to give concerts in Wernigerode and other regional communities. The festival will provide ample opportunities for groups to perform their repertoires to an interested audience, whether they are specialized in choral, orchestral or folk music.
Wernigerode is a town with a very special flair. It is a gem of medieval architecture located on the foot of the low mountain range of the Harz. There is hardly any other town with so many magnificent semi-timbered houses – a feast for your eyes. And it is an excellent stage for the parade and opening ceremony and further open air events
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.
2ND KALAMATA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL
October 11 - 15, 2017 Kalamata, Greece
Singing in the land of gods
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.
Singing in the land of gods – singing in Kalamata. 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.