4th Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival

September 22 - 26, 2022 Kalamata, Greece

Singing in the Land of Gods

The combination of the sea, mountains, vineyards and olive trees, combined with the typical Greek hospitality has turned Kalamata into a place where singers from all over the world have felt at home for years.

With its location on the Southern Peloponnese Kalamata is a wonderful host for a choral event that combines the advantages of an international choral competition with various concert opportunities in a culturally diverse city. The special feature of this festival is an easy going gathering of different nations just in the middle of the wonderful setting of South East Europe.

Narrow lanes, a historic old town and the Apostles church of the 12th century have characterized the townscape until this day. Kalamata is further surrounded by some of the most beautiful bays and beaches Greece has to offer.

The choir competition offers categories for different levels of difficulty, types of ensembles and musical genres. The various venues are located in walking distance in the middle of the vivid old town with its numerous restaurants, cafés and small stores.

Vibrant, idyllic, and rich in variety – this is Kalamata!

Günter Titsch © sagmalspaghetti GbR Athanasios P. Vasilopoulos

INVITATION

The land of the gods awaits you! Let's finally sing together again at the 4th International Choir Competition and Festival in Kalamata and fill this beautiful place in the south of the Peloponnese of Greece with music from all over the world.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR | Athanasios P. Vasilopoulos, Mayor of the Municipality of Kalamata

Participation opportunities

This event provides you the opportunity to choose from the following options of participation:

Non-competitive Participation Competitive Participation
Festival Participation** Competition Categories*
Evaluation Performance* Evaluation Performance*
Individual Coaching* Individual Coaching*

friendship concert performance included

* at least two performances included

Competition
Evaluation Performances and Individual Coachings
Friendship Concerts
Grand Prize Competition and Special Prize

"We loved the whole festival. It's a very nice way to meet new people and civilizations."

Foteini Sakketa-Dimakou, Syllogos Filoi THS Mousikis H Taygeth, Greece (Kalamata 2019)

"It was a great experience for all of us, and after the award ceremony we brought some very proud boys with us back to Denmark!! Thank you very much for a very good collaboration about the planning – we appreciated very much the professional planning, you did."

Knud Erik, Treenighedskirkens Drengekor, Denmark (Kalamata 2019)

"Thank you very much for breathtaking moments in Kalamata. We are already at home; however we are still filled with warm emotions from festival. Everything was perfect, we had an amazing time!"

Palanga Chamber Choir, Lithuania (Kalamata 2019)

Registration Information

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Venues
Jury
Concerts
Workshop
Organizer

Participating groups

We are happy to welcome 22 choirs from 10 nations!
Vokalgruppen Kolorit (Denmark) | B1, F
Vokalgruppen Kolorit (Denmark) | B1, F
Polifònica de Barcelona (Spain) | B1
Polifònica de Barcelona (Spain) | B1
Canzone (Estonia) | F, S
Canzone (Estonia) | F, S
Vivace Chamber Choir (Finland) | A1, F
Vivace Chamber Choir (Finland) | A1, F
Hempland Community Choir (Great Britain)
Hempland Community Choir (Great Britain)
International Choir Allegri (Greece) | F
International Choir Allegri (Greece) | F
Sonorae (Greece) | Festival
Sonorae (Greece) | Festival
Music and Cultural Group "O Akritas" (Greece) | F
Music and Cultural Group "O Akritas" (Greece) | F
Traditional & Contemporary Greek Music Choir "Eptachordi Lyra" of Saint Efthimios-Keratsini (Greece) | F
Traditional & Contemporary Greek Music Choir "Eptachordi Lyra" of Saint Efthimios-Keratsini (Greece) | F
Melifono (Greece) | B2
Melifono (Greece) | B2
Youth Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata (Greece) | G2
Youth Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata (Greece) | G2
Polychromon (Greece) | G1
Polychromon (Greece) | G1
Syndesmos Epiroton Zografou Choir (Greece) | F
Syndesmos Epiroton Zografou Choir (Greece) | F
Mousikos Omilos Kalamatas “Orfeus“ (Greece) | S
Mousikos Omilos Kalamatas “Orfeus“ (Greece) | S
Chorodia Lykeiou Ton Ellinidon Kalamatas (Greece) | Festival
Chorodia Lykeiou Ton Ellinidon Kalamatas (Greece) | Festival
Children's Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata (Greece) | Festival
Children's Choir of the Municipal Conservatory of Kalamata (Greece) | Festival
Klapa Baliniera (Croatia) | F
Klapa Baliniera (Croatia) | F
Muklājs Chamber Choir (Latvia) | B1, S
Muklājs Chamber Choir (Latvia) | B1, S
CHORIOLIS (Norway) | B1, S
CHORIOLIS (Norway) | B1, S
Acta Musicae (Norway) | A2, F
Acta Musicae (Norway) | A2, F
Sunnmøre Festivalkor (Norway) | S
Sunnmøre Festivalkor (Norway) | S
Corala de Fete "Ciprian Porumbescu" (Romania) | G2
Corala de Fete "Ciprian Porumbescu" (Romania) | G2

3rd Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 10 golden, 9 silver and 5 bronze diplomas diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(200 KB)

Canzone (Estonia)
Winner of the Kalamata Choir Prize 2022: Canzone (Estonia)

Destination

Kalamata is a typical vibrant South European seaport with roughly 70.000 inhabitants. It represents the economical center of the South Peloponnese and is therefore a commercial as well as a touristic center of attraction. Kalamata is situated in the big bay of the Greek headlands and has a long sandy beach and a major harbour facility. The charming city center invites visitors to a stroll and lingering with its narrow alleys, many shops and typical Greek taverns.
One of Kalamata’s cultural highlights is the annual summer festival with concerts and performances at the municipal theatre which is located at the historic castle of Kalamata.

How was the last time?

Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of the Kalamata International Choir Competition and Festival!
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