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Sonthofen Choir Festival Saturday, July 20th 2019, starting at 2 p.m.

Dear Choir Communities,
Dear singers,
Dear friends of the International Choir Festival in Sonthofen!

We cordially invite you to come to Sonthofen for the 27th Sonthofen Choir Day – an International Choir Festival.

A lot of music can be found in our  town of Sonthofen. This became clear again in last year’s International Choir Festival, when – assisted by glorious sunshine and super weather – 15 choirs from three nations on an open-air stage made our district town the musical center of the Upper Allgäu. The atmosphere was phenomenal from the beginning to the end of the choir festival. The people were very interested and showed up in great numbers.

The choir festival will start on Satuday on the stage on Spitalplatz (Hospital Square) around 1 p.m. with an interactive-participation workshop on the topic of „Barbershop“.

Beginning at 2 p.m., about 15 big and small choirs from Germany and abroad and from our region will unfold the whole variety of choir singing – from traditional to modern, from entertaining to sophisticated  – on the stage on Spitalplatz (Hospital Square) in the center of Sonthofen.

In case of bad weather, we will move to Haus Oberallgäu, a concert hall.

In good weather the choirs will perform at different locations in town.

We promise our guests a top-class finale starting at 8 p.m. on the same stage featuring  the „Heavy Medal Barbershop Choir“, the quartette „LaBOOM“ and „Quartett SomeSing“.

Markthalle (Market Hall) will be available to all choirs for vocal warm-ups. All choir members can help themselves to free non- alcoholic drinks and sandwiches at the catering point Markthalle. (control bracelets to be produced for legitimization).

On Sunday a variety of concert variants are possible:

On Sunday morning three churches are available for you to musically enhance their religious services.

At 11.30 a.m. a choir concert on the sun terrace of Hotel Allgäu Stern

At 2 p.m. a chor concert on World Cup Hut in Ofterschwang  – free chairlift

Picturesquely surrounded by the panorama of the Allgäu High Alps, the district town of Sonthofen, the southernmost town of the Federal Republic lies in the heart of the beautiful Upper Allgäu region. To spend a Saturday or a weekend with your choir community on a choir outing in Sonthofen and on this occasion participating in the international choir festival is sure to become an impressive experience for you.

Whether participant or audience, you all are cordially invited to take part in this event. The choir festival has the potential of becoming an unforgettable summer’s day full of life, joy and musical encounter.

There will be not registration fee. However, the organizers cannot pick up the tab for participants‘ costs incurred in connection with the festival, such as travel and hotel costs.

For further inquiries and details please contact us at any time.

We are looking forward to welcome you in Sonthofen!