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... Festivals & Competitions


International Choral Kathaumixw, Powell River, Canada, 3-7 July 2012. Join adult, youth and children's choirs from around the world in 20 concerts, competitions, common singing, seminars and social events on the shores of Canada's magnificent Pacific Coast. Guest artists & international jury. Apply before 1 Nov, 2011. Contact: Powell River Academy of Music, Tel: +1604-4859633, Fax: +1-604-4852055, Email: info@ - Website:

9th Golden Gate International Children's and Youth Choir Festival, San Francisco Bay Area, USA, 8-14 July 2012. Competitions, concerts and social activities throughout San Francisco Bay Area. Artistic Director: Robert Geary (USA). Festival conductors and adjudicators: María Guinand and Stephen Leek. Apply before: Oct 2011. Contact: Piedmont Choirs, Tel: +1-510-5474441, Fax: +1510-4512947, Email: - Website:

7th World Choir Games, Cincinnati (Ohio), USA, 4-14 July 2012. WCG taking place in the USA for the first time. The city of Cincinnati, situated on the borderline of the US states of Ohio and Kentucky, has a long cultural tradition including the oldest ongoing choral festival in the world. For choirs from all over the world. Contact: Interkultur Foundation, Tel: +49-6403-956525, Fax: +49-6403-956529, Email: - Website: www.

Rhapsody! Children’s Music Festival, Vienna & Salzburg, Austria, and Prague, Czech Republic, 12-23 July 2012. Participating choirs will perform at famous venues in three of Europe's most musical and historical cities. Workshop, musical exchanges and sightseeing tours. Guest condutor: Joan Gregoryk. Contact: Zhongjie Shi, Classical Movements, Inc., Tel: +1-703-6836040, Fax: +1-703-6836045, Email: - Website: http://

IHLOMBE South African Choral Festival, Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg & Game Park, South Africa, 5-20 July 2012. In association with CHORISA, the Choral Institute of South Africa. Travel to Cape Town, Pretoria, Johannesburg & a Game Park. Concerts, individual and shared with top South African Choirs, Workshops, African drumming, dancing, and singing. Contact: Jayci Thomas, Classical Movements, Inc., Tel: +1-8008820025, Email: Website:

2nd Krakow Singing Week, Poland, 14-22 July 2012. Non-competitive concerts in Krakow, sightseeing program. Contact: Polonia Cantat & Melody, Tel: +48-22-641 6157, Fax: +48-22-641 6157, Email: - Website: www.

Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival, held in the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria, 7-11 July 2012. Cross-cultural and musical exchange event including workshops, lectures, seminars, concerts in and around Vienna, competition with an international and highly renowned jury. Contact: Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival, Tel: +43-650-619 2152, Fax: +431-968 5750, Email: - Website:

11th China International Choral Festival and IFCM World Choral Summit, Beijing, China, 15-22 July 2012. The theme of this global initiative is "Voices in Harmony." Five world-class choirs, one from each continent, will be invited to the Summit and will perform as part a cornerstone of the festival. In addition, choral leaders from 30 national and international organizations will be invited to the Summit. They will share ideas from their respective choral traditions, exchange cultures, and make new colleagues. All choirs and individuals from around the world are welcome to participate in both the Summit and the Festival. The 11th China International Choral Festival and IFCM World Choral Summit website will be available shortly on On it, you will find information on how to attend and what the costs will be. Contact: International Federation for Choral Music,Fax: +1-512-5510105, Email: - Website:

Melodia! South American Music Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 18-30 July 2012. Accepting applications from youth and children's choirs (treble and mixed voices), as well as youth orchestras. Outstanding artistic experiences are combined with once-in-a-lifetime cultural and outreach opportunities. Contact: Alessandra D’Ovidio, Classical Movements, Inc., Tel: +1-7036836040, Fax: +1-703-6836045, Email: Alessandra@ - Website: http:// 1st Florence International Choir Festival, Florence, Italy, 18-20 July 2012. For choirs of all categories from all around the world. Other date in 2012: 1-3 Nov. Contact: Florence International Choir Festival, Tel: +39-3276608423, Fax: +39-055-741527, Email: - Website: www. 30th International Music Festival, Cantonigròs, Spain, 19-22 July 2012. Competition and exhibition of music for mixed choir, female voices, children’s choir and popular dances. Contact: FIMC 2012, Tel: +34-93-2326444, Fax: +34-93-2463603, Email: - Website: 25th Béla Bartók International Choir Competition and Folklore Festival, Debrecen, Hungary, 25-29 July 2012. The only competition in contemporary choral music for five categories. The winner of the Grand Prize will be invited to the competition for „The Grand Prix for European Choral Music” held every year alternately in Arezzo, Debrecen, Maribor, Tolosa, Tours and Varna. Folklore festival, world-premiers, church concerts, conducting master class and social meetings. Halfboard catering and accomodation for the invited choirs free of charge. Apply before: 31 October 2011. Contact: Fonix Event Oraganizing NP LLC., Tel: +36-52-518400, Fax: +36-52-518404, Email: Website:

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