SING FOR GOLD

NEW: Sing for Gold - the World Choral Cup

INTERKULTUR presents new event format in Calella and Barcelona

From May 14-22, 2022, Calella and Barcelona, two of the most popular destinations on Spain's Costas de Barcelona, will once again be […]

Sing'n'Pray Kobe

Your gateway to The Champions Competition

Go for Gold in Japan and sing for the Champions title at the World Choir Games!

Events like the World Choir Games are open to amateur choirs of each level from all around the world. There are suitable competitions for […]

Deutsche Chormeisterschaft

The way back on stage

Discussion with Dr. Achim Tieftrunk and Tristan Meister

In a talk with Dr. Achim Tieftrunk, Chairman of the Board of the Singschule Koblenz, and Tristan Meister, conductor and choirmaster, the […]

World of Voices

„Spring Came Differently“

Interview with conductor Aarne Saluveer (Estonia)

Exactly one year ago, on May 17, 2020, Estonia stunned the world with the largest live performance of a virtual choir on the Tallinn Song […]

World Choir Games 2021

Let's celebrate the World Choir Games 2021 in Flanders!

Message to the choral world by friends and officials

The World Choir Games 2021 in Flanders will take place this fall: from October 30 - November 7, 2021 choirs from Belgium and abroad will […]

Latest news

Choral music preserved in space

Beijing Philharmonic Choir song on board the "Hangsheng-1" satellite

On April 27, 2021 at 11:20 a.m., the Beijing Philharmonic Choir's emblem and a recording of the song "Cui Gu Shuang Hui Sheng (Double Echo […]

World Choir Council

Boys' choirs and (virtual) choir competitions

HELLO COUNCIL gives insights into the everyday life of boys' choirs and the Flemish choral scene

How can boys' choirs be motivated in rehearsals and better prepare for competitions? What distinguishes the Flemish choir scene? And what […]

Choir Stories

Songs of Spirit: singing unites religions

The World Choir Games have a unique power to harmonize

It was "the miracle of Sochi", back then at the World Choir Games 2016. Afghanistan’s Noor-e Omid choir competed in the world's largest […]

LISBON SINGS

LISBON SINGS in 2022

A new event series in beautiful Lisbon

You always need something to look forward to: We’re happy to announce that a new event series in beautiful Lisbon, Portugal is going to […]

Sing Along Concert "On Tour"

“It’s the joy of reconnecting”

Participants in the Sing Along Concerts in Milan about their expectations

“For me, the Sing Along Community, is like a big family that is looking forward to a wonderful family celebration and I am privileged to be […]

COVID-19

What psychological effect has the pandemic on choral singers?

Research survey by the universities of Milan and Padua

It’s more than a year now that choir singers all over the world are not able to meet up regularly for rehearsals. A deep work on new choral […]

Releases

Giovanni Acciai releases new recording

Giovanni Legrenzi: Compiete, Op. 7 - Prayers at the end of the day

The renowned Italian composer and conductor Giovanni Acciai, an expert in the field of Early music has just released a new CD recording with […]

Choir Stories

A choral journey to Russia

Russian choirs and their successes at international choir events

Choral music from Russia is fascinating. And the success of Russian choirs at international choral events such as the World Choir Games, the […]

World Choir Council

A proactive return to the rehearsal room

Rachael Finnerty (Canada) speaks at the World Choir Council Regional Meeting

The members of the of the World Choir Council, INTERKULTUR’s highest international advisory body, addressed at the Regional Online Meetings […]

World Choir Council

How can we come back to choral life?

Expert discussion of the World Choir Council during the Regional Online Meetings

For far too long, it has been silent. The Corona pandemic silenced the choral world. Choir rehearsals could only take place on a limited […]

World Choir Games 2021

20 years of World Choir Games

A simple vision and yet a powerful idea

An important journey starts very often with a simple and intriguing idea. Choir Olympics was one of these ideas already from the first […]

Deutsche Chormeisterschaft

German Choir Championships 2021: Open Event in Koblenz

INTERKULTUR and the city of Koblenz welcome German choirs in November

The German Choir Championship - Open Stage invites choirs from November 26-28, 2021 to sing and perform together again after a long period […]

World Choir Council

A way back to safe choral singing

Tim Sharp supports "Join Your Voices" campaign of noteablemask.com

This week we received good news from Dr. Tim Sharp, representatives of the United States in the World Choir Council: He joins noteablemask.c […]

International Choral Scene

Singing is the key back to our normal lives

International choral events are bringing hope to a troubled world

Singing is one of the most beautiful things in the world. It is healthy and makes people happy – whether as a singer or a listener. Without […]

COVID-19

Update on INTERKULTUR Events in 2021

Summer events to be rescheduled

Due to the ongoing worldwide restrictions with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to ensure the health and safety of the […]

World Choir Council

"HELLO COUNCIL" makes its return for 2021

Musica Mundi Academy Pedagogical Actions continue

"Hello Council" is the series of live talk and online pedagogical workshop organized by INTERKULTUR China under the support of INTERKULTUR […]

World Choir Council

3 Golden Rules of Warming Up your choir

World Choir Council shares expertise with the choral world

In these difficult times, the choral world in particular has been hit hard by the Corona crisis. Choir rehearsals have had to be canceled, […]

World Choir Games 2021

11th World Choir Games take place in autumn 2021

October 30 to November 7 to mark a turning point after a particularly difficult period

The World Choir Games, also known as the Olympics of Choral Music, will be held exceptionally in October/November. "Extraordinary […]

COVID-19

Joe Biden: July 4 to mark independence from virus

Hope for a "back to normal life" in the United States

Good news from the United States: in his first primetime address as president, Joe Biden expressed his hope that July 4, which is […]

Choir Stories

Husband confesses: While the wife is at choir practice…

His wife is a singer in the female choir "Philomela" from Finland and every Wednesday night he's watching the children while she's at choir […]

On the occasion of today's International Women's Day, we're glad to share this wonderful, supportive story once again with you:  "My wife’s […]

International Choral Scene

The Corona crisis and its effects on the choral world

2020 has shaped the (choral) world like never before

Around the turn of the year 2019/2020, the first news about the novel Corona virus reached the world. China in particular, but also numerous […]

Your Voice

10 perfect spring songs to sing along

These songs will get you out of hibernation

Hello, March! The first month of spring is finally here (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), we are attracted to the sun outside and not […]

COVID-19

10 positive COVID updates from around the world

They still exist, the good news!

Are you in the need for some good news? This article collects 10 positive COVID updates from around the world. The perfect read to start the […]

COVID-19

A restart of culture ahead?

Some countries are announcing plans to reopen arts venues

In many countries, the cultural sector has been broken down for months now. But there's hope, because now there seems to be little movement […]

World Choir Council

World Choir Council - Advisory Board restructured

Basic foundations laid for further cooperation

The World Choir Council (WCC) is the highest international advisory panel of INTERKULTUR in the field of choral music. By now, 124 […]

International Choral Scene

The Soundtrack of Hope

These songs brought us through the lockdown

Earlier this week we asked our friends and followers in an e-mail and also through Social Media for special songs which brought you through […]

Obituary

INTERKULTUR is mourning for Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang

Politician who paved the way for the 3rd Asia Pacific Choir Games 2013 passed away

Sinyo Harry Sarundajang (January 16, 1945 - February 13, 2021) was an Indonesian politician who held a number of important strategic […]

Latest news

Choralizers – we choralize the world!

INTERKULTUR launches a new channel on instagram

Have fun together, gather, meet friends in the worldwide choral universe - and defy Covid: What better time could there be to launch with a […]

Choir Stories

Your Soundtrack of Hope during lockdown

Which song kept your spirits high during a global low?

