"Until today Günter Titsch is a master in overcoming oppositions. He realized concert festivals attracting five-place numbers of international participants in China – something others would have considered improbable due to the political system there.”
The INTERKULTUR events regularly find a huge media response on a local, national and international level. Especially during the World Choir Games INTERKULTUR collaborates with the largest TV stations in the respective host countries. Thus, INTERKULTUR has already worked with WCPO (USA), BBC (Great Britain), CCTV (China), ARD (Germany), ORF (Austria) and LTV (Latvia). This page provides a selection of some interesting online media coverage of INTERKULTUR events and will be updated on a regular basis.
World Choir Games 2016 – Sochi proved to be a good host for choirs from all over the world (10-2016)
A report by Roger Schmidt in the magazine “International Choral Bulletin” on the successes of the World Choir Games 2016 in Sochi, Russia.
Welcome to the 'Choir Olympics' (2016-07-06)
The Huffington Post, one of the most popular online magazines in the United States, featured the Opening of the 9th World Choir Games 2016 in Sochi, Russia including video scenes from the Opening Ceremony:
Jordanian choir scores gold at 'Choral Olympics' (2016-07-27)
The Jordan choir Dozan wa Awtar was the only one from its country to participate in the World Choir Games to date. The daily newspaper Jordan Times reported about their 2016 success in Sochi:
Iranian groups win awards at World Choir Games (2016-07-20)
The Tehran Times from Iran about the success of “Tehran Voices” at the World Choir Games 2016:
World Choir Games 2018 in Südafrika (2016-06-21)
The award-winning German music journal nmz – neue musikzeitung announces the host of the 10th World Choir Games and highlights the special value of the event:
Olympia der Chöre (2012-07-10)
The daily newspaper Tagesspiegel from the German capital Berlin describes how the Cincinnati residents were carried away by an unprecedented enthusiasm for international choral music during the World Choir Games 2012:
Giving Voice to the Young and the Reluctant (2010-07-04)
An interview with Gareth Malone, who prepared a group of students for the 2010 World Choir Games in just six month, documented by the BBC series “The Choir”, was published in the New York Times:
Vokal global: Choir music from Asia
The German radio station conducted an interview with INTERKULTUR’s Artistic Director Johan Rooze about choral music in Asia. He tried to answer questions about the special characteristics of choirs from Asia, their music routines and their secret of success.
"INTERKULTUR" in the focus
A report by Roger Schmidt in the run-up to the World Choir Games in Flanders, Belgium: a TV team from Hessischer Rundfunk visited the Fernwald offices of the cultural organization "Interkultur".
World Choir Games 2018 – World’s biggest choir competition is coming to Africa
Music in Africa, a famous South African arts and culture magazine published a long interview with the organizers in the run-up to the World Choir Games 2018 and created a lot of excitement for the Games throughout the national choral scene.
Interview with Kanal Kultura (2016-07-20)
The Russian TV station Kanal Kultura met INTERKULTUR president Günter Titsch for an interview about the World Choir Games 2016 in Sochi, Russia:
Indonesia sabet 3 medali di World Choir Games (2016-07-11)
The Indonesian TV Station Redaksi Trans7 reported about three choirs from their country that were successful at the 9th World Choir Games 2016 in Sochi, Russia:
Opening Ceremony of the World Choir Games 2016 in Russia (2016-07-08)
Video footage from the Opening Ceremony of the World Choir Games 2016 in Russia, provided and distributed by the international news agency Reuters:
Talkshow with Paros Chamber Choir (2014-09-19)
The Paros Chamber Choir, a group of disabled people from Armenia, was successful at the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga, Latvia. The Armenian state television ATV TV accompanied them on their journey and invited them to talk about their experience in a one-hour TV show afterwards:
Great Celebration Concert of the World Choir Games 2014 (2014-07-18)
The Latvian State Television LTV sent a live broadcast of the Great Celebration Concert of the World Choir Games in July 2014 featuring 15 000 singers performing together on one stage in front of 25 000 spectators:
First days at the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga (2014-07-10)
Following the official Opening Ceremony Latvian State Television LTV reported about the first days at the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga, Latvia and the international guests that had come to Riga, Latvia to represent their country:
Halleluja! Ein Chor geht auf Reisen (2013-03-31)
The German Gospel Choir “Rejoice” went to Cincinnati, USA to compete in the World Choir Games 2012. Their journey was documented by a film team, the movie about their experience aired on the TV Network NDR in March 2013:
INTERKULTUR President provides World Choir Games Update (2012-07-11)
An interview with INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch about the preparation of the World Choir Games 2012 in Cincinnati was conducted and aired by the local TV station WCPO in 2011:
World Choir Games kick off in Cincinnati (2011-07-11)
Announcement of the World Choir Games 2012 to be held in Cincinnati USA one year prior to the event on the TV station WCPO:
EUROVISION CHOIR is a format inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest and the World Choir Games – celebrating choral singing and bringing together the most popular singing competition in Europe and the largest international choir competition in the world. The show is organized by the European Broadcasting Union and INTERKULTUR as an addition to the Eurovision Family of Events led by the well-known Eurovision Song Contest.
World Choir Games 2012
Meteorologist Ginger Zee broadcasted live for "Good Morning America"
"The influence of INTERKULTUR’s work is thus to be felt in the whole country. Aida Swenson, famous choral expert from Jakarta comes straight to the point: ‘The international choral competitions by INTERKULTUR in the past years have essentially contributed to the positive development of Indonesian choral music.’”
The 2022 Update of the INTERKULTUR World …
All results from the 2022 events are now included in our ranking of the best choirs
50 years of German-Chinese relations
INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch invited as expert for cultural exchange