INTERKULTUR, the world’s leading organiser of international choir competitions and festivals, is delighted to announce the launch of the host city bidding process for the next editions of the World Choir Games.

In recognition of increased interest from potential hosts, and the increasing value of the World Choir Games, INTERKULTUR have chosen to partner again with The Sports Consultancy, globally recognised as leaders in host city procurement processes for a range of major sporting and entertainment properties, to run a structured bid process for the fifth time. Together, they have worked to enhance the event model, calculate the economic impact, and create an innovative and collaborative bid process to find future hosts for this prestigious event. The bidding process launched on Friday 12th May, when The Sports Consultancy invited targeted cities to express their interest.

The World Choir Games, launched in 2000 and hosted during the summer, is the pinnacle of international competition for amateur choral singers and attracts approximately 15,000 vocalists from more than 70 countries around the world.

Attending the two-week festival along with family and friends, the event has delivered an economic impact of up to $50M for previous hosts which include; Cincinnati, USA, Shaoxing, China and Flanders, Belgium. For these cities, staging the World Choir Games has enabled them to showcase their artistic venues and the vibrant life of their city, creating a stage on which to share their culture with a young, global audience and promote inclusivity within their community.

Commenting on the appointment Günter Titsch, President INTERKULTUR said:
“I am delighted that the time has come to launch the bidding process for the next editions of our most prestigious event. After having to adapt our delivery throughout the COVID pandemic, the World Choir Games has come back stronger than ever with events scheduled in South Korea and New Zealand, displaying that our core values of peace, community and inclusivity still ring true around the world. The World Choir Games represents a special opportunity for potential hosts to bid for a cultural festival that travels around the world and as interest in our events has grown in recent years, finding the right host has become increasingly important. That’s why we are delighted to continue working with The Sports Consultancy and draw on their expertise in this area. Having worked with them for six years we have been consistently impressed by their professionalism, pragmatic approach to finding hosts and their ability to understand the requirements of our events and the needs of our host partners.”

Robert Datnow, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Sports Consultancy added:
“We are absolutely thrilled to be continuing our relationship with INTERKULTUR and the pinnacle of choral music, the World Choir Games. This is such a unique event and a great example of demonstrating how our core competencies and approach of combining our consulting, commercial and legal expertise, can be used effectively to secure iconic hosts on optimum terms, in a non-sporting context.”

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