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Hull hits the high note as international music competition comes to town



Tickets have gone on sale for a Gala Choir Concert, as next month’s INTERKULTUR International Choir Competition arrives in Hull.

The city will play host to the prestigious event in its first ever visit to the UK.

Taking place Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 April, around 1,000 participants from 27 choirs across 10 countries will come together to compete in choral competitions held in venues across the city.

Competitions will be available to watch for free subject to availability.

Visitors to the city centre over the event weekend will also be treated to special outdoor ‘friendship concert’ performances from some of the participating choirs. Venues include Trinity Market, Queen Victoria Square, Princes Quay and Humber Street.

The jewel in the weekend’s crown will be a Gala Concert. Held at Jubilee Central, this concert will feature some of the top choirs from the competition. Tickets are priced free to £10 and can be purchased here.

Cllr Rob Pritchard, Portfolio Holder for Culture said:

“Hosting the INTERKULTUR International Choir Competition here in Hull is a real coup, and to have over 1,000 singers here is a real chance for us to show off the city to many people who perhaps haven’t visited before.

“With everything from pop and jazz, to sacred music and youth choirs, Hull will be alive with the sound of singing. It should be a fantastic weekend for our hospitality industry.”

INTERKULTUR President Günter Titsch said:

“Choirs from all over Britain have been travelling to our international choir events for many, many years. So, it’s our huge pleasure that now we will be finally able to bring the world to them.

“I’m sure that Hull will be an attractive destination for many choirs from abroad, which gives English choirs the opportunity to get in touch with choral music and traditions from other countries, learn from them and make new friendships for a lifetime.

“My huge thanks go to our fantastic partners in the city of Hull, who have already been highly engaged with the preparations for this event. I am sure that thanks to them, each and every singer will feel warmly welcomed – like a visit at a good friend’s home!”

Information on the competitions, venues, friendship concerts and gala tickets can be found here.

More information on INTERKULTUR can be found here.

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