University of Stellebosch Choir

Which choir is the world’s top choir? According to the Interkultur choir rating, here is the world top 100 choir.

The Interkultur World Choir rating, previously known as the Musica Mundi ranking is perhaps the most trusted choral ranking globally.

The INTERKULTUR World Choir Rankings are based on the following principles:

1. Performance, quality and multiple participation are rewarded by two different evaluation systems.

1.1. The performance evaluation reflects the artistic competition results of all INTERKULTUR events and make them comparable.

1.2. An additional bonus is awarded for multiple participation over a maximum period of 5 years.


2. The calculation is based upon the 100-point system of the World Choir Games (Choir Olympics). The points of the MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system of the INTERKULTUR competitions are rounded before the calculation and then converted as follows (excerpt):

2.1. The Grand Prix of Nations and the Champions Competition of the Choir Games and of the Choir Championships will be multiplied with factor 10.2 for the world rankings. The Open Competition of the Choir Games and of the Choir Championships as well as all international choir competitions of INTERKULTUR with factor 10.

2.3. Performance evaluation for Category Winners, Champions, Winners of the Grand Prix of Nations and multiple participations (multiple categories) within one event:

2.4. For the bonus for multiple participation, the following bonus points will be added to the achieved performance result for each participation in a different INTERKULTUR competition:

  • 2 points per participation in a regular INTERKULTUR competition and the
    Open Competition of the Choir Games
  • 4 points per participation in a Champions Competition of the European Choir Games or the Asia Pacific Choir Games
  • 6 points per participation in a Champions Competition of the World Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations
  • 2 points per category win within an INTERKULTUR event

3. Further regulations

3.1. If a choir does not participate again in a competition of an INTERKULTUR event 5 years in a row, its number of points will automatically be deleted.

3.2. If a choir takes part in a competition of another INTERKULTUR event within 5 years, the better result will be reflected in the world rankings. The 5 years are recounted from the last participation.

3.3. In the bonus system for multiple participations, the participations in the period of the last 5 years are considered.

All the above are the

As it has been for years now, The Stellenbosch University Choir conducted by Virtuoso Andre van der Merwe is top of the list as the World’s Best Choir.

Let’s cut the chase: Who is the World Top 100 Choir?

Here is a comprehensive list of the World Top 100 Choir.

