1st European Choir Games

July 14 - 21, 2013 Graz, Austria

Graz 2013

For more than 20 years, INTERKULTUR has been fostering understanding and friendship among people from different nations, religions or denominations through peaceful musical festivals, with its innovative concept of choral competitions. The INTERKULTUR concept gives all choirs the opportunity to take part in international competitions – regardless of their personal level of artistic achievement or musical genre – and to benefit from the experience of internationally renowned choral experts and get advice for their artistic development.

The European Choir Games is the continental version of the World Choir Games – formally known as “Choir Olympics” – in Europe. INTERKULTUR has already celebrated the idea of continental choral competition in Asia (Asian Choir Games). In 2013 the continental Games premiered in Europe.

The core of the European Choir Games is the Champions Competition, which has been designed for experienced choirs from Europe. But the Austrian Open Competition, as second part of the core, is open to every choir from all over the world! On top of this, there will be a Grand Prix Competition for the Styria-Prize for the winners of each category of the Austrian Open Competition and additional choirs determined by the artistic directorate.

Participation Opportunities

The European Choir Games provide the possibility to participate in one or more competition categories of different levels of difficulty. The Champions Competition welcomes choirs from all over Europe, and The Austrian Open Competition is additionally open to groups from all over the world.

Apart from the competitions you can also attend official main events like Opening, Closing and Gala concerts as well as concerts taking place in the framework of the "Songs of Spirit" Festival.

A - Competitions
B - Non-Competitive Evaluation
C - Festival

"Thank you very much for all the kindness and help we got in Graz. We really had great time there."

Lautitia Gyermekkar and Lautitia Ifjúsági Vegyeskar, Hungary

"We had the chance to meet some amazing people and listen to many fantastic singers. [...] For all of us, it was an experience of a lifetime."

Crkveni hor "Sveti Jovan Krstitelj", Serbia

"Your efficiency and kindness meant that we were able to enjoy all the Games had to offer in the beautiful city of Graz."

Cantamus Girls‘ Choir, Great Britain


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Official Events
International Festival Choir Concert
Organizer & Committee

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 17 golden, 15 silver and 3 bronze diplomas were awarded in the Open Competition such as 22 gold, 19 silver and 3 bronze medals in the Champins Competition. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results Open Competition(303 KB)
Results Champions Competition(155 KB)