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HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011, international choral competitions in Lindenholzhausen (Germany)

Location: Germany
Dear friends of choral music,
from June 2 to 6, 2011, choirs and folklore groups with thousands of participants from throughout the world will be coming together again in Lindenholzhausen, the “smallest festival town in Germany”, where the sixth international HARMONIE FESTIVAL is to take place.
The HARMONIE FESTIVAL, with its international choir and folklore events and competitions, is considered as one of the most outstanding music festivals in the world. In 2005, more than 230 choirs and folklore groups representing 46 countries came to the fifth HARMONIE FESTIVAL. Patron was the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Gerhard Schröder.

Radio and television from 11 countries and more than 80 newspapers and journals unanimously reported on the good organization and the high standard of competitions, folklore events, concerts and supporting events.
Artistic director of the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011 is Jan Schumacher. Honorary president is Jeroen Schrijner (former President of Europa Cantat).

Choirs can take part in 14 different categories. Their performances will be assessed by an international jury. Besides the HARMONIE Festival Prize, awarded to the choir with the highest score in each category, and various extra prizes for outstanding performances the Prize of the Federal President of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Prize of the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany will be awarded in case.

The international jury consist amongst others of the following members:
Prof. Robert Sund (Sweden), Juergen Budday (Germany), Josep Prats (Spain), Prof. Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), Maris Sirmais (Latvija), Reijo Kekkonen (Finland).

We invite you to participate in the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011 and are looking forward to see you in Limburg-Lindenholzhausen (Germany)

You can find the syllabus and information about the HARMONIE FESTIVAL at If there are any questions don't hesitate to ask us by mailing to

With compliments,
HARMONIE Lindenholzhausen