Lanna International Choir Competition

October 19 - 23, 2016 Chiang Mai, Thailand

Singing in the wonderful Land of Smiles

In 2011, INTERKULTUR brought the first choral competition ever to be hosted in Vietnam. It was the beginning of a new very successful event series in the region of South East Asia. With the 1st Lanna International Choir Competition in Thailand, the "Land of Smiles", INTERKULTUR will build on the success of this event series.

Chiang Mai is situated before the scenery of overgrown mountains, thundering waterfalls, rain forest, rice fields and numerous Buddhist temples.

For many hundred years it was the capital of Lanna Thai – the "Kingdom of Million Rice Fields". Also called the "Rose of the North", Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second biggest and important city today.

It is not only a popular tourist destination, but also an impressive venue for an international competition, where choirs from all over the world will sing together and will get to know the Thai culture.

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

Grand Prize Competition
Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts

"Thank you for the excellent organisation during our whole visit. It was a wonderful experience for us - not just because we had such a surprising win, but also because we enjoyed our time so much."

Bernie Sherlock, Ireland

"First of all I have to send my greatest thanks and appreciations. I am so grateful for everything and all the efforts you did for us and also your heart warming encounter, which I never forget."

Iman Zarif, Iran

Registration Information

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You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Artistic Committee

Participating Groups

We are happy to welcome 55 choirs from 7 nations to the Lanna International Choir Competition!

Croatia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka

Best of Lanna International Choir Competition 2016

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The well-known city idyllically located on the bank of the river Ping features unique scenic beauty as well as distinctive cultural-historical monuments.

Chiang Mai was founded in 1296 by king Mengrai as the capital of the kingdom Lanna and looks back on a long history. This becomes evident in the everyday life of the inhabitants whose dialect, traditions and culinary characteristics have been preserved. Furthermore one can discover a multitude of fascinating historical temples built in the Northern Thai style and which show attention to architectural details. Chiang Mai is also traditionally the centre of craftsmanship where one can marvel at artful products made from silk, wood, silver and ceramic. The huge night market in Chiang Mai, the Night Bazaar, additionally offers every evening an unbelievable selection of clothes, souvenirs and decoration.

Outside the capital the province of Chiang Mai stretches out over more than 20.000 km2 and includes some of the most picturesque landscapes of the whole Thai kingdom. The fertile Ping valley with its paddy fields is surrounded by mountain ranges and the whole province is rich in wooded hills, jungle areas and rivers. The traditional villages of the resident hill people with their colourful traditional costumes and their lifestyle mostly untouched by modern civilization give this region its individual profile.


Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 39 golden, 33 silver and 2 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(309 KB)

Winner of the Grand Prize: Floice (Indonesia)