Festivals & Workshops

This page lists some of the many national and international choral festivals. Please visit the respective web sites for detailed information. 

Vous trouverez ci-dessous une liste de certains festivals de chant choral internationaux. Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez visiter les sites internet respectifs.

Canadian Festivals and Workshops

 

Coastal Sound International Choral Festival 
For Children’s (SSA) & Youth(SATB) Choirs 
Burnaby & Vancouver, British Columbia 
www.coastalsoundfestival.com 
[email protected] 

Bach Music Festival of Canada 
Exeter, Ontario Canada 
[email protected] 

International Choral Kathaumixw
July 5-9, 2016, Powell River (Canada)

Join choirs from around the world in 20 concerts, competitions, common singing, conductor’s seminars, and social events on the shores of Canada’s magnificent Pacific Coast.

Guest Artists & International Jury

Extension Tours available July 10 – 16, 2016
Deadline for registration: November 1, 2015

 

International Choral Kathaumixw

July 3-7, 2018, Powell River (Canada)

Join choirs from around the world in 20 concerts, competitions, common singing, conductor’s seminars, and social events on the shores of Canada’s magnificent Pacific Coast.

Guest Artists & International Jury

Extension Tours available July 8 – 14, 2018
Deadline for registration: November 1, 2017

 

International Festivals and Workshops

 2017

12th In… Canto sul Garda International Choir Festival & Competition
October 28-November 1, 2017 (Italy)
In 2015 more than 450 singers came from 10 countries to share their musical knowledge and sing together in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy.
We can proudly say that not only the festival scene is stunning but the performances always amaze as well the Jury and the audience. You could be the next…
Deadline for registration: not determined yet.
Antica Pompeii Musica Eterna Roma After Festival
July 6-8, 2017 (Italy)
Antica Pompeii – Linger a little longer! Meeting music invites you to imagine three more days in historic Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your choir will perform its own program, and join with other choirs to sing familiar melodies from the region of Naples. We are happy to enhance your meeting music Italian experience by arranging a once in a lifetime performance in fantastic Pompeii!
Deadline for registration: not determined yet.
8th Musica Eterna Roma International Choir Festival & Competition
July 2-6, 2017 (Italy)
All roads lead to Rome in 2017 as well. Choirs can apply in different categories like Musica Sacra, Musica Sacra Open Category, Musica Profana, Children and Youth Choirs and Gospel/Spiritual and/or take part in other educational festival activities, such as Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching, ‘Meeting in Music’ concerts.
Deadline for registration: not determined yet.
5th Per Musicam Ad Astra International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition
June 25-28, 2017 (Poland)
PER MUSICAM AD ASTRA International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition will for the 5th time present a great opportunity for integration of the choral community and promotion of choral music. Its name refers to the figure of the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus who was born in the city of Toruń, which is a friendly host of this event.
The Festival will include performances by mixed, male, female, youth and children choirs and vocal ensembles from all over the world. Over the course of 5 days participants will compete for the Grand Prize, with more than a dozen accompanying events, including Friendship Concerts in the whole region. The beautiful settings make them an unforgettable experience.
The optional educational program is an important part of the Festival. Join us and take part in workshops and seminars.
Deadline for registration: not determined yet.
Salzburg International Choral Celebration & Competition
June 14-19, 2017 (Austria)
Look forward to the Opening Concert in Mozarteum: musical welcome greetings from the region and around the world.
Competition Concerts in the categories: Mixed, Male and Female Choirs, Children and Youth Choirs, Musica Sacra and Folklore; For non-competitive participation there will be other educational Festival Activities: meeting in music Friendship Concerts in and around Salzburg, Evaluation Performances, Individual Coaching.
Sing in the Dome of Salzburg, at churches and beautiful & historical venues of the city and celebrate with us at the Salzburg International Choral Celebration and Competition.
Deadline for registration: not determined yet.
15th Venezia in Musica International Choir Festival & Competition
April 28-May 2, 2017 (Italy)
Missing an event does not mean that you can1t join in another year.
In 2017 meeting music gladly will be your host in Caorle/Venice, Italy for a great choral celebration.
The competition with its wide range of categories like Mixed, Male and Female Choirs for different standards, with or without requirements, types of choirs and musical genres (Musica Sacra, Folkore) offers every choir the opportunity to present its actual program on this international podium.
Choirs who do not want to take part of the competition can join us for the educational festival activities as well.
Deadline for registration: not determined yet.
16th Budapest International Choir Festival & Competition
April 9-13 2017
Budapest, Hungary
 
