"We loved the whole festival. It's a very nice way to meet new people and civilizations."
5th Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival
Vibrant, idyllic, and rich in variety – that’s Kalamata!
For the fifth time already, Kalamata welcomes singers from all over the world to an international choir competition & festival in 2024. Cultural variety against a stunning backdrop has made this event an unforgettable experience for choirs since years!
The opening concert will be a perfect prelude to an event where choral enthusiasts from all over the world will be able to experience firsthand the broad tradition of Greek music and study it for themselves.
Traditionally, also the choir competition focusses on the Folklore categories, but offers even more in 2024: The new competition categories Pop and Senior Choirs will give even more choirs the opportunity to find their musical home this year.
But that's not enough: Our venues are located directly in the lively old town of Kalamata amidst its numerous restaurants, cafés and stores and invite singers to relax after their top musical performances.
At the 5th International Choir Competition and Festival in Kalamata, you will meet like-minded singers from all over the world in an amazing setting of sea and mountains. Join together to fill this beautiful spot in south of the Greek Peloponnese with music from all over the world.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
This event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:
friendship concert performance included
* at least two performances included
"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."
"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!"
Early Bird deadline: March 11, 2024
Registration deadline: May 13, 2024
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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.