It is with great pleasure that I am going to take care of the organisation of the fifteenth edition of the Rimini International Choral Festival and Competition which will take place from 11 to 14 November 2021.
Last year, needless to say, has been marked by the tragedy of the coronavirus that has not made possible so many events in attendance, including our Competition. We thought it would be very sad to give it up completely, so we organised a virtual edition.
This year, despite the improvement in the health situation, especially thanks to the vaccine, we have decided that it is not yet time to return to the competition in presence. Choirs have just returned to rehearsal and there are still severe restrictions on travelling, especially from non-European countries. Technology will once again help us to compensate for the impossibility of meeting in person.
The Rimini International Choral Festival and Competition not merely aims to put choral ensembles in competition, but also to present to the public the characteristics and diversity of each group and repertoire.
I look forward to meeting you, once again in virtual mode, to celebrate a moment of music and friendship.
Welcome to Rimini, capital of hospitality and culture!
Andrea Angelini, Artistic Director of the Competition
The Competition, during its editions, has received the following patronages: