May 9 - 13, 2018 Helsingborg, Sweden
The Swedish International Choir Competition
Sweden – home of outstanding choirs and unique choral sounds from Scandinavia – will host another international INTERKULTUR choir event in spring 2018, following a successful first edition in 2004. The country’s choirs rank among the world’s best ensembles and determine the level of international choir competitions in many years.
A great music festival awaits you in Helsingborg, one of the most exciting places at the northern Baltic Sea. Many competition categories, Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings as well as intercultural Friendship Concerts open all doors to the participants.
Helsingborg, a city with more than 100,000 residents, is located in Sweden’s south, at the narrowest point of the Öresund, the beautiful strait between Sweden and Denmark.
The city’s cultural life is thriving in recent years: Fans of classic, Jazz and modern music regularly find what they’re looking for. Helsingborg is further one of the few cities in Sweden that has long and beautiful beaches, located just a few minutes’ walk away from the center.
Experience Scandinavian and international choral music in one of Sweden’s oldest cities – Helsingborg is waiting for you!
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VOICES FOR PEACE - International Choir Festival
April 4 - 8, 2018 | Perugia/Assisi, Italy
Singing for peace
Italy, the beautiful country in the south of Europe inspires ensembles from all over the world to go on very special concert tours. In addition to its long musical tradition, its fascinating architecture and its unsurpassed gastronomy, there are this remarkable vitality and joy of living that make this country a perfect place for the realization of unforgettable musical projects.
Along the lines of St. Francis, namely that "the Lord may give you peace", we are pleased to welcome choirs from all over the world to Assisi and Perugia.
Assisi is a truly magical place that draws its particular character from the reminiscence of Saint Francis, the charming countryside that surrounds the town, and the important witnesses of its thousand-year-old culture. With its two-story basilica, Assisi is one of those rare places that can enable the mind of man to fly high.
Perugia, founded in the 6th century by the Etruscans, is the largest city in Umbria and with its fascinating Piazza Grande one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
Join us on VOICES FOR PEACE, an inspiration for mind, soul and peace among mankind.
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.