Singing choir in Bad Ischl © Bruno Seidl
Int. Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl

Choirs from near and far sing about spring

24 international ensembles present choral music from 14 different countries

Tomorrow is the day: the 13th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl will begin. Altogether 24 choirs from 14 nations such as China, Croatia, the Faroe Islands, Japan, Italy and Turkey will sing in the upcoming days in the picturesque city of Bad Ischl.

Already on Saturday evening the inhabitants and choral music lovers from the region will be attuned to the "What a wonderful choral world" with music from Estonia, South Africa, the Faroe Islands, Latvia and Austria. The Gala Concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the "Kongress und TheaterHaus". All choirs are warmly invited to listen to the voices from near and far.

On Sunday, the first day of the merry month of May, the international singers will parade together through the inner city of Bad Ischl at 4.30 p.m. and enliven the small alleys with music and anticipation. All citizens of Bad Ischl are invited to welcome the international guests at the beautiful Salzkammergut. Directly after the choir parade the choir festival will be opened officially at 5 p.m. at the Kurpark and the international choirs will be welcomed by the organizers, the city of Bad Ischl and INTERKULTUR.

The second Gala Concert "Jubilate Deo" at 8:30 p.m. on the Stadtpfarre St Nikolaus will complete the Opening day of the choral festival. Here we can look forward to an impressive concert program with choirs from Germany, Slovenia, Italy and Sweden.

The competitions in 12 categories will take place full-time from May 1-3 at the "Kongress und TheaterHaus" and the Stadtpfarre St. Nikolaus. We are excited and whish good luck to all choirs!

Apart from the Gala Concerts and competition performances and the Grand Prize Competition at the end of the festival the international choirs and choral lovers will have the chance to better get to know each other at Friendship Concerts on May 2 and 3.

Despite of the bad weather forecast we are looking forward to welcome the singers in Austria. A view on the webcam shows you the current weather conditions in Bad Ischl.

All information about the upcoming days we will publish in the Newsroom and on Facebook. Stay tuned!