INTERKULTUR World Rankings

as of October 2013

(will be updated in June and December)

IMPORTANT CHANGES: In order to use a fair rating system for the world ranking list the system was revised in 2012 and adapted to the new types of events. It will be applied backdated to all events which took place since 2000. More details...

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 1211
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. Akustika Chamber Singers Christo Burger South Africa 1143
7. Ensemble Thios Omilos Germany 1142
7. Riddarholmens Kammarkör Stefan Boström Sweden 1142
9. Seisen High School Choir Mikiko Sato Japan 1141
10. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1138
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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. Magnificat Ifjúsági Kórus Szebellédi Valéria Hungary 1115 C
5. Diocesan Schools Choral Society Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hongkong SAR 1109 Y
6. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1096 Y
7. Vocalista Angels Yason Christy Pranowo Indonesia 1092 C
8. Hamilton Children´s Choir Zimfira Poloz Canada 1079 C
9. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1071 Y
10. Anderson Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1051 Y
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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 1173
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. Vox Bona Kammerchor der Kreuzkirche Bonn Karin Freist-Wissing Germany 1083
9. Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers Bruce Rogers USA 1064
10. Yonsei University Concert Choir Hae Ock Kim Bang Republic of Korea 1060
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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. Shaoxing University Choir Xiu Yu Li China 1068
5. Carmen manet Primož Kerštanj Slovenia 1064
5. Ondrášek Czech Choir Josef Zajíček Czech Republic 1064
7. Abbellimento Jarmila Novenková Czech Republic 1041
8. Minjona Romans Vanags Latvia 1013
9. Coral San Justo Silvia L. Francese Argentina 1006
10. Aurin Nőikar László Durányik Hungary 987
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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 Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hongkong SAR 1043
7. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1005
8. Männerstimmen Basel Oliver Rudin Switzerland 1001
9. Vox Angelica Male Choir Maichel R. Wangengetan Indonesia 999
10. Stockholms Musikgymnasium Choir Bengt Ollén Sweden 972
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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. 4x4 Frauenchor der Pädagogischen Hochschule HD Heike Kiefner-Jesatko Germany 1086 C
4. Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble Katalin Kiss Hungary 1084 V
5. Adelaide Chamber Singers Carl Crossin Australia 1083 CV
6. The Sunday Night Singers Mike McCullough & Allan Laino USA 1071 C
7. Cool~a Cappella Cool Jae Huh Republic of Korea 1066 C
8. New Dublin Voices Bernie Sherlock Ireland 1051 C
9. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1038 V
10. Latvian Voices Laura Jekabsone Latvia 1021 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 1211 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. Tygerberg Children's Choir Hendrik D. Loock South Africa 1103 R
9. Kammarkören Sångkraft Leif Åkesson Sweden 1094 S
9. Cantamus Girls' Choir Pamela Cook & Ann Irons Great Britain 1094 S
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Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points Category Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual
Lalá Vocalensemble
(Autria)
1. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1144 PJG
2. The Aeolians of Oakwood University Jason Max Ferdinand USA 1106 S
3. Mansfield University Concert Choir Peggy Dettwiler USA 1101 J
4. Kammarkören Sångkraft Leif Åkesson Sweden 1095 PJGS
5. Dekoor Close Harmony Christoph Mac-Carty Netherlands 1093 J
6. Mt. San Antonio College Singcopation Bruce Rogers USA 1087 J
7. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1076 GS
8. Carmen manet Primož Kerštanj Slovenia 1043 PJG
9. Santos Productions Academy Christian Santos Gibraltar 1033 PJ
10. Diponegoro University Choir Setyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin Bode Indonesia 1016 PJG
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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. Boğaziçi Jazz Choir Masis Aram Gözbek Turkey 1091
4. Diponegoro University Choir Setyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin Bode Indonesia 1074
5. Niños Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y Camerata Larense Libia Gómez & Diany Blanco Venezuela 1061
6. Kearsney College Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1051
7. Magnificat Ifjúsági Kórus Szebellédi Valéria Hungary 1048
8. Mercu Buana University Choir Agus Yuwono Indonesia 1043
8. Academic Folk Choir Kostadin Buradzhiev Bulgaria 1043
8. Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers Bruce Rogers USA 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

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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