The International Congress of the Choir World

From the 26th to the 29th of September 2024, the German and international choir world will meet in Hannover, Germany. includes a choir festival, a trade fair and workshops. Every two years it offers a platform for exchange between all types of professionals and amateurs in the choral world.

Organized by the German Choral Association, is a gathering place for choir directors, singers, church musicians, music teachers, lecturers, professors and composers. Moreover, it is a location for publishers, artist agencies, concert organizers, music journalists, choir trip agencies or touring agencies to present their services and products. 

Conductors of all genres and levels can participate in advanced training courses, vocal ensembles can seek new members and audiences, gather experience and make new contacts, and music publishers have an opportunity to present their latest editions and get to meet and discuss with composers.

Among the seminar speakers and choirs this time are for example Anne Kohler, Lone Larsen, Howard Arman, Ludwig Böhme, Oliver Gies, Frieder Bernius, Jim Daus Hjernøe, María Guinand, Voces8, the Swedish vocal ensemble VoNo, Windsbacher Knabenchor, Jazzchor Freiburg, Vivid Voices, Mädchenchor Hannover, ffortissibros and Voktett Hannover.'s Artistic Director is Stephan Doormann (since 2021).

Trade Fair

The trade fair presents an excellent opportunity to establish contacts with publishers, producers, composers, arrangers, professors, lecturers, choir directors, choir managers, and other professionals in the field. Visitors have the opportunity to gain an overview of early music and modern choral literature, prestigious and innovative concert recordings, further education and training, technical equipment of all kinds, as well as management guidance and leisure opportunities for choirs. Entry to the trade fair is free.



The programme consists of about 150 workshops, masterclasses and reading sessions for choir directors, church musicians, teachers, lecturers, academics, composers, publishers, journalists, singers and other professionals and experts in the world of choir music. Several well-known artists and lecturers have already confirmed their participation in the 2024


Concerts offers its participants and visitors an exciting choral music festival with several first class concerts. These performances will feature material developed in the workshops and in addition, the concerts will provide visitors with a cross section of current trends in the German and international vocal music world.


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