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Apply now for the 16th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2019

The 16th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2019 with numerous concerts and further events is taking place from 7th to 12th June 2019. The competition is divided into two categories:

  • mixed choirs
  • popular choral music

A choir should not have less than 16 and not more than 32 singers. Please note that we have preponed the deadline for applications! Applications and a complete set of the required documents must arrive in our office by 15th September 2018 (date of postmark or incoming email.) All applicants will be informed about their admission until the beginning of November 2018.

The application information and the application form  for the 16th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2019 can be downloaded here.

Please contact us if you have any questions. We will be pleased to help and are looking forward for your application.

International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf

Ever since 1989, connoisseurs of the international choral scene have met every two years in Marktoberdorf to attend one of the most famous chamber choir competitions in the world. In the 12 events which have been held to date, almost 200 choirs from more than 40 countries have demonstrated in exciting competitons and outstanding concerts the very best of choral music to be heard in the world today. Choral experts and the concert public are unanimous in their praise and enthusiasm: "Many thanks for allowing this to happen and for working so hard to keep this competition on this very high artistic level." (Maria Guinand, jury member from Venezuela).

Visitors and representatives from international choral associations, competitions and festivals in more than 45 countries have been particularly impressed by the special atmosphere of the Marktoberdorf competition, a competition which attaches great importance, not only to high artistic achievement and musical contest but also to the chance to meet together in a friendly atmosphere. Here there exists much more than just the normal competition rivalry. In Marktoberdorf, choirs come together in a common encounter to present themselves and their traditions to each other, evening concerts performed together with other choirs provide an opportunity to experience the choral traditions of other, different cultures and relaxed evening get- togethers in the festival tent help to establish friendly relationships which stretch way beyond national and international borders.
All this in one of the most attractive areas in Germany, the Allgäu region - already chosen and made famous by King Ludwig as the site of his world-renowned Neuschwanstein castle.

Future festivals:

16th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2019 • June 7 – 12

17th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2021 • May 21 - 26