Choristers hand in hand

Singing under a sign of friendship

Choirs from Magdeburg and Saxony-Anhalt say welcome to international guests

European Choir Games 2015

From July 5 – 12, 2015 Magdeburg will be the center of the international choral scene and offers a platform for cultural exchange. To the „2nd European Choir Games & grand Prox of Nations“ choristers from 35 nations will be welcomed for a singing together by local choirs from Magdeburg and Saxony-Anhalt.

Beside the regular competition events daily Friendship Concerts belong to the festival program in Magdeburg and its surroundings. So the local choirs like to say hello to their guests in a musical way and be part of a successful cultural exchange.

“I am very pleased, that the choirs from Saxony-Anhalt and Magdeburg take the chance to invite choirs from all over the world to make music together. The Friendship Concerts offer an excellent opportunity to meet unknown cultures and people and to sing for each other. Such a thing doesn’t happen every day”, said the Senior Artistic Director of the European Choir Games 2015, Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß.

On July 7, 2015 at 19:00 the Georg-Philipp-Telemann-Chor Magdeburg invites three choirs from Chinese Taipei, Romania and Russia in the Ev. Pauluskirche Magdeburg. The Friendship Concerts not only set a sign, how far away national and political borders are while singing together, but also invites to know other musical styles.

The Latvian Choir „Ogre“ doesn’t miss that chance. They follow with the US-American Choir Capella Nova Mundi to the invitation of the ßwiet ßisters from Pretzien to Schönebeck. The Friendship Concert will take place on July 8, 2015 in Dr.-Tolberg-Saal in the Kurpark Schönebeck.

In the framework of a school project on July 8 at 12:00h the Kinder- und Jugendchor Magdeburg invites two choirs to the Hegel-Gymnasium Magdeburg, the KZN Midlands Youth Choir from South Africa and the TGS Motet Choir from England.

More information to the Friendship Concerts and ticket information can be found here.

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