In 1988, when Budapest International Choir Festival & Competition was founded, a milestone was set in the history of choral competitions. In 2017 we celebrate the 16th anniversary of this festival in Budapest.
Every choir can apply in different categories which suits perfectly to them like Female, Male Mixed Choir with or without requirements, Chamber Choirs with requirements, Children and Youth Choirs, Musica Sacra, Folklore, Gospel/Pop/Modern or Jazz.
Deadline for registration: November 30, 2016
Early bird deadline: September 30, 2016
For further information please contact us or check our website:

 

Sing´N´Joy Princeton 2017
The American International Choral Festival

Princeton (NJ), USA
February 16-20, 2017
In 2017, the choirs of the world will sing together in Princeton, New Jersey, for the Grand Prize of this SING`N`JOY event. The city is well known in the choral world as the home of the Westminster Choir College, one of the world’s leading schools of music. The Sing’n’Joy concept also includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by Morten Lauridsen and other choral experts.

www.interkultur.com

 2016

Golden State Choral Trophy 2016
The American International Choral Festival
Monterey (CA), USA

November 20-24, 2016
After the spectacular success of the World Choir Games in Cincinnati the choirs of the world will sing together during the “Indian Summer”2016 in Monterey, California, for the Golden State Choral Trophy. Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by Morten Lauridsen and other choral experts and why not enjoy the beauty of the Monterey bay coast line.
www.interkultur.com

 

Canta al mar 2016 – Festival Coral Internacional
Calella/Barcelona, Spain

October 19 – 23, 2016
Mixed, male, female, children’s and youth choirs can participate in the competition in established categories and different levels of difficulty. Special attention is given to the categories “Folklore“ and “Pop“. No category will require compulsory pieces so that all participating choirs can choose an appropriate repertoire and perform in front of the jury without major restrictions.

 

2nd Beira Interior International Choir Festival & Competition
October 8-12, 2016
Fundão, Portugal

Meet the choral scene in Portugal. Register in categories for Mixed, Male, Female and Chamber Choirs, Children & Youth Choirs, performing in Sacred Choral Music, Folklore, Gospel, Pop & Modern categories. Choirs have the opportunity to participate in the event without competing in Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching, Voice Training and Friendship Concerts. The non-competitive participation is also open to choirs, who want to take part in the competition as well.

Deadline for registration: April 30, 2016
Early bird deadline: March 20, 2016

For further information please contact us or check our website:

[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com

 

 

“Isola del Sole” – Int. Choir Competition and Festival
Grado, Italy

September 28 – October 02, 2016
The “Sunny Island” Grado is the ideal place for a meeting of international choir. The performances in the Basilica di Sant‘Eufemia in Grado and the Basilica di Aquileia promise a unique experience of choral music. The new INTERKULTUR event will feature not only the traditional components such as the choir competition and the international Friendship Concerts, but also evaluation concerts and individual coaching.

www.interkultur.com

 

CONDUCTING 21C – Musical Leadership for a New Century

August 19-24, 2016, Stockholm (Sweden)

Since 2013, the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre has organized an annual CONDUCTING 21C course in Sweden. This year the course leaders will be André de Quadros, Agneta Josephson, and Lone Larsen and as the choir in residence we present Manado State University Choir, Indonesia. This course is a part of the Music & Humanity festival. In addition to C21C, this festival consists of choral concerts, workshops and talks.

Apply by April 1, 2016

[email protected]

www.conducting21c.com

 

Laurea Mundi Budapest Festival of Choral Music – Grand Prix & Open Competition
July 9-13, 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Be a participant in the The Laurea Mundi Open Competition and the Grand Prix of Choral Music. The Grand Prix is open to Golden Diploma choirs and those who qualify via the Budapest International Open Competition. Choirs may compete in the following well liked categories: Children’s and Youth Choirs, Female, Male and Mixed Choirs, Musica Sacra, Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Modern & Folklore, Chamber Choirs & Vocal.

Special offer for Non-Competitive Participation: First International Honour Choirs in Hungary conducted by Henry Leck & Gábor Hollerung for Treble Voices & Mixed Voices, sing in fantastic halls an interesting program and Premiere of a Hungarian composition.

Deadline for registration: January 15, 2016
Early bird deadline: October 15, 2015

[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com

 

First International Honour Choirs
July 9-13, 2016
Budapest, Hungary

The INTERNATIONAL HONOUR CHOIRS will perform as part of the OAKE-Recommended choral festival, Laurea Mundi Budapest.

This is a great opportunity for singers from around the world to sing together in one of the most stunning music halls in Budapest, the Palace of Arts.

The International Honour Choirs are open to choirs and individual singersqualified by conductor endorsement.

Artistic Directors Henry Leck, Treble Choir, and Gábor Hollerung, Mixed Choir, will conduct a program celebrating the legacy of Zoltán Kodály which will premiere a new Hungarian composition.

