10th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition

July 05 - 09, 2017 Wernigerode, Germany

Singing in the colourful city in the Harz mountain range

Since 1999 the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition is a crowd puller for choirs and music ensembles from all over the world. The colorful city in the Harz mountain range attracts visitors with its unique charm of medieval architecture and moreover with its musical characteristics: Three renowned German choirs come from this small town. Furthermore this competition, named after Johannes Brahms, puts a musical focus on this German composer and the German romantics of the 19th century.

Numerous advanced trainings offer interested choirs outstanding possibilities of mutual learning and professional training e.g. with evaluation performances and individual coaching.

Apart from pedagogical offers further concerts will take place downtown and in the surroundings of Wernigerode.

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition the city of Wernigerode and INTERKULTUR will come up with some surprises, which will add to the program's established highlights such as the Choir Parade, Charity Concert and the Closing Concert.

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*

Friendship Concert Performance included

Competition
Grand Prize Competition
Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts

"The choir festival represents an important cultural highlight which enriches the city of Wernigerode, and exciting and top class cultural days are yet to come. One must simply become part of it, it is a memorable event as I know first-hand."

Peter Gaffert, Mayor of the City of Wernigerode

"Thanks very much for the mail and thank you very much for the great organization yet again. I loved my time in Wernigerode and we had a lot of fun in between the work which is always healthy!"

Angela Stevens, Juror, South Africa

"The quality of the choirs, the camaraderie among the singers, the judging, the wonderful organization you provided and the charm of Wernigerode combined to make this a world-class experience."

Craig Fields, Macphail's Sonomento, USA

"Thank you very much for ensuring that we attended the Wernigerode event. We are very grateful for all the support and assistance you gave to us before and during the event and we would like to let you know that we enjoyed every minute of our stay in Wernigerode and we also hope to be a part of the event in the next 2 years."

Aderayo Oyegbade, Mountain Top Chorale, Nigeria

Registration Information

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Opening Concert
Anniversary Concert with amarcord
Friendship Concerts
Venues
Tickets
Artistic Committee
Jury
Organizer
Sponsors

Participating Groups

We are happy to welcome 30 choirs from 14 nations to the 10th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition!

Germany
Belgium, China, Hong Kong SAR, Denmark, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway
Poland, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, USA, Vietnam

DESTINATION

Wernigerode is a city with a special flair, as it is not only a gem of medieval architecture but also beautifully located at the edge of the Harz, a low mountain range in Germany. Hardly any other German city has so many gorgeous timber-framed buildings that compete for the visitor’s’ attention: the ideal setting for the parade and the opening ceremony as well as further open air events. And the narrow-gauge-railway also turns the discovery of the surroundings into a wonderful and charming experience.


There are several ways to get to Wernigerode by plane:

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is located 244 km away from the center of Wernigerode and is regularly approached by the following airlines: airberlin, Belavia, Condor, Eurowings, Germania, Germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair etc.

Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is located 236 km away from the center of Wernigerode an is regularly approached by the following airlines: airBaltic, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Germania, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Swiss, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines etc.

Hannover Airport (HAJ) is located 131 km away from the center of Wernigerode and is regularly approached by the following airlines: germanwings, Alitalia, Air Berlin, Air France, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, British Airways, Austrian, American Airlines, Iberia, Belavia etc.

Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) is located 136 km away from the center of Wernigerode and is regularly approached by the following airlines: germanwings, Air Berlin, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Austrian, Iberia, Germania etc.

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Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 17 golden and 10 silver diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(302 KB)

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Winner of the Grand Prize: Stellenberg Girls Choir (South Africa)

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