30th International Franz Schubert Choir Competition and 3rd Sing'n'Joy Vienna

May 04 - 08, 2016 Vienna, Austria

Sing'n'Joy Vienna!

2016 is the anniversary year of the popular Franz Schubert Choir Competition & Festival. Already for the 30th time this competition will take place in the European Capital of Music Vienna. Following the competition’s motto "Sing'n'Joy Vienna" choirs from all over the world will come together from May 4-8, 2016. The Sing'n'Joy concept focuses on the traditional Schubert competition but also features intercultural meetings and performances in Friendship Concerts.

The competitions will be taking place in the famous Vienna Concert House (“Konzerthaus Wien”). A highlight and at the same time festive closing of the event will be the popular Sing Along Concert with the Berlin Radio Choir. Conducted by Simon Halsey international choirs as well as individual singers will sing together with the famous Berlin Radio Choir. In appreciation of the namesake Franz Schubert, Schubert’s mass Nr. 6 E flat major will be performed together with all participants.

Participation Opportunities

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

Non-competitive participationCompetitive participation
Participation in the festival*Competition categories*
Sing Along ConcertSing Along Concert

Friendship Concert performance included.

Friendship Concerts
Sing Along Concert with the Berlin Radio Choir

"We are very grateful to you for the excellent organization and implementation on 27th International Franz Schubert Choirs Competition in Vienna. We are very pleased with the results and came home with a desire to participate in competitions organized by INTERKULTUR ever again."

Zimfira Tolmacheva, Harmony, Russia

"We would like to express our special gratitude to you for your organizational work and outstanding efforts to make our stay in Vienna during Schubert festival 2010 unforgettable! We wish you many health and success for your future projects and we stay confident that in future we'll see each other again!"

Georgi Velev and Neli Trosheva, Robev choir, Bulgaria

Registration Information

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.

Event Details

Since more than 30 years the Schubert Society has committed itself to increase the attention and importance regarding the works of Franz Schubert in combination with his domains. In order to reach that target the society organizes musical events and edits publications as well as records. Since 2007 INTERKULTUR has been organizing the Franz Schubert Choir Competition for the Association.

Schedule of the Event
Artistic Committee

Participating groups

We are happy to welcome 16 choirs from 11 nations to the 3rd Sing'n'Joy Vienna and 30th International Franz Schubert Choir Competition!

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary
Ireland, Norway, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Sweden

What to Do in Vienna

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Vienna is not only the capital of Austria but is also considered Europe’s capital of music. Important composers of the Viennese classical music such as Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven felt comfortable in the magnificent and historic buildings located in the streets of Vienna. More reasons to visit the multifaceted city are the many museums and public squares rich in history. Castle Schönbrunn, summer residence of Empress Sissy, the Stephan dome, the Viennese Prater or the zoo Schönbrunn belong to the most important sights of the city. And lovers of regional and culinary specialties will also find lots of things to indulge in when savouring a piece of Sacher cake and a genuine Viennese Schnitzel. Apart from the cosy flair of a major city a hiking trip to the Austrian Alps is also highly recommended.

There are several ways to get to Vienna by plane:

Vienna International Airport (VIE) is located 24 km away from the center of Vienna and is regularly approached by the following airlines: germanwings, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, China Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, LOT - Polish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, TAP Portugal, easyJet, Air One, American Airlines etc.

M. R. Štefánik Airport (Bratislava, Slovakia) (BTS) is located 86 km away from the center of Vienna and is regularly approached by the following airlines: Czech Airlines, flydubai, NIKI, Ryanair and U Tair Aviation.

Competition Results

We congratulate all singers to their great results! All in all 13 golden and 8 silver diplomas were awarded. Many thanks to all choirs and ensembles for participating!

Results(437 KB)

Kammerkoret Bocca from Norway, conducted by Ive Buch Romme
Winner of the Grand Prize 2016: Kammerkoret Bocca from Norway

How was the last time?

Are you interested in previous events of this series? Check out the last edition of the International Franz Schubert Choir Competition and Sing'n'Joy Vienna!