Selected choirs 2017

For the 14th edition of the International Choir Contest of Flanders-Maasmechelen the participating choirs have been selected.

IKV celebrates its 30th anniversary which makes this 14th edition an anniversary edition.
The competition includes two categories: one for mixed voices and one for equal women’s and men’s voices.

Thirteen choirs have been retained from the submitted applications: 8 mixed choirs, four female choirs and one male choir.

The origin of the choirs is very diverse. With a certain pride and satisfaction we welcome three choirs from our own country: Camerata Aetas Nova from Leuven, Amaranthe from Oudenaarde and Carmina Viva in Sankt-Vith (eastern provinces). We wish them a nice stay in Maasmechelen and a very nice result.

From the Netherlands we receive Canta Volare from Beek (Dutch Limburg) and Dualis from Groningen.

The Oberwalliser Vokalensemble comes from Sion (Switzerland).

The Eastern European Countries are very well represented by:
Vox Novus from Ceske Budejovice (Czech Republic), Cappella Odak Zagreb (Croatia), Cantemus from Kamnik (Slovenia), Medicus from Rezekne (Latvia) and Festino from Saint Petersburg (Russia).

Finally, the furthest participant is the university choir Paramabira from Jakarta (Indonesia). They will sing with a mixed choir and a male choir.


The quality of the choirs is very high and they have gathered impressive results at renowned choral competitions. This guarantees a musical feast with a thrilling competition.
The singing contest begins on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 and ends with a grand finale concert in which all the choirs participate at 20:00 on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.
The full program of our Flemish choral contest can be found on this site!