INTERKULTUR World Rankings

as of November 2014

(will be updated several times a year)

TOP 1000

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points TOP 1000
Stellenbosch University Choir
Conductor: André van der Merwe (South Africa)
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1260
2. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1173
3. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Mingjing Xie China 1165
4. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1154
4. Cantate Ferenc Sapszon jr. Hungary 1154
6. Emīla Dārziņa Jauktais Koris Artūrs Ancāns Latvia 1153
7. Akustika Chamber Singers Christo Burger South Africa 1143
8. Ensemble Thios Omilos Germany 1142
8. Riddarholmens Kammarkör Stefan Boström Sweden 1142
8. Kearsney College Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1142
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Children's and Youth Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Category Children's and Youth Choirs
Guangdong Experimental
Middle School Choir
Conductor: Mingjing Xie (China)
1. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Mingjing Xie China 1136 Y
2. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1131 Y
3. Cantamus Girls' Choir Pamela Cook & Ann Irons Great Britain 1120 Y
4. University of Pretoria Camerata Michael Barrett South Africa 1119 Y
5. Magnificat Ifjúsági Kórus Szebellédi Valéria Hungary 1115 C
6. Diocesan Schools Choral Society Felix Tsi Shing Shuen China/Hongkong SAR 1109 Y
7. Shanghai Huangpu Youngster's Activity Center Spring Children's Choir Wenbo Deng & Liangliang Xu China 1107 C
8. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1096 Y
9. Vocalista Angels Yason Christy Pranowo Indonesia 1092 C
10. Adolf Fredriks Flickkör Karin Bäckström Sweden 1081 C
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Mixed Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Mixed Choirs
Stellenbosch University Choir
Conductor: André van der Merwe (South Africa)
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1260
2. Cantate Ferenc Sapszon jr. Hungary 1154
3. Akustika Chamber Singers Christo Burger South Africa 1143
4. Novo Concertante Manila Arwin Tan Philippines 1133
5. The SLU Glee Club Normita Rio-Pablico Philippines 1127
6. CantAnima - Landesjugendchor Steiermark Franz M. Herzog & Nataliya Lukina Austria 1112
7. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1104
8. Stockholms Musikgymnasium Youth Choir 2014 Helene Stureborg Sweden 1086
9. Vox Bona Kammerchor der Kreuzkirche Bonn Karin Freist-Wissing Germany 1083
10. Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers Bruce Rogers USA 1064
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Female Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Female Choirs
Cantus
Conductor: Tove Ramlo-Ystad
(Norway)
1. Cantus Tove Ramlo-Ystad Norway 1133
2. Magnificat Ifjúsági Kórus Szebellédi Valéria Hungary 1130
3. Shanghai Conservatory of Music Girls Choir Hai Ling Wang China 1104
4. Aarhus Pigekor Helle Høyer Vedel Denmark 1096
5. Shaoxing University Choir Xiu Yu Li China 1068
6. Carmen manet Primož Kerštanj Slovenia 1064
6. Ondrášek Czech Choir Josef Zajíček Czech Republic 1064
8. Abbellimento Jarmila Novenková Czech Republic 1041
9. Minjona Romans Vanags Latvia 1013
10. Coral San Justo Silvia L. Francese Argentina 1006
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Male Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Male Choirs
Xinghai Conservatory Of Music Vocal Department -
“Xing Sheng” Choir
Conductor: Wang Jun
(China)
1. Xinghai Conservatory Of Music Vocal Department - “Xing Sheng” Choir Wang Jun China 1079
2. The Orthodox Male Choir "Armonia" Ion Iulian Dumitru Romania 1054
3. Diocesan School Old Boys' Association Choir Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hongkong SAR 1051
4. Lunds Studentsångförening Thomas Caplin Sweden 1049
4. Coro Polifonico di Ruda Fabiana Noro Italy 1049
6. Diocesan Boys' School Choir Felix Tsi Shing Shuen China/Hongkong SAR 1043
7. Rigas Tehniskas Universitates Viru Koris Gaudeamus Ivars Cinkuss Latvia 1021
8. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1005
9. Männerstimmen Basel Oliver Rudin Switzerland 1001
10. Vox Angelica Male Choir Maichel R. Wangengetan Indonesia 999
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Chamber Choirs & Vocal Ensembles

