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... Festivals & Competitions


Šiauliai Cantat International Choir Festival and Competition, Kaunas, Lithuania, 24-27 May 2012. Open to all amateur choirs. Contact: Kaunas club "Cantate Domino", Tel: +370-656-84641 or +370-650-23868, Email: Website: 41st International Competition "Florilège Vocal de Tours", France, 25-27 May 2012. Four categories: mixed choirs, mixed vocal ensembles, equal voices (male or female), free expression (all ensembles). Qualifying rounds, final rounds and Grand Prix. International competition for youth and children's choirs - two rounds. Contact: Florilège Vocal de Tours, Tel: +33-2-47216526, Fax: +33-2-47216771, Email: - Website: www. Musica Sacra International Festival, Marktoberdorf, Germany, 25-30 May 2012. Musica Sacra is a unique festival which brings music and dance from the five major world religions into Allgäu region, organising concerts in which Christians, Jews, Moslems, Buddhists and Hindus meet and perform together. Contact: Musica Sacra International, Tel: +49-8342-8964033, Fax: +49-8342-40370, Email: Website: 2nd International Choir Festival Berlin 2012, Germany, 27 May 2012. For all kind of choirs around the world. Non competitive except for best conductor, best repertoire, best presentation and best solo singer. Contact: EvenTTours, Tel: +31-464106565, Email: - Website: www. 3rd International Krakow Choir Festival, Krakow, Poland, 31 may-3 June 2012. For all kinds of choirs, the biggest international festival in Poland. Contact: International Krakow Choir Festival MELODY, Tel: +48-22-641 6157, Fax: +48-22-641 6157, Email: - Website: www.

Sing’n’joy Vienna 2012 · 1st Choirfestival & 28th International Franz Schubert Choir Competition, Vienna, Austria, 13-17 June 2012. For all kinds of choirs from all around the world. Contact: Interkultur Foundation, Tel: +49-6403-956525, Fax: +49-6403-956529, Email: Website: Choirs Transforming Our World: A Symposium, Yale, New Haven, CT, USA, 19-23 June 2012. Symposium in collaboration with the Conductors Without Borders (CWB) network of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. The symposium will explore - through workshops and presentations - real world examples of CWB's mission in action, as well as potential directions for the future. Apply before August 20 to Contact: Jeffrey Douma, Yale University, Email: jeffrey. - Website 15th Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival, Alto Adige-Südtirol, Italy, 20-24 June 2012. Noncompetitive festival in the heart of the Dolomites: concerts, open-air reviews, day-meetings. Contact: Alta Pusteria Festival Office, Tel: +39-06-33652422, Fax: +39-06-33652422, Email: Website: The Rhythms of One World 2012 Festival, New York City, USA, 25 June-1 July 2012. For youth and adult choirs from all nations with programs that include choral works in folklore, regional sacred, contemporary and national pop music. Artistic Director: Gary Fry. Apply before 15 Sep 2011. Contact: Friendship Ambassadors Foundation, Tel: +1-800-526 2908, Fax: +1-203-542 0661, Email: - Website:

15th Pacific International Children's Choir Festival (PICCFEST), Eugene, Oregon, USA, 27 June-3 July 2012. Non-competitive event. All participating choirs present 3 performances plus festival chorus performances at the Oregon Bach Festival and the PICCFEST Gala Concert. Space limited to 10 choirs. Contact: Oregon Festival Choirs, Tel: +1-541-4659600, Fax: +1-541-4654990, Email: - Website: Sing A Mile High Children's Choral Festival, Denver, CO, USA, 28 June-2 July 2012. Noncompetitive festival for Treble-voiced choirs. Each choir will participate in massed choir rehearsals and performance and individually in the finale concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. Contact: Young Voices of Colorado, Tel: +1-303-7977464, Fax: +1-3037940784, Email: - Website: Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival, USA, 28 June-2 July 2012. Individual shared choir concerts in cathedrals, churches, schools, halls and National Monuments, workshops, choral evensong services in prestigious cathedrals, churches and basilicas, sightseeing in Washington, DC, Alexandria, Baltimore and surrounding areas. Contact: Yarina, Classical Movements, Tel: +1-703-6836040, Fax: +1-703-6836045, Email: - Website: 4th International Children's and Youth Choir Festival "Touch the future", DannstadtSchauernheim, Germany, 30 June-8 July 2012. For children and youth from around the world. A treble-voice choir festival with choir theater and show choir elements. Guest Choreograph John Jacobson and artistic director Judith Janzen direct the children to a wonderful experience of song and dance. Many opportunities for choirs to present the music of their country and meet new friends. Contact: Juventus Vocalis, Judith Janzen, Email: judith.janzen@t-online. de - Website:

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