International Choral Scene

The development of choral singing in Gibraltar

Christian Santos reports about the choral scene and the TV programme called “Project Choir”

The members of the World Choir Council meet regularly and report about choral topic. A new member of the Council, Christian Santos, reports […]

Releases

The Choir

Another choral film makes the love for music to a filmic choral work

Choirs are a consistently topic of cine films. Remember the Sister Act movies from 1992 and 1993, which made history for the modern choral […]

European Choir Games 2015

Impressions, emotions and unforgettable moments in Magdeburg

The 2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 documentary

Finally - the 2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 documentary is finished! So take a look and remember about the amazing […]

Voice Training

Suggestions for the choral rehearsal

The second extract of the report “Vocal techniques for the young singers”

Henry Leck from the USA describes some vocal techniques especially for young singers at the "International Symposium on children and youth […]

International Choral Scene

Choral activities in Iceland

Thorgerdur Ingólfsdóttir, member of the World Choir Council, reports on choral singing in her home country.

"Choral activity in Iceland is very popular. There are over 300 choirs, children´s choirs, mixed choirs, men´s choirs, women´s choirs, […]

Voice Training

What facial expressions do with singing

Britta Adams presents miens for different musical styles

The choral choreographer, singer as well as educator for sport and gymnastics, Britta Adams is well versed in singing moves. Not only the […]

International Choral Scene

Virtual Choir

Singing Together online

In the digital age of web 2.0 people can easily communicate all over the world. So why not sing together via internet? This is exactly what […]

International Choral Scene

Experimental Vocal Theatre

Carmina Slovenica is moving between soundscapes, dance choreographies and contemporary music.

The Slovenian Girls`Choir Carmina Slovenica is well known for its innovative stage program. Their storytelling is focused not only on song […]

International Choral Scene

Singing for peace

Choirs from all over the world unite to one big choir

INTERKULTUR has been following the idea of singing together on a peaceful basis since its beginnings. Every year reams of Singing Together, […]

Obituary

INTERKULTUR mourns for Tian Yubin

Chairman of Chinese Choir’s Association passed away in Bejing

The international choral world has lost an important personality: Tian Yubin, President of the Chinese Choir Association and a close friend […]

INTERKULTUR News

Honorary Artistic President turns 90

The famous Greek composer and song writer Mikis Theodorakis is celebrating his 90th birthday today.

Mikis Theodorakis wrote more than 1000 songs which combine Greek folk tradition with modern poetry. He also created a number of orchestral […]

European Choir Games 2015

Best of the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015

Brandnew video shows the best impressions, emotions and moments of the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015.

A throwback to the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 which were held from July 5 - 12, 2015 in Magdeburg, Germany: 

Wernigerode 2015

Wernigerode 2015: These are the winners

International choirs achieve impressive results in Wernigerode. The Müller Chamber Choir from Chinese Taipei triumphs at the Grand Prize […]

The Müller Chamber Choir from Chinese Taipei is the overall winner at the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition 2015 in […]

Wernigerode 2015

Singing for the Johannes Brahms Choir Prize 2015

The Grand Prize Competition of the best choirs for the Johannes Brahms Choir Prize in the amount of 2000 € is starting this afternoon in […]

The jury has decided. After all competition categories have finished and all choirs performed the international jurors agreed on the […]

Wernigerode 2015

The choral summer in Germany continues

International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition 2015 has officially been opened in Wernigerode, Germany.

The colorful choir parade that marks traditionally the start of the official opening of the International Johannes Brahms Choir Competition […]

Wernigerode 2015

Getting advice for the upcoming competition in Wernigerode

The day before the official opening of the Int. Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition many choral activities are already happening.

The first days in Wernigerode have already been full of choral activities in these days, even before the official opening this afternoon. […]

Voice Training

Vocal techniques for the young singer

Henry Leck from the USA describes some vocal techniques especially for young singers at the "International Symposium on children and youth […]

Changing Choral Sound through Mental Focus, Vowel Uniformity, Movement, Visualization, Conducting Gesture, Weight and Colour. Learning […]

European Choir Games 2015

Full House in the Ev. Church St. Ambrosius

The house was filled to capacity at the Friendship Concert in the Church St. Ambrosius on Thursday.

