The German Choir Championship is a meeting for all choirs in Germany. In particular, the artistic quality, but also the social achievements of choral music in Germany will be strengthened in public perception and moved into focus.
Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2020
Searching for the German Choir Master 2020
Who will become German Choir Champion 2020?
The Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2020 is the first national INTERKULTUR choir competition in Germany. A new competition concept ensures exciting festival days.
The competition will be held in three rounds per category: an open diploma competition for all choirs, a medal competition for qualified choirs and a final round in which the best two choirs of each category will sing against each other for the title "Deutscher Chormeister 2020".
The supporting programme will include concerts with renowned choirs from the region and the vocal ensemble amarcord, as well as workshops and open singing projects for the audience. The city of Koblenz as a partner of this event is centrally located and easy to reach from all over Germany, which makes it possible for many choirs to participate even without an overnight stay. All venues are within walking distance so that concerts and competitions are easy to follow. Be there for the premiere of the German Choir Championships!
We are looking for the German Choir Master 2020 - and you are cordially invited! Be there when Koblenz becomes the centre of German choral music, network with like-minded people and enjoy a weekend full of music and singing.
I am very sure that these German Choir Championships will show that choral singing can be very modern and exciting - it can still inspire young and older people.
As a national choir meeting, compact on one weekend, the German Choir Championships in Koblenz will contribute to bringing new ideas and impulses to the choir scene.
The competition for all choirs based in the Federal Republic of Germany will be held in 3 rounds:
Diploma Competition, Medal Competition and Final.
|In each round there are the following categories|
Children's and youth choirs*
With a corresponding number of registrations in category 4 it is possible to divide this category.
Suitable for choirs with little or no competition experience.
Choirs who receive a minimum score of 23.00 in this Diploma competition (see MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system) will be delegated to the Medal competition by jury vote.
Participating choirs will receive a gold, silver or bronze diploma for their participation in the Diploma competition.
Suitable for choirs who already have some competition experience and have been awarded first prize, gold medals or a similar award at national or international events within the last 3 years (proof required).
Choirs with the necessary proof can apply to participate in the Medal competition directly. The decision as to whether a choir is permitted to participate in the Medal competition directly will be taken after registration. Choirs that receive 23.00 points or more in the Diploma competition will qualify for participation in the
Participating choirs will receive a gold, silver or bronze medal for their participation in the Medal competition.
The two highest scoring choirs in each category of the Medal competition, with a minimum score of 85.00 points (see 100 point WCG system), will qualify for the Final.
The best choir in each category will be determined by majority vote of the international jury and a public vote. They will receive the title of “German Choral Champion 2020”.
Information on participation and competition rules:
Registration deadline: 25 May 2020
A registration fee along with a participant fee per person are required to participate in this event (per choir and category).
The registration fee per category is €250. This amount is payable upon registration and must be settled with the INTERKULTUR e.V. association without deductions. Any bank charges shall be borne by the registering party.
Participants must pay a participant fee of €34 per active participant.
Passive participants can purchase entry tickets for individual categories or concerts.
Information on participation and competition rules
Please send the completed registration form by e-mail to mail(at)interkultur.com. In addition, please print it out, sign it and send it to our office together with the other documents by post.
Registration Form (German)(320 KB)
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Evening | greeting and opening concert
If required, individual competitions (diploma competition and medal competition) can take place from 18:00 onwards.
Morning | Diploma competition at four different competition locations, one competition location per category.
Afternoon | Medal competition at four different venues, one venue per category.
Late afternoon | Presentation of certificates and awards ceremony for choirs not participating in the finals.
Evening | Final with the 2 best choirs in each category of the medal competition.
Afterwards: Award ceremony, Handing over of the choir master certificates.
20:00 | Opening concert in the Kastor Basilica with the chamber choir of the Singschule Koblenz (conductor: Manfred Faig) and Amarcord
22:00 - 23:00 | Night program in the churches for choirs (which did not qualify for the final)
12:00 | Sunday programme in the Rhein-Mosel-Halle: performances of the selected ensembles and open singing with the audience
Morning | Workshops at the Landesmusikakademie Neuwied-Engers. Program details will follow. Performances of the guest choirs in church services
INTERKULTUR Association for the Promotion of INTERKULTUR e.V.
In cooperation with
City of Koblenz
Artistic Director German Choir Championships 2020
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß
The ‘German Corner’ with its emperor, the Electoral Palace, kilometres of waterfront promenades, Stolzenfels Castle, the epitome of Rhine romance and the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress overlooking the city. The spectacular cable car over the Rhine, the wine village, the Forum Confluentes... And much more: Koblenz is not only one of Germany’s oldest cities but also one of the most diverse.
Churches, castles, palaces and historic town houses tell the story of past times, while winding streets and squares invite you to stroll around and relax. The vineyards and Ehrenbreitstein Fortress also provide incomparable views over the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, keeping the romance of the Rhine alive.