4th Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival

October 7 - 11, 2021 Kalamata, Greece

Singing in the Land of Gods

The combination of sea, mountains, vine and olive trees make Greece a place where singers from all over the world have felt mostly at home since years.

Located on the Southern Peloponnese Kalamata is a wonderful host for a choral event that combines the advantages of an international choral competition with various concert opportunities in a culturally diverse city.
The special feature of this festival is an easy going gathering of different nations just in the middle of the wonderful setting of South East Europe.

Narrow lanes, a historic old town and the Apostles church of the 12th century characterize the townscape until today. Kalamata is further surrounded by some of the most beautiful bays and beaches Greece has to offer.

The choir competition offers categories for different levels of difficulty, casts and musical genres, the various venues are located in walking distance in the middle of the vivid old town with its numerous restaurants, cafés and small stores.

Vibrant, idyllic, and rich in variety – this is Kalamata!

Participation Opportunities

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

Non-competitive Participation Competitive Participation
Non-competitive Festival Participation** Competition Categories*
Evaluation Performance* Evaluation Performance*
Individual Coaching* Individual Coaching*

friendship concert performance included

* at least two performances included

Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts
Grand Prize Competition and Special Prize

"We loved the whole festival. It's a very nice way to meet new people and civilizations."

Foteini Sakketa-Dimakou, Syllogos Filoi THS Mousikis H Taygeth, Greece (Kalamata 2019)

"It was a great experience for all of us, and after the award ceremony we brought some very proud boys with us back to Denmark!! Thank you very much for a very good collaboration about the planning – we appreciated very much the professional planning, you did."

Knud Erik, Treenighedskirkens Drengekor, Denmark (Kalamata 2019)

"Thank you very much for breathtaking moments in Kalamata. We are already at home; however we are still filled with warm emotions from festival. Everything was perfect, we had an amazing time!"

Palanga Chamber Choir, Lithuania (Kalamata 2019)

Registration Information

Early Bird deadline: March 8, 2021
Registration deadline: May 31, 2021

Registration Documents
Visa & Travel Information

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Event Details

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Kalamata is a typical vibrant South European seaport with roughly 70.000 inhabitants. It represents the economical center of the South Peloponnese and is therefore a commercial as well as a touristic center of attraction. Kalamata is situated in the big bay of the Greek headlands and has a long sandy beach and a major harbour facility. The charming city center invites visitors to a stroll and lingering with its narrow alleys, many shops and typical Greek taverns.
One of Kalamata’s cultural highlights is the annual summer festival with concerts and performances at the municipal theatre which is located at the historic castle of Kalamata.


How was the last time?

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