© Jacques Vanherle

Mourning for Jacques Vanherle

Member of the World Choir Council passed away

INTERKULTUR is mourning for a good friend, supporter and representative of France in the World Choir Council: Jacques Vanherle passed away on August 16 at the age of 71.

Jacques Vanherle dedicated his entire life to the choral art: he was the founder, President & Artistic Director of the renowned Polyfollia Festival for choral singing and also founder and director of the Centre of Polyphonic Art of Normandy.
He contributed to the international choral community and development not only through his engagement in the World Choir Council, but also in the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM) and the Institut Français d’Art Choral, etc.

He always had an open ear and eye for the belongings and needs of choral music on the international level and was respected and appreciated by his international colleagues in the World Choir Council. His voice will be missed in the Council meetings. INTERKULTUR has lost a good friend and supporter. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family, friends and beloved ones.

As it was announced by his family, “a memorial concert in tribute to this man who was so committed to culture, music and choral singing will be organized in 2021”.