5th Vietnam International Choir Competition

June 07 - 11, 2017 Hội An, Vietnam

A unique choir competition in fascinating Vietnam

Since the outstanding success of the first event in 2011 INTERKULTUR organizes biannually the International Choir Competition Vietnam in the city of Hội An. From that time on the event has been increasing and has now become an inherent part of international choir tours.

The setting of the competition is located directly at Hội An’s coast and provides a stunning panorama for the performances.

In cooperation with the Vietnamese central government, the provincial government of Quang Nam and the city council of Hội An INTERKULTUR offers choirs from all parts of the world the possibility to discover the beauty of this country and to combine this exciting journey with a participation in an international choir competition.

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

"INTERKULTUR continues to create endless opportunities for choirs all over the world to showcase their talents and gain experience and contacts within the international choral scene."

Ron Oñate, Conductor, Philippines

"The experience of this competition was just stunning. […] We made many friends and our performance of Vietnam’s national anthem during the choir parade proved to be a huge success."

Anu Ǻberg, Turku Cathedral Youth Choir, Finland

Registration Information

This event lies in the past!

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
Friendship Concerts "International Melody"
Artistic Committee

Participating Groups

We are happy to welcome 32 choirs from 10 nations to the 5th Vietnam International Choir Competition!

Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan
Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand
Singapore, Vietnam


The historic coastal city of Hội An (translated as „peaceful meeting place“) is located directly at the South-Chinese Sea in Central Vietnam and surrounded picturesquely by paddy fields. Hội An was once the biggest port in South-East Asia and represented one of the most important harbours of the Silk Road. Already during the 4th century merchants from Arabia, Persia, India and China moored here.

The beautiful old town of Hội An was announced World Cultural Heritage in 1999 by the UNESCO and represents a well-preserved example of a Southeast-Asian trading port during the 15th up to the 19th century. Until now the old merchant homes can still be found on the banks of the Thu-Bon River and throughout the placid alleys. Visitors discover in every corner charming taverns, galleries and of course the typical colorful lantern shops and also temples, pagodas and prayer shrines. Vietnamese traditions mingle in Hội An with Japanese and Chinese elements – a sign of deeply rooted historical connections. Surrounded by all the original buildings, bridges and streets, time seems to have stopped. And nevertheless one is constantly surrounded by the lively Vietnamese everyday life with all its traditions and cultural activities – a fascinating experience!

Hội An is one of the most beautiful and charming destinations you can visit in Asia. In 2015 Hội An was chosen on rank 7 of the Top 25 Destinations in Asia (TripAdvisor).

The venues are located directly at the beach, which is part of the more than 120 km long coast of the Quang Nam province – the ideal place for refreshment in the cool sea after sudatory choral competitions!

By the way: During the event the famous Full Moon festival will also take place in Hội An. On this occasion all electric lights throughout the whole city are being switched off and the city is being illuminated by numerous candles and lanterns. On this evening Hội An is inspired by an emotional and nearly magical atmosphere!

Competition Results

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

Results(297 KB)

Winner of the Grand Prize: La Salle Chorale (Philippines)

How was the last time?

Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of the Vietnam International Choir Competition!