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 2021
New impulses for the German choral scene
In cooperation with the city of Koblenz, INTERKULTUR is organizing the Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021 - The Summit Meeting of the German Choral Scene. With a new competition concept, the event provides for an exciting choral weekend in Rhineland-Palatinate, which will inspire choirs and audiences in equal measure.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has severely affected the first edition of the championship. The organizers are confident that the preparations for 2020 and the work with local and regional partners will enable a broadly based event in 2021. In addition, INTERKULTUR is currently developing a consulting and qualification concept that will accompany and support the registered choirs in their preparations from spring 2021 onwards.
In addition to the competition in the categories Mixed Choirs, Male Choirs, Female Choirs, Children's and Youth Choirs, the top-class festival program of the Choir Championships will provide numerous musical highlights and opportunities for participation also outside the competition.
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 of each other, so that concerts and competitions are easy to follow.
You are cordially invited to join us in Koblenz in November! The German Choir Championships offer the German choir scene once again the opportunity to meet, to mingle and to enjoy the joint choral experience.
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 Medal competition.
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 2021”.
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.
Registration deadline: May 31, 2021
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.
If you need accommodation in Koblenz for your participation in the Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021, we are happy to refer you to the services of our partner agency M&C Music Contact GmbH. The booking of accommodation as a service of the agency is optional and has no influence on your participation in the event.
Here you will soon find information about accommodation offers. Please send us an request and we will send you the prices by e-mail as soon as they are available.
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.
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Artistic Directors Deutsche Chormeisterschaft 2021
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß
INTERKULTUR Executive Committee
Dr. Christoph Wirtz, Secretary General
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