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Manado City Government & Konzert (Singapore)


proudly presents 

Manado Cantat, International Choral Festiva


1st September– 6th September 2017

Manado, Indonesia


Manado, the capital city of North Sulawesi province in Indonesia is also known as the City of Churches. The government of Manado City warmly welcomes choirs, choristers and choral conductors to participate in one of the most exciting and educating choral festival in Indonesia.


Choirs participating in Manado Cantat will have the opportunity to be adjudicated by internationally renowned choral conductors from the continents of North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the Manado Cantat Choral Symposium happening immediately after the competition to gain insights to international trends in choral music programming, choral conducting, choir sound building, rehearsal techniques and much more.


We look forward to your representation in this festival of choral music!

manado, indonesia

Visitors coming to the island are able to find its coast endowed with an array of magnificent coral reefs which has attracted divers from all across the globe to swim in its warm seawater and also to visit its many national parks and mountains home to the endangered Tarsiers.


Top Prize US$5000

Jury Prize US$2000

Conductor Prize US$1000

Category Champions US$1000

11 Categories to choose from: 

Mixed Choir

Equal Voices Choir

Chamber Choir

Senior Choir


Sacred Music....


Aida Swenson, Indonesia

Christo Burger, South Africa

Ēriks Ešenvalds, Latvia

Foong Hak Luen, Singapore

John August Pamintuan, Philippines

Kari Turunen, Finland

Li Pei Zhi, China

Masashiro Kishimoto, Japan

Tim Sharp, USA

Weng Chia-Fen, Taiwan


Opening Ceremony

Friendship Concert

11 Competition Categories

Grand Prize Concert




Indigenous Music

Exchange Programmes with local and participating choirs



Insights To International Trends In Choral Music

Music Programming

Choir Sound Building

Choral Conducting

Rehearsal Techniques

Choral Composers Forum

and much more....

Organised by
Day 1 - 1st September 2017
Registration of Choirs for Competition   ~   Opening Ceremony   ~   
International Choral Competition   ~   Opening Concert
Day 2 - 2nd September 2017
International Choral Competition   ~   Choir Exchange   ~   Friendship Concert
Day 3 - 3rd September 2017
International Choral Competition   ~   Choral Masterclass   ~
Grand Finals   ~   Prize Presentation and Closing Ceremony
Day 4 - 4th September 2017
Registration of Delegates for Choral Symposium   ~   Choral Workshop & Masterclass   ~
Evening Choral Concert
Day 5 - 5th September 2017
Choral Symposium, Workshops & Masterclasses   ~   Evening Choral Concert
Day 6 - 6th September 2017
Choral Symposium, Workshops & Masterclasses   ~   Manado Cantat Closing Concert
The Government of Manado City 
North Sulawesi, Indonesia
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