"Thank you once again for organizing such a beautiful and successful event! It was a real pleasure to visit gorgeous Bad Ischl [...] Hopefully we'll meet again on another choir event!"
16th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl
Singing in the midst of mountains and lakes
Set in the charming scenery of the Salzkammergut and breathing the inimitable flair of a spa town made famous by the stays of the Austrian imperial family, every performance of a choir in this city becomes a unique artistic and cultural experience.
Bad Ischl is an ideal town to host a festival, impressing with the splendour of historical buildings and so rich in stories like the ones about Sissi and Emperor Franz Joseph, probably Austria’s most legendary imperial couple.
In addition to the competitions, everyone is invited to join the cheerful encounters between the choirs and the visitors of Bad Ischl in the form of celebration and friendship concerts as well as church services accompanied by choral music.
The city of Bad Ischl and the fascinating landscape and atmosphere of the World Cultural Heritage region of the Salzkammergut offer an abundance of treats for tourists wishing to discover some of the most beautiful lakes, mountains and sites of the world.
Already for the 16th time this uniquely beautiful international choir event takes place in Austria and we would like to invite you to be a part of it. Take part in competitions and friendship concerts in a wonderful ambience. Enjoy the Salzkammergut with us and be warmly welcome!
"Thank you very much for you arrangement of the International Choir Competition Bad Ischl 2016. According to a lot of support of you and everyone, we were able to get the grand prize of International Choir Competition."
"Thanks again very much for the festival in Badischl. We enjoyed our stay very much. [...] We're looking forward to participate in some other Interkultur events in the future."
Early Bird deadline: September 27, 2021
Registration deadline: December 13, 2021
For the participation in this event the payment of the registration fee (per choir) as well as the event package (per person) is required. Choirs that come from a radius of up to 150 km around Bad Ischl and therefore do not need an overnight stay, pay a participant fee (per person) instead of the event package. The prices of the event packages and the participant fee can requested using our contact form.
To participate in the event the following registration fees have to be paid per choir/ensemble and category in addition to the costs for the event package:
- For Early Bird registration the fee for the first activity* amounts to EUR 100. Any additional activity amounts to EUR 200.
- For registration until the regular deadline the fee for each activity* is EUR 200.
Activities refer to competition participation (1 category = 1 activity) and Festival Participation (only concerts). For choirs participating in the competitions the performance in a concert is free of charge.
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.
- Choirs that come from a radius of up to 150 km around Bad Ischl and therefore do not need an overnight stay, pay a participant fee per person instead of the event package.
- The booking of the event packages which includes already the participant fee is required for all non-regional choirs.
The rates of the event packages vary according to 3 country groups. They based on the United Nations' Human Development Index (HDI) and adopted to the requirements of the national choral scenes.
Please select your country to see the event package and - for regional choirs - the participant fee for your participation:
Registration for this event will be available soon. If you would like to receive further information in advance by email, please use our contact form.
Dear friends of choral music,
the issue of visas generally takes a long time. Therefore please make sure to apply for your visa as soon as possible. It is in your own interest. In case you apply too late, you risk a rejection of your visa registration!
Please contact the embassy of the host country in your country to get detailed information what restrictions and regulations apply to you!
Please keep also in mind that you might need transit visas, depending on your itinerary to the competition country.
If you do not have a valid passport yet, please apply for this immediately!
Participants of some countries need an invitation letter as well as a stamped list of participants to apply for a visa. INTERKULTUR can issue these documents.
Information on travel and health regulations of the destination country can be found on the website of the tourism partner agency M&C Music Contact GmbH.
INTERKULTUR can issue the invitation letter for the duration of the event and can stamp your list of participants to apply for visas only if you have fulfilled all the following conditions:
- you have successfully applied for the event and paid the registration fee to INTERKULTUR
- you have paid the down payment for the event package to our partner agency M&C Music Contact GmbH
- you have sent us the completed list of participants (no handwriting!)
Please send the list only once and try to avoid changes of participants, as changes may delay the issue of your visa. We recommend adding 3 or 4 alternative names as a reserve for participants who may cancel the travel.
As soon as you have complied with those three conditions we will send the invitation letter including the confirmed list of participants by email and the original documents by airmail directly to the responsible person of the choir. This person shall bring the documents to the embassy personally.
Please keep in mind that if you comply with the conditions too late so that we have to send the original invitation letter per international express delivery, you have to take over the additional costs (approx. 100 – 300 EUR).
List of Participants
Please download the document, fill it in completely and send it to us as soon as possible.
To open the file the current version of Adobe Reader is required. You can download it at www.adobe.com.
You can send the file
- by sending an email, the list of participants attached, to visa(at)interkultur.com
- by printing it (after filling it in at your computer – no handwriting!) and sending it to us by fax (+49 6404 69749 29)
We assume no liability regarding the application and granting for visas. We do not offer this service but we gladly assist you when you apply for visa at the respective embassy in your country.
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Bad Ischl in the Salzkammergut
Bad Ischl – the imperial city – offers not only romance à la Sissi and Emperor Franz Josef but also tempting shopping possibilities, gastronomy and possibilities for unique excursions into the majestic Salzkammergut with its countless crystal clear lakes, its impressive mountain region and cosy cities. Guests who will visit the spa do not only experience a breath taking nature but also many cultural events, crowned by the International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl.