The Purcell School holds a UNESCO Mozart Gold Medal in recognition of its unique contribution to music, education and international culture, and in 2016, was made a Fazioli Pianoforti Centre of Excellence.
The School is well-known for nurturing the very best young talent, including three recent BBC Young Musician of the Year winners, Lara Melda (2010), Martin James Bartlett (2014), and Alexandra Ridout (Jazz Award 2016). Pupils regularly win scholarships to the best music colleges in the UK and abroad, and enjoy frequent success in competitions locally, nationally and internationally. Just a few of The Purcell School’s distinguished alumni include Oliver Knussen CBE, Catrin Finch, Nicholas Daniel, Robert Cohen, Julius Drake, Yevgeny Sudbin, Karim Said, Mica Levi, and Jacob Collier.
‘…it gives me great hope for the future of the music profession when I hear what these young people are capable of’ Sir Simon Rattle CBE
SING'N'JOY PRINCETON |
February 16 - 20, 2017 Princeton (NJ), USA |
The American International Choral Festival
In 2017 Princeton, New Jersey will be the meeting point for choirs from all over the globe. In the world of choral singing Princeton, the city located south of New York is well known for being the home of the Westminster Choir College, one of the world’s leading music schools.
According to the motto ”Sing'n'Joy” Princeton will feature both choral competitions and numerous concerts, varied meetings between participating choirs as well as master classes with international choral experts.
One of the event’s highlights will be the ensembles of the Westminster Choir College, that will showcase their superior skills at the big opening ceremony.
On Monday, February 20, 2017, President’s Day and therefore national holiday, the choirs will have the opportunity to visit New York and to present their skills in this world metropolis.
Princeton & New York – can there be a more attractive and promising concert tour for choirs?
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.