Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod

International Children’s & Youth Choir Competition & Symposium

May 31 - June 7, 2010

Besides the organization of international choir competitions, it is however also the task and obligation of INTERKULTUR to perceive, to promote and support young and leading-edge activities in the area of the choir music. Since the year 2007, when the 6th Young Singers Choral Festival was held in Kuala Lumpur by the Young Choral Academy, INTERKULTUR stepped in as a Sponsor and in 2008 a choir competition was held as a part of the Festival using the evaluation system of INTERKULTUR.

The 7th Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod 2009 then was conceived from the 6th Young Singers Choral Festival and 1st Children’s Choir Competition in 2008. These two events have opened doors to music enthusiasts and also touched the lives of many keen young singers from Malaysia and some neighbour countries from all walks of life.  Eisteddfod, a Welsh word in the music tome of terminology means an annual competitive festival of poets, musicians, writers and artists who are involved in artistic competitions especially singing.

The pavilion of 8th Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod 2010 is focused on the international choir competition that has four categories (one for Children, two for Youth and one for Folklore). The new highlights will be tailored workshops for participants from the respective categories as well as an encounter concert during the competition. A panel of international experts will judge this competition and teach in the workshops.

More than any other spot in the country, Kuala Lumpur, or "KL" as it is commonly known, is the focal point of new Malaysia. The city's bustling streets, its shining, modern office towers, and its cosmopolitan air project an unbounded spirit of progress and symbolize Malaysia's unhesitating leap into the future. At the same time the city brings together Malaysia's past and present, its many constituent cultures, and even its remarkable natural treasures, allowing first-time visitors an invaluable opportunity to see Malaysia as a whole before setting off to explore its parts…

All children’s and youth choirs of the world are herewith called up to take part in Southeast Asia’s premiere choral competition and symposium for youngsters. Sing in the shadow of the Kuala Lumpur Twin Towers and enlighten the world with the beautiful sound of your young voices

Announcement 2010