  POSITION  CHOIR  CONDUCTOR  COUNTRY  POINTS
1.Stellenbosch University ChoirAndré van der MerweSouth Africa1272
2.Kamerniy Devichiy Khor by LysenkoJulia Puchko-KolesnikUkraine1233
3.The Aeolians of Oakwood UniversityJason Max FerdinandUSA1221
4.Tygerberg Children’s ChoirHendrik D. LoockSouth Africa1220
5.Gnesins’ Ensemble of Contemporary Music “Altro coro”Aleksandr RyzhinskiyRussia1207
6.AmarantheJohannes DewildeBelgium1198
7.Children’s Choir “Alye Parusa”Elena VolodinaRussia1195
8.Guangzhou Little Petrel Children’s ChoirDiao Zhijun & Meng Fei LiuChina1191
9.The Müller Chamber ChoirMeng-Hsien PengChinese Taipei1185
10.Guangdong Experimental Middle School ChoirMing Jing XieChina1181
11.Children and Youth Studio “Gaismina”Orba DzintraLatvia1177
12.University of Houston Moores School Concert ChoraleBetsy Cook WeberUSA1165
13.Vocal Ensemble “Fortissimo”Milena DobrevaBulgaria1163
14.Emīla Dārziņa Jauktais KorisArtūrs AncānsLatvia1157
15.Seisen High School ChoirMikiko SatoJapan1155
15.Jeugdkoor WaelrantMarleen De BooBelgium1155
17.Diocesan Boys’ School ChoirFelix Tsi Shing ShuenChina/Hong Kong SAR1151
17.Shenzhen Senior High School Lily Girls ChoirMan Xue HuChina1151
17.Akustika Chamber SingersChristo BurgerSouth Africa1151
21.Dekoor Close HarmonyChristoph Mac-CartyNetherlands1150
22.Kvindelige Studenters Sangforening OsloMarit Tøndel Bodsberg WeydeNorway1149
22.ONE Chamber ChoirAi Hooi LimSingapore1149
24.Kearsney College ChoirBernard KrügerSouth Africa1148
25.Barnsley Youth ChoirMathew WrightGreat Britain1146
26.Stellenberg Girls ChoirAndré van der MerweSouth Africa1142
26.Riddarholmens KammarkörStefan BoströmSweden1142
28.CantusTove Ramlo-YstadNorway1141
29.Novo Concertante ManilaArwin TanPhilippines1139
30.iSing Silicon Valley GirlchoirJennah Delp SomersUSA1136
31.Guangdong Experimental High School ChoirMingjing XieChina1133
32.Cantamus Girls’ ChoirPamela Cook & Ann IronsGreat Britain1132
33.The Orthodox Male Choir “Armonia”Ion Iulian DumitruRomania1131
34.Coro Polifonico di RudaFabiana NoroItaly1130
35.GiocosoRita ScheffersNetherlands1127
35.University of Pretoria CamerataMichael BarrettSouth Africa1127
37.Choir of the West, Pacific Lutheran UniversityRichard NanceUSA1118
38.Student Choir of Nankai UniversityChaomei MengChina1117
38.Diocesan Schools Choral SocietyRonnie Kay Yen ChengChina/Hong Kong SAR1117
38.Akademitchesky Khor Musikalnogo Uchilishcha RAM imeni GnessinElena KolmakovaRussia1117
41.Drakensberg Boys ChoirBernard KrügerSouth Africa1116
42.Gaudeamus KoralaJulia ForuriaSpain1115
43.Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Atma Jaya YogyakartaAbraham Patrick Badiaraja SimanjuntakIndonesia1114
44.Ateneo Chamber SingersJonathan VelascoPhilippines1113
44.Hotumese ChoirMichael MailuhuIndonesia1113
46.Västgöta Nations Manskör KorgossarnaRebecka GustafssonSweden1111
47.La CappellaTony MargetaSweden1107
48.Academy SingersManfred PayrhuberAustria1106
49.Victoria Junior College ChoirNelson KweiSingapore1104
49.VIVAIna Cecilie Hjelmervik OlufsenNorway1104
49.Aarhus PigekorHelle Høyer VedelDenmark1104
49.Academy of Choral Arts Chamber ChoirAleksei PetrovRussia1104
53.Vocalista AngelsYason Christy PranowoIndonesia1096
53.Mixed Choir “Laiks”Ilze BalodeLatvia1096
55.Adolf Fredriks FlickkörKarin BäckströmSweden1095
56.4×4 Frauenchor der Pädagogischen Hochschule HDHeike Kiefner-JesatkoGermany1094
57.KYNKaija ViitasaloFinland1092
57.The Children’s Choir Alie Parusa of the Art School #1 in VladivostokElena PetukhovaRussia1092
59.Ars Nova Vocal EnsembleKatalin KissHungary1088
59.Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir “Blagovest”Aleksandrs BrandavsLatvia1088
61.Mt. San Antonio College SingcopationBruce RogersUSA1087
62.CredoNatalia KoznovaRussia1086
63.Female Choir BaltaMara MarnauzaLatvia1085
64.Diponegoro University ChoirSetyo Watjono & Jefry Franklin BodeIndonesia1080
65.Roganova Youth Capella “Harmony”Eugene IvanovRussia1079
66.Children Choir ConsonanceTatiana ChertishchevaRussia1075
67.Diocesan Girls’ School ChoirDorothy HuiChina/Hong Kong SAR1074
67.China Welfare Institute Children’s Palace Little Companion Art Troupe ChoirFang LinChina1074
69.South China Normal University Female ChoirYanHui SuChina1072
70.John P. Stevens High School Chamber ChoirMatthew LeeUSA1071
70.COTA Youth Choir NamibiaFanie DorflingNamibia1071
70.University of Johannesburg ChoirSidumo NyamezeleSouth Africa1071
73.Mt. San Antonio College Chamber SingersBruce RogersUSA1070
74.EmblaNorunn Illevold GiskeNorway1066
75.Ondrášek Czech ChoirJosef ZajíčekCzech Republic1064
76.Choir DetstvoTatiana BederinaRussia1062
77.Den Norske StudentersangforeningMarit Tøndel BodsbergNorway1061
77.Singakademie GrazMaria FürntrattAustria1061
79.Wenzhou Female ChoirYuefei Zou & Xuxiang ZouChina1060
80.Mt. San Antonio College MadrigalsBruce RogersUSA1055
80.HarmonizeJangseok OhRepublic of