8th Isola del Sole – International Choir Competition and Festival

September 28 - October 02, 2016 Grado, Italy

Singing with friends on the Italian sunny island

The sunny island of Grado and its numerous venues, short walking distances and a historic city centre as well as manifold touristic sights within the region of Trieste and Venice represent the perfect place for a meeting of international choirs. Special highlights are the appearances at the basilica Sant‘Eufemia in Grado and the basilica in Aquileia.

Apart from participating in the competitions all choirs can dare to take part in the exciting experiment to swap conductors for a Friendship Concert and perform under the direction of another international conductor.

Pedagogical offers such as artistic Evaluation Performances or rehearsals with international choral experts make this festival perfect.

Grado offers all participating singers optimum requirements to get to know new cultures, to establish intercultural friendships and to feel at home.

Participation Opportunities

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

Non-competitive participationCompetitive participation
Participation in the festival**Competition categories*
Evaluation Performance*Evaluation Performance*

Friendship Concert performance included

*at least two friendship Concert Performance included

Evaluation Performances
Friendship Concerts

"Many thanks for a fantastic time in Grado! All arrangements were SUPER! The girls enjoyed the trip, the hotel was great and we WON! It can’t be better. Many thanks to you and the crew at INTERKULTUR!"

Adolf Fredriks Flickkör, Sweden

"We all want to give thanks to you and everyone from INTERKULTUR, everything about the event was full of joy and cheerful adventures."

Morta Simonaitytė, Lithuania

Registration Information

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Artistic Committee

Participating groups

We are happy to welcome 29 choirs from 15 nations to the 8th Isola del Sole!

Austria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia
Germany, Great Britain, Indonesia, Italy
Norway, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden

Welcome to Grado!

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Grado, also called Sunny Island or Golden Island, is located at the northern corner of the Adriatic Sea and blazes with Venetian flair. Only a small strip of ground connects the island with the mainland. The historic city center is shaped by small squares, narrow alleys and aligned scenic fisher huts. Numerous canals and maze-like situated isles make it easy to fall in love with the beautiful spots of the city and its inimitable character.

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 23 golden, 19 silver and 2 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(319 KB)

Winner of the Grand Prize: Academy Singers (Austria)

How was the last time?

Are you interested in former previous of this series? Check out the last edition of Isola del Sole!