Together with the Magdeburger Kammerchor the Danish National Church Choir and the Lagos City Chorale from Nigeria presented their varied […]

European Choir Games 2015

A colorful choir summer with many awardees comes to a close

7 days full of choral music end festively with wonderful Closing Concerts and a big choir party

From July 5 – 12, 2015 the host city of the „2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations” Magdeburg was the center of the international […]

European Choir Games 2015

The Concert for Peace and the double baby birth

How the Artistic Director of INTERKULTUR and Conductor Fred Sjöberg became a double grandfather during the “Concert for Peace” at the […]

“It was July 7, the day of the Concert for Peace to be performed at the European Choir Games. Early in the morning, around 5:40 am I […]

European Choir Games 2015

All winners have been awarded – now let’s celebrate!

Third and last Awards Ceremony rings in the Closing Day of the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations

As always, cheering and joy were endless also at the third Awards Ceremony of this year’s European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations.  […]

Voice Training

How to create a fascinating warm-up

Miguel Felipe explains different methods for a warm-up, which is definitely not boring.

Every choral singer knows the everlasting evil of the rehearsals` beginning: the warm-up. Mostly this part of the rehearsal is not one of […]

European Choir Games 2015

Relaxed atmosphere at the Night of Choirs

Closing time, twilight, spot light, some really good jazz music, some pop music, on top of this a glass of red wine and the evening is […]

After two previous concerts part 3 of the Night of Choirs continued in a relaxing atmosphere in the Festung Mark.The ensemble Mt. San […]

European Choir Games 2015

Awards Ceremony II – More winners announced!

At the Awards Ceremony this morning it turned out: Barnsley Youth Choir from Great Britain achieved an outstanding success at the European […]

The European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 are starting to come to a close. The second Awards Ceremony happened this morning and […]

European Choir Games 2015

Tears of joy and cheering

When the first Category Winners and Champions of the European Choir Games as well as the first Winner of the Grand Prix of Nations were […]

The first winners of the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 have been found! The first Awards Ceremony in the Festung Mark on […]

European Choir Games 2015

European Choir Games Qualification – July 9

NEW choirs qualify to perform in the next higher competition UPDATE 22:00 h

Category C9 – Gospel and Spiritual (The Champions Competition):  The jury decided to classify the following choirs to compete once again in […]

European Choir Games 2015

Big challenge for the Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode

New singers perform the Opening Concert after four rehearsals only

Those who attended the Opening Concert of the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations on Sunday, July 5, enjoyed the live performance […]

European Choir Games 2015

A Gala Concert with an outstanding program

Finish Folklore, chants of the Maori and on top of this Country and Blues

Yesterday the Gala Concert in the Gesellschaftshaus Magdeburg was announced as a highlight of the „2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of […]

European Choir Games 2015

European Choir Games 2015 Video Diary

Want to see what you miss at the European Choir Games? Check out the video diary on ChoirTV.com!

Whether you are a participant and busy with your own choir in these days or somebody who stayed at and wants to follow the Games online: Not […]

European Choir Games 2015

How a Friendship Concert turns into a choir party

In the late afternoon already bad weather conditions were in the offing and the planned Friendship Concert might fall through. And that is […]

Without hesitation the concert moved from the open air stage into the walls of the Festung Mark. The conductor’s lounge turned into a stage […]

European Choir Games 2015

European Choir Games Qualification July 8

Choirs qualify to perform in the next higher competition UPDATE 23:30 h

Category C2 – Youth Choirs of Equal Voices (The Champions Competition):  The jury decided to classify the following choirs to compete once […]

European Choir Games 2015

Standing Ovations for Peace

Many choral friends und interested people came together in the Magdeburg Cathedral to listen to the music as a sign of peace.

Yesterday evening the Concert for Peace “Power of the Dream” in the Cathedral of Magdeburg was well-attended and one of the political and […]

Choir Stories

Miracles happen

Choir members of the Theater Choir “Vinger in je Oor” from the Netherlands recently had just one wish: Having Erland Dalen from Norway to […]

“Our Theatre-choir "Vinger in je Oor" (Holland) visited the choir festival ‘Canta al mar’ in Calella last October. Unfortunately, our […]

European Choir Games 2015

European Choir Games Qualification July 7 - UPDATE 23:30 h

Choirs qualify to perform in the next higher competition

Category C8 - Jazz & Pop (The Champions Competition): The jury decided to classify the following choirs to compete once again in Category […]

European Choir Games 2015

Facets of popular music in Magdeburg

A fascinating program in the categories Pop & Jazz

Monday evening. Johanniskirche. The rows are well-filled by the audience and everyone is looking forward to the performances of the choirs. […]

European Choir Games 2015

The Games have been opened!

Yesterday evening the “2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations” have been festively opened in the Johanniskirche in Magdeburg. […]

The first choir on stage, the Kinder- und Jugendchor Magdeburg, welcomed the international audience. Conducted by Astrid Schubert the young […]

Provo 2016

Feel the American spirit at Sing'n'Joy Provo 2016

In March 2016 "Sing'n'Joy Provo 2016" will become a home for choirs and choral music lovers from all over the world. Competitions, festival […]

„Welcome Home“: With this motto the North American city Provo (Utah) welcomes not only its residents but also international guests. From […]

Wernigerode 2015

Brahms – at home in the whole world

35 choirs from 13 nations celebrate together the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition 2016 in Wernigerode.

From July 15-19, 2015 INTERKULTUR and the city of Wernigerode invite for the ninth time choirs from all over the world and fans of […]

European Choir Games 2015

Handover of the medals and trophies

The university Magdeburg Stendal hands the prizes over to INTERKULTUR

 In order to award the best choirs of the „2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations” with their well-deserved prizes, the specially […]

Your Voice

Professional qualification with INTERKULTUR

Making precious experiences at workshops and seminars with international choral experts

INTERKULTUR has been offering workshops and seminars for many years. During these workshops, choirs, conductors, and individuals learn about […]

European Choir Games 2015

Only 3 days left

The „2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations“ start very soon!

It’s getting serious in Magdeburg, the preparations for the „2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations“ are in full swing, the […]

INTERKULTUR News

INTERKULTUR is ON STAGE

The perfect combination of choral music and the desire to travel

The new INTERKULTUR project connects wanderlust with your love of music. In the next two years, the new „ON STAGE” event series offers […]

European Choir Games 2015

Double Closing in Magdeburg

INTERKULTUR made the last-minute decision to invite to a second Closing Concert

Due to the extremely high demand for the July 11 Closing Concert of the European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations in the Johanniskirche, […]

European Choir Games 2017

"Let's sing in Riga 2017!"

INTERKULTUR comes back to the European Capital of Culture 2014 with another big choral event “Let’s sing in Riga 2017!” they’re saying at […]

Following the tremendous success of the World Choir Games 2014 that attracted 460 choirs and roughly 27,000 participants from 73 nations […]

Choir Stories

Husband confesses: While the wife is at choir practice…

His wife is a singer in the female choir "Philomela" from Finland and every Wednesday night he's watching the children while she's at choir […]

"My wife’s choir nights are a peculiar thing. First of all, they’re the best excuse for never having to go into meetings on late Wednesday […]

International Choral Scene

Social choir projects in Brazil

Helma Haller from Brazil, member of the World Choir Council, reports about how choir singing becomes more and more an important tool to […]

„There are many institutions, social projects and church actions with vision that music and art has the power to transform society. Inspired […]

INTERKULTUR News

More dialogue at a cultural level

The great potential of a dialogue at cultural level was the main topic of a visit of some politicians of a regional and national level at […]

The deputy chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany, Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel, visited the INTERKULTUR organization office in […]

European Choir Games 2015

Singing under a sign of friendship

Choirs from Magdeburg and Saxony-Anhalt say welcome to international guests

From July 5 – 12, 2015 Magdeburg will be the center of the international choral scene and offers a platform for cultural exchange. To the […]

International Choral Scene

Nelson Mandela and the choral movement in South Africa

Ludumo Magangane, member of the World Choir Council from South Africa, about Nelson Mandela and the choral movement in his country

PreambleI need to mention that during the struggle for liberation in South Africa, both the visual and performing arts depicted the Black […]

International Choral Scene

The Toi Toi experience

John Galea from Malta, member of the World Choir Council, tells us about Toi Toi: A phrase used to wish good luck to an artist before going […]

The vision of Toi Toi is to inspire all children to be creative and incorporate arts as part of their lifestyle.  The mission is to find and […]