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


An intensive workshop with Master Conductor Jon Washburn and Canada’s premiere choral ensemble, the Vancouver Chamber Choir
Feb 12-17, 2018, Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Chamber Choir’s 38th Annual National Conductors’ Symposium is an opportunity to take part in master-classes as a conductor or observer. Learn choral techniques, conducting gesture, score interpretation and more. Each conductor will conduct before an audience, as part of the Choir’s regular concert season.
For more information, please email [email protected] or visit www.vancouverchamberchoir.com
Entry deadline: November 22, 2017

Amadeus Choral Conducting Workshop
March 23-25 2018, Toronto, ON (Canada)
The workshop is open to choral conducting students and established conductors of community choirs, university programs and church choirs. Six participants will be selected through an application process to work with the Amadeus Choir’s three conductors: Lydia Adams, Shawn Grenke and Joan Andrews. The participants will work with the Amadeus Choir and Eglinton St. George’s Choir. We also welcome auditors to attend the full workshop.
Click here for the application guidelines
Application deadline: December 1, 2017
Visit amadeuschoir.com for more information.

Fundy Sound – A Choral Festival by the Bay with Z. Randall Stroope
June 27th to July 1st, 2018, Saint John, New Brunswick (Canada)
Join us for Fundy Sound – A Choral Festival By the Bay. 
During this four day event choirs will have the opportunity to showcase their own repertoire performing in unique venues, including historic churches and renowned outdoor and public spaces. Singers will enjoy enriching educational experiences with local and international musicians including the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading choral experts – internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Z. Randall Stroope. The festival will wrap up on July 1st with all choirs performing in a Gala Concert at the historic Imperial Theater.
Please, drop by the website for more information or to download registration forms. www.fundysound.com

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


Choral Workshop
September 27-October1, 2017 (Cracow, Poland)
The International Oratorio Choir (Artistic Director Peter Laskowski) is a project choir, with which you may again perform the oratorios you know in an international lineup.
Which piece will be worked on together?
The Requiem Mass in D minor (KV 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s is his final composition. Even though only two-thirds actually originate from Mozart himself, it is one of his best loved and admired works. Mozart died while writing the Mass. The piece was completed by his two students, Eybler and Süßmayr. The genesis and quality of later additions have been hotly debated for a long time. The strange circumstances in which the work was commissioned, and the chronological connection between this requiem mass and Mozart’s rather early death has also inspired countless legends.
Where and when the concert will take place?
The concert will be held in Cracow (Poland) on 30th September 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.
International Choral Festival
Chorus Inside Advent
December 2-6, 2017 in Rome, Italy
International Choral Festival
Chorus Inside Christmas
December 14-18, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary


The Cork International Choral Festival
April 18th to April 22nd 2018 (Cork, Ireland)
Cork welcomes choirs from across the world for a programme of Gala concerts, Choral Symposium, Schools Concerts, National and International Competitions, and world-class performances, as thousands of participants bring the city to life for a celebration of choral music in all its many forms.
Closing date for the Fleischmann International Trophy Competition: October 31st 2017
Closing date for Non-Competitive entries: November 30th 2017
World Choir Games
July 4-14, 2018 in Tshwane, South Africa
Register now for the 10th World Choir Games!
Early bird deadline: September 15, 2017
Registration deadline: December 1, 2017
The 11th Golden Gate International Children’s and Youth Choral Festival
July 8-14, 2018 (San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA)
 Join top American and international children’s and youth choirs for an unforgettable week of joint rehearsals, public performances, friendly competition, social events, and cultural exchange, all against the magnificent backdrop of the San Francisco Bay.
Application accepted January 1-October 31, 2017

Roma Music Festival 2018
7th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)
March 7 – March 11, 2018

Istra Music Festival 2018
8th International festival of choirs and orchestras in Poreč (Istria, Croatia)
April 4 – April 8, 2018

Costa Barcelona Music Festival 2018
7th International choir and orchestra festival in Calella on the Costa Barcelona (Spain)
May 2 – May 6, 2018

International Oratorio Choir
Choral Workshop
17 October – 21 October 2018 on Lake Garda / Italy
Gioacchino Rossini – Stabat Mater