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International Choir Festival Budapest

As part of the 2013 Budapest Spring Festival, you can enjoy some beautiful Friendship Concerts in Budapest in the 2013 International Choir Competition and Festival in Budapest. The patron of the prestigious choir music event is the widow of Zoltan Kodaly Hungarian composer, Sarolta Peczely, and the former Hungarian president, Arpad Goncz.

International Choir Competition and Festival Budapest Interkultur Germany

International Choir Competition and Festival Budapest – Interkultur Germany Photography

The choirs will contest by singing compulsory pieces from several Hungarian composers (e.g. Levente Gyongyosi, Miklos Kocsar). There are multiple venues in the city where the concerts and contest take place, including churches in Budapest, as well as the Palace of Arts, which is home to the Hungarian National Concert Hall.

Several choirs from various countries all over the world, from Indonesia, Japan, US, Israel, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Russia, etc. are coming to the Hungarian capital to compete with each other in a fascinating historical city during the International Choir Competition & Festival Budapest 2013.

Budapest International Choir Festival

Budapest International Choir Festival

Some of the choirs who have applied to participate in the choir contest: MUSICA Chamber Choir (China), Collegium Cantantium (Czech Republic), Lira (Belarus), Kopretiny (Czech Republic), Haapsalu Kammerkoor (Estonia), Madetojan Musiikkilukion Kuoro (Finland), Aachener Kammerchor e.V. (Germany), Chor der Leibniz Universität Hannover (Germany), Ensemble Vocapella Limburg (Germany), Greg is Back e.V. (Germany), Hugo-Distler-Ensemble Lüneburg (Germany), Jugendchor der Landesschule Pforta (Germany), Konzertchor des Goethe-Gymnasiums Gera “Rutheneum” (Germany), Vocal Resources (Germany), Indonesia Raksamahiva Camudresu Choir (Indonesia), UCD Choral Scholars (Ireland), Kontra-Bat (Israel), Alon Choir (Israel), International School of the Sacred Heart Vocal Ensemble (Japan), Kurashiki Boys and Girls Choir (Japan), Nishi no Kaze (Japan), Shimizu Nishi Gashodan (Japan), St. Mary’s International Varsity Ensemble (Japan), Female Vocal Group GUOSTE of the Officers’ Club of the Lithuanian Armed Forces (Lithuania), Vilnius Algirdas Music School Children’s Choir “DIXI” (Lithuania), Sunnmøre Festivalkor (Norway), Detski Khor Gosudarstvennoy Opery (Russia), Camertone (Russia), Fantasia (Russia), Raduga (Russia), Raduga Moscow (Russia), Rezonans (Russia), Upplands Väsby Musikklasser (Sweden), Dekliški Pevski Zbor Gimnazije Celje-Center (Slovenia), FMV Ayazaga Isik ePrimary School Choir (Turkey), FMV Ayazaga Isik School Teachers Vocal Group (Turkey), Yüce Korosu (Turkey), Alma Mater (Ukraine), Traverse City West Sr. High School Choral – Aires (USA)

Program of Choir Festival Budapest 2013

Sunday, 03-24-2013

  • Opening Event
  • Festive Opening Concert
  • Friendship Concerts in Budapest

Monday, 03-25-2013

  • Choir Competitions
  • Friendship Concerts in Budapest

Tuesday, 03-26-2013

International Choir Festival Budapest

International Choir Festival Budapest

  • Choir Competitions
  • Friendship Concerts in Budapest

Wednesday, 03-27-2013

  • Choir Competitions
  • Grand Prix Competition
  • Award Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Friendship Concerts in Budapest

Thursday, 03-28-2013

  • Friendship Concerts in Budapest

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