2nd Vietnam Int. Choir Competition - Huế 2012
December 12 - 16, 2012
Huế City, Vietnam
INTERKULTUR proudly presents an International Choir Competition which will be the 2nd of its kind in Vietnam’s history. After the 1st edition hosted in the City of Hoi An in 2011, INTERKULTUR is now cooperating with the Vietnamese Central Government, with the Provincial Government of Thua Thien and the City Government of Huế.
INTERKULTUR has again created a unique possibility for choirs from around the globe to discover the beauty of the country combined with an international choral event.
Huế City is located in the central part of Vietnam. Huế has always been considered the fulcrum of Vietnam's two rice baskets, the Red river delta and the Mekong delta. The main landmark of Huế City is the Perfume River with the old city and the Citadel on the north. An old saying is telling that in autumn flowers from orchards upriver from Huế fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma.
Huế is well known for its historic monuments, which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Having been the capital city of Vietnam for approximately 150 years during feudal time (1802–1945), the royal lifestyle and customs have had a predominant impact on the characteristics of Huế people. Nowadays, Huế is one of the top tourist destinations the country has to offer.
The competitions in Huế will be held in the “Diamond Hall”. Mixed, male, female, children’s and youth choirs can participate in the competition in established categories and different levels of difficulty. No category will require compulsory pieces so that all participating choirs can choose an appropriate repertoire and perform in front of the jury without major restrictions.
The Grand Opening ceremony and other big events will be hosted in an indoor Sports Centre. Some 250 square meters stage will be called into being by traditional and contemporary Vietnamese performing arts and of course by the colourful presentations from choirs from all over the world. During the choir festival numerous friendship concerts will take place in the contemplative old town with its own flair.
Come and experience the beauty of Vietnam’s countryside with its cultural heritage places and feel the spirit of this booming and ambitioned country in the heart of Southeast Asia. INTERKULTUR is calling up all choirs of the world to join the 2nd Vietnam International Choir Competition 2012.
Come to Huế City and become part of this unique choral event in Vietnam!