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FESTIVALIKALENDER 2016 I poolaasta

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Anders Wall & Allmänna Sången Composition Award
Uppsala, Sweden, 7 Jan 2016.
An international competition exclusively for female composers within mixed choir a cappella music.
Deadline for notification of participation in the composition: 1 Dec 2015. Deadline for submission: 7 Jan 2016.
The premiere performance of the winning composition, as well as the prize ceremony, takes place in May 2016 at the Spring Concert of Allmänna Sången in Uppsala.
Contact: Allmänna Sangen,
Email: info@allmannasangen.se  - Website: www.allmannasangen.se  

Choir Festival Paris / France
January 21-24, 2016
With friendship concerts and a common concert in the famous church La Madeleine.
Loe edasi  

9th International Youth Barbershop Chorus Festival
Reno, Nevada, USA, 26-31 Jan 2016.
For ensembles of 12 or more men, age 25 or under. Each chorus performs 3 songs during the festival: 2 contestable barbershop songs, and a 3rd song can be absolutely anything a cappella. All choruses will also be expected to learn 3 mass chorus songs to be sung throughout the weekend, with more than 500 other young men from around the world. Contact: Barbershop Harmony Society
Email: mmonson@barbershop.org  - Website: www.barbershop.org  


3rd Children & Youth Choral World Championship,
St. Petersburg, Russia, 17-21 Feb 2016.
For choirs with 7-25 years old singers from all around the world.
Apply before 1 Dec 2015. Contact: International Choral Festival and Competition,
Email: interaspect@mail.ru  - Website: http://wccc.ru/en /

6th International Sacred Music Festival Kaunas Musica Religiosa
Kaunas, Lithuania, 18-21 Feb 2016
Concerts in city halls, churches, choir competition in many categories.
Contact: Kaunas club “Cantate Domino”, Email: info@kaunascantat.lt  - Website: www.kaunascantat.lt  

The Eric Ericson Award 2016
Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden, 18-21 Feb 2016
In cooperation with the IFCM. The Eric Ericson Award is a competition for young choir conductors aged 20 to 32. The repertoire is chosen from Western choral art music, with some emphasis on recent Swedish choral music.
Apply before 1 Sep 2015.
Contact: Eric Ericson International Choral Centre
Email: info@ericsonchoralcentre.se - Website: http://www.ericsonchoralcentre.se  

Cantate Amsterdam / Netherlands
March 3-6, 2016
Loe edasi

Roma Music Festival 2015
Italy, 9-13 Mar 2016
International festival of choirs and orchestras.
Apply before 15 Jan 2016.
Contact: MusikReisenFaszination Music Festivals,
Email: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com  - Website: www.mrf-musicfestivals.com  

Young Prague Festival
Prague, Czech Republic, 9-13 Mar 2016

An international panel of directors adjudicate this festival for youth choirs, bands and orchestras. Now in its thirteenth year, the festival joins over one thousand musicians from around the world to perform in Prague’s stunning venues such as St. Nicholas’ Church and the National House. Enjoy a culturally rich and educational experience while you meet and perform with youth ensembles from around the globe.
Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: www.music-contact.com  

Festival of Peace and Brotherhood
Rome, Italy, 9-14 Mar 2016
Sing together with Italian choirs and others from around the world. Perform in breathtaking venues throughout the cities and towns southeast of Rome and in Rome’s historic center. This festival fosters a deep sense of respect and understanding between cultures through the common language of music.
Contact: Music Contact International
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: www.music-contact.com  

5th International Gdansk Choir Festival
Poland, 11-13 Mar 2016
For all kinds of choirs. Competition part in 5 categories, concerts, non-competitive participation possible, meeting of choirs in the famous city of Solidarity.
Apply before Oct 15, 2015.
Contact: MELODY & Polonia Cantat,
Email: mail@gdanskfestival.pl  - Website: www.gdanskfestival.pl  

Melodia! South American Music Festival
City of la Havana, Cuba, 12-19 Mar 2016
With 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.
Contact: Sara Casar, Classical Movements, Inc.,
Email: Sara@ClassicalMovements.com  - Website: http://classicalmovements.org/s_am.htm  

Sing’n’Joy Provo 2016
The American International Choral Festival
USA, 16-20 Mar 2016
Competition for all types of choirs in different categories and difficulties with a focus on chamber choirs. Contact: Förderverein Interkultur,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: www.interkultur.com  

Istra Music Festival 2016
Croatia, 16-20 Mar 2016
For choirs and orchestras from around the world
Apply before 31 Jan 2016
Contact: MusikReisenFaszination Music Festivals,
Email: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com  - Website: https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/  

13th International Choir Festival of Sacred and Clerical Music
Olomouc, Czech Republic, 16-20 Mar 2016
International choir festival of sacred and clerical music, Musica Religiosa Competition for choirs in all categories from all around the world
Contact: Festa Musicale
Email: festamusicale@atlas.cz  - Website: www.festamusicale.cz  

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Nice
France, 17-20 Mar 2016

No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Nice your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

9th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition
Fukushima, Japan, 18-22 Mar 2016
Biggest chorus competition for vocal ensembles (2-16 singers) in Japan. Category Competition, Grand Champion Competition, Friendship Concert, Welcome Party, Workshop.
Apply before 31 Oct 2015.
Contact: Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition,
Email: bunka@pref.fukushima.lg.jp  - Website: www.vocalensemble.jp/en/  

Discover Puerto Rico and its Choral Music
Ponce, Puerto Rico, 18-21 Mar 2016
The Catholic University of Ponce, the University of Puerto Rico, and the city of Ponce invite choirs to discover Puerto Rico! Work with the island’s most famous composers and directors, and exchange with choirs from the region. This is a unique opportunity to experience the fantastic choral traditions of Puerto Rico and to perform in Ponce’s most beautiful venues.
Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: www.music-contact.com  

Vandor-Revesz Festival and International Competition of Choral Music
Budapest, on 19-22th of May, 2016

Registration deadline 28 February 2016
Application forms can be sent to vandor.fesztival@gmail.com  
or to Nemeth Zsuzsanna, H-1077, Budapest Rejtő J. u. 6. II/1 , Hungary
Additional information in English: Ms. Zita Ozorák, mobile: +36-20/579-2610.


14th In Canto sul Garda International Choir Competition
Riva del Garda, Italy, 20-24 Mar 2016.
For all kinds of choirs from all around the world.
Apply before 30 Dec 2015.
Contact: Meeting Music Inh. Piroska Horvath e. K.,
Email: info@meeting-music.com  - Website: www.meeting-music.com  


Golden Voices of Montserrat! International Contest,
Montserrat Monastery, Catalunia, Spain, 20-24 Mar 2016.

Taking place in Spain, this is one of the most biggest and incredible contest for choirs from all over the world. Contest day, master class, recording of the song in studio, flash mob and gala concert is waiting for you!
Apply before 20 Feb 2016.
Contact: Fiestalonia Milenio, SLU,
Email: nika@fiestalonia.net  - Website: www.fiestalonia.net  

Montreux Choral Festival,
Switzerland, 30 Mar-3 Apr 2016.
Open to all types of choirs. Contact: Montreux Choral Festival
Email: rcim@choralfestival.ch  - Website: www.choralfestival.ch  

2016 Emerald City Choral Festival with René Clausen
Seattle, USA, 30 Mar-3 Apr 2016.
For all kind of pro and amateur choral ensembles from all over the world. Contact: Sechrist Travel, LLC, Email: info@sechristtravel.com  - Website: www.sechristtravel.com  

Verona International Choral Competition, Verona
Italy, 30 Mar-3 Apr 2016.
Sponsored by the Association of Choirs of Northern Italy, this festival offers an adjudicated performance for an international panel of choral experts. Enjoy the opportunity to receive informed feedback from the knowledgeable judges. Exchange with a local Italian choir, sing individually at a school or senior center, and meet choirs from around the world.
Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: www.music-contact.com  

Dublin International Choral Festival
Ireland, 31 Mar-4 Apr 2016.
By invitation of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, choirs will come together from across Europe, Ireland and the USA to perform. They will enliven the city with their music during individual concerts throughout Dublin and during a massed sing under the direction of Dr. Desmond Early in the stunning St. Andrew’s Church. Irish choirs and audiences will welcome the guest choirs with their famous hospitality and enthusiasm!
Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: www.music-contact.com  

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Verona
Italy, 31 Mar-3 Apr 2016
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Verona your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

34th International Choral Festival of Karditsa,
Greece, 31 Mar-9 Apr 2016
For mixed, male, female and children choirs as well as for groups of soloists and chamber choirs. Program including ancient Greek and Byzantine music as well as Gregorian and Renaissance music. Also featuring the 8th International Meeting of School Choirs.
Contact: International Choral Festival of Karditsa,
Email: nke@otenet.gr  - Website: http://festivalofkarditsa.blogspot.gr/  

19th International Festival of Children’s and Young Choirs Rainbow
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 1-3 Apr 2016
Festival with many categories for choirs and vocal ensembles with singers below 35 years old.
Apply before 30 Oct 2015.
Contact: MELODY & Polonia Cantat,
Email: info@petersburgfestival.com  - Website: www.petersburgfestival.com  

7th Antalya International Choir Festival
Antalya, Turkey, 6-10 Apr 2016
Festival and competition open to non-professional choirs of all types and categories (including folk choirs).
Apply before 15 Nov 2015.
Contact: Antalya International Choir Festival
Email: festivalantalya@festivalantalya.com  - Website: www.festivalantalya.com  

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Bilbao,
Spain, 7-10 Apr 2016.
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Bilbao your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

International Choir Festival and Competition of Lithuanian Music Patriarch Juozas Naujalis
Kaunas, Lithuania, 7-10 Apr 2016.

Concerts in city halls, churches, choir competition in many categories.
Contact: Kaunas club “Cantate Domino”,
Email: info@kaunascantat.lt  - Website: www.kaunascantat.lt  

Mediterranean Choral Forum Istanbul
Turkey, 8-10 Apr 2016.
Platform to meet choral specialists from all over the Mediterranean area and sharing information, experience and creating new visions.
Apply before 15 Jan 2016.
Contact: Choral Culture Association, Moviment Coral Catalá and the Mediterranean Office for Choral Singing,
Email: info@korokulturu.org  - Website: www.korokulturu.org  

Festival di Primavera 2016
an international choral festival for children and young people
Tuscany, Italy from 14-16 April 2016 (6-13 years old)
The ateliers :
Musica, maestro! lecturer: Ennio Bertolotti
All the colours of the Mediterranean Sea lecturer: Elisenda Carrasco (Catalonia-Spain)
Alice’s wonders lecturer: Anna Galterio
Italian regional sounds lecturer: Mario Lanaro
Upside-down tales lecturer: Benedetta Nofri
Website: http://en.feniarco.it/eventi/2015/festival_di_primavera_2016  
Deadline for application is on 31st January 2016.

Windy City Choral Festival with Z. Randall Stroope
Chicago, USA, 14-16 Apr 2016
For mixed (SATB) choirs to sing together in one of the world’s great concert halls – Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Contact: Music Celebrations International, LLC,
Email: info@windycitychoralfestival.org  - Website: www.windycitychoralfestival.org  

International Antalya Children Festival
Antalya, Turkey, 18-24 April 2016
Deadline to apply has been extended to March 31st 
Deadline for applications February 15th, 2016.
info@fomgedtravel.com
www.fomgedclub.com  
https://www.facebook.com/fomgedfestivals  


5th International Choral Competition for Children’s Choirs “Il Garda in Coro”
Malcesine sul Garda, Verona, Italy, 19-23 Apr 2016
Event held in Malcesine on Lake Garda, acknowledged to be the world capital of Children’s Choir competitions.
Apply before 31 Dec 2015.
Contact: Associazione Il Garda In Coro, Renata Peroni,
Email: info@ilgardaincoro.it  - Website: www.ilgardaincoro.it  


Festival di Primavera 2016
an international choral festival for children and young people (aged 6 to 19)
Tuscany, Italy , 20-23 April 2016
(14-19 years old)
The ateliers:
The gospel train lecturer: Andrea D Alpaos
Cool girls sing contemporary lecturer: Petra Grassi
Singing the world lecturer: Michele Napolitano
Homage to Maurice Duruflé lecturer: Dominique Tille (Switzerland)
Let’s play Broadway! lecturers: Paolo Zaltron and Isabella Astegiano
Website: http://en.feniarco.it/eventi/2015/festival_di_primavera_2016  
Deadline for application is on 31st January 2016.

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Antalya,
Turkey, 21-24 Apr 2016.
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Antalya your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

Slovakia Cantat 2016
Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 21-24 Apr 2016
International Choir and Folksong Festival. Competition, workshop, concerts of sacred and secular music. The Slovak capital Bratislava opens its gates and invites choirs to its charming centre in spring.
Apply before 15 Dec 2015.
Contact: Bratislava Music Agency, Email: info@choral-music.sk  - Website: www.choral-music.sk 

Choirs of America 2016 Choral Convergence Festival
New York, USA, 21-23 Apr 2016
Massed choir concert with master conductor and composer-in-residence Dr René Clausen. Adjudicated performances, full clinics with world-class clinicians, vocal motion (vocal master classes), choral exchanges (perform for other participating choirs and vice-versa), and COA’s exclusive Premiere! workshop/rehearsal with Dr. Clausen.
Contact: Choirs of America, LLC
Email: info@choirsofamerica.org  - Website: www.vocalmusic.org  


5th International Messiah Festival,
Salzburg, Austria, 21-24 Apr 2016
10 selected choruses or orchestras of any age and composition (also dance groups). Performances in Salzburg and surroundings.
Contact: Chorus MM,
Email: messiah-salzburg@cc-a.at  - Website: http://messiah-salzburg-festival.blogspot.co.at  

62nd Cork International Choral Festival
Ireland, 27 Apr-1 May 2016

For 5 wonderful days Cork City and County will welcome some of the finest amateur Competitive and Non - Competitive choirs from around the world for a programme of choral concerts, national and international competition, and internationally renowned performers as thousands of participants bring Cork to life. Fleischmann International Trophy Competition: apply before 31 Oct 2015.
Contact: Cork International Choral Festival, Email: info@corkchoral.ie  - Website: www.corkchoral.ie  

2nd International Choir Festival Guam Pacific
Guam, 27 Apr-1 May 2016.
International choir festival and competition including 9 categories for all kind of choirs from around the world. Contact: Festa Musicale
Email: info@festamusicale.com  - Website: www.festamusicale.com  

Nashville SINGS!
USA, 28 Apr-1 May 2016
Join Philip Brunelle and Monore Crossing to perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass, in Nashville, Tennessee. For choirs and individual singers.
Apply before 15 October 2015. Contact: Sechrist Travel, LLC,
Email: info@sechristtravel.com  - Website: www.sechristtravel.com  

63rd European Music Festival for Young People
Neerpelt, Belgium, 29 Apr-2 May 2016
Categories: children’s, single-voice youth, mixed-voice youth, pennant series children, pennant series single-voice youth, pennant series mixed-voice youth, free series: vocal and vocal-instrumental ensembles such as close harmony, vocal jazz, folk music, gospel & spiritual.
Apply before 26 Oct 2015.
Contact: Europees Muziekfestival voor de Jeugd,
Email: info@emj.be  - Website: www.emj.be  

International Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl,
Austria, 30 Apr-4 May 2016
The comprehensive and friendly support by members of the choirs of Bad Ischl creates a family and relaxed atmosphere for this festival which features competitions gala concerts, friendship concerts and participation in masses.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation e.V.,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: www.interkultur.com  

World of Choirs
Italy, 1-4 May 2016
All the participants will demonstrate their skills on one of the best stages of the Adriatic coast. Invites all amateur choirs! Italy will not leave you indifferent.
Apply before 1 Apr 2016.
Contact: Fiestalonia Milenio, SLU, Email: nika@fiestalonia.net  - Website: www.fiestalonia.net  

Budapest/Vienna Choir Festival,
Hungary/Austria, May 2016.
Individual and festival concerts under the direction of Larry Wyatt.
Contact: KIconcerts,
Email: info@KIconcerts.com  - Website: www.KIconcerts.com  

Sea Sun Festival & Competition
Costa Brava, Spain, 1-6 May, 12-17 June, 3-8 July, 18-23 Sep 2016
Competition of various genres in choral and vocal singing, open to amateurs and professional teams of all ages. Apply before 1 Apr 2016.
Contact: Fiestalonia Milenio, SLU,
Email: nika@fiestalonia.net  - Website: www.fiestalonia.net  

14th Venezia in Musica, International Choir Competition and Festival
Venice and Caorle, Italy, 1-5 May 2016.
For all kinds of choirs from all around the world.
Apply before 30 Nov 2015.
Contact: Meeting Music Inh. Piroska Horvath e. K.,
Email: info@meeting-music.com  - Website: www.meeting-music.com  

Sing’n’Joy Vienna 2016 3rd Choir Festival & 30th International Franz Schubert Choir Competition
Austria, 4-8 May 2016.
Competition for all types of choirs in different categories and difficulties with a focus on chamber choirs.
Contact: Förderverein Interkultur
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: www.interkultur.com  

Costa Barcelona Music Festival
Spain, 4-8 May 2016.

For choirs and orchestras from around the world.
Apply before 1 Mar 2016.
Contact: MusikReisenFaszination Music Festivals,
Email: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com  - Website: www.mrf-musicfestivals.com  

10th European Festival of Youth Choirs
Basel, Switzerland, 4-8 May 2016
Renowned platform for 18 highest qualified children s and youth choirs (age limit 25) from Europe. During five days the participating choirs give over 40 concerts for an enthusiastic audience of around 25,000 spectators. All singers are accommodated in local host families. They meet other outstanding choirs in workshops, at parties and on a boat trip. Apply before 31 Jan 2015.
Contact: Europäisches Jugendchor Festival Basel, Kathrin Renggli,
Email: info@ejcf.ch  - Website: www.ejcf.ch  

Queen of the Adriatic Sea Choral Festival and Competition
Cattolica, Italy, 4-8 May 2016
Competition for Equal Voices, Mixed, Chamber, Youth, Children, Sacred Music, Folk and Spiritual Choirs. Concerts at the beautiful San Leo medieval cathedral.
Apply before 31 Mar 2016.
Contact: Queen Choral Festival and Competition,
Email: office@queenchoralfestival.org  - Website: www.queenchoralfestival.org  

