"....we were happy to have participated in such an involving event, happy to have made the acquaintance of various European choirs that through music have opened us to their culture; Thanks to you and all the organizers for the successful outcome of the event and for having treated us with great kindness and professionalism. We hope to be able to participate again in the near future."
ON STAGE in Lisbon
Lisbon is your stage!
The city built over seven hills, on the coast of the Atlantic ocean, is home to the world’s greatest explorers, like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator.
Not any other European capital has such an intriguing mix of the old and the new, or so many contrasting faces, making this a city for unhurried exploration and a place to get lost in and discover its many distinctive sights and characteristic images.
The World Heritage Belém Tower, symbol of the age of discovery, is to Lisbon what the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, and along with the marvellous Jeronimos Monastery, Vasco da Gama’s resting place are a must-see in one of Europe’s most soulful capitals, with sunsets on the sea.
Lisbon… ”a reminiscence of the romantic decay of Venice, the exoticism of Naples or Istanbul, the laid-backness of Rome, echos of San Francisco, and Iberian spirit.”
WELCOME TO LISBON
Lisbon awaits you with numerous sights, beaches, culinary experiences and a very special charm. Discover the "Pearl of the Atlantic" singing - Lisbon is your stage! We are very happy to invite you to our ON STAGE stages and to be part of our choir family.
INSPIRING & NON-COMPETITIVE!
ON STAGE in Lisbon combines your wanderlust and your love of music. The event serie is ready to check off your list of must-see cities and will do so while providing all the comforts of a non-competitive choral music event and the opportunities and delights of a tourist tour around local traditions, culture and history. Worldwide landmark cities like Lisbon and Prague will be your stage for the 4-day events which will revolve around friendship concerts, touristic tours, workshops and celebration.
The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling, learning and experiencing of new destinations.
The schedule will include touristic activities (sight-seeing), short concerts in touristic places, a workshop and a joint concert of all the participants.
Does your choir love challenges? Then you should consider participating in the “LISBON SINGS” choir competition that takes place in Lisbon at the same time. The largest university in Portugal, the Universidade de Lisboa, will be the center of this event, where choirs from all over the world can present themselves in Evaluation Performances and concerts and also accept the challenge of singing in a wide range of competition categories in front of an international jury.
".... We were absolutely amazed with all the hospitality you offered us and how smoothly you managed to organize all the concerts, sihgtseeing tours, fantastic workshop and the unforgetable farewell dinner. We enjoyed ll the events and were happy to sing in the streets of Lisbon - picturesque city of great people, awesome history, music and sunny weather. Thank you very much. We would be happy to come again one day."
"Very well organised – people we dealt with were friendly, professional and helpful. Was a fantastic experience for all. We enjoyed the friendship concerts in Bad Ischl and the fact that venues were in close proximity with one main venue for the opening and closing events, which encouraged inter-group interaction and group feeling."
".... On behalf of Belle Voci, Ireland and our Musical Director, Eamon O’Malley, may I say what a pleasure and honour it was for us to meet you and enjoy the company of choir singers from different countries during the On STAGE in Lisbon event. Thank you for your wonderful organisation and for all your help and support with our various little difficulties.
Our trip to Lisbon was just out of this world and we shall all cherish the memories of the singing, sightseeing and general camaraderie that made the trip so special."
The official registration deadline has passed on May 30, 2022.
If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.
Information about participation
Participant Information(3.6 MB)
For the participation in this event the payment of event package (per person) is required. The prices of the event packages and the participant fee can be downloaded below (if available) or requested using our contact form.
With the event package INTERKULTUR offers participants of its events a special service. We take care of all the details and through authorized agencies of the INTERKULTUR event series we offer an event package that includes, amongst others, accommodation in different hotel categories as well as other local services.
Please select your country to see the Event Package for your participation:
You can register you choir online. Please click at REGISTER NOW button and fill-in the registration form.
