A great conclusion of Kalamata
Special moments during the 1st Kalamata International Choir Competition & Festival
The 1st Kalamata International Choir Competition & Festival proved to be a big success. The city of Kalamata as well as INTERKULTUR look back on this first event in Greece downright positively.
The city of Kalamata and its citizens have contributed significantly to this favourable result: The international choir community was welcomed in a very heartfelt way by the Greeks who were especially interested in the concerts taking place in Kalamata. The major part of the events was well attended and during some concerts a few visitors were ready to stand for hearing the performances, because of all seats were taken. At this point our sincere thanks also go to the numerous volunteers who supported the organizing team in an unfailing way.
The artistic level of the choirs was remarkable and we experienced many outstanding and unique performances. Especially the gala concerts and the Singing Together with music pieces by Mikis Theodorakis will stay in our memories for a long time. The artistic input was variegated and reflected the international choral repertoire.
Further highlights were the cooperation with professional local orchestras and bands who accompanied the parade on the Opening day with their music. During the closing concert the Philharmonic Orchestra Kalamata performed two movements of Mikis Theodorakis‘ „Axion Esti“ together with Greek choirs.
All in all the atmosphere during the festival was awesome.
After this enormous success in Kalamata we would like to invite all singers to become again part of this great festival in 2017.
Thanks to all of you for extraordinary beautiful concerts!