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German Choir Championships 2021: Open Event in Koblenz

INTERKULTUR and the city of Koblenz welcome German choirs in November

Deutsche Chormeisterschaft

The German Choir Championship - Open Stage invites choirs from November 26-28, 2021 to sing and perform together again after a long period of silence.

The focus will not be on a national championship as originally planned, but rather an open competition for the choirs in Germany to compete again, to present themselves to the public or even in front of a jury of choral experts. 

INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch explains: "The aspect of a 'championship' could not be realized under fair conditions in the current situation. Due to the severe restrictions the choral scene has faced in recent months - and still continues to face - it is very important to us and our partners in Koblenz to be able to offer the choirs a new perspective, where they are allowed to come together, sing together and compete in the city of Koblenz without the need for expensive travel and overnight stays."

Willi Becker, a member of the team of Artistic Directors for the German Choir Championships, adds, "Freely following the motto 'Being there is everything!' it is above all important to us to promote the German choral scene, to give them a chance to finally stand together again on one stage and to present choral singing to the public with new strength."

The current crisis will pass and now more than ever it is of central importance to strengthen and promote choral singing in Germany. The German Choir Championships - Open Stage will support this according to the given possibilities. It is a ray of hope for German choirs after a period of challenges and offers a platform for choral singing to give their voices an audience again.

The German Choir Championships - Open Stage warmly welcomes choirs and smaller ensembles of all performance levels based in the Federal Republic. Taking into account the applicable safety regulations, choirs can compete directly or receive feedback from the renowned jury of experts in open Evaluation Rounds. 

A top-class supporting program around the event weekend as well as the joint celebration of the First Sunday of Advent on November 11 are also being planned at the moment.

Registration for the German Choir Championships - Open Stage in November 2021 is now open to all choirs from Germany. Further information is available at

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