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News – February 2018

Musica Sacra International unites five world religions in Marktoberdorf and the Allgäu region

During the Whitsun holidays, from 18 May – 23 May 2018, Musica Sacra International presents first-class music from five world religions and various cultures. The biennial festival is designed to make a meaningful contribution, so that people get into cultural interaction and can develop an understanding for foreign cultures and religions.

In 14 concerts in the whole Allgäu region, fans of sacred music have the opportunity to see nine ensembles from eight countries. We invited choirs from Africa, Algeria, Germany, Finland, India, Sweden, South Korea and Belarus to this year´s festival. Visitors experience exceptional music, community, a colourful diversity of cultures, and –most importantly– tolerance. The concerts will take place parallel on three evenings. A changing combination of two ensembles is singing in every concert.

The festival programme also includes lectures in which the musicians present their respective religions and cultures. The open-air stage on the town square in Marktoberdorf enables exchange and encounter. The project Toleranz macht Schule, scheduled before the festival, includes selected films and music. The movable exposition of the Jüdisches Museum Berlin and the educational programme for primary school children, together with three public ecumenical church services in Kaufbeuren, Marktoberdorf, Altenstadt and the non-public service in the JVA Kempten complement the festival´s programme.

The festival choir led by the renowned ensemble Singer Pur, invites all singers to contribute actively to the festival. This means that singers have the chance to participate personally in Musica Sacra International 2018.


Register online for the festival choir:



Musica Sacra International 18 – 23 May 2018

opening concert 18 May 2018, Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf

final concerts 23 May 2018, Dreifaltigkeitskirche Kaufbeuren

phone: 08342 / 4204814




concert ticket: regular € 28  / reduced* € 18  pre-sale price: regular € 25  / reduced* € 15 

Festspielhaus Füssen Monday, 21. May 2018: regular € 37  / reduced* € 27 

pre-sale price: regular € 34  / reduced* € 24 

festival pass (6 personally selected concerts; entry, programme and seat reservation for the final concerts in Kaufbeuren inclusive): regular € 135 / reduced* € 75

*entitled to reduced price (corresponding certificate required): children (from the age of 11); students; people with a handicap, free entry for their assistant (concert ticket and corresponding note on the certificate required)

in pre-sale offices of the Allgäuer Zeitung

or at Buchhandlung Pötzl

phone: 08342 / 40354

Salzstraße 2

87616 Marktoberdorf

pre-sale starts on 9 April 2018

Flyer Musica Sacra International 2018

News – March 2018

Become part of Musica Sacra International – register for the festival choir 2018

Interested singers can learn and experience music from five world religions in this year´s festival choir, which is conducted by the famous ensemble Singer Pur. The singers have the chance to become an active part of the festival. During the Whitsun holidays, from 18th to 23rd May 2018, Musica Sacra International brings high-class music from the major world religions to Marktoberdorf. Nine ensembles from eight countries can be heard in 14 concerts in the entire Allgäu region.

We invite all interested guests to sing actively in our festival choir with this year´s focus on experiencing the spirit. On four afternoons, the singers rehearse several works from different religious backgrounds, which will be presented in two public concerts in the Festspielhaus Füssen and the final concerts in the Dreifaltigkeitskirche Kaufbeuren. The renowed vocal ensemble Singer Pur from Regensburg conducts the festival choir and Chorus Cantorum Finlandiae, the choir of Finnish protestant singers, supports it. In the mornings, the participants have the chance to take part in open lecutres held by each and every ensemble. 

Regular fee for the festival choir: €150, reduced €110

Open lectures take place from 19th to 22nd May, 9:30 am – 12:15 am; rehearsals for the festival choir from       2:00 pm – 5:00 pm in the Bayerische Musikakademie Marktoberdorf 

How individuals of different cultures discover spirit is variable and equal at the same time. The spirit might well have the effect to fuel us, albeit it stems from another religion or is expressed in a foreign language. Hence spirit has the power to unite people beyond cultural and religious differences. In the context of Musica Sacra International 2018 the spirit of various world religions, regions and cultures will be combined in the festival choir.


Information and registration for the festival choir

phone: 08342 – 4204815

You can buy all tickets and the festival pass at Buchhandlung Pötzl, Salzstraße 2, 87616 Marktoberdorf

phone: 08342 – 40354


You can buy tickets for the respective concerts at local tourist informations, directly at the venue or at service centers of Allgäuer Zeitung, Jahnstraße 12a, 87616 Marktoberdorf

Patronage of Musica Sacra International 2018

We are very proud to announce that  Prof. Dr. med. Marion Kiechle will be patron of this year´s festival Musica Sacra International 2018. She is successor of Dr. Ludwig Spaenle MdL. The Bavarian minister-president Dr. Markus Söder has appointed her to be Bavarian Minister for Sciences and the Arts on 21st March 2018.

Marion Kiechle was born in Oberkirch, State of Baden-Württemberg. She studied human medicine at the Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg after passing her A-level-exam in Offenburg. In 1986 she received her licence to practise as a doctor and was director of the Frauenklinik rechts der Isar until this year. As Bavarian Minister for Sciences and the Arts, she is now responsible for Bavaria´s public universities, research-, art- and cultural-institutions.

Bavarian Minister for Sciences and the Arts

source: Bavarian government

Toleranz macht Schule with Kevin Volland

Kevin Volland, currently the striker of Bayer 04 Leverkusen, will assume the partonage for the educational project Toleranz macht Schule. The 25-year-old from Marktoberdorf started to play football at FC Thalhofen. He joined the junior intensive training centre of  TSV 1860 München in 2007, paving his way for professional career. Solely for the German national team did he score 26 goals.

Volland will visit his former school (Realschule Marktoberdorf) as part of Toleranz macht Schule and will play football with the pupils in the stadium Marktoberdorf at the beginning of June.  The event will be relocated in the gym of the stadium in the case of rain. MODfestivals wants to express its gratitude for his participation and commitment.

source: Bayer 04 Leverkusen