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Sonthofen Choir Festival Saturday, June 9th 2018, starting at 2 p.m.

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

A lot of music can be found in our town of Sonthofen. This became clear in last year’s International Choir Festival, when assisted by glorious sunshine and super weather 20 choirs from four nations on three open-air stages made our district town the musical center of the Upper Allgaeu. The mood of the singers and the audience were phenomenal from the beginning to the end of the choir festival. The people were very interested and came in great numbers. Everyone enjoyed the phantastic atmosphere.

After last year’s great success, the organizers from the town’s advisory committee for cultural affairs and the St. Michael parish choir which has run this event ever since 1910 decided to repeat the festival this year but on a somewhat smaller scale on one open-air stage only.

Another reason for this repeat performance is the 50th anniversary of Lebenshilfe Sonthofen (a life aid charity) which in this year celebrates its anniversary with 12 events. Our Choir Festival is going to be one of them. Choirs from the workshops for people with disabilities will also be part of our event. As we all know: „Singing connects people!“

The net proceeds of the Choir Festival will go to Lebenshilfe.

On the stage at Spitalplatz in Sonthofen’s town center, on Saturday afternoon starting at 2 p.m., about 15 big and small choirs from Germany and abroad and from our region will – in a 20-minutes rhythm – unfold the whole variety of choir singing – from traditional to modern, from entertaining to sophisticated. The stage is equipped with an electric piano for accompaniment and a sound system which will be managed by a sound-technician at the stage.

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

Lebenshilfe Sonthofen will be in charge of catering services around the stage.

You are perfectly welcome to organize spontaneous singing gigs in the pedestrian zone of Sonthofen before or after your official performance on the stage. The Markthalle (market hall) is available to all choirs for a vocal warm-up. All members of choirs can help themselves to free non-alcoholic drinks and sandwiches at the catering point Markthalle (control bracelet to be shown).  

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!