Welcome to Graz, dear music enthusiasts! Welcome to the Festival of Encounter, welcome "face to face"!

You are cordially invited to sing, blow, make music, play drums and, and, and ..., you are invited to celebrate, give thanks, pray, meet interesting people and connect through music.

Celebrate, play, sing together:

  • at the opening ceremony in the Graz exhibition hall. Choirs and brass players from all participating countries will bring together the multilingual and stylistically diverse sound of the huge space.
  • with a variety of musical workshops on Saturday afternoon, from the brass group to "singing for everyone", drum workshops to an organ course and an organ marathon.
  • at concerts of encounters: three to four choirs, brass groups, bands share a church on Saturday evening to play, sing and listen to each other - to meet across all nations.
  • last but not least at the open-air TV closing service in the Graz city park.

We look forward to your participation and we ask that you register as a musician as soon as possible for further planning. You will then receive further information, sheet music, detailed programs etc. . Write us a message using the contact form on this page or via email.

With warm regards and looking forward to the Encounters,
Yours Matthias Krampe, State Cantor

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