2nd Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival

October 11 - 15, 2017 Kalamata, Greece

Singing in the land of gods

INTERKULTUR’s international choir competition in Greece: Hosted by the romantic city of Kalamata, located on the Southern Peloponnese.

Vibrant, calm and idyllic – Kalamata proves in an impressive way that these characteristics do not conflict with each other: Narrow lanes, a historic old town and the Apostles church of the 12th century characterize the townscape until today. The combination of sea, mountains, vine and olive trees make Greece a wonderful place where singers from all over the world will feel mostly welcome.

Singing in the land of gods – singing in Kalamata. This choir competition unites the advantages of an international choir competition with numerous possibilities for concert performances in a city that provides manifold cultural choices.

The competition part offers categories for different levels of difficulty, casts and musical genres – the festival combines an easy going gathering of different nations with the wonderful setting of South East Europe.

Participation Opportunities

This INTERKULTUR event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:

Non-competitive ParticipationCompetitive Participation
Non-competitive Festival Participation (Concert Performances only)*Competition Categories*
Evaluation Performance*Evaluation Performance*
Individual Coaching*Individual Coaching*

Friendship Concert Performance included

Grand Prize Competition
Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts

"We would like to thank You for organizing everything for us during the Kalamata International Choir Festival. [...] The competition was very well organized and we really enjoyed the trip and our time in Kalamata."

Marie Roos and Heli Roos, Tallinn Secondary Science School Girls' Choir, Estonia

"Thank YOU for making this great festival happen and for all your kindness and support. It was a great privilege to have been part of it all and I enjoyed working with INTERKULTUR so much. [...] I thought the festival was a huge success and please send my congratulations to you all for this. The organisation was faultless and it was just delightful to work with so many wonderful people from your amazing team!"

Joy Hill, Juror, Great Britain

"With the ending of this exciting festival, we would like to tell you that we feel honored to be part of this."

Antonia Georgiadi, Messinian Bay Hotel, Greece

"Everybody in Kalamata talking about your Music Competition. It was a big success!"

Maria Maniati, Outbound Group Sales, Greece

Registration Information

The official registration deadline has passed on May 22, 2017.

If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Artistic Committee

Participating Groups

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia
Italy, Israel, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Norway, Romania, Russia, Sweden

Kalamata 2015 - Retrospective


Kalamata is a typical vibrant South European seaport with roughly 70.000 inhabitants. It represents the economical center of the South Peloponnese and is therefore a commercial as well as a touristic center of attraction. Kalamata is situated in the big bay of the Greek headlands and has a long sandy beach and a major harbour facility. The charming city center invites visitors to a stroll and lingering with its narrow alleys, many shops and typical Greek taverns.
One of Kalamata’s cultural highlights is the annual summer festival with concerts and performances at the municipal theatre which is located at the historic castle of Kalamata.

There are several ways to get to Kalamata by plane:

Kalamata International Airport (KLX) is located 11 km away from the center of Kalamata and is regularly approached by the following airlines: Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, easy Jet, Ryanair, Lufthansa, NIKI.

Araxos Airport (GPA) is located 188 km away from the center of Kalamata and is regularly approached by the following airlines: Ryanair, TUIfly.



AWARDS CEREMONY is over! Congratulations to all our participants to your outstanding success. Check out the overview of winners and a list of all results here: https://goo.gl/daPQGg #SinginRiga #Awarding #Winners #GrandPrixofNations #EuropeanChoirGames #SinginRiga
This is the vocal ensemble "Fortissimo", a choir from Bulgaria that qualified straight from the Open Competitions to the Grand Prix, and received standing ovations from the crowd after performing in the GP3 category Chamber Choirs / Vocal Ensembles. The members of the choir tell they come from Burgas, a Bulgarian city near the Black Sea, and the members have performed together in the current state only for half a year, although the choir was formed two years ago. They perform traditional Bulgarian music, modern songs, e.g. songs by ABBA, and religious music. The singers tell they are incredibly happy with being in the competitions, as they've already heard many excellent performances. #EuropeanChoirGames #MeetheChoirs #GrandPrixofNations #SinginRiga #SinginRiga2017 #sing2gether