The choral world is back!
A weekend full of choir music in Koblenz from October 21-23, 2022
Koblenz will resound anew! From October 21-23, 2022, the city of Koblenz together with INTERKULTUR invites choirs from all over Germany to the German Choir Championships 2022.
Choirs from all over Germany will then meet for a weekend full of choral music around the famous Deutsches Eck. With their music and their songs they will make the whole city resound and show their audience: We are here and we enjoy our mutual exchange - the German choir scene sticks together and sings together!
Opening concert with Sir Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man - A Mass for Peace
In the opening concert of the Deutsche Chormeisterschaft on October 21 at 20:00 h in the Florinskirche, the Universitätsmusik Koblenz and the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie send a message of peace and community to the world.
The interdenominational choral and orchestral work by the Welsh composer Karl Jenkins from the year 2000 formulates a rejection of war and expressively picks up Christian mass parts, a Muslim call to faith, as well as ancient Indian and Japanese texts. Performances of the "Mass for Peace" are always an impressive experience, making the piece one of the most popular works in the contemporary choral repertoire.
Tickets for the opening concert (from 18 € /erm. from 8 €) are available now through Ticket Regional.
A day of choral music on Saturday
Saturday, October 22, will be dedicated to choral music: in addition to all-day competitions in the Rathaussaal and in the Herz-Jesu-Kirche, the best choirs will compete once again in the evening in the Rhine-Moselle Hall for the title of "Deutscher Chormeister" and prize money of 2000 EUR.
Choirs can also get advice from an expert jury during this weekend, exchange ideas with other choirs and finally get together again and enjoy a good time together.
The choir performances in the different competition categories are open to the interested public free of charge.
Musical finale on Sunday
On the final day of the Deutsche Chormeisterschaft, Koblenz will once again offer a stage to all interested choirs - with choir performances at various locations in the city center and the workshop "Voices & Wine" for participanting choirs.
Detailed information on the program, the participating choirs and ticket sales is available at chormeisterschaft.de.