Günter Titsch © sagmalspaghetti GbR Yoshio Saida


We are excited to start the choral year of 2020 in the wonderful city of Kobe, Japan.

Come to Kobe with INTERKULTUR and Sing’n’Pray with us! Hardly a sentence applies here better than that of St. Augustine: “Those who sing pray twice!”

Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR | Yoshio Saida, Chairman of Hyogo Prefecture Choral Association

Participation opportunities

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

Non-competitive participationCompetitive participation
Festival participation**Competition*
Evaluation performance*Evaluation performance*

friendship concert performance included

*at least two performances within the festival

Evaluation Performance
Friendship Concerts

"Huge thanks to the whole team for organizing the event and creating such an experience! Special thanks for all the help you provided for us!! We already miss You, Berlin and the fantastic atmosphere and suberb premises! Hopefully we see you soon!"

Henna Mattila, KYN, Finland (GPoN Berlin 2017)

"I had an awesome experience and appreciate the faith shown in me and my abilities and the integrity I have within to do my job to the best of my knowledge and abilities. Working with INTERKULTUR is really exciting!"

Marvin Kernelle, jury member, South Africa (WCG Tshwane 2018)

"Thank you for an excellent management that led to a wonderful and unforgettable festival. We enjoyed the time there; the music, the environment and the meetings with other "music lovers" as we are."

Udi Netivi, Ha'rananim, Israel (Corfu 2018)

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

Participating Groups

There are already 19 choirs from 10 nations registered!

Austria, China, Hong Kong SAR, Finland, Hungary, Indonesia
Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand


Perched on a hillside sloping down to the sea, Kobe is one of Japan's most attractive and cosmopolitan cities. It was a maritime gateway from the earliest days of trade with China and home to one of the first foreign communities after Japan reopened to the world in the mid-19th century. One of Kobe's best features is its relatively small size – most sights can be reached on foot from the main train stations, making it a pleasure for casual wandering and stopping in its high quality restaurants and cafes. The most pleasant neighbourhoods to explore are Kitano-chõ, Nankinmachi Chinatown and, after dark, the bustling area around Sannomiya Station.

Source: lonelyplanet.com

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 9 golden, 6 silver and 3 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(265 KB)

How was the last time?

Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of Sing'n'Pray Kobe!