Deadline for registration: January 15, 2016
Early bird deadline: October 15, 2015

[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com

 

9th WORLD CHOIR GAMES 2016
Sochi, Russia

July 06 – 16, 2016
The World Choir Games have been a fixed meeting point for the ever-evolving choral world. Whether new on the choral stage or not, choral music expertise, professional guidance and the brilliant pedagogical opportunities that the Games offer make the event impossible to miss. An exchange of positive human energy, a meeting of common ideals and a thirst for food for the soul make the World Choir Games and the ten-day journey a wonderful feast of human passion.
Antica Pompeii – Musica Eterna Roma After Festival
July 5-7, 2016
Pompeii, Italy
 
Antica Pompeii – Linger a little longer!
Have you ever wanted to stay longer in a meeting-music festival, basking in the good vibrations of choral singing?
We can extend your Musica Eterna Roma experience from July 5-7, 2016 in Pompeii!
Meeting music invites you to imagine three more days in historic Pompeii, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where your choir will perform its own program, and join with other choirs to sing familiar melodies from the region of Naples.
We are happy to enhance your meeting music Italian experience by arranging a once in a lifetime performance in fantastic Pompeii!
Deadline for registration: February 28, 2016
Early bird deadline: December 15, 2015

7th Musica Eterna International Choir Festival & Competition
July 1-5, 2016
Rome, Italy

All roads lead to Rome, to the Eternal City meeting music is happy to announce the 7th Musica Eterna Roma – International Choir Festival and Competition in Rome. Choirs can apply in different categories like Female, Male Mixed Choir, Musica Sacra, Musica Sacra Open Category, Musica Profana , Children and Youth Choirs and Gospel/Spiritual. Besides the competition part there will be further educational festival activities, such as Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching, meeting in music concerts, Participation in the Audience with the Holy Father (tbc), Conductors meet the Jury and more.

Deadline for registration: February 28, 2016
Early bird deadline: December 15, 2015

[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com

19th ALTA PUSTERIA INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL
June 22 – 26 2016 – Val Pusteria (Italy)

The Alta Pusteria Festival is a non-competitive event and is usually reserved for non-professional choral groups. It takes place every year in Val Pusteria, one of the most beautiful of alpine valleys in South Tyrol, in the heart of the Dolomites. It is the biggest choral Festival in Italy and one of the biggest all over Europe. Since its first edition in 1998 it has recorded the participation of more than 1000 choirs and about 50,000 singers from 44 countries representing the five continents.

www.festivalpusteria.org
[email protected]

4th International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition
June 18-22, 2016
Toruń, Poland

If you missed this event last year, it is no problem: meeting music is happy to announce the 4th International Copernicus Choir Festival and Competition Choirs can apply in different categories like with requirements and without requirements, Children and Youth Choirs, Musica Sacra and Folklore.

There will be other educational festival activities as well: Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching meeting in music concerts, Conductors meet the Jury, Friendship Concerts and Voice Training.

Deadline for registration: February 28, 2016
Early bird deadline: December 15, 2015

[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com

Sing Along Concert in Vienna (Austria)
May 6 – 8, 2016

Starting off some years back to bring the world of professional Choral music closer to everyone, the Sing Along Concert of the Berlin Radio Choir has already attained irrefutable status by regularly attracting about 1,300 music-loving non-professionals, thus becoming a constant in Berlin’s music scene.

www.interkultur.com

 

Sing’n’joy Vienna 2016 · 3rd Choirfestival & 30th International Franz Schubert Choir Competition
Vienna, Austria

May 4 – 8, 2016
The Sing’n’Joy concept includes the traditional Schubert Competition as the main part of the event but also allows concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. The competitions will be taking place in the famous Vienna Concert House. As a highlight and at the same time festive closing of the event, INTERKULTUR will bring the popular Sing Along Concert with the Berlin Radio Choir under the direction of Simon Halsey to Vienna.

www.interkultur.com

 

10th European Festival of Youth Choirs Basel 2016
Basel, Switzerland
4th – 8th May, 2016

International platform for highest qualified children’s and youth choirs from Europe and one guest choir from overseas. 18 selected choirs perform in more than 40 choral events. The colorful concert program with choir music from all styles and ages appeals to an audience of more than 25’000 spectators. In addition, the festival offers education programs for choral professionals and open singings for the public.
www.ejcf.ch

 

14th Venezia in Musica Choir Festival & Competition
May 1-5, 2016
Caorle/Venice, Italy

Sing again in Venice in 2016! Choirs can register in categories such as Mixed Choirs, Male Choirs, Female Choirs, Chamber Choirs and Children and Youth Choirs, Youth Choirs of equal and mixed voices, Musica Sacra and Folklore. Choirs that choose to participate to the event without competing may take part in other educational festival activities as well: Evaluation Performance, Individual Coaching and meeting in music concerts. Choirs can also take part in Friendship Concerts ONLY.

