Festival Information

  • a-cappella Festival Leipzig

    Leipzig, Germany

    program: concerts, workshops, competitions
    reach: international
    target group: vocal groups

    Come to Leipzig, capital of song, in the merry month of May for over a week of musical treats presented by extraordinary vocal ensembles from all over the world. Yes, it’s time for the sixteenth annual a cappella festival – and 2015’s line-up will feature superb artists arriving from not just Paris and Oslo but as far afield as Johannesburg and Liping. On the menu will be exciting musical excursions, graceful Renaissance music, unfamiliar yet phenomenal sounds, moods of pure romance and exotic joie de vivre, incredible improvisation, and much more besides – all produced with the mouth and nothing but the mouth! 

    This time, we’ve decided to expand the usual programme of special events. The various lectures and introductory interviews with performers and academics will be a fascinating source of additional information about singing, genres and stylistics, and also tell us much about the human voice in both medical and psychological terms.

    We hope we’ve whetted your appetite – and that you’ll sample some of the delicacies on offer!