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VOICES & WINE Málaga 2020
Where singing meets enjoyment
A special amount of me-time, getting away from the daily routine and enjoying a place of rich local traditions, delights and pleasure: This is what the Voices & Wine choral events are all about.
Indulge yourself 5 days full of great food and wine tasting along with distinguished conductors, new music and a joint choral celebration. Experience unique moments of conviviality with your choir that will resonate for a long time.
Málaga with his sweet grapes is a popular Spanish wine region. The Andalusian sun lets them grow in the hills close to the sea. Part of this Voices & Wine event will be also the visit of Ronda with its Plaza de Toros, one of the ancient Spanish bullrings.
Come to Málaga and relax and taste the local wines with some tapas, before going to sing your concert. The local choral scene will be present as well to let you feel at home, give you tips on the food and wine tradition and, of course, to sing together.
Registration deadline: June 22, 2020
For the participation in this event the payment of the registration fee (per choir) as well as the event package (per person) is required. The prices of the event packages and the participant fee can be downloaded below or requested using our contact form.
The registration fee for the Voices & Wine Málaga is 200 EUR per choir.
With the event package INTERKULTUR offers participants of its events a special service.
We take care of all the details and through authorized agencies of the INTERKULTUR event series we offer an event package that includes, amongst others, accommodation in different hotel categories as well as other local services.
Here you will soon find information about the event package and the participant fee. Please send us a request and we will send you the prices by email as soon as they are available.
"Your professional work and your kindness were for sure a great help to bring the success of our choirs participation in this festival"
"Everyone was very satisfied with our trip to ON STAGE in Prague. I hope that we would stay in touch and see each other in some future events."
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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
- Welcoming Dinner and Concert with Open Singing
Thursday, November 19, 2020
- Morning: Singing Tour in Málaga
- Afternoon: Workshop with our guest conductor on a special repertoire selected especially for Voices & Wine
- Evening: Special concert and dinner in the city center with local choirs
Friday, November 20, 2020
- Morning: Visit and singing at the local wine sites in the Ronda area where the sherry and the red wines get the spirit of the toreadores
- Afternoon: Visit and Singing Tour in Ronda City
Saturday, November 21, 2020
- Morning: Visit and singing at the local wine sites in the Málaga area. These traditional Bodegas will show you how you can close a genie in a bottle
- Afternoon: Rehearsal for the Final Concert
- Evening: Final Concert in Torremolinos with local choirs and Farewell Dinner with all the participants
Sunday, November 22, 2020
- Optional: Singing in a mass in Málaga or in the surroundings
Subject to change!
During the 4 days of Voices & Wine there will be time to sing together under the direction of our guest conductor who will be always with the choirs. In particular there will be a workshop on Thursday afternoon focusing on a particular selection of pieces made exclusively for the Voices & Wine series. We are going to give you a collection of songs that will accompany you in these days and beyond.
During the last years Jürgen Faßbender achieved with his choirs numerous 1st prizes at renowned international choir competitions such as "let the people sing", Arezzo, Riva del Garda, Tours, Trelew, Prague, Kleipeda, Llangollen, Vienna, Wernigerode and Choir Olympics Bremen and won the German Choir Competition (Deutscher Chorwettbewerb) several times.
He is a member of the Federal Music Committee of the Hessian Singers' Association, the Choir Association Rhineland-Palatinate, the Literature Committee of the German Choir Competition and the Association of Professional German Choir Conductors.
Since 2012 he has been working as a co-editor of the popular choir book series "Reine Männersache" edited by Peters-Verlag, Frankfurt.
He is an internationally renowned juror, guest conductor and clinician and since 2008 Artistic Director of the Hesse State Youth Choir. In 2012 he was appointed to the World Choir Council.
Willi Becker is an experienced chorus and orchestra conductor whose wide knowledge and experience as lecturer and juror has been greatly appreciated by festivals and competitions all over Germany and beyond.
Holder of a scholarship from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Willi Becker studied from 1970 - 1974 at the University of Mainz. From 1977 to 1981 he studied school music and music sciences at the University of Koblenz. He was the director of the State Youth Choir (1985-1995) and the State Music Academy (1995 to 1999) of Rhineland-Palatinate. From 1999 to 2016 Willi Becker was music coordinator in the "Kultursommer" of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
He drew much of the inspiration for his choral work from the master classes he attended, among others with Eric Ericson, Robert Sund (S), Robert Shaw (USA), Bob Chilcott (GB), Simon Helthey (GB) Frieder Bernius, Volker Hempfling and Wolfgang Schäfer (D).
Willi Becker has enjoyed many successes with his choirs at national and international choral competitions, such as winning the first prize at the 4th German Choral Competition in Fulda. He was also artistic director of the Europa Cantat Music Commission 2006.
Mr. Becker and his ensembles have had several concert tours through Europe, Russia, the USA, Japan and South America. CD's, records, radio and television productions document his extensive choral and concert activities.
A multitude of places of cultural interest, the cathedral, churches, squares and picturesque alleys: Málaga, the metropolis of Andalusia, is the ideal place for mutual singing and thus an excellent venue for an INTERKULTUR festival. Many touristic destinations such as Seville, Granada or Gibraltar are located close to this impressive town and furthermore the most famous artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, was born in this city.