Deadline for registration: January 30, 2016
Early bird deadline: November 30, 2015

[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com


Int. Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl
Bad Ischl, Austria

April 30 – May 4, 2016
This international choir competition has become one of the most important and most beautiful choral events in Austria by now. International renowned jurors and choral experts will evaluate the competitions and help the choirs with words and deeds during consulting rounds.. The international parade of the choirs in the historic old town is the colorful highlight of the festival.

 

 

5th International Choral Competition for Children & Youth Choirs
19 to April 23, 2016, Malcesine-Lake Garda (Italy)

The participating Choirs will be part of an unique experience:  The Fifth Edition of the International Children & Youth Choir Competition “Il Garda in Coro”, has been created for the particular possibilities of children and youth within their own cultural and social experiences. It will be held in Malcesine on Lake Garda (Italy), acknowledged to be the world capital of Children & Youth’s Choir competitions.

Deadline for registration: December 31, 2015
Categories: A Children’s Choir Secular Music – B Children’s Choir Sacred Music – C Youth Choirs

[email protected]
www.ilgardaincoro.it

14th Concorso Corale Internazionale – International Choir Competition and Festival
March 20 -24, 2016, Riva del Garda (Italy)

Meet again at the successful “Concorso Corale Internazionale”  and be happy at the 14th edition of this well-known choir festival in Riva del Garda, Italy.  Choirs may compete in categories for Mixed, Male, Female Choirs as well as in Children & Youth Choirs and Sacred Choral Music


Meet choirs from around the world and experience wonderful days of choral music, excellent competitions as well as great Evening and Friendship concerts. The category winners will present their skills again when singing for the best evaluation in the Grand Prize Competition.

Find out what happened in this year´s edition and have a look here.

For further information contact us through email:
[email protected]
www.meeting-music.com

 

Sing´N´Joy Provo 2016
The American International Choral Festival

Provo (UT), USA
March 16 – 20, 2016
The Sing’n’Joy concept includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. The competitions will be taking place in the Covey Center of the Arts and Brigham Young University.

Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by Morten Lauridsen and other choral experts.
www.interkultur.com

 

Melodia! Festival In Cuba
March 12-19, 2016

Classical Movements proudly announces Melodia! In Cuba, open to choirs across the globe. With esteemed guest conductors Dr. Joshua Habermann and Dr. Digna Guerra leading workshops, individual choir performances in outstanding venues throughout the breathtaking city of Havana, experience in Cuban music and dance workshops and local cultural out reach. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity you won’t want to miss!

For more information please contact (703) 683-6040 or [email protected]

 2015

 

Malta International Choir Festival & Competition
Malta, Europe
October 29 – November 2, 2015

Singers from around the world come together in competition and festivals. Choose from the categories: Musica Sacra, Secular Music, Children- and Youth Choirs  and Folklore. Meet others at different places around during the days of singing as events such as the Peace Ceremony on the first day and the Grand Harbor Cruise including Closing Party.  Let’s  meet in music!

[email protected]

www.meeting-music.com

https://www.facebook.com/MaltaChoirFestival

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CHOIRS FESTIVAL
“SINGING TOGETHER   ISO-POLYPHONY   IN ALBANIA”
6- 10 OCTOBER 2015, Durres, Albania

A diversity of international choral music, sacred choral music, traditional/folk choral music & Iso-Polyphony is what the artistic spectrum of Festival will cover. The event is particularly appealing for the “non professional’ choirs. Participants in the Festival, besides emotions interpretation of their program free chosen, will enjoy the beautiful experience of “Iso-Polyphony” learning & singing, The earliest chorals Albanian music which in 2015 will celebrate the 10th anniversary to UNESCO.

facebook: International Choirs Festival “Singing Iso Polyphony in Albania”

 

Queen of the Adriatic Sea Choral Festival and Competition
From 7 to 10 May 2015, Cattolica (ITALY)

The Festival is a competitive event and makes part of Rimini International Choral Competition. The program includes performances in some wonderful places of  Romagna Region. The music program of the choirs is completely free, there are not compulsory pieces requested, neither any preclusions for periods and genres. The numerous events, extremely rich repertoire and professional jury make this Festival not only one of the most spectacular international choral events but also a unique opportunity of mutual exchange between different musical cultures.

Deadline for registration: 31 March 2015

[email protected]g
http://www.queenchoralfestival.org/?lang=en