"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."
12th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition
International variety meets a historical backdrop
Since 1999 the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition is a crowd puller for choirs and music ensembles from all over the world. The colorful city in the Harz mountain range attracts visitors with its unique charm of medieval architecture and moreover with its musical characteristics: Three renowned German choirs come from this small town.
The historical town hall and the timber-framed city center give the festival its unique setting. At the same time dedicated inhabitants, who act as individual choir assistants, ensure a familiar atmosphere.
This competition, named after Johannes Brahms, puts a musical focus on this German composer and the German romantics of the 19th century.
Numerous advanced trainings offer interested choirs outstanding possibilities of mutual learning and professional training e.g. with evaluation performances and individual coaching.
Due to its familiar character, the beautiful backdrop and the international variety this festival has established as one INTERKULTUR’s most popular events.
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.
"Thanks very much for the mail and thank you very much for the great organization yet again. I loved my time in Wernigerode and we had a lot of fun in between the work which is always healthy!"
"The quality of the choirs, the camaraderie among the singers, the judging, the wonderful organization you provided and the charm of Wernigerode combined to make this a world-class experience."
"Thank you very much for ensuring that we attended the Wernigerode event. We are very grateful for all the support and assistance you gave to us before and during the event and we would like to let you know that we enjoyed every minute of our stay in Wernigerode and we also hope to be a part of the event in the next 2 years."
Early Bird deadline: December 07, 2020
Registration deadline: February 22, 2021
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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.