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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.
6TH CANTA AL MAR – FESTIVAL CORAL INTERNACIONAL
October 25 - 29, 2017 Calella/Barcelona, Spain
Sing and Fun at the Mediterranean Sea
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!
3rd Canta en Primavera – Festival Coral Internacional
April 26 - 30, 2017 Málaga, Spain
Canta en Primavera – Sing in Spring!
In April, when large parts of Europe are still hibernating, we present a springlike festival in one of Spain's most delightful regions. Spring in Málaga does not only stand for nature's awakening but is also symbolized by the many-voiced singing of choirs from all over the world.
The Canta en Primavera - Festival Coral Internacional attracts international choirs into the Southern part of the country right to the metropolis of Málaga.
Outstanding concert halls, churches and theatres will serve as ideal venues for competitions and concerts. Friendship concerts will also take place on open air stages within the heart of the Andalusian city. And as usual each choir has the possibility to select exactly those festival elements which suits its needs best: Competitions, concerts and further training. Touristic excursions to the beautiful Andalusian cities and landscapes will top this eventful activity off.
VOICES FOR PEACE - International Choir Festival
April 19 - 23, 2017 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 our first VOICES FOR PEACE Choir Festival in Assisi.
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 the most fascinating cities in Italy, one of those rare places that can enable the mind of man to fly high.
Join us on this new, fascinating trip to the roots of Christianity and experience the opening mass at Portiuncola Chapel, one of the most prominent pilgrimage destinations in the world and the place where St. Francis died.
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.
GRAND PRIX OF NATIONS BERLIN 2017
February 01 - 05, 2017 Berlin, Germany
A "Fest der ChorKulturen" in Germany’s capital city
Following the huge success of the 1st Grand Prix of Nations 2015 in Magdeburg the event remains for the time being in Germany and will be held in 2017 in the German capital of Berlin!
This Grand Prix will be embedded in Berlin’s "Fest der ChorKulturen" 2017, where not only the Berlin Radio Choir but also further top class choirs and orchestras will be performing. The chamber music hall of the Berliner Philharmonie, one of the best concert halls in Germany, will provide a worthy framework for the Grand Prix of Nations.
Berlin does not only stand out due to its variety of cultural activities but also due to all the fascinating facets of a cosmopolitan city. During the two-step competition choirs will have the opportunity to put their choral abilities to the test.
It is a great pleasure to INTERKULTUR to welcome the participants for the Grand Prix of Nations 2017 in the Berliner Philharmonie!