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Johannes Brahms Int. Choir Festival & Competition

High-level competition closes Wernigeorde: Here are the results

17 Golden, and 10 Silver Diplomas were awarded

Following a fantastic, high-level Grand Prize Competition in Wernigerode the international jury awarded the Johannes Brahms Choir Prize 2017 to the best choir: The award goes to Stellenberg Girls Choir from South Africa– Congratulations!

The atmosphere on Wernigerode Market Square was fantastic when all choirs learned the results from the competition at the Awards Ceremony. Eight of them were awarded the Category Win by achieving the highest score and a Golden Diploma in the respective competition category:

Category A2 – Male Choirs – Level of difficulty I with compulsory piece
Vocalart Ottfingen (Germany)
conducted by: Thomas Bröcher

Category B2 – Male Choirs – Level of difficulty II without compulsory piece
Männerchor Frohe Stunde Weroth (Germany)
conducted by: Jens Roth

Category C1 – Chamber Choirs of equal voices
Sirene (Turkey)
conducted by: Volkan Akkoç

Category C2 – Chamber Choirs of mixed voices
Linn-Benton Chamber Choir (USA)
conducted by: Raymund Ocampo

Category G1 – Children’s Choirs
St. Stephen's Girls' College (China/Hong Kong SAR)
conducted by: Josephine Li

Category G2 – Youth Choirs of equal voices
Stellenberg Girls Choir, South Africa
conducted by: André van der Merwe

Category G3 – Mixed Youth Choirs
Jeugdkoor Waelrant (Belgium)
conducted by: Marleen De Boo

Category S – Sacred Choir Music a cappella
Jeugdkoor Waelrant (Belgium)
conducted by: Marleen De Boo

Category F – Folklore
St Mary's DSG Choir (South Africa)
conducted by: Lindy van der Meulen

Category P – Pop - Show - Jazz
St Mary's DSG Choir (South Africa)
conducted by: Lindy van der Meulen

A complete list of results including all choirs and scores is available for download here: 

Wernigerode2017_Results (306 KB)

The International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition will come to a festive close tomorrow morning with the Closing Concert in the Stadtfeldhalle. Follow the official Facebook page of the event for photos, videos and more updates from Wernigerode.

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