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New category for vocal ensembles at HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011

Location: Germany
 
For the first time there will be a category for vocal ensembles with 4-12 singers at HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011 (2nd - 6th June 2011). The participants are expected to sing a varying programme of 10-12 minutes.
 
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 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Gerhard Schröder.

The Patron of the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011 is the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela Merkel.
 
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 15 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).

You can find more information about HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2011 at http://www.harmonie-festival.de or contact information@harmonie-festival.de.

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