German Chamber Choir from Detmold wins CantaRode 2019

2 June 2019

The Chamber Choir of the Detmold Music University in Germany has won CantaRode 2019. That was announced on Sunday afternoon during the closing concert of the International Choir Festival in the church of Rolduc Abbey in Kerkrade. The jury appreciated the performance of the student choir with 930 of the 1000 points to be awarded. The chamber choir from Detmold is led by Prof. Anne Kohler who also received the prize for the best conductor of the festival.

The fifth CantaRode International Choir Festival started Thursday May 30 and ended Sunday June 2. The final concert consisted of a thunderous performance of the Carmina Burana by an occasional choir of nearly 90 singers. They had begun to study the famous work in the morning and performed it in the afternoon under the leadership of the American top conductor Bray Allred.

The prices were announced after the implementation of the Carmina Burana. After the prize from 1 to 9 (there were nine choirs that took part in the competition), a few extra prizes were also awarded.


The official result is as follows

1st prize: Kammerchor der Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Germany: 930 points

2nd prize: University of the Philippines Los Banos Choral Ensemble, Philippines: 915.5 points

3rd prize: Los Cantantes de Manila, Philippines: 909.6 points

4th prize: Brussels Chamber Choir: Belgium 865.4 points

5th prize: The Girls Choir Liepaites or Vilnius Choir Singing School, Lithuania: 846.2 points

6th prize: Strijps Kamerkoor, the Netherlands: 787.8 points

7th prize: Chamber Choir Koorschool Midden-Gelderland, the Netherlands: 741.3 points

8th prize: Baerum Kammerkor, Norway: 621.5 points

9th prize: Moscow Leading Collective Choir Vozrozdheniye, Russia 619.8 points.


Extra prizes

Best conductor:
Anne Kohler, Kammerchor of the Hochschule für Musik Detmold, Germany

Best performance of a piece of music from the country of origin:
University of the Philippines Los Bano Choral Ensemble, Philippines

Klankstad prize for most innovative repertoire:
Brussels Chamer Choir, Belgium

Public Price:
Los Cantantes de Manila, Philippines

Invitation to participate in Musica Sacra Maastricht:

Brussels Chamber Choir, Belgium