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Bad Ischl 2018 - Program Book

14TH INTERNATIONAL CHOIR COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL BAD ISCHL May 2 - 6, 2018 Bad Ischl, Austria Singing in the midst of mountains and lakes Already for the 14th time, the International Choir Competition and Festival will take place in Bad Ischl. This international choir competition to be held in the midst of the picturesque landscape of the Salzkammergut, has become one of the most important and most beautiful choral events in Austria by now. International and renowned jurors and choral experts will evaluate the vocal performances and help the choirs with words and deeds during the Evaluation Performances. Apart from the competitions in the Kongresshaus, the event also includes Gala Concerts, international Friendship Concerts as well as performances during masses. What is more, the international choir parade throughout the center of this Austrian spa is one of the top highlights of the event. It is intercultural meetings like these between choirs and choral music lovers that make this event a memorable experience. http://bad-ischl.interkultur.com

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2 INTERKULTUR EVENTS 2019 REGISTRATION DATES Early Bird Regular FEB 7 International Choir Competition Maastricht February 7 – 11, 2019 Maastricht, Netherlands 2018 JUN 11 2018 SEP 24 FEB 14 2 nd Sing‘n‘Joy Princeton - The American International Choral Festival Princeton (NJ), USA February 14 – 18, 2019 2018 JUL 30 2018 OCT 1 MAY 1 Voices for Peace - International Choir Festival May 1 – 5, 2019 Perugia/Assisi, Italy 2018 SEP 24 2018 DEC 10 MAY 15 6 th Vietnam International Choir Competition Hoi An, Vietnam May 15 – 19, 2019 2018 OCT 15 2018 DEC 17 MAY 29 Sing Along Concert Barcelona May 29 - June 2, 2019 Barcelona, Spain JUN 19 7 th International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition & Festival June 19 - 23, 2019 Linz, Austria 2018 NOV 12 2019 JAN 21 JUN 29 5 th International Conductor‘s Seminar Wernigerode June 29 - July 2, 2019 Wernigerode, Germany JUL 3 11 th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition July 3 – 7, 2019 Wernigerode, Germany 2018 NOV 26 2019 FEB 11 Summer Highlight AUG 3 Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4 th European Choir Games August 3 – 10, 2019 Gothenburg, Sweden 2018 OCT 15 2018 DEC 10 OCT 9 3 rd Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival October 9 – 13, 2019 Kalamata, Greece OCT 23 8 th Canta al mar - Festival Coral Internacional Calella/Barcelona, October 23 – 27, 2019 Spain 2019 MAR 18 2019 JUN 3 Non-competitive events ON STAGE - Non-competitive events in 6 destinations. Please check onstage.interkultur.com for more information on dates and venues Israel, Verona, Stockholm, Florence, Lisbon, Prague Photo Credits: © Studi43, © Anders Wester / Göteborg & Co. INTERKULTUR · Ruhberg 1 · 35463 Fernwald (Frankfurt / Main) Germany phone: +49 (0)6404 69749-25 · fax: +49 (0)6404 69749-29 · email: mail@interkultur.com · www.interkultur.com

3 14. Internationaler Chorwettbewerb & Festival Bad Ischl 14 th International Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl 2. – 6. Mai 2018, Bad Ischl, Österreich May 2– 6, 2018, Bad Ischl, Austria Veranstalter / Organizer Förderverein INTERKULTUR Österreich e.V. in Kooperation mit / in cooperation with Stadt Bad Ischl Land Oberösterreich, Kulturdirektion Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH Tourismusverband Bad Ischl Ehrenschutz / Patronage Mag. Thomas Stelzer, Landeshauptmann Hannes Heide, Bürgermeister Präsident INTERKULTUR / President INTERKULTUR Günter Titsch (Deutschland / Germany) Künstlerisches Komitee / Artistic Committee Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß (Deutschland / Germany), Leitender Künstlerischer Direktor Assoc. Prof. Romāns Vanags (Lettland / Latvia) Johan Rooze (Niederlande / Netherlands) Fred Sjöberg (Schweden / Sweden), Künstlerischer Generaldirektor INTERKULTUR Präsidium / INTERKULTUR Executive Committee Günter Titsch (Deutschland / Germany) Qin Wang (China) Stefan Bohländer (Deutschland / Germany) Dr. Christoph Wirtz (Deutschland / Germany), Generalsekretär