Giving a voice to everyone
Talks about a joint event
After successful events in 2008 and 2011 the joint path of the city of Graz and INTERKULTUR enters the third round. Representatives of INTERKULTUR have been invited for talks into Styria’s capital and to join the conference of the Interreligious Advisory Board on January 9, 2012.
INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch and Gábor Hollerung, one of INTERKULTUR’s artistic directors, are hoping for constructive moments in the course of the conference. “Our experiences and the collaboration with the city of Graz have always been high-producing in past years,” says Titsch.
The INTERKULTUR delegation will use the opportunity of the meeting to present a concept for a joint event to the Advisory Board. Apart from an INTERKULTUR competition, the festival part is supposed to be more dedicated to interreligious aspects. The idea is to hold a meeting of members of all world religions, to provide a link between religions and peoples through music and to mention choir festival, competition and interreligious conference in one breathe. During today’s conference INTERKULTUR is going to present a new video that will be available in our Showroom soon.
The Interreligious Advisory Board of the city of Graz is consisting of representatives of all state-approved religious groups and is called by the mayor as advisory panel. Its members are the highest representatives of Catholics, Protestants, Methodists, Greek Orthodox’, Muslims, Jews and Buddhists. It’s important for the Advisory Board (founded in 2006) to support the mayor in a consulting function. It occasionally initiates projects and illustrates the religious variety in Graz. A joint event with INTERKULTUR and choirs from all around would be a novelty in the Advisory Board’s history.
Just like the Interreligious Advisory Board is an initiator for various projects and directory of the religious diversity in its city, also INTERKULTUR acts as a broker through its events. Its competitions and festivals bring people of most different cultures and religious together through choral music.
Two choir competitions from the INTERKULTUR event series already brought best memories to Styria’s capital. In 2008 the 5th World Choir Games and last summer the 1st World Choir Championships for Youth and Young Adults were held here.