Recordings, photos and the biography of the choir can be sent separately by email to onstage(at)interkultur.com
Visas - as far as requested - generally take a long time. Therefore please make sure to apply for your visa as soon as possible. It is in your own interest. In case you apply too late, you risk a rejection of your visa registration!
Please contact the embassy of the host country in your country to get detailed information what restrictions and regulations apply to you!
Please keep also in mind that you might need transit visas, depending on your itinerary to the competition country.
If you do not have a valid passport yet, please apply for this immediately!
Participants of some countries need an invitation letter as well as a stamped list of participants to apply for a visa. INTERKULTUR can issue these documents.
Information on travel and health regulations of the destination country can be found on this website.
INTERKULTUR can issue the invitation letter for the duration of the event and can stamp your list of participants to apply for visas only if you have fulfilled all the following conditions:
- you have successfully applied for the event and paid the registration fee to INTERKULTUR
- you have paid the down payment for the event package to our partner agency
- you have sent us the completed list of participants (no handwriting!)
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The events are designed for all those who wish to combine their music with travelling and learning as well as the exploration of new destinations.
Among others, the schedule will include the following performance opportunities:
- A discovery tour including performances with local and international choirs in various spots that are typical for Lisbon.
- A workshop where participants will be introduced to the musical tradition of the region and work on 1-2 pieces.
- Acoustic and stage rehearsals for the Closing Event.
- Performance in the Closing Event.
- Performances in churches and/or other performance locations.
- Free entrance to listen to the competition performances in the framework of LISBON SINGS 2022.
Additional touristic activities, performances and individual programs can be organized upon request.
Mia Makaroff (Finland)
University of Lisbon - Aula Magna
Friday, November 11, 2022 | 16:30-18:00 h
SING A SONG FOR OUR EARTH
In this 90 minutes workshop you will get to know each other, talk about our earth and contribute to a little song that you will sing together.
Mia Makaroff will do short warm-ups by circle singing and movements. Afterwards you try to express yourselves through music, singing in the languages you can use. The easy song is pre-written by Mia Makaroff and every age group can participate in their own way. Some improvisation might also happen!
Guests are welcome to join the workshop free of charge.
Pedro Teixeira (Portugal)
University of Lisbon - Aula Magna
Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 16:30-18:00 h
TRADITIONAL CHORAL MUSIC FROM PORTUGAL
Seize the chance to get to know choir literature from Portugal and take a musical souvenir back home.
In this 90 minutes ineractive session Pedro Teixeira will work with you on two easy compositions by Fernando Lopes-Graca: "Do varao nasceu a vara" and "Deus lhe de ca boas noites" and will fill you in on what to consider for an authentic interpretation of this literature.
Guests are welcome to join the workshop free of charge.
Lisbon is known worldwide for its Azulejos - colorful ceramic tiles that cover house fronts and walls. Situated in the former cloister "Convento Madre de Deus", the national museum of ceramic tiles "Museu Nacional do Azulejo" welcomes the participating choirs of the ON STAGE LISBON 2022 for a guided tour through their collection and learn about the history of Lisbon. On Saturday, November 12 between 10:00-13:00h, choirs and ensembles from Ghana, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands will perform in central locations of the museum. Visitors of the museum are welcome to join the performances.
Discover the beauty of Portugal during your stay in Lisbon. The touristic partnery agency of INTERKULTUR offers various half-day and full-day tours in Lisbon and the region.
Tour Options (300 KB)
Contact us to get more information.
in cooperation with
Turismo de Lisboa
Turismo de Portugal
INTERKULTUR Artistic Committee
Prof. Dr. Ralf Eisenbeiß, Honorary Artistic President
Fred Sjöberg, Senior Artistic Director
Johan Rooze, Artistic Director
Assoc. Prof. Romāns Vanags, Artistic Director
INTERKULTUR Executive Committee
Dr. Christoph Wirtz, Secretary General
If you're dreaming about your next trip to Europe, come and discover Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15℃. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you'll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you'll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.
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