15th International Choir Competition and Festival Bad Ischl

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27 April to 1 May 2024

Every two years, Interkultur, the city of Bad Ischl, the province of Upper Austria and Salzkammergut Touristik invite choirs from all over the world and friends of choral music to Bad Ischl for a musical competition. A colourful bouquet of choral music awaits visitors.  14 different nations from all over the world will be sending children's and youth choirs as well as mixed choirs. In addition to sacred choral music a capella, folklore, popular choral music and jazz as well as chamber music will be on offer. 

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In the enchanting landscape of the Salzkammergut and the inimitable flair of the famous imperial spa, every choir performance is a unique artistic and cultural experience.

Bad Ischl is an outstanding festival town, full of historical references and rich in stories, for example about the legendary imperial couple Sissi and Franz.

In addition to the competitions, warm encounters between the choirs and with guests of the town of Bad Ischl take place in gala concerts, friendship concerts and church services.

The town of Bad Ischl and the wonderful ambience of the Salzkammergut cultural heritage region also offer numerous opportunities for tourist excursions to the most beautiful lakes, mountains and places in the world.

Programme overview (subject to change)
27 – 30.4.2024, 15th International Choir Competition, Kongress- & TheaterHaus

27. April at 6.30 pm, Choir Parade, Sparkassenplatz
27 April at 7.30 pm, Opening Concert, Kongress & TheaterHaus

28 April from 11 am to 12 noon, Competition Children – Youth Choirs, Kongress & TheaterHaus
28 April at 2.30 pm, Friendship Concert, Kurpark  
28 April from 4 pm to 6 pm, Competition Mixed Choirs Cat.2.; Congress & TheatreHouse
28 April from 8 to 10:30 pm, competition popular choral music, jazz; Congress & TheatreHouse 
28 April at 8 pm, friendship concert, Trinkhalle

29 April from 11 am to 1 pm, competition mixed choirs Cat. April from 11 am to 1 pm, Sacred Choral Music Competition, St. Nicholas Parish Church
29 April at 3 pm, Friendship Concert, St. Nicholas Parish Church
29 April from 7 pm to 9 pm, Mixed Choir Competition Cat.1Congress & TheatreHouse
29 April at 7 pm, Friendship Concert; k.u.k. Hofbeisl Gastgarten

30 April from 11 am to 12 noon, Folklore Competition, Kongress & TheaterHaus 
30 April at 2 pm, Friendship Concert, Kurpark
30 April at 3:30 pm, Friendship Concert; Kongress & TheaterHaus 
30 April at 7:30 pm, Grand Concert; Kongress & TheaterHaus 
30 April at 7:30 pm, Grand Concert, Kurpark April at 7:30 pm, Grand Prize Competition and Award Ceremony, Kongress & TheaterHaus
30 April approx. 9:15 pm, Choir Party, Kongress & TheaterHaus

Event info

Kongress & TheaterHaus Bad Ischl
Kurhausstraße 8, 4820 Bad Ischl