8th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition

July 17 - 21, 2013 Wernigerode, Germany

Singing in the colourful city in the Harz mountain range

Since 1999 the International Johannes Brahms Choir Competition and Festival is a crowd puller for choirs and music ensembles from all over the world. The colourful city in the Harz mountain range attracts visitors with its unique charm of medieval architecture and moreover with its musical characteristics: Three renowned German choirs come from this small town. Furthermore this competition, named after Johannes Brahms, puts a musical focus on this German composer and the German romantics of the 19th century.

Numerous advanced trainings offer interested choirs outstanding possibilities of mutual learning and professional training e.g. with evaluation performances and individual coaching. Apart from pedagogical offers further concerts will take place downtown and in the surroundings of Wernigerode.

Participation Opportunities

This INTERKULTUR event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:

Non-competitive participationCompetitive Participation
Non-competitive Festival Participation*Competition categories*
Evaluation Performance*Evaluation Performance*
Individual Coaching*Individual Coaching*

Friendship Concert Performance included

Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts

"The choir festival represents an important cultural highlight which enriches the city of Wernigerode, and exciting and top class cultural days are yet to come. One must simply become part of it, it is a memorable event as I know first-hand."

Peter Gaffert, Mayor of the City of Wernigerode

"Once again from my side congratulations with Wernigerode – I feel very honoured and blessed to be part of such a great team!"

André van der Merwe, Juror, South Africa

"The quality of the choirs, the camaraderie among the singers, the judging, the wonderful organization you provided and the charm of Wernigerode combined to make this a world-class experience."

Craig Fields, Macphail's Sonomento, USA

"We congratulate to the Brahms competition without any hesitation. The organisation and course of events were perfect and the friendly and competent support by all staff was very pleasant."

Konrad Fleischanderl, Juror, Austria

Registration Information

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 29 golden, 18 silver and 3 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(1.3 MB)