Int. Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival
May 29 – June 2, 2013 | Linz, Austria
Anton Bruckner, one of the greatest composers of the late Romantic period, spent long years of his career as cathedral organist and composer at the St. Florian Monastery near Linz. His works belong to the most important produced during the Romantic period. In particular, his motets and masses are towering examples of Catholic Church music of the second half of the 19th century and belong to the standard repertoire of numerous choirs all over the world. The venues of the choir competition are the Brucknerhaus, with the Bruckner Hall and the Chamber Music Hall (1400 and 350 seats), the first address in the cultural and concert life of the city of Linz, the Ursulinenkirche in the center of town, Linz Cathedral and the St. Florian Monastery.
The International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition is both an international choir competition with various categories of different levels of achievement for amateur choirs and presents itself at the same time as a Festival of Choral Music in which choirs from all over the world can give concerts and make the most of the atmosphere of this international event. The attraction of this event consists of performing at a competition for a grand prix as a basic artistic component on the one hand and the possibility of participation in the friendship and gala concerts at St. Florian, Linz Cathedral and the inner city of Linz on the other hand. Of course, the city of Linz has the attraction of its wide variety of event offerings and as the point of departure for tourist excursions to interesting places in Upper Austria and beyond.