Word Vancouver is Western Canada's largest celebration of literacy and reading. The festival takes place during the last week of September: September 21–25, 2016.
Word Vancouver - 2016 Program
20 workshops, 150 authors, 100 readings A Free Festival of Reading & Writing Sunday, September 25, 11am–5pm | Library Square More events around town September 21–24! Entertainment Family Fun Featured Guests Include: Caroline Adderson, Carmen Aguirre, bill bissett, Charles Demers, Ujjal Dosanjh, Lynn Johnston, Joy Kogawa, Bif Naked, Daphne Marlatt, Jen Sookfong Lee, Ronald Wright & Paul Yee www.wordvancouver.ca
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!
Golden State Choral Trophy
November 20 - 24, 2016 Monterey (CA), USA
The American International Choral Festival
Monterey, the enchanting “Language Capital of the World” south of San Francisco, welcomes in 2016 choirs from all parts of the world in order to sing together and to reach for the Golden State Choral Trophy. Participants will not only have the possibility to take part in the competition but also to attend workshops led by international choral experts and to get to know the loveliness of Monterey’s coast first hand: The stunning peninsula represents a breath-taking composition of land, sea and sky and is considered as one of the most beauteous destinations in the world.
The Choral Trophy competition will take place during the „Indian Summer”, the perfect travel season for the West Coast due to the extraordinary dry, warm and sunny weather. On November 24 America will celebrate Thanksgiving, so that American singers can enjoy this big choral meeting a few days longer and spend this public holiday as well as Black Friday together with their families on the Monterey peninsula.
Canta al mar 2015 – Festival Coral Internacional
October 21 – 25, 2015 | Calella/Barcelona, Spain
Due to the great enthusiasm among the choral scene regarding the new festival Canta al mar 2012 INTERKULTUR will ensure that Calella will become the meeting place for choirs from all over the world on a yearly basis. Thus also in 2015 from Oct. 21 to 25.
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.
3.5 kilometres of sandy beach as well as its location directly at the Mediterranean Sea and close to Barcelona make Calella a popular European travel destination. During the choir festival numerous friendship concerts will take place in the contemplative old town with its Catalan flair.
All concert and competition venues as well as accommodations and other event locations in Calella are situated within walking distance. Thus attending concerts and other events can be combined perfectly with a placid stroll through the historic old town. Here choirs will meet, celebrate and sing together and get to know other nations and their traditions.
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.
Enjoy with your choir a new and relaxing choir event at the Spanish Mediterranean Coast! Sun, beach and sea, singing and celebrating together – this choir festival joins holiday and passion!