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13th International Choral Festival Orientale Concentus, Singapore 2020

25 July @ 10:00 am - 28 July @ 10:30 pm

Orientale Concentus singers

About International Choral Festival Orientale Concentus

International Choral Festival Orientale Concentus, conceptualised in 2008 with the purpose of promoting international arts and cultural exchange and youth choral music development, has seen a successful run across China, Taiwan and South Korea.

Participants in earlier editions not only hail from host countries, but also from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and even the United Kingdom. The upcoming thirteenth edition of the festival is scheduled to take place once again in Singapore from the 25 July to 28 July 2020 (4 days) at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Concert Hall and Esplanade Concert Hall.

In addition to the choral competition and master classes conducted by renowned adjudicators, the festival programme will incorporate community programmes aimed at raising social awareness, developing character and civic-mindedness in the youth participants. These community programmes comprise educational workshops that inculcate empathy, team work, confidence and self-awareness for our participants.

*Closing date for applications: 15 May 2020*

Highlights of the 2019 event

Festival programme highlights

Opening Ceremony

13th International Choral Festival Orientale Concentus, Singapore 2020 officially begins with an extraordinary celebratory opening ceremony which features an amazing explosion of music and cultural exchange, showcasing the uniqueness of Orientale Concentus and its host country, Singapore


Choir Competition

The Competition is the main highlight of our festival with the largest prize money awarded. It is through the competition that participants learn to work together to achieve a common goal. The competition is held in 13 different categories in which the participating choirs can choose their most suitable category


  • Mr Toh Ban Sheng (Singapore)
  • Mr Randy Stenson (Japan/USA)
  • Professor Nadezhda Averina (Russia)
  • Maestro Lorenzo Donati (Italy)


School/Choir Exchange

Participating Choirs will be given the opportunity to interact with other choir from other nations. It is through such sessions that they interact, relate and forge lasting friendships


Mass Masterclass

During the mass masterclass, choir members will be introduced to international choral literature, singing styles, and performance practices. This is a great opportunity for choirs to open their eyes and ears to new choral experiences by learning from our prestigious international adjudicators


Individual Masterclass

During the individual masterclass, choir members together with the choir conductor will be able to work specifically on the choir’s strengths and weaknesses identified by the adjudicators during the Competition


Public Performance

Choirs will have various opportunities to perform in various locations in Singapore, from education institutions to the various attractions in Singapore to increase their exposure to the Singapore audience and showcase their musical traditions and costumes of their native land


‘Music Within’ Community Concert – a public concert for a social cause

Music Within aims to raise social awareness, develop personal character and civic mindedness among youth participants by presenting an opportunity for them to perform in public platforms. Through the performance, participants will have an opportunity to work and perform together for greater exposure, contribute towards meaningful social causes and share their culture with the locals through the form of music


Meet the Judges Session

All choirs will have the opportunity to meet with our adjudicators, whom will be providing valuable one-on-one feedback based on the choir’s festival competition performance, and sharing their choral experiences and knowledge with them


Gala Concert/ Closing Ceremony

Each category winner will present their winning choral pieces to the rest of the participants and audiences at the grand Prix competition




Registration and additional information


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