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15th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2017

Apply now!

For the 15th time, the International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf will be bringing choirs from all over the world next year to the Allgäu region. The competition is, however, much more than an artistic test of strength for the choirs taking part. As well as a choral competition at the highest international level it is the meeting together of people through music and an exchange of expert views and experience which are in the foreground during the festival period. The choirs will perform together in evening concerts in the region’s most beautiful churches and halls, excursions together, a choral meeting and last but not least the evening celebrations in the festival tent will all offer the singers from different parts of the world the chance to exchange views and get to know each other. The final SchlussaCHORd concert with contributions from all the choirs taking part will present a musical firework.

The Federal Union of German Choral Associations (Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Chorverbände e.V.) invites choirs from all over the world to apply for a chance to take part in the 15th International Chamber Choir Competition 2017 from June 2nd to the 7th 2017. In 2017, the competition will be carried out in two categories:
A – Mixed Choirs
B – Popular Choir Music.

For the first time, therefore, pop and jazz choirs will have the chance to present themselves in Marktoberdorf.

The evaluation will be in two competition rounds – a compulsory programme of max. 20 minutes and a free programme of max. 10 minutes – before an international jury. The maximum number of singers allowed in the competition performances is 32. In addition to prize money for the first three prize winners, thanks to the generous support of a number of partners there will also be a number of special prizes which include a free recording session for a famous classic label. In addition, all choirs admitted to take part will have the opportunity to receive an hour’s coaching with one of the internationally experienced jury members.
Choirs can apply to take part with the necessary material until October 14th 2016. Information as to whether or not your choir is admitted to take part will be sent out at the very latest by November 30th 2016.

Here you will find all application information.

 

Furthermore we advise interested choirs to participate at the following festivals:

CantaRode Kerkrade, Netherlands - International Choral Festival & Competition, May, 25 - 29 2017

7th Harmoniefestival Lindenholzhausen, Germany, May, 25 - 28 2017

10th International Choir Days Mainhausen, Germany, June 7 -9, 2017


Order CDs now

The 14th International Chamber Choir Competition is still at the end. All the competitions and a lot of evening concerts were recorded and available on CDs. Enjoy the wonderful choir music from the live recording while the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf 2015.

Enclosed you can find the order list for the CDs. 

 

Recording and Production: Bernhard Hanke Musikproduction/audio-video-aktuell

14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2015 - CD order list

Announcement of results

The 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2015 draw to an end on Tuesday evening with the SchlussaCHORd, the common final concert of all participating choirs.

The prize winners are:

 

Mixed choirs: 

1st prize • 3500 Euro

Gracias Choir, Seoul / South Korea

Conductor: Boris Abalyan

 

2nd prize • 2500 Euro

University of Oregon Chamber Choir, Eugene (OR) / USA

Conductor: Sharon J. Paul

 

3rd prize ex aequo • 1500 Euro

Batavia Madrigal Singers, Jakarta / Indonesia

Conductor: Avip Priatna

 

3rd prize ex aequo • 1500 Euro

Ghostlight Chorus, New York (NY) / USA

Conductor: Evelyn Troester DeGraf

 

3rd prize ex aequo • 1500 Euro

Oreya, Zhytomir / Ukraine

Conductor: Alexander Vatsek

 

Female choirs

1st prize • 3500 Euro

Female Choir Balta, Riga / Latvia

Conductor: Mara Marnauza


 

2nd prize • 2500 Euro

Female Academic Choir of Culture College, Mykolaiv / Ukraine

Conductor: Tatiana Ostrovska

 

3rd prize • 1500 Euro

Academic Women's Choir of the University of Tartu / Estonia

Conductor: Triin Koch

 

 

Special prize / Carl Orff-Stiftung Diessen am Ammersee • 1500 Euro 

Special prize for the best interpretation of a choral work that is premiered at the 

competition 2015

Female Choir Balta, Riga / Latvia (Conductor: Mara Marnauza) for W. Buchenberg: Luz y paz

 

 

Gustave Charlier - Anna Maroye prize • 500 Euro 

Special prize for the best interpretation of a religious choral work

Oreya - Zhytomir / Ukraine (Conductor: Alexander Vatsek) for A. Schnittke:  Lord Jesus Christ

 

 

Pro Musica Viva - Maria Strecker-Daelen prize• 500 Euro

young conductor's prize 

Alexandra Makarova (Conductor of Festino Chamber Choir, St. Petersburg / Russia)

 

 

Special prize / Bundesvereinigung Deutscher Chorverbände • 500 Euro

for the best interpretation of a compulsary work

University of Oregon Chamber Choir - Eugene / USA (Conductor: Sharon J. Paul) for H. Wolf Ergebung

 

 

Special prize / Walter & Charlotte Hamel Stiftung

for the most authentic sound in a choral work 

mixed category: Coralina, Habana/ Cuba (Conductor. Alina Oraca) for Y. Fernandez: Afrorritmos • 500 Euro

 

female category: Female Academic Choir of Culture College, Mykolaiv/ Ukraine • 500 Euro

(Conductor: Tatiana Ostrovska) for V. Muzhchil: Black Square

 

 

Special prize Carus-Verlags credit note worth of 500 Euro 

for the best interpretation of a Romantic choral work

Gracias Choir - Seoul / South Korea (Conductor: Boris Abalyan) for S. Rachmaninoff: Blessed art though

 

 

Oberdorfer Publikumspreis • 100 Euro

Marktoberdorf public award

Oreya - Zhytomir / Ukraine (Conductor: Alexander Vatsek)

 

 

Please download the detailed list of results here.

14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf 2015 - List of results

Application now open!

The Confederation of German Choral Associations invites chamber choirs from all over the world to apply for the 14th International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf held from May 22 - 27, 2015. The International Chamber Choir Competition Markt­oberdorf is intended to bring together the world’s best choirs in order to provide them with the opportunity, not only to compare with each other but also to discuss choral literature from the individual countries, interpretation, styles, voice-training and techniques. The main aim here is an international meeting with music as the central theme.

Please find here the application form for download.

Deadline for applications: Last day for arrival of all requested material is October 11th, 2014. Choirs will be admitted before November 30th, 2014.

If you have any question about the application procedure or a possible participation please contact us. The colleagues of our festival office look forward to answer.

We are looking forward to hear from you and receive your application!