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Int. Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl

Sing in spring?

Early Bird Registration for choir festival in Bad Ischl runs until September 30

Already for the 15th time one of the most important and most beautiful choir events in Austria will take place in spring 2020: From April 29 to May 3, singers from all over the world will meet again in the picturesque surroundings of the Salzkammergut for the 15th International Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl 2020 and ring in spring with their songs.

The heart of the choral event in Bad Ischl is not only the competitions in 12 different categories but also the intercultural cooperation of choirs from different nations. A choir from South Africa has already registered for 2020 and the jury is made up of Javier Busto (Spain), Alexander Koller (Linz) & Elena Veremeenko (Russia). For five days in spring 2020, Bad Ischl will be dominated by choir competitions, a Grand Prize Competition, Gala and Friendship Concerts, a large, multi-colored choir parade through the city and a major festival of international encounters and musical exchange.

The Friendship Concerts in particular promote the idea of international cooperation when choirs from different countries present themselves on the stages of the city, sing for each other and for the local audience and show the highlights of their very own choir culture in a friendly atmosphere. The churches, lively squares and public parks of Bad Ischl and the surrounding communities of the Salzkammergut will be the setting for international understanding and peaceful coexistence.

Choirs that do not wish to take part in the competition can also actively participate in the festival by performing at the Friendship Concerts and thus participate in the international exchange. Especially music groups from Bad Ischl and the Salzkammergut region are cordially invited to make music together with other choirs from all over the world at these concerts in their home region.

The Early Bird Registration Deadline for the 15th International Choir Competition & Festival Bad Ischl 2020 is running until September 30. The regular closing date for registration is December 9, 2019.

All information on registration and participation can be found at www.interkultur.com/BadIschl2020. Keep following the event’s official Facebook page for further, regular updates.