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Application form due: Jan 9, 2023

Dear a cappella fans,

For years, the International a cappella Contest Leipzig has been a prominent platform for young a cappella groups from all over the world. They’ve had a particularly tough time lately due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. Competitions like ours have had to be cancelled more than once. And it was almost impossible for young singers trying to start their careers to perform in public or even rehearse. What’s more, there were no opportunities for them to receive outside support, or to meet other vocal groups and sing together, share their experience, and use their musical skills as a means of communication. However, following the exchanges and developments of the last few months, we’re now cautiously optimistic – and the next generation is waiting in the wings. After a forced break of three years, the International a cappella Contest Leipzig will finally be able to offer a stage to talented young vocal groups again in 2023.

The International a cappella Contest Leipzig will therefore be held for the 13th time during the 23rd International Festival for Vocal Music a cappella which, like the competition, was also initiated by amarcord. Once again, the competition will give young a cappella groups a golden opportunity to perform before an expectant audience and a top-class international jury. From 3 to 6 May 2023, in addition to competing for the Leipzig a cappella Award and prize money, vocal ensembles will above all be acquiring plenty of stage experience and also valuable input from professional singers and other experts.

The competition and its coaching programme are mostly open to the public. These talented youngsters will be singing their hearts out, so make sure you come along and give them your wholehearted support! And if you and your group fancy entering the competition, please send in your application by 9 January 2023.

We can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to next May!

amarcord

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