3rd ASIA PACIFIC CHOIR GAMES 2013
October 08 – 18, 2013
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
The 1st Asian Choir Games, Jakarta 2007 were the largest international event for amateur choirs in Asia and the start of a new event series of INTERKULTUR on a continental basis. After the 2nd Asian Choir Games 2009 have been hosted in Gyeongnam Province of South Korea, the 3rd edition of the event was back to Indonesia in 2013! This time INTERKULTUR cooperated with the Provincial Government of North Sulawesi, kindly supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia.
The province with its capital of Manado City, the cities of Tomohon, Bitung and others is holding one of the strongest choral communities all over the globe with thousands of mostly church based choirs. North Sulawesi, one of 33 Indonesian provinces, is the one with the highest Christian population in the world’s largest Muslim country; therefore it has a unique concentration of choirs which might be only comparable with the Baltic Republics in Europe. So North Sulawesi was the perfect place to host Asia’s largest choir competition in 2013.