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Category Chamber Choirs & Vocal Ensembles
University of Louisville
Cardinal Singers
Conductor: Kent Hatteberg (USA)
1. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1173 C
2. Ensemble Thios Omilos Germany 1142 C
3. The Orthodox Male Choir "Armonia" Ion Iulian Dumitru Romania 1119 C
3. Philomela Marjukka Riihimäki Finland 1119 C
5. Niños Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y Camerata Larense Libia Gómez & Yonathan Villarreal Venezuela 1118 C
6. 4x4 Frauenchor der Pädagogischen Hochschule HD Heike Kiefner-Jesatko Germany 1086 C
7. Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble Katalin Kiss Hungary 1084 V
8. Vokalensemble Hohes C Moritz Guttmann Austria 1083 V
8. Adelaide Chamber Singers Carl Crossin Australia 1083 CV
10. The Sunday Night Singers Mike McCullough USA 1071 C
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Sacred Music & Music of the Religions

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Category Sacred Music & Music of the Religions
Stellenbosch University Choir
Conductor: André van der Merwe (South Africa)
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1221 S
2. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1166 S
3. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1154 S
4. Riddarholmens Kammarkör Stefan Boström Sweden 1142 S
5. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1138 R
6. Coro Polifonico di Ruda Fabiana Noro Italy 1130 S
7. Coral San Justo Silvia L. Francese Argentina 1118 S
8. Guangdong Experimental High School Choir Mingjing Xie China 1107 R
8. Ateneo Chamber Singers Jonathan Velasco Philippines 1107 S
10. Tygerberg Children's Choir Hendrik D. Loock South Africa 1103 R
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Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barbershop Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Category Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barbershop Choirs
Stellenbosch University Choir
Conductor: André van der Merwe (South Africa)
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1222 S
2. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1144 PJG
3. Kearsney College Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1142 P
4. Dekoor Close Harmony Christoph Mac-Carty Netherlands 1140 P
5. The Aeolians of Oakwood University Jason Max Ferdinand USA 1106 S
6. Mansfield University Concert Choir Peggy Dettwiler USA 1101 J
7. Kammarkören Sångkraft Leif Åkesson Sweden 1095 PJGS
8. Mt. San Antonio College Singcopation Bruce Rogers USA 1087 J
9. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1076 GS
10. Mazmur Chorale Heidris Donaldo Liha & Jacobus Andreas Masemana Indonesia 1073 G
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Folklore

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Folklore
Guangdong Experimental
Middle School Choir
Conductor: Mingjing Xie (China)
1. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Mingjing Xie China 1115
2. Student Choir of Belarus State Academy of Music Inessa Bodyako Belarus 1110
3. Student Choir of Nankai University Chaomei Meng China 1107
4. Boğaziçi Jazz Choir Masis Aram Gözbek Turkey 1091
5. Diponegoro University Choir Setyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin Bode Indonesia 1074
6. Niños Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y Camerata Larense Libia Gómez & Yonathan Villarreal Venezuela 1061
7. Kearsney College Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1051
8. Magnificat Ifjúsági Kórus Szebellédi Valéria Hungary 1048
9. Mercu Buana University Choir Agus Yuwono Indonesia 1043
9. Academic Folk Choir Kostadin Buradzhiev Bulgaria 1043
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Explanation

Y=Youth Choirs, C=Children's Choirs/Chamber Choirs, V=Vocal Ensembles, S=Sacred Music/Spiritual, R=Music of the Religions,
P=Pop, J=Jazz, G=Gospel, B=Barbershop Choirs

For over twenty years the INTERKULTUR competitions have been amongst the most innovative events in the international choral scene. All competitions have been carried out according to the MUSICA MUNDI quality seal. This makes possible an impressive overall comparison of all choirs that have participated in INTERKULTUR competiions.

The INTERKULTUR World Rankings has retroactive effect back to the year 2000. Based upon this World Ranking, individual lists are then made which reflect the situation in the various categories.

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