"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."
6th International Conductor‘s Seminar Wernigerode
With Top-Class Choral Experts
This workshop will present top-class choral experts and take place in the week before the 12th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition in the „colorful city in the Harz region“ Wernigerode, one of Germany’s most beautiful and inspiring small towns.
It is designed for international students, junior conductors, choir assistants and young professionals and represents an extension of INTERKULTUR‘s pedagogical offers.
Choir conducting, teaching and music students of the surrounding conservatories in Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia, Saxony and Hesse as well as interested choir singers and conductors from these states are explicitly being invited to participate in the seminar.
Active participants have the opportunity to study and rehearse international choral literature intensively with one of Germany’s most famous youth choirs, the Radio Youth Choir Wernigerode, and to present the results during a closing concert. A passive participation as a guest student is also possible.
The participants will have the opportunity to learn from renowned choral experts from all over the world and to grow musically. Welcome to the 6th International Choral Conductors Seminar in Wernigerode!
The Wernigerode Radio Youth Choir was founded in 1951 by Friedrich Krell. From November 1996 to September 2021, Peter Habermann directed the choir, which he then handed over to Robert Göstl.
The choir's distinctive interpretations of German and international pieces of music, performances of contemporary choral music and a wide-ranging, high-quality concert repertoire have been and continue to be both trademarks and the result of continuous pedagogical and artistic development. A large number of television and film recordings, more than two thousand radio and audio titles as well as around 30 records and CDs speak for the special artistic standing of this ensemble, which has held the honorary title of "Radio Youth Choir" since 1973. Concert tours all over the world and awards with first places in numerous national and international choir competitions are further important milestones.
Friday, June 30
Saturday, July 1
- 11.00 Introduction and grouping
Saturday, July 1 - Tuesday, July 4
- Full-time seminar course, piano and choir rehearsals
Tuesday, July 4
- Evening: Closing Concert of the 6th International Conductor's Seminar
- Handover of the Participation Certificates
- Closing Reception
Wednesday, July 5
- Departure or participation in the following 12th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition
Language of instruction: English / German
- Benjamin Britten: Advance Democracy
- Knut Nystedt: Peace I leave with you
- Eric Whitacre: Sleep
- György Orbán: Mundi renovatio
- Richard Kidd: Ubi caritas
- Eriks Ešenvalds: Stars
- Arr. Saunder Choi: Leron, Leron Sinta
- Arr. Oliver Gies: Die Gedanken sind frei
- Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Jauchzet dem Herrn, alle Welt (Psalm 100)
- Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger: Abendlied
- Heinrich Schütz: Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt SWV 380
- Ola Gjielo: Ubi Caritas
- Samo Vovk: Ta Na Solbici (And so we dance in Resia)
- Samo Vovk: Pastirce Mlado (The young shepard)
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"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."
For individual participants without overnight stay
- active: 290 €
- passive: 150 € (observer)
- Participation in the conductor's seminar with internationally renowned conductors
- Music scores of all compositions
- Invitation to the closing reception
- Participation Certificate
- Support on-site from the INTERKULTUR International and Local Team
Offered by M&C Music Contact GmbH, official partner and authorized agency of INTERKULTUR
|ACCOMMODATION IN THE CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTEL "ALTWERNIGERÖDER HOF"|
|All prices are per person in||Single Room||Double room|
|Accommodation package for 4 nights||298 €||225 €|
|Additional night incl. breakfast||75 €||55 €|
Please note that the visitor's tax is not included and needs to be paid in the hotel.
During the ongoing events 2022 and 2023 INTERKULTUR grants scholarships for the participation in this seminar to young, talented conductors who have achieved outstanding results with their ensembles.
In cooperation with
The State Grammar School for Music Wernigerode
The Radio Youth Choir Wernigerode
The City of Wernigerode
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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.