Golden State Choral Trophy

November 20 - 24, 2016 Monterey (CA), USA

The American International Choral Festival

Monterey, the enchanting “Language Capital of the World” south of San Francisco, welcomes in 2016 choirs from all parts of the world in order to sing together and to reach for the Golden State Choral Trophy. Participants will not only have the possibility to take part in the competition but also to attend workshops led by international choral experts and to get to know the loveliness of Monterey’s coast first hand: The stunning peninsula represents a breath-taking composition of land, sea and sky and is considered as one of the most beauteous destinations in the world.

The Choral Trophy competition will take place during the „Indian Summer”, the perfect travel season for the West Coast due to the extraordinary dry, warm and sunny weather. On November 24 America will celebrate Thanksgiving, so that American singers can enjoy this big choral meeting a few days longer and spend this public holiday as well as Black Friday together with their families on the Monterey peninsula.

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*
Individual Coaching*Individual Coaching*
Workshops Workshops

Friendship Concert performance included

Competition
Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts
Workshops with Morten Lauridsen & Vijay Singh

"It is a most beautiful setting here on the California coast and the festival is attended by several hundred singers and conductors from the US and abroad. It has been a real pleasure for me to underscore with the attendees the global importance of the work you and all at INTERKULTUR have done and are doing."

Morten Lauridsen, Honorary Artistic President, USA

"We always have so much fun in those events – the music is great, we meet choir singers from many countries, we get to perform in front of crowd that can really appreciate what you do."

Female Chamber Choir "Banjalucanke", Bosnia-Herzegowina

"We were grateful that we could be part of the competition and we enjoyed meeting new choirs and people."

Vojtech Vesely, Cantate Brno, Czech Republic

"This memory will stay in our hearts for a long time. Thank you to every choir, every choir member, and all the hard working people from Interkultur, who gave us a memory for life. Hope to see you again in the future."

Birgit Holm Petersen, Gospel 4 All, Denmark

Registration Information

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Venues
Artistic Committee
Jury
Organizer

Participating Groups

2016
Noor-e Omid (Afghanistan)
Noor-e Omid (Afghanistan)
Čarobna Frula (Croatia)
Čarobna Frula (Croatia)
Coro San Nicoleño (Philippines)
Coro San Nicoleño (Philippines)
Kids' Kollege Inc. Chorale (Philippines)
Kids' Kollege Inc. Chorale (Philippines)
Vox Singers - Chór POKIS (Poland)
Vox Singers - Chór POKIS (Poland)
Positive Vibrations - POKiS (Poland)
Positive Vibrations - POKiS (Poland)
Vox Femina Los Angeles (USA)
Vox Femina Los Angeles (USA)
Golden Gate Men's Chorus (USA)
Golden Gate Men's Chorus (USA)
East Central University Chorale (USA)
East Central University Chorale (USA)
Bay Area Showcase Chorus (USA)
Bay Area Showcase Chorus (USA)
Cantabile Youth Singers (USA)
Cantabile Youth Singers (USA)
New Choir (USA)
New Choir (USA)
St. Cecilia Children's Choir (USA)
St. Cecilia Children's Choir (USA)
Aria Women's Choir (USA)
Aria Women's Choir (USA)
Monterey Peninsula Voices (USA)
Monterey Peninsula Voices (USA)
Pacific Grove High School Choir (USA)
Pacific Grove High School Choir (USA)
Pacific Voices (USA)
Pacific Voices (USA)
Salinas High School A Cappella (USA)
Salinas High School A Cappella (USA)

Welcome to Monterey!

DESTINATION

Monterey offers the ultimate California experience! Immerse into a road trip on Highway One along the winding Big Sur coastline, which leads to Monterey, California’s former capital. Monterey is one of the earliest Spanish settlements; even nowadays the Spanish heritage is still visible throughout the city. Numerous historical buildings in the city center add a Mediterranean flair to Monterey.

“The Golden State” has ever since been a popular designation for California and became the state’s official nickname in 1968. It is especially appropriate as California’s development dates back to the times of the gold strikes in 1848 and nowadays one can admire fields of yellow poppies throughout the whole state each spring.

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Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 7 golden, 4 silver and 1 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(380 KB)

East Central University Chorale, USA | © James K. Lee
Winner of the Golden State Choral Trophy 2016: East Central University Chorale (USA)

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