04th Salzburg International Choral Celebration & Competition

Date: 14 June - 18 June 2023

Join Choirs  from all over the world at the 04th Salzburg International Choral Celebration & Competition

About the Event

In June 2023, Salzburg will play host to the 04th Salzburg International Choral Celebration & Competition. The festival takes place in Salzburg which attracts choirs from all corners of the globe who come to take part in the festivities.  The festival begins on the Thursday as choirs begin to arrive and then continues throughout the week with a variety of choral activities. The festival is organised by Meeting Music and is one of a range of Meeting Music festivals offered throughout Europe.
Perform before an international panel of qualified international jurors
Receive valuable feedback from the jury during the evaluation performance which takes place before the competition
Compete for a cash prize and awards.
Meet choirs from around the world at the International Choral Celebration & Competition.
The festival is a 5-night stay which begins on a Thursday with a choir parade.   Activities continue throughout the weekend such as an opening concert, judgment and an award ceremony. Each itinerary is tailored to the individual choirs’ requirements. This event takes place every year.
Choirs have the option of participating in the non-competitive festival category and singling purely for pleasure or participating in one of the Competitive categories.
In addition to the competing and singing in the festival, choirs also have the opportunity for individual coaching, friendship concerts with local Italian host choirs, and accompanied stage rehearsal for competing choirs. Each day of this choral is filled with music opportunities and sightseeing.
Salzburg is well known as it’s the birthplace of the fantastic Mozart, its Baroque architecture and its concerts, theatre performances and operas. Salzburg is a unique combination of scenic Alpine landscape and architectural richness has led to Salzburg’s reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Performance Information

Choirs may compete in the following categories:
A – with requirements
(A1 – Mixed Choirs; A2 – Male Choirs; A3 – Female
B – without requirements
(B1 – Mixed Choirs; B2 – Male Choirs; B3 – Female
Choirs; B4 – Senior Choirs)
G – Children and Youth Choirs
(G1 – Children Choirs; G2 – Youth Choirs of equal
voices; G3 – Youth Choirs of mixed voices)
S – Musica Sacra
(S1 – Mixed Choirs; S2 – Male Choirs; S3 – Female
GS – Gospel & Spiritual
Participate in one of the Competitive Categories
 Choirs that choose to participate to the event
without competing may take part to the following activities:
• EP - Evaluation Performance
• IC - Individual Coaching
• FC - meeting in music Friendship Concerts
The participation at these activities is open to
choirs who are taking part at the competition,


The Activities

EP – Evaluation Performance
for non-competing choirs
Program • three (3) pieces of the choir’s choice
• perform before a panel of qualified international jurors who provide immediate
positive artistic and pedagogical feedback
• certificates of participation are awarded, as well as evaluation ratings and recommendation letters upon request
Number of singers Unlimited
Singing time maximum 15 minutes
Accompaniment no restrictions
EP – Evaluation Performance
for competing choirs
Program • present your competition program before the competition
• perform before a panel of qualified international jurors who provide immediate
positive artistic and pedagogical feedback
• evaluation will not influence competition results
Number of singers according to category rules
Singing time according to category rules
Accompaniment according to category rules
IC – Individual Coaching
for all choirs
Program Rehearse with an internationally acclaimed choral expert for stimulating artistic and
interpretive guidance. For an effective rehearsal, choirs are asked to prepare one piece in advance.
FC – “meeting in music” – Friendship Concerts
for all choirs
Program Perform in concert together with other international choirs in Salzburg. Perform in concert together with other international choirs in and around Salzburg. Friendship Concerts
give choirs the opportunity to get acquainted with each other and to provide enjoyable
entertainment and time in a friendly atmosphere. We advise you to select your program
in this spirit. Choirs may opt to participate in Friendship Concerts ONLY.
Number of singers Unlimited
Singing time 20 minutes
Accompaniment Piano or E-Piano provided upon request.
Krönungsmesse, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
for all choirs
Program Sing together with other choirs the “Krönungsmesse” by Wolfang Amadeus Mozart in the wonderful setting of the famous Dom of Salzburg.
Number of singers Unlimited

Sample Itinerary

Day 1
  • Arrival at airport
  • Choir Parade
Day 2
  • Opening Concert
Day 3
  • Gala Concert
Day 4
  • Conductors & Jury Meeting
  • Grand Prize Competition & Award Ceremony
Day 5
  • Morning: "Krönungsmesse" Dom Salzburg
Day 6
  • Departure
  • This sample itinerary is for information purposes only.
  • All final itineraries are tailored to individual choirs’ requirements.

Your festival ground arrangements include the following:

5 nights in choice of hotel with breakfast included
Dinner in hotel on four evenings
Return airport transfer with pick-up at airport meeting point with sign
Participation in your chosen competition categories and activities
Scheduled stage rehearsal(s) for your choir
Complimentary copy of juror’s evaluation documents, 1 per choir
Complimentary copies of the official programme book
Preparation of your choir’s specific itinerary
Participation in one meeting in music concert with other choirs (Friendship concert)
Participation in the Opening, Award and Closing Ceremonies
Competent assistance and support on-site from our international & local team
Conductors & Jury Meeting:
Reception for two choir representatives with a small buffet
One to one discussion with the jury members - this is a valuable opportunity to have your programme reviewed and discussed!
Free place on the ground for choir director


Transportation while in Rome

Choirs usually make their way around the region with the local guide via public transport. However, we can arrange coach transportation for your group as

Flights Options

Once you enquire with CCI you will be given your own dedicated festival planner, and this planner will also assist you with the booking of flights for your group. Choir Contact experienced travel consultants are able to advise you on the most appropriate flight options and will advise best fares at time of booking. We use the most up-to-date modern technology for searching best fares including low cost carriers, allowing us to book you the best flights at the best fares for a fully co-ordinated service. We use both low-cost internet fares and our long-standing relationships with other carries to ensure that we can secure the best travel option for your choir. We will advise you on luggage allowance and all details relating to your flight booking. Travel Insurance CCI recommend that all travellers take out travel insurance at the time of booking.



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