INTERKULTUR World Rankings

as of August 2018

[will be updated several times a year]

All INTERKULTUR competitions have been carried out according to the MUSICA MUNDI quality seal.

This makes possible an impressive overall comparison of all choirs that have participated.

The INTERKULTUR World Rankings has retroactive effect back to the year 2000.

Based upon this World Rankings, individual lists are then made which reflect the situation in the various categories.


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TOP 1000

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1260
2. Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko Julia Puchko-Kolesnik Ukraine 1221
3. The Aeolians of Oakwood University Jason Max Ferdinand USA 1211
4. Tygerberg Children's Choir Hendrik D. Loock South Africa 1210
5. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1177
6. Gnesins' Ensemble of Contemporary Music "Altro coro" Aleksandr Ryzhinskiy Russia 1175
7. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent Hatteberg USA 1173
8. University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale Betsy Cook Weber USA 1165
8. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Ming Jing Xie China 1165
10. Children and Youth Studio "Gaismina" Orba Dzintra Latvia 1163
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Children's and Youth Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale Betsy Cook Weber USA 1165
2. Children's Choir "Alye Parusa" Elena Volodina Russia 1163
3. Tygerberg Children's Choir Hendrik D. Loock South Africa 1147
4. Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko Julia Puchko-Kolesnik Ukraine 1145
5. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Ming Jing Xie China 1136
6. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1131
7. Cantamus Girls' Choir Pamela Cook & Ann Irons Great Britain 1120
8. University of Pretoria Camerata Michael Barrett South Africa 1119
9. Diocesan Schools Choral Society Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hong Kong SAR 1109
9. Akademitchesky Khor Musikalnogo Uchilishcha RAM imeni Gnessin Elena Kolmakova Russia 1109
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University of Houston Moores School Concert Chorale (USA)

Mixed Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1260
2. Akustika Chamber Singers Christo Burger South Africa 1143
3. Novo Concertante Manila Arwin Tan Philippines 1133
4. The SLU Glee Club Normita Rio-Pablico Philippines 1127
5. Choir of the West, Pacific Lutheran University Richard Nance USA 1118
6. Hwa Chong Choir Ai Hooi Lim Singapore 1107
7. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1104
8. Stockholms Musikgymnasium Youth Choir 2014 Helene Stureborg Sweden 1086
9. Mixed Choir "Laiks" Ilze Balode Latvia 1084
10. Diocesan Schools Choral Society Felix Tsi Shing Shuen China/Hong Kong SAR 1066
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Female Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening Oslo Marit Bodsberg Norway 1139
2. Cantus Tove Ramlo-Ystad Norway 1133
3. Gaudeamus Korala Julia Foruria Spain 1107
4. Aarhus Pigekor Helle Høyer Vedel Denmark 1096
5. La Cappella Tony Margeta Sweden 1093
6. KYN Kaija Viitasalo Finland 1084
7. Female Choir Balta Mara Marnauza Latvia 1077
8. Ondrášek Czech Choir Josef Zajíček Czech Republic 1064
9. Abbellimento Jarmila Novenková Czech Republic 1041
10. South China Normal University Female Choir YanHui Su China 1038
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Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening Oslo (Norway)

Male Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Diocesan Boys' School Choir Felix Tsi Shing Shuen China/Hong Kong SAR 1143
2. The Orthodox Male Choir "Armonia" Ion Iulian Dumitru Romania 1054
3. Diocesan School Old Boys' Association Choir Ronnie Kay Yen Cheng China/Hongkong SAR 1051
4. Coro Polifonico di Ruda Fabiana Noro Italy 1049
5. Rigas Tehniskas Universitates Viru Koris Gaudeamus Ivars Cinkuss Latvia 1021
6. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1016
7. Victoria Junior College Choir Nelson Kwei Singapore 1005
8. Männerstimmen Basel Oliver Rudin Switzerland 1001
9. Vox Angelica Male Choir Maichel R. Wangengetan Indonesia 999
10. Den Norske Studentersangforening Marit Tøndel Bodsberg Norway 984
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Diocesan Boys' School Choir -
(China/Hong Kong SAR)

Chamber Choirs & Vocal Ensembles

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1177
2. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent Hatteberg USA 1173
3. Children and Youth Studio "Gaismina" Orba Dzintra Latvia 1163
4. Ensemble Thios Omilos Germany 1142
5. ONE Chamber Choir Ai Hooi Lim Singapore 1141
6. The Orthodox Male Choir "Armonia" Ion Iulian Dumitru Romania 1119
6. Philomela Marjukka Riihimäki Finland 1119
8. Niños Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil y Camerata Larense Libia Gómez & Yonathan Villarreal Venezuela 1118
9. Vocal Ensemble "Fortissimo" Milena Dobreva Bulgaria 1088
10. 4x4 Frauenchor der Pädagogischen Hochschule HD Heike Kiefner-Jesatko Germany 1086
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The Müller Chamber Choir
(Chinese Taipei)

Sacred Music & Music of the Religions

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko Julia Puchko-Kolesnik Ukraine 1221
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1221
3. Tygerberg Children's Choir Hendrik D. Loock South Africa 1210
4. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent E. Hatteberg USA 1166
5. Riddarholmens Kammarkör Stefan Boström Sweden 1142
6. Stellenberg Girls Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1138
7. iSing Silicon Valley Girlchoir Jennah Delp Somers USA 1130
7. Coro Polifonico di Ruda Fabiana Noro Italy 1130
9. Akustika Chamber Singers Christo Burger South Africa 1128
10. Guangdong Experimental High School Choir Mingjing Xie China 1115
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Pop, Jazz, Gospel, Spiritual & Barbershop Choirs

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Stellenbosch University Choir André van der Merwe South Africa 1222
2. The Aeolians of Oakwood University Jason Max Ferdinand USA 1199
3. Kearsney College Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1142
4. Dekoor Close Harmony Christoph Mac-Carty Netherlands 1140
5. Barnsley Youth Choir Mathew Wright Great Britain 1128
6. Drakensberg Boys Choir Bernard Krüger South Africa 1108
7. Hotumese Choir Michael Mailuhu Indonesia 1093
8. Mansfield University Choir Peggy Dettwiler USA 1091
9. Mt. San Antonio College Singcopation Bruce Rogers USA 1087
10. University of Louisville Cardinal Singers Kent Hatteberg USA 1076
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Stellenbosch University Choir
(South Africa)

Folklore

Pos. Choir Conductor Country Points
1. Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir Ming Jing Xie China 1115
2. Student Choir of Nankai University Chaomei Meng China 1107
3. Children and Youth Studio "Gaismina" Orba Dzintra Latvia 1105
3. Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening Oslo Marit Bodsberg Norway 1105
5. Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by Lysenko Julia Puchko-Kolesnik Ukraine 1100
6. Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta Abraham Patrick Badiaraja Simanjuntak Indonesia 1094
7. Diponegoro University Choir Setyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin Bode Indonesia 1074
8. University of Johannesburg Choir Sidumo Nyamezele South Africa 1063
8. COTA Youth Choir Namibia Fanie Dorfling Namibia 1063
10. The Müller Chamber Choir Meng-Hsien Peng Chinese Taipei 1062
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Guangdong Experimental
Middle School Choir (China)