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Golden State Choral Trophy

California Feelin' – more than just a pop song

"Golden State Choral Trophy 2016" in Monterey – The American International Choral Festival

From November 20-24, 2016 the beautiful coastal town Monterey in California welcomes choral music lovers from all over the world to sing together for the Golden State Choral Trophy.

Apart from numerous participation possibilities, such as competitions and friendship concerts, evaluation performances and Individual Coachings, the event provides workshops held by two renowned choral experts: Prof. Morten Lauridsen (USA) and Prof. Vijay Singh (USA).

But Monterey offers much more: The beauty of Monterey's coastline. Located between the metropolises San Francisco and Los Angeles, on a peninsula at the Southern end of the Monterey Bay, one can sense the Californian atmosphere at this place more than anywhere else. Like no other US state California is the embodiment of the "American Way of Life".Sun, beach, sea, warm temperatures, surfer, popsicle, jeans, a road trip on the legendary "17-Mile-Drive", open roof, freedom, sunglasses and a lot of music – this is the unique ambiance which welcomes visitors to Monterey. The most apposite and well known musical version of this lifestyle originates from the band "The Beach Boys": California Feelin‘, written in the early '70's and released as a solo version by Brian Wilson, one of the band's singer and songwriter, in 2002.

In the past Monterey was an important fishing port. Today the city's principal source of income is tourism. One of its world famous institutions is the Monterey Bay Aquarium which displays about 200 basins and app. 35.000 animals and 550 different species of marine animals. The biggest basin "Open Sea" has a capacity of 4 million liters of water and belongs to the world’s largest basins, featuring 17 meters length and 5 meters height.

Since 1958 the "Monterey Jazz Festival" takes place each year in September and has already featured Jazz celebrities such as Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Charles Mingus and Billie Holiday. Just like during the INTERKULTUR festival "Golden State Choral Trophy 2016" the performances of the artists are being framed by workshops, exhibitions and panel discussions with regards to popular and especially Jazz music. The revenues of the festival’s framework offering will go to US Jazz aid programs.

In November 2016 INTERKULTUR is set to integrate this reference to musical history also into its choral festival. Specific competition categories as well as further training opportunities in the field of popular music are supposed to convey expert knowledge as well as the ebullient motto of this region.

In order to get more information about the Golden State Choral Trophy festival please visit the event website.

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