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HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017, international and national choral competitions in Lindenholzhausen (Germany)

Location: Germany
Dear friends of choral music,
from May 25 to 28, 2017, 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 seventh 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 2011, more than 180 choirs and folklore groups representing 38 countries came to the sixth HARMONIE FESTIVAL. Patron was the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel.
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 2017 is Martin Winkler. The honorary committee consists of Gábor Móczár, Jeroen Schrijner and the German composer Alwin Michael Schronen.
Choirs can take part in 13 different international categories (for German choirs there is also an national competition series). 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 Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany will be awarded in case.
The international jury consists amongst others of the following members:
Virginia Bono (Argentina), Juergen Budday (Germany), Volker Hempfling (Germany), Theodora Pavlovitch (Bulgaria), Robert Sund (Sweden) and Will Todd (United Kingdom).
We invite you to participate in the HARMONIE FESTIVAL 2017 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
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