International Choir Competition
Zadar ~ Croatia
24 ~ 27 May 2018




Dear choral music lovers,

we can proudly announce that 16 applications were submitted for the 11th International Choir Competition in Zadar.

All 16 choirs from Slovenia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Lithuania, Sweden, Germany, USA, and Croatia have passed the Programme Committee selection and have been invited to Zadar to participate in the Competition.

We are looking forward to a great competition for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Abbess Čika’s Cross in two categories: A -  mixed choirs, B - women’s or men’s choirs.

The list of accepted choirs can be found via the following link.

The Slovenian Philharmonic Choir with its conductor Sebastjan Vrhovnik is performing on the opening ceremony of 11th International Choir Competition in Zadar!


On May 24th 2018 in saint Anastasia cathedral a concert by Slovenian Philharmonic Choir will be held on the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 11th International choir competition.

The Slovenian Philharmonic Choir was established as a professional choir under the name the Slovenian Chamber Choir in 1991. It is led by Sebastjan Vrhovnik.

This 40-member choir, which has been part of the Slovenian Philharmonic since 1998, performs an average of 35 concerts each season, and as many different programmes. It focuses primarily on a cappella compositions from various musical periods, which feature especially in the Philharmonic’s Vocal Series, but it also collaborates with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as other Slovenian and foreign orchestras, in the performance of vocal-instrumental works.

The Slovenian Philharmonic Choir is frequently involved in recording projects. Its substantial discography numbers more than 80 compact discs in the collections Musica sacra Slovenica and Slovenska zborovska glasba, presenting an anthological selection of Slovenian choral music, both sacred and secular.

Sebastjan Vrhovnik mastered the choir conducting at the Music Academy in Graz in 2008.. Since 2014., he has been employed as a lecturer for choir conducting at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. He is the head of various workshops in Slovenia and abroad, and is a member of numerous juries at competitions. He has won numerous first prizes and special prizes at competitions in Slovenia and abroad and has recorded numerous sound carriers with the most famous Slovenian ensembles.

At the concert in the acoustically impeccable space of the Zadar cathedral of St. Anastasia, everyone is welcomed.

Entrance is free of charge.

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