Crowds at the market place in Wernigerode
Competitions & Festivals

Brahms – at home in the whole world

35 choirs from 13 nations celebrate together the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition 2016 in Wernigerode.

From July 15-19, 2015 INTERKULTUR and the city of Wernigerode invite for the ninth time choirs from all over the world and fans of international choral music to the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition and the choir loving city in the Harz region.

On Thursday July 16th, choral music lovers have the chance to meet Chinese, Finnish, American and other international choirs first hand at the big choir parade, which starts at 4.30 p.m. at the marketplace and at the subsequent opening ceremony at the marketplace which starts at 5 p.m. The opening concert at the St. Silvestri church at 7.30 p.m. will be the last highlight of this tuneful day.

Competitions in different categories such as Children’s Choirs, Vocal Ensembles and Folklore will shape Friday, July 17th. Apart from competition performances three friendship concerts will take place in Wernigerode and its surrounding. Chinese, Russian and African choirs will then perform at a Folklore evening at the marketplace of Wernigerode at 7.30 p.m and celebrate with other choirs and music lovers this first competition day.

At 4 p.m. on Saturday (July 18) the tension once again rises as the competition for the prestigious Grand Prize will be held at the Stadtfeldhalle Wernigerode as well as the emotional awards ceremony at the marketplace starting at 7 p.m. During the following choir party choral music lovers can socialize with singers from all over the world and singers from all nations have the chance to renew friendships with fellow singers. The closing concert on Saturday July 19th, begins at 10 a.m. at Stadtfeldhalle Wernigerode and represents the grand finale of the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition, inviting all choirs to join again the next Brahms festival in 2017.

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