Günter Titsch © sagmalspaghetti GbR Peter Gaffert


We would like to invite you to celebrate the 12th International Johannes Brahms Choir Competition & Festival with us in Wernigerode, Germany. Join choirs from all over the world, come to the colourful city at the Harz mountains in 2021 and enjoy a great festival in a familiar atmosphere.

Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR | Peter Gaffert, Mayor of the city of Wernigerode

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**
(Concert Performances only)
Competition categories*
Individual coaching* Individual coaching*
Evaluation performance* Evaluation performance*

Friendship Concert performance included
* at least two performances included


Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts
Grand Prize Competition

"The choir festival represents an important cultural highlight which enriches the city of Wernigerode, and exciting and top class cultural days are yet to come. One must simply become part of it, it is a memorable event as I know first-hand."

Peter Gaffert, Mayor of the City of Wernigerode, Germany (Wernigerode 2017)

“I’ve been at many choir festivals and competitions in my career, but this one was special. Everybody’s warmth and friendliness, the professional organization, wonderful choirs, great colleagues and perfect venues, and the participation of the local community – all this created a very special experience.”

Willi Becker, Jury, Germany (Wernigerode 2019)

“Wernigerode as a city, as well as this whole festival, were both first times for me, and I must admit that both of them were top class experiences!! Having toured somewhat around Europe on concert tours as well as in competitions, yours stands out as a serious top shelf experience among the years.”

Juhani Viskari, Kamarikuoro Kaamos, Finland (Wernigerode 2019)

„Heartfelt and sincere thanks for this unique, thoroughly successful musical top-class event! Your dedication and your efforts have moved so many people, joined them together and created a harmony through music that is second to none!”

Josef Kraft, Vocal Ensemble Family Kraft, Germany (Wernigerode 2019)

Registration Information

The official registration deadline has passed on February 22, 2021.

If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event


Wernigerode is a city with a special flair, as it is not only a gem of medieval architecture but also beautifully located at the edge of the Harz, a low mountain range in Germany. Hardly any other German city has so many gorgeous timber-framed buildings that compete for the visitor’s’ attention: the ideal setting for the parade and the opening ceremony as well as further open air events. And the narrow-gauge-railway also turns the discovery of the surroundings into a wonderful and charming experience.

There are several ways to get to Wernigerode by plane:

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is located 244 km away from the center of Wernigerode and is regularly approached by the following airlines: airberlin, Belavia, Condor, Eurowings, Germania, Germanwings, Norwegian, Ryanair etc.

Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is located 236 km away from the center of Wernigerode an is regularly approached by the following airlines: airBaltic, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Germania, Germanwings, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Swiss, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines etc.

Hannover Airport (HAJ) is located 131 km away from the center of Wernigerode and is regularly approached by the following airlines: germanwings, Alitalia, Air Berlin, Air France, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Aeroflot Russian Airlines, British Airways, Austrian, American Airlines, Iberia, Belavia etc.

Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) is located 136 km away from the center of Wernigerode and is regularly approached by the following airlines: germanwings, Air Berlin, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Austrian, Iberia, Germania etc.


How was the last time?

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