"The Grand Prix of Nations in Magdeburg was an inspirational musical journey. Interkultur can be so proud of the incredibly high standard."
2nd European Choir Games
Become European Choir Champion!
Following the premier of the European Choir Games in Graz 2013, from July 5 – 12, 2015 INTERKULTUR is once again looking for the best choirs in Europe. This time the host city is located directly in the heart of Germany: Magdeburg – a city with a centuries-old history and the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt.
Magdeburg is one of Europe’s greenest cities. Numerous parks and green spaces shape the city, ideal for common singing in summer 2015.
Among others, the Champions Competition and the Open Competition, which is open for choirs from all over the world, will be held in the amazing concert halls of the monastery “Unser lieben Frauen” and the Johanniskirche Magdeburg, which will also host major events like the Opening, Closing and Awards Ceremonies.
Furthermore the historic Festung Mark will serve as choir center and for Friendship Concerts and Singing Together events.
Further venues like the Petrikirche will welcome choirs for the "Night of choirs" and the Magdeburg Cathedral will host a the special peace concert "Power of the dream".
Magdeburg has a rich cultural life in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Located only 130 km west of Berlin it follows the impetus of the vibrant German capital adding its own history: The Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born here and Richard Wagner worked in Magdeburg occasionally. Events to their honor and many others fill the city’s cultural calendar each year.
By the way: The 9th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition in Wernigerode, one of INTERKULTUR’s most beautiful and famous festivals, will be held following the European Choir Games in the colorful city at the Harz which is only 70 km away. A great opportunity to visit both events and to enjoy the numerous touristic attractions.
"It has been exhausting for all of us, but has been one of the most magical experiences we have had with the choir."
"I wish to express a huge Thank You, to all Interkultur's staff, for your assistance before and during the European Choir Games, here in Magdeburg."
This event lies in the past!
You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.
Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Premier of the State of Saxony-Anhalt
the Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg (State Capital Magdeburg)
the Land Sachsen-Anhalt (State of Saxony-Anhalt)
in cooperation with
Chorverband Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.
Günter Titsch (Germany)
Dr. Walter Scheel (Germany), Former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Morten Lauridsen (USA), Honorary Artistic President
Mikis Theodorakis (Greece), Honorary Artistic President
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß (Germany), Director
Christian Ljunggren (Sweden)
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krell (Germany), Honorary Chairman
Peter Habermann (Germany)
Barry Jordan (Germany)
Johan Rooze (Netherlands)
Fred Sjöberg (Sweden)
Karen Stone (Germany)
Assoc. Prof. Romāns Vanags (Latvia)
Jürgen Lahmeyer (Germany), Director
Jana Bathomene (Germany)
Zsuzsanna Lahmeyer (Hungary/Germany)
Ella Schmiede (Germany)
Günter Titsch (Germany)
Qin Wang (China/Germany)
Stefan Bohländer (Germany)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß (Germany)
Organizer is INTERKULTUR.
This event was supported by the Russian Ministry of Culture in preparation for the 9th World Choir Games, which will take place from July 6 – 16, 2016 in Sochi.
We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 77 golden, 51 silver and 8 bronze diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!