16th International Julio Villarroel Choir Festival
Margarita Island, Venezuela, 4-8 May 2016
Non competitive Festival. Concerts, workshops and conferences by famous conductors from Venezuela and abroad. Contact: The Julio Villarroel Foundation
Email: luisglines@gmail.com  

Vaasa International Choir Festival
Vaasa, Finland, May 4-8, 2016
Festival for all choir categories.
For invited choirs the local costs will be covered by the festival.
www.vaasachoirfestival.fi  

International choral festival „NANCY voix du monde“
Nancy, France, May 4-8, 2016
Festival for all choir categories.
For invited choirs the local costs will be covered by the festival.
www.chantchoral.org   

FAKS Sings 2016 (Amateur Cultural Creation Festival)
Rovinj, Croatia, 5-8 May & 9-12 June 2016.
International cultural, educational and entertaining event which unites choir-singing, brass-band, and acting festivals. It emerged from the idea of lifelong learning and love for amateur creation.
Contact: FAKS - Amateur Cultural Creation Festival,
Email: ines.kovacic.drndic@maistra.hr - Website: http://festivalistra.com/en/  

Sing Along Concert in Vienna
Austria, 6-8 May 2016.
For singers from all around the world. Contact: Interkultur e.V.,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: www.interkultur.com  

6th World Choir Festival on Musical,
Thessaloniki, Greece, 6-8 May 2016.
For all types of choirs and vocal ensembles all over the world. Contact: Choir Korais, Email: choirkorais94@gmail.com - Website: www.xorodiakorais.com  

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Stockholm,
Sweden, 12-15 May 2016

No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Stockholm your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation, Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

6th Kaunas Cantat International Choir Festival and Competition
Kaunas, Lithuania, 12-15 May 2016.
Concerts in city halls, churches, choir competition in many categories.
Contact: Kaunas club "Cantate Domino",
Email: info@kaunascantat.lt  - Website: www.kaunascantat.lt  

XX International Statys Simkus Choir Competition
Klaip?da (Lithuania), May 13-15, 2016.
Competitions is open to mixed, male, female, youth, children‘s choirs.
Deadline for application is 11th of January, 2016.
Contact: simkus.competition.lt@gmail.com; aukuras@ku.lt
Website: www.ssimkus.ku.lt  ; www.choralfestivalnetwork.org  
Facebook: www.fb.com/InternationalChoirCompetition  

International Antalya Youth Festival
Antalya, Turkey, 14-20 May 2018
Applications should be sent by e-mail by March 31st, 2016
E-mail: fomged@fomgedclub.com ; www.fomgedclub.com  

4th Vándor-Révész Festival and 2nd Choral Competition of Budapest,
Hungary, 19-22 May 2016.
Choirs may participate to the festival and the competition together or only one of these events.
Contact: Budapesti Vándor-Révész Festival
Email: vandor.fesztival@gmail.com  - Website: http://fesztival.vandorkorus.hu  

2016 Podium, Igniting Ideas, Sharing Voices,
Edmonton AB, Canada, 19-22 May 2016

Festival including 15 concerts that showcase the diversity of choral music in Canada and beyond, school concerts, pop-up performances and sharing concerts. Interest sessions and lecture recital proposals are invited on a range of topics including conducting technique, choral/vocal music education, choral repertoire, performance, composition, arts administration, and use of technology. Sessions exploring innovation and/or best practice are highly encouraged.
Apply before: 15 May 2015.
Contact: Alberta Choral Federation
Email: info@albertachoralfederation.ca  - Website: www.podiumconference.ca  

Festival Filadelfia 2016
Filadelfia, Italy, 19-23 May 2016
For equal voices, mixed, children and youth, folk, Gospel/Spiritual choirs. Contact: Associazione Musicale Melody, Email: associazionemelody@libero.it  - Website: www.associazione-melody.com  

6th Šiauliai Cantat International Choir Festival and Competition
Šiauliai, Lithuania, 19-22 May 2016
Concerts in city halls, churches, choir competition in many categories.
Contact: Kaunas club "Cantate Domino",
Email: info@kaunascantat.lt  - Website: www.kaunascantat.lt  

International Choir Competition Zadar Croatia,
Zadar, Croatia, 19-22 May 2016.
Open to choirs consisting of amateur singers exclusively, in three categories: mixed (at least 16 singers), men’s, or women’s (at least 12 singers).
Contact: International Choir Competition Zadar Croatia, Email: info@zadarchoirs.com  - Website: www.zadarchoirs.com/en/  

Mayo International Choral Festival
Ireland, 25-29 May 2016
Involvement with choirs from the Mayo County, local performances, concert tour in different cities of the county, competition and a Gala Concert at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar, Competition categories: mixed, female and male choirs, Sacred Music and Gospel Choirs, Gaelic or Celtic Language pieces.
Contact: Mayo International Choral Festival,
Email: info@mayochoral.com  - Website: www.mayochoral.com  

Venezia Music Festival 2016,
Italy, 25-29 May 2016
International festival of choirs and orchestras.
Contact: MusikReisenFaszination Music Festivals,
Email: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com  - Website: www.mrf-musicfestivals.com  

11th Festa Choralis Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 25-29 May 2016.

Festival and competition including 19 categories. For all kind of choirs from around the world.
Contact: Festa Musicale,
Email: info@festamusicale.com  - Website: www.festamusicale.com/eng/festa-choralis-bratislava-2016  

International Choir Festival Corearte Senior 2016
Island of Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, 25-29 May 2016.
Non-competitive event open to choirs of various backgrounds from all over the world.
Contact: Festival Internacional de Coros Corearte Barcelona,
Email: info@corearte.es  - Website: www.corearte.es  

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Florence,
Italy, 26-29 May 2016.
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Florence your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

45th International Competition Florilège Vocal de Tours,
France, 27-29 May 2016.

Three categories: mixed choirs, mixed vocal ensembles, equal voices (male or female). Two rounds and Grand Prix. International competition for children’s and youth choirs.
Contact: Florilège Vocal de Tours,
Email: contact@florilegevocal.com  - Website: www.florilegevocal.com  

Festival Riviera 2016 Nice Choir Festival
France, June 2016.
Individual and festival concerts under the direction of Henry Leck. Contact: KIconcerts, Email: info@KIconcerts.com  - Website: www.KIconcerts.com  

6th International Choir festival "Chernomorski zvutsi"
June 1- 5, 2016 - Balchik, Bulgaria, Europe
The festival is open to all kinds of choirs, combining competition, festival programme and workshops.
Five days in the beautiful seaside town just for € 60, € 80 or € 90, accommodation with breakfast and dinner!
The deadline for submission of application forms is 15 February 2016.
For more information check our web page: http://www.chernomorskizvutsi.com/  
E-mail: festival@chenomorskizvutsi.com  


44th International Choir Festival of Songs
Olomouc, Czech Republic, 1-6 June 2016
International choir festival of sacred and clerical music, Musica Religiosa Competition for choirs in all categories from all around the world.
Contact: Festa Musicale,
Email: info@festamusicale.com  -
Website: www.festamusicale.com    
 
International Vocal Espoo Festival 2016
Espoo, Finland, June 1-7, 2016

Concerts, courses and competition for all choir categories.
Monetary prizes.
http://www.vocalespoo.fi  

Ireland 2016 Choir Festival
Galway and Dublin, Ireland, June 2016.
Individual and festival concerts under the direction of Elena Sharkova.
Contact: KIconcerts, Email: info@KIconcerts.com  - Website: www.KIconcerts.com  

International Competition for a composition of sacred music Francesco Siciliani
Perugia, Italy, 1 June 2016

Open to participants of any nationality, without any age limit. Composition on a set text for unaccompanied choir, or choir with organ accompaniment. Competition organized under the patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture. Contact: Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica Onlus,
Email: direzartistica@perugiamusicaclassica.com  - Website: www.perugiamusicaclassica.com  

Passion of Italy Choral Festival with Craig Hella Johnson
Rome, Italy, June 2016.
Individual concerts, immersion in the great history of Rome, sightseeing and performances with peers in the greatest venues.
Contact: KIconcerts,
Email: info@KIconcerts.com  - Website: www.KIconcerts.com  

ON STAGE with Interkultur in Barcelona
Spain, 2-5 June 2016.
No competitions but a buzz of choral activities: Make Barcelona your stage during your choir tour. The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop with a local choir and a joint concert of all the participants.
Contact: Interkultur Foundation,
Email: mail@interkultur.com  - Website: http://onstage.interkultur.com/  

6th International Wroclaw Choir Festival Vratislavia Sacra,
Poland, 3-5 June 2016.
Wroclaw is European Capital of Culture 2016. Festival focusing on sacred music of different style and origin. Choirs can compete in one of the 7 categories for St Cecilia statuettes. Evening concerts.
Apply before 29.02.2016
Contact: MELODY & Polonia Cantat,
Email: info@vratislaviasacra.pl  - Website: www.vratislaviasacra.pl  

Music & Fun - Limerick Sings International Choral Festival,
Limerick, Ireland, 7-12 June 2016.
Limerick Sings hosts both Irish and International choirs for three days of non-competitive music and song. Artistic Director: Jeffrey Benson (USA).
Contact: Perform International,
Email: info@performinternational.com  - Website: www.perform-international.com  

44th International Choir Festival of Songs,
Czech Republic, 8-12 June 2016.
Mundi Cantant: international choir competition; Mundi Cantant superior: international choir competition with obligatory songs. For all kind of choirs from around the world.
Contact: Festa Musicale,
Email: info@festamusicale.com  - Website: www.festamusicale.com  

7th International Krakow Choir Festival Cracovia Cantans,
Poland, 9-12 June 2016.
For all kinds of choirs, 9 categories, many concert opportunities. Gala concert in Krakow Philharmonic.
Apply before 15 Dec 2015.
Contact: MELODY & Polonia Cantat,
Email: mail@krakowchoirfestival.pl  - Website: www.krakowchoirfestival.pl  

Krakow International Festival
Poland, 9-13 June 2016.
Perform alongside international choirs during adjudicated and non-adjudicated performances in Poland’s medieval center of culture, art and academics. Perform in the Karlowicz Music School, the Krakow Philharmonic, and some of the city’s most beautiful churches!
Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: www.music-contact.com  

10th International Choir Festival Harmonia
Harmanli, Bulgaria, 10-13 June 2016
Non competitive festival for all kind of choirs.
Contact: Mixed Choir Slavej, Gencho Donchev, President,
Email: harmchoir@yahoo.com or harmchoir@abv.bg  - Website: www.harmchoir.org  

The 1st Limburger Male Choir Festival
that includes an International Male Choir Competition
on 12 June 2016
Limburg on the Lahn, Germany, 10 to 12 June 2016
Contacts: hans-joachim.schupp@caecilia.de
Cäcilia Choirs Lindenholzhausen
+49(0)6433 943840
+49(0)172 6724922
www.limburger-maennerchor-festival.com  
https://www.facebook.com/LimburgerMaennerchorFestival  


Grieg International Choir Festival & NINA Solo Competition
for Young Voices
Bergen, Norway, June 16-19, 2016
Application date 1 February 2016
www.greigfestival.no  
e-mail: post@greigfestival.no  

Musica Sacra Bratislava
Slovak Republic, 16-19 June 2016
International Sacred Music Festival. Competition, workshop, concerts in churches, sightseeing. Bratislava is widely recognized as a city of music, which increases its fame as a city of rich cultural and artistic heritage.
Apply before March 1st 2016.
Contact: Bratislava Music Agency,
Email: info@choral-music.sk  - Website: www.choral-music.sk  

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Countdown
Japan, 19-27 June 2016
Join other singers from across the U.S. in this grand musical salute to our fellow Japanese choristers as they start the countdown towards the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo. Artistic Director: Miguel Ángel Felipe (USA).
Contact: Perform International
Email: info@performinternational.com  - Website: www.perform-international.com  

Per Musicam Ad Astra International Copernicus Choir Festival and Competition
Torun, Poland, 18-22.06.2016
Contact: info@meeting-music.com  
Website: http://www.pmaa.pl/  

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Countdown
Japan, 19-27 June 2016.
Join other singers from across the U.S. in this grand musical salute to our fellow Japanese choristers as they start the countdown towards the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo. Artistic Director: Miguel Ángel Felipe (USA).
Contact: Perform International,
Email: info@performinternational.com  - Website: www.perform-international.com  


Prima Voce Itali’a, Explore & Inspire - The Maestro Festival Tour
Italy, 20-28 June 2016
Educational performance event for high school, college and community choirs. Program including world-class faculty, performances that are artistically and historically connected to each city, workshops/clinics, intercultural and musical exchanges with an Italian choir and faculty, and rehearsal schedule to maximize each chorister’s Italian experience. With Anton Armstrong and Daren Kennedy.
Contact: Perform International
Email: info@performinternational.com  - Website: www.perform-international.com  

Rome International Choral Festival
Italy, 22-26 June 2016
Featuring Mass participation at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican and a formal finale concert at Rome’s famed Saint Mary above Minerva Basilica under the baton of Z. Randall Stroope.
Contact: Music Celebrations International, LLC
Email: info@som50fest.org  - Website: www.romechoralfestival.org  

Féile Córúil Dublin Choral Festival with Dr. Kevin Fenton
Ireland, 22-26 June 2016
This festival will celebrate this great heritage of Celtic musical inspiration. For mixed-voice choirs and individual singers from a variety of background joining together to sing en masse. Three days of rehearsals will lead participants to a grand finale performance in the historic medieval cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral Dublin.
Contact: Music Celebrations International, LLC,
Email: info@musiccelebrations.com  - Website: http://dublinchoralfestival.org/

19th Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival
Alto Adige-Südtirol, Italy, 22-26 June 2016

Non-competitive festival in the heart of the Dolomites: concerts, open-air reviews, day-meetings.
Contact: Alta Pusteria Festival Office,
Email: info@festivalpusteria.org  - Website: www.festivalpusteria.org  

Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival
USA, 23-27 June 2016.
For youth and adult choirs, concerts, workshops, musical exchanges, optional choral competition and sightseeing. Contact: Sara Casar, Classical Movements,
Email: Sara@ClassicalMovements.com  - Website: http://classicalmovements.org/dc.htm  

International Choral Festival in Tuscany
Italy, 23-27 June 2016
Join choirs from around the world in the heart of Tuscany to perform in venues throughout the region. Hear the other guest choirs sing at the Tettucio Spa, and exchange with Italian choirs during friendship concerts in churches and theaters. By invitation of the city of Montecatini Terme, this festival includes time to explore Florence, Pisa and Lucca during an amazing four days of choral music in the rolling Tuscan hills.
Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: http://tuscany.music-contact.com/  

Festival Coral de Verão, Lisbon
Portugal, 24-27 June 2016.
Partake in international choral competitions and immerse your choirs in the historical and cultural district of Belém. Choirs will have performance opportunities at various landmarks including UNESCO World Heritage site - Jerónimos Monastery. Organised by EGEAC and SourceWerkz.
Contact: SourceWerkz
Email: info@sourcewerkz.com  - Website: http://pscf.sourcewerkz.com/  

17th Crescent City Choral Festival
New Orleans, USA, 24-28 June 2016
For treble chorus (age range between 10 & 18). Conductors: Cheryl Dupont and Paul Caldwell. Contact: New Orleans Children’s Chorus,
Email: nocc787@bellsouth.net  - Website: www.neworleanschildrenschorus.org  

Embrace & Explore - The Power of Song, Vilnius, Riga & Tallinn,
Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, 25 June-3 July 2016.
Educational and cultural immersion program allowing choristers to learn about the history and significance of music in the Baltic Countries. Artistic Director: Geoffrey Boers. Contact: Perform International, Email: info@performinternational.com  - Website: www.perform-international.com  

Notes of Joy Austria 2016 Choir Festival
Austria, 27 June-1 July 2016
Individual and festival concerts under the direction of Rollo Dilworth.
Contact: KIconcerts, Email: info@KIconcerts.com  - Website: www.KIconcerts.com  

1st Annual Prague Choral Celebration Sing Dvorák, Rutter, Brubeck, and more, in the world-renowned Smetana Hall, Czech Republic, 27 June-1 July 2016.
A Trio of Te Deums celebrating the great heritage of Czech musical inspiration and featuring a large chorus consisting of individual singers and mixed-voice choirs. Three days of rehearsals under the baton of esteemed choral conductor Dr. William Skoog will culminate in a grand performance at the Smetana Hall, home of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. Contact: Music Contact International,
Email: travel@music-contact.com  - Website: http://praguechoralcelebration.org/  

The Rhythms of One World 2016 Festival
Geneva, Switzerland, 27 June-3 July 2016
For youth and adult choirs from all nations with programs that include choral works in folklore, regional sacred, contemporary and national pop music. Artistic Director: Yin Chu Jo. Contact: Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Email: yinchu@faf.org  - Website: www.faf.org  

International festival of choirs and orchestras in Budapest
Hungary, 29 June-3 July 2016

For choirs and orchestras from all around the world.
Contact: MusikReisenFaszination Music Festivals
Email: info@mrf-musicfestivals.com  - Website: www.mrf-musicfestivals.com  

Mozart International Choral Festival
Salzburg, Austria, 29 June-3 July 2016
Three days of festival rehearsals, mingling side-by-side with singers from a variety of backgrounds under the direction of Jo-Michael Scheibe (USA). János Czifra, Domkapellmeister of the Dom, will conduct Mozart’s Mass in C Major, «Coronation,» KV 317, accompanied by the Salzburger Domorchester.
Contact: Music Celebrations International, LLC,
Email: info@musiccelebrations.com  - Website: www.musiccelebrations.com/festivals/2015/mozart.html  

Slovakia Folk 2016
Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 30 June-3 July 2016
Festival of folklore music and dance ensembles.
Apply before April 15th 2016.
Contact: Bratislava Music Agency,
Email: info@choral-music.sk  - Website: www.choral-music.sk  

International Festival Verona Garda Estate
Verona, Brescia, Mantua, Vicenza, Italy, June-July 2016

For all choirs of all types.
Contact: Prof. Giuliano Rinaldi
Email: info@festivalveronagardaestate.eu  - Website: www.festivalveronagardaestate.eu  

8th edition of the Festival I Castelli Incantati
Rome (Castelli area), Italy from 30th June to 3th July 2016
Registration deadline: 31 March 2016
Contact: TRIVIUM Musica Eventi Cultura
Via del Casaletto 40 I-00151 Rome
phone: +39 tel. 06 53096944 mobile: +39 338 5355979
http://www.castellincantati.it  


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