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Bruckner's Sound Waves float through Linz

New title and new elements for a well-proven choir event in Linz

One of INTERKULTUR's events with the longest tradition, the Anton Bruckner Choir Competition, will adopt a new title starting next year: From May 20-24, 2021 INTERKULTUR and the Bruckner City of Linz invite you to the international choir festival "SOUND WAVES Linz". But not only the name has been redesigned, a new competition category has also been introduced - due to the numerous requests from choirs: in addition to Children's, Youth and Young Adult Choirs, the Folklore category will provide a unique insight into the world's extraordinary choir traditions. You can thus look forward to inspiring performances by Children's and Youth Choirs from all over the world in the beautiful setting of Linz and the Danube river.  

Further, the Anton Bruckner Choir Prize will continue to be awarded to the best choir of the competition, following its long tradition. The performance of a Bruckner work which receives the highest score by the jury will further be rewarded with a Special Prize. Extraordinarey venues such as the Brucknerhaus, the first address in the cultural and concert life of the city of Linz, the Linz Cathedral and the St. Florian Monastery, which provide a top-class setting for the performances of choirs from all over the world, also remain unchanged. Participation in Friendship and Gala Concerts and the large international Festival Choir will also continue to be possible for all participating choirs, which will also benefit from an extended range of educational activities.

Further information about the event, innovations and participating choirs can be found on the official event website. For further updates, keep following the event also on Facebook!

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