INTERKULTUR World Rankings

as of December 2016

[will be updated several times a year]

All INTERKULTUR 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.

The INTERKULTUR World Rankings has retroactive effect back to the year 2000.

Based upon this World Rankings, individual lists are then made which reflect the situation in the various categories.


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TOP 1000

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1260
2. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1177
3. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent Hatteberg USA 1173
4. University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale Betsy Cook Weber USA 1165
4. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Ming Jing Xie China 1165
6. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1154
6. Cantate Ferenc Sapszon jr. Hungary 1154
8. Emīla Dārziņa Jauktais Koris Artūrs Ancāns Latvia 1153
9. Akustika Chamber Singers Christo Burger South Africa 1143
10. Ensemble Thios Omilos Germany 1142
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Children's and Youth Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale Betsy Cook Weber USA 1165
2. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Ming Jing Xie China 1136
3. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1131
4. Cantamus Girls' Choir Pamela Cook & Ann Irons Great Britain 1120
5. University of Pretoria Camerata Michael Barrett South Africa 1119
6. Diocesan Schools Choral Society Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hongkong SAR 1109
7. Shanghai Huangpu Youngster's Activity Center Spring Children's Choir Wenbo Deng & Liangliang Xu China 1107
8. University Choir of Stellenbosch André van der Merwe South Africa 1096
9. Vocalista Angels Yason Christy Pranowo Indonesia 1092
10. Adolf Fredriks Flickkör Karin Bäckström Sweden 1081
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University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale (USA)

Mixed Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
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. Choir of the West, Pacific Lutheran University Richard Nance USA 1118
7. CantAnima - Landesjugendchor Steiermark Franz Herzog Austria 1112
8. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1104
9. Stockholms Musikgymnasium Youth Choir 2014 Helene Stureborg Sweden 1086
10. Vox Bona Kammerchor der Kreuzkirche Bonn Karin Freist-Wissing Germany 1083
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Female Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening Oslo Marit Bodsberg Norway 1139
2. Cantus Tove Ramlo-Ystad Norway 1133
3. Gaudeamus Korala Julia Foruria Spain 1107
4. Shanghai Conservatory of Music Girls Choir Hai Ling Wang China 1104
5. Aarhus Pigekor Helle Høyer Vedel Denmark 1096
6. La Cappella Tony Margeta Sweden 1093
7. Shaoxing University Choir Xiuyu Li China 1068
8. Carmen manet Primož Kerštanj Slovenia 1064
8. Ondrášek Czech Choir Josef Zajíček Czech Republic 1064
10. Abbellimento Jarmila Novenková Czech Republic 1041
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Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening Oslo (Norway)

Male Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
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. Coro Polifonico di Ruda Fabiana Noro Italy 1049
5. Diocesan Boys' School Choir Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hongkong SAR 1043
6. Rigas Tehniskas Universitates Viru Koris Gaudeamus Ivars Cinkuss Latvia 1021
7. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1016
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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Xinghai Conservatory Of Music Vocal Department -
"Xing Sheng" Choir (China)

Chamber Choirs & Vocal Ensembles

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1177
2. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent Hatteberg USA 1173
3. Ensemble Thios Omilos Germany 1142
4. The Orthodox Male Choir "Armonia" Ion Iulian Dumitru Romania 1119
4. Philomela Marjukka Riihimäki Finland 1119
6. Niños Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y Camerata Larense Libia Gómez & Yonathan Villarreal Venezuela 1118
7. 4x4 Frauenchor der Pädagogischen Hochschule HD Heike Kiefner-Jesatko Germany 1086
8. Ars Nova Vocal Ensemble Katalin Kiss Hungary 1084
9. Vokalensemble Hohes C Moritz Guttmann Austria 1083
9. Adelaide Chamber Singers Carl Crossin Australia 1083
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The Müller Chamber Choir
(Chinese Taipei)

Sacred Music & Music of the Religions

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1221
2. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1166
3. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1154
4. Riddarholmens Kammarkör Stefan Boström Sweden 1142
5. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1138
6. Coro Polifonico di Ruda Fabiana Noro Italy 1130
7. Guangdong Experimental High School Choir Mingjing Xie China 1115
8. Ateneo Chamber Singers Jonathan Velasco Philippines 1107
9. Tygerberg Children's Choir Hendrik D. Loock South Africa 1103
10. Academy Singers Manfred Payrhuber Austria 1094
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barbershop Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1222
2. Lalá Vocalensemble Austria 1144
3. Kearsney College Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1142
4. Dekoor Close Harmony Christoph Mac-Carty Netherlands 1140
5. The Aeolians of Oakwood University Jason Max Ferdinand USA 1106
6. Mansfield University Choir - Jazz Ensemble "Mansfieldians" Sheryl Monkelien USA 1101
7. Barnsley Youth Choir Mathew Wright Great Britain 1093
8. Mt. San Antonio College Singcopation Bruce Rogers USA 1087
9. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent Hatteberg USA 1076
10. Mazmur Chorale Heidris Donaldo Liha Indonesia 1073
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Folklore

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Ming Jing 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. Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening Oslo Marit Bodsberg Norway 1105
5. Boğaziçi Jazz Choir Masis Aram Gözbek Turkey 1091
6. Diponegoro University Choir Setyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin Bode Indonesia 1074
7. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1062
8. Niños Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y Camerata Larense Libia Gómez & Diany Blanco Venezuela 1061
9. Wenzhou Female Choir Yuefei Zou & Xuxiang Zou China 1052
10. Kearsney College Choir Angela Stevens South Africa 1051
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Guangdong Experimental
Middle School Choir (China)