About the Leipzig International Choir Festival  (LICF)


The idea to create the Leipzig International Choir Festival (LICF) firstly emerged in spring 2015 when a Chinese Culture Delegation from Leipzig’s twin town Nanjing visited the city for official meeting and cultural exchanges. Both sides decided that there should be more opportunities for cultural exchanges between young and old people from Germany, China and other countries in the future. The idea for the 1st LICF was born.

Leipzig is one of the largest cities in Germany and has been a trade city since at

least the time of the Holy Roman Empire. Since the reunification of Germany Leipzig has turned into one of the cultural and economic centers as well as the most livable city in Germany. 

It is home to International Companies such as BWM, Porsche, DHL and Blüthner Pianos as well as the worldwide known cultural institutions such as Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, St. Thomas Choir, Opera Leipzig, Leipzig Zoological Garden and the Bundesliga RB Leipzig Football Club. 

The LICF aims to provide a platform for the young generation as well as enthusiastic adult choirs of different countries to perform, communicate and to create better intercultural understanding. Both classical and folk music should be promoted accordingly.

The festival will be organized for the 1st time between July 14th and 16th 2017 in Leipzig and is supported by the City Government of Leipzig, the Leipzig Tourism Marketing Office, the Mendelssohn Foundation, the Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend (AMJ), the MDR Broadcasting Channel, the Leipzig University Choir and many other NGOs, enterprises and a series of personalities.

We hope that the festival will become a important music event in the choral world and it is our aim to establish this festival as an annual event in Leipzig. 

We welcome you! 

Leipzig International Choir Festival
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