Honors for Günter Titsch
Günter Titsch’s engagement regarding international understanding through the means of choral music attracts attention in Germany as well as internationally. Numerous tributes by national cultural organisations testify to hic activities worldwide. The honorary citizenship of Xiamen, the coastal city in the South-East of the People’s Republic of China, which Günter Titsch received in 2009 as that year’s only German citizen, has to be highlighted in particular.
During the closing ceremony of the 1. World Choir Championships for Youth in Graz, Austria in 2011T, itsch was furthermore honored with the Golden Badge of Honor by the Styrian Singer Association in recognition of many years of successful cooperation.
Since the preparations for the World Choir Games 2008 in Graz INTERKULTUR closely cooperates with the Styrian Singers Association. In the future further cooperation that target further choral events are supposed to happen. But also Günter Titsch’s Hessian home country recognized his extraordinary engagement for years. Thus he was awarded the „Honorary Letter of Appreciation of the Federal State of Hesse“ in 1990. This award is bestowed on persons since 1973 for their long-time voluntary activities such as the participation in cultural or social organisations. Even the Hessian Singers Association praised his engagement for youth choirs.
For his worldwide activities that are supposed to promote choral music, Günter Titsch received numerous distinctions and awards by different countries cities and organisations, amongst them national and international conductor and choral associations.
And even today, twenty years after the founding of INTERKULTUR, Günter Titsch still feels obliged to promote choral music worldwide. In 2011 INTERKULTUR’s work made Vietnam’s first international choir competition ever possible and this event scored a lot of success.