6th International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival

June 14 - 18, 2017 Linz, Austria

Singing in the historic city

The Upper Austrian city of Linz already proved to be a perfect host by presenting the 1st INTERKULTUR Choir Olympics in 2000. Since 2007 the city invites every two years choirs from all over the world in order to sing at the International Anton Bruckner Choir Competition and Festival.

Anton Bruckner, one of the major composers of the late Romanticism, spent many years as an organist and composer at the monastery St. Florian nearby Linz and in Linz itself as a cathedral organist. Especially his motets and masses are exemplary for the Catholic Church music of the 2nd half of the 19th century and belong to the standard repertoire of many international choirs.

Venues such as the Brucknerhaus, the first choice for cultural events and concerts in Linz, the new cathedral of Linz as well as the monastery St. Florian give the event a dignified setting.

The festival of choral music offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to participate in the competitions as well as in friendship and gala concerts.  A further highlight will be the competition for the Anton Bruckner Choir Prize.

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*Competition categories*
Evaluation Performance* Evaluation Performance*
Individual Coaching*Individual Coaching*
Festival Stage ChoirFestival Stage Choir

Friendship Concert Performance included

Grand Prize Competition
Evaluation Performances and Individual Coaching
Friendship Concerts
Sing’n’Joy Festival Stage Choir

"We had a wonderful time at the Bruckner festival, and I want to personally thank you and all the staff for creating such a positive and efficient event. We felt welcomed from the start, and we could not have been treated better!"

Richard Nance, Choir of the West, Pacific Lutheran University, USA

"We really hope that the peace and love that was transmitted in this event shines all around the world making a new sunshine of fraternity. Thank you again for your efforts and investment to make us live this great experience full of happiness and hope."

Opam, Ecuador

"All of us had a great time there, and the success of your festival left on us very good impressions. Many of the choir members speak highly of your festival's organization and high-level competition, and for them it was really an unforgettable experience."

ZHANG Xihai, China

Registration Information

The official registration deadline has passed on January 16, 2017.

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

Registration Fee
Event Package
Registration Documents

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Friendship Concerts 2017
Artistic Committee
Tour Options

Participating groups

Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Finland
Croatia, Norway, Argentina, Serbia, Slovenia, USA


There are several ways to get to Linz by plane:

Linz Airport (LNZ) is located 16 km away from the center of Linz and is regularly approached by the following airlines: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SunExpress, Ryanair, Air Berlin, NIKI.

Salzburg Airport (SZG) is located 138 km away from the center of Linz and is regularly approached by the following airlines: Air Berlin, British Airways, Ryanair, NIKI, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Intersky, Turkish Airlines, easyJet.

Vienna Airport (VIE) is located 169 km away from the center of Linz and is regularly approached by the following airlines: germanwings, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, NIKI, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Pegasus Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, easyJet, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Air One, Jet2.com.


Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 14 golden and 11 silver diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(1 MB)

Queens of Qoro Quando
Winner of the Grand Prize 2017: Queens of Qoro Quando


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