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


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


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.

ININ One Earth Choir
a project by Anna Bacchia
February 21, 2017

The largest syntony on Earth takes voice again. People in their Cities all over the Earth, on the same day: 21st February, at the same time: 11am UTC, listen, sing or play the same Music representing “many native languages, one only human language” on Earth.


Catalonia of Choral Composition
The 7th Awards “Catalonia of Choral Composition” has been opened. For second year, this call is launched in parallel with the composition award granted by the Orfeó Català through The Catalan Musical Review: 2nd International Contest on Choral Composition “Choral Music Celebration”.They will culminate at the second edition of the Choral Music Celebration on February 25th, 2018 at Palau de la Música Catalana where will take place the presentation and interpretation of the awarded pieces of both contests.
The deadline to submit the pieces is March 13th, 2017. The results will be announced during the 11th Symposium on World Choral Music that will be hosted in Barcelona from July 22nd to July 29th.

Golden Voices of Montserrat
March 19-23, 2017 (Spain)
This competitive choir festival “Golden voices of Montserrat” is full of friendly meetings, master classes given by the conductors of the best world’s choirs, round tables, specialized trainings which have no analogs in festival motions, final rehearsals, revelation of leaders, memorizable flash mob on one of the most beautiful Mediterranean coasts near the town Hall of Lloret de Mar. A unique audio track is made annually specifically for this contest, and upon the arrival of the choirs to the contest a joint recording is made. The final concert of the festival will become a vivid closing of this grand event because singing itself will become a crown of the final canticle, when thousands of voices will blend together.
Deadline for registration:  February 19, 2017
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:
Cork International Choral Competition
April 26-April 30, 2017 (Ireland)
Founded in 1954 to be a dynamic force in developing choral music in Ireland, the Cork International Choral Festival  is one of Europe’s premier international choral festivals and is noted for its high competitive standards, excellent organization, and the friendliness of its welcome. Each year some of the finest amateur international choirs are selected to compete for the prestigious Fleischmann International Trophy. The festival continues to ensure that choral music, representative of many historical and cultural traditions, is brought to the people of Cork and the many visitors who travel to the city for the event.
International Oratorio Choir Choral Workshop
April 27 – May 1, 2017 (Spain)
 John Rutter – Magnificat
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.
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.
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.
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.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
July 3-9, 2017 (Italy)
Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.
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.
Coralua Trondheim International Choir Festival
July 8-14, 2017 (Poland)
Coralua Trondheim International Choir Festival is yearly held in Trondheim (Norway) in August.
Children, youth and adults choirs & individual singers are entitled to participate.
Both international and local choirs / singers are welcome to the Festival!
Registration Deadline: March 31, 2017
Per Musicam ad Astra – 4th International Copernicus Choir Festival & Competition
July 18-22, 2017 (Norway)
Experience friendship in a choir-focused city, sing for a fair evaluation in categories suitable to your standard, work active with international musicians and get direct pedagogical feedback from them in Torun.
IFCM World Symposium on Choral Music
July 22-29, 2017 (Barcelona)
11th International Symposium of Choral Music will be an unforgettable event. The Symposium has as its slogan: “The Colours of Peace”. The colours symbolize the diversity of international choral life in the building of a world at peace. The Symposium wants to give you a new opportunity for this noble goal.
Pre-Advanced Registration Deadline: October 1, 2016
Advanced Registration Deadline: December 31, 2017
International Baltic Sea Choir Competition (IBSCC)
September 22-24, 2017 (Latvia)
You are warmly invited to the 2nd International Baltic Sea Choir Competition from 22-24 September, 2017.
We are looking for 15 high level male, female and mixed amateur choirs (16-49 singers) to participate in the 2nd International Baltic Sea Choir Competition. We are proud to call Latvia a state of choir music and the International Baltic Sea Choir Competition is a unique place for the world best choirs to meet in a land that sings!
The competition is hosted by the city of Jurmala takes place at the recently renewed historical Small Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall that is one of the most popular concert venues in Latvia and highly suited for vocal music. This is a place that unites our most beautiful seaside and a world class music!
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2017
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.


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