Music is our ever-accessible shelter and refuge whenever our souls struggle! We sing to feel alive, to find inspiration, to give support, to […]

Choir Stories

A lovestory from Italy

shared by Grazia Racioppa

I met the man who is now my husband in a choir. I was 16 and joined the choir where he, a conservatory student, was organist. It wasn't […]

Choir Stories

A story from Russia with love...

Aleksey Rodionov shares his personal love story

I was born in Kazakhstan. I have been singing in the choir all of my life: at school, music school, music college. In 2000, I graduated from […]

COVID-19

How do online choir rehearsals work without latency?

Conductor Axel Pfeiffer shares his experience on Jamulus

Have you already heard about Jamulus? It is an OpenSource software originally designed for internet jam sessions. In contrast to other […]

INTERKULTUR.TV

"The World of Voices” Online Concert on Lunar New Year

Video release on INTERKULTUR.TV on February 12

On the occasion of the arrival of the New Lunar New Year – the Year of the Ox in 2021 – INTERKULTUR has produced a "The World of Voices" […]

Choir Stories

Let's spread some love - it's Valentine's week!

How singing was the key to the love of your life

Last week we asked the recipients of our "Choral Directions" newsletter to share their personal love stories with us. We hoped for some […]

COVID-19

A collection of tools for online singing and collaboration during the crisis

University of Oxford presents an overview of online facilities

Professional digital rehearsal facilities will remain one of the central concerns for choirs in 2021. Numerous suppliers offer various […]

COVID-19

Cancellation policies for INTERKULTUR events extended

Cost-free cancellation regulations extended for all 2021 events

Also in 2021 the Corona pandemic keeps the world in suspense. The current situation also affects the organization and participation […]

World Choir Council

COUNCIL TALK – A new way to connect

First international magazine for and about the World Choir Council

2020 was a difficult year, but also full of new exciting challenges and creativity. Along with many international online projects organized […]

COVID-19

There's always another time

Update on our Calendar of Events in 2021/2022

2021 will be a better year - we all agree(d) on that! Nevertheless, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the absolute priority of ensuring the […]

World Choir Council

Thank you for the music, Sibongile Khumalo

Honorary Artistic President of 10th World Choir Games passed away

South African singing legend Dr. Sibongile Khumalo passed away on January 28 at the age of 63. INTERKULTUR is mourning for a fantastic […]

World Choir Games 2022

World Choir Games 2022: Your loyalty gets rewarded!

Special discounts for an early registration until May 5, 2021

The 12th World Choir Games 2022 in Gangneung, Republic of Korea, are making us dream of a bright future: Singing and celebrating at a […]

Johannes Brahms Int. Choir Festival & Competition

Scholarship winners for 6th International Conductors' Seminar chosen

Young talents from Austria, Germany, Thailand and Singapore will take part

The promotion of choral music on different levels is one of the central issues of INTERKULTUR. An important component of these supporting […]

Günter Titsch

Happy Birthday, Günter Titsch!

INTERKULTUR President turns 75

Today, January 28, the President of INTERKULTUR and founder of the World Choir Games, Günter Titsch turns 75 years old. Congratulations!  O […]

Günter Titsch

INTERKULTUR: From vision to world success in 30 years

A chronicle of the decades on January 28 in honor of Günter Titsch’s 75th birthday

The story of INTERKULTUR began more than 30 years ago with a simple idea: “Singing in a choir creates peace through the means of enthusiasm! […]

World Choir Council

Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß appointed Honorary Artistic President of INTERKULTUR

Long-term Artistic Director honored for his great commitment

After almost 30 years as Artistic Director of INTERKULTUR, Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß was appointed to the ranks of Honorary Artistic […]

INTERKULTUR.TV

INTERKULTUR Video Award #2 - The Winners

Announcement of the winners

Congratulations to the winners of the second INTERKULTUR Video Award: