CORFU INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CHOIR COMPETITION
October 12 - 16, 2016 Corfu, Greece
Supported by the Corfu Choir Union, the "1st Corfu International Festival & Choir Competition" will bring choral singers from all over the world to the capital of the Ionian Islands and makes it resound. Corfu is the greenest island in Greece. Apart from the beautiful bays, long beaches and impressive cliffs, the roughly 600 square kilometer island is covered with olive groves. The Mediterranean flair of the island has always attracted millions of tourists – also Empress Elisabeth spent the possibly even happiest years of her life in Corfu.
The historic city centre of Corfu was added in 2007 to the UNESCO world cultural heritage list.
Already during ancient and later on medieval times this island was exposed to the influence of different cultures, especially of the republic of Venice, which mingled with Greek-orthodox traditions and led to the independent culture visible nowadays.
Maintaining the well-known categories, which have been characterizing our INTERKULTUR competitions since years we want to pay special attention to jazz music during this new event.