Long Night of Choirs at the Internationales Chorfest Magdeburg 2022 © Matthias Piekacz

Your choir guide for the Intl Chorfest Magdeburg

7 things to experience during the event beyond the competition

Internationales Chorfest Magdeburg

In September 11-15, 2024 in the lively city of Magdeburg, Germany, choirs from all over the world will come together again for the Internationales Chorfest Magdeburg, a celebration of choral music and global understanding. As this event is taking place as part of the Chorfest Magdeburg, a long established and popular choir festival in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, participating choirs get much more activities to join than usual!

Choir singers and conductors will be able to compete in different Competition Categories, but also to perform in Friendship Concerts, Workshops, Evaluation Performances, and Individual Coachings with renowned choral experts, as well as in the trademark of this event: The Long Night of Choirs!

In a nutshell, whether the buzz of a competition is your cup of tea or not, here are 7 other opportunities you can take part in that will happen during the choral festival beyond the competition!

Opening Concert

The official start of the international competition and festival featuring the Kinder- and Jugendchor Magdeburg, among others.

Heavenly Voices - with the King's Men Cambridge

A special concert of selected sacred music with the famous British vocal ensemble King’s Men Cambride as special guests. The sacred choir repertoire is enriched by percussion. The participating ensembles will create a diverse sound space.

Evening Song

A sing-along of famous evening songs with the Magdeburg Cathedral Choir will be open to everyone in the Magdeburg Cathedral.

Friendship Concerts

This time the Friendship Concerts will take place in cooperation with children's and youth choirs. Various schools in Magdeburg and the surrounding area are planned as locations. Three choirs meet in a concert with a repertoire of their own choosing. Following the musical exchange, choirs are encouraged to engage in personal exchange at a self-organized get-together.

Choir Symphonic Concert

A concert that unites the Baroque masters Telemann and Handel with contemporary choral music by Reiko Füting. A large project choir, the baroque orchestra "Märkisch Barock", soloists and international guests come together for a unique concert experience against the historical backdrop of Magdeburg Cathedral. You even have the change to sing along in the project choir, registration is still possible!

The Long Night of Choirs

This concert celebrates the diversity of the choirs and encourages encounters between the national and international ensembles. A concert for everyone!

Participating choirs will gather immediately afterwards for a "choir party" in the Johanniskirche,for another opportunity to celebrate successful performances, competition successes and international gatherings, to dance and to socialize with all the participating choirs.

Hop On Hop Off Mini Concerts

Short and full of sound - join to experience choral diversity in various mini-concerts!

Discover more about your participation opportunities and how to register your choir at interkultur.com/magdeburg2024.

Registration Deadline for choirs is April 29, 2024!

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