Golden State Choral Trophy 2016

The American International Choral Festival

November 20-24, 2016 | Monterey (CA), USA

Choirs of the world, come and sing in California, the land of golden deserts, blue skies and wonderful people!

After the spectacular success of the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, INTERKULTUR is now working to spread this enthusiasm to other destinations within the United States. In 2016 the choirs of the world will sing together in Monterey, California, the brand new choral destination, 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: the magnificent Monterey Peninsula has been called a unique meeting of land, sea and sky and is recognized as an ideal vacation destination.

Monterey offers iconic Californian experiences! Enjoy a drive on a winding road along the breathtaking Big Sur coastline on Highway One, which brings you to Monterey, the former capital of California, some 100 miles to the south of San Francisco. Monterey is one of the earliest settlements of the Spaniards. Even today, the Spanish city's history is visible everywhere. The countless historical buildings in the old town contribute to an almost Mediterranean appearance.

“The Golden State” has long been a popular designation for California and was made the official State Nickname in 1968. It is particularly appropriate since California's modern development can be traced back to the discovery of gold in 1848 and nowadays fields of golden poppies can be seen each spring throughout the state.

The Choral Trophy will be held in what is referred to as the “Indian Summer”, an ideal time for traveling to the West coast and an unusually dry, warm and sunny weather period in late autumn. November 24 marks the Thanksgiving Day so the American participants may enjoy this great choral gathering to stay a few days longer and celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday with their families at the Monterey Peninsula.

Come and join us in sunny California, the Golden State, and celebrate with us this international festival of choral music!

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