INTERKULTUR World Rankings

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/ensembles that have participated in INTERKULTUR competitions.

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

Additional to the Top1000, individual lists of the 50 best choirs/ensembles are made which reflect the situation in the various categories:

  • Children’s and Youth Choirs
  • Mixed Choirs
  • Female Choirs
  • Male Choirs
  • Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
  • Sacred Music, Music of the Religions
  • Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barbershop Choirs, Music of Spirit and Faith
  • Folklore


The assignment of the individual lists is subject to the competition categories, in which the respective results were achieved.

In each case the highest rating in these separate lists will enter the Top1000 rankings.

The INTERKULTUR World Rankings are arranged according to the following principles:


1.
It is a system of achievement and quality.

2. The reckoning is based upon the 100-point system of the World Choir Games (Choir Olympics). The points of the MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system of the INTERKULTUR competitions are rounded before the calculation and then converted as follows (excerpt):

Points of the MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system (30 points system) Corresponding number of points based upon the evaluation system of the World Choir Games (100 points system)
1 42
5 50
10 60
15 70
20 80
25 90
30 100


3.
The Grand Prix and the Champions Competition of the Choir Games and of the Choir Championships will be multiplied with factor 1.02 for the world ranking list. The Open Competition of the Choir Games and of the Choir Championships as well as all international choir competitions of INTERKULTUR with factor 1.0.


4.
The individual categories receive a different evaluation:

Factor Categories of the INTERKULTUR Choir Competitions
1

Children’s and Youth Choirs

Mixed Choirs

Female Choirs

Male Choirs

Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles

Sacred Music, Music of the Religions

0.98

Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual, Show & Barbershop Choirs, Music of Spirit and Faith
0.95 Folklore

0.8

B categories


5.
Bonus system for Category Winners, Champions, Grand Prix Winners and multiple participations (multiple categories) within one event:

Factor INTERKULTUR
Choir Competitions + Open Competitions
Choir Games /
Choir Championships
Grand Prix
1.1 Grand Prize Winner Choir Games Champion Grand Prix Winner
1.08 Second Champion Second GP Winner
1.05 Third Champion Third GP Winner
1.05 Category Winner
1.05 Second Gold Medal Second Gold Medal
1.03 Second Category Winner Fourth Champion Fourth GP Winner
1.03 Second Golden Diploma Third Gold Medal Third Gold Medal
1.01 Third Category Winner Fourth Gold Medal Fourth Gold Medal
1.01 Third Golden Diploma Second Silver Medal Second Silver Medal

All multipliers are not mutually exclusive but will be combined!


6.
In case of multiple participation within one event the reckoning will be based upon the corresponding highest number of points.


7.
The result will then be multiplied by 10.


8.
 If the choir has not again participated in another INTERKULTUR competition or Choir Games for the fifth consecutive year, then the number of points will be automatically cancelled.


9.
If a choir participates in another INTERKULTUR event within 5 years, the better result will appear on the list. The 5 years will be counted anew, starting from the last participation.


10.
Maximum Points (in case of a maximum of 3 category wins):

INTERKULTUR Choir Competitions Choir Games /
Choir Championships
Grand Prix
1201 1272 1272

 

Examples:

Choir 1
INTERKULTUR Choir Competition 26.5 = 93 points according to the conversion table (rounded)
Category Male Choirs x 1 category factor
Category Winner x 1.05 Category Winner
x 10

= 977 Points

Choir 2
INTERKULTUR Choir Competition 26.5 = 93 points according to the conversion table (rounded)
Category Female Choirs x 1 category factor
Category Winner x 1.05 Category Winner
Grand Prize Winner x 1.1 GP factor
x 10

= 1074 Points

Choir 3
World Choir Games – Champions Round 93 Points (rounded)
Category Mixed Choirs x 1 category factor
Champion x 1.1 World Choir Games Champion
x 1.02 World Choir Games Bonus
x 10

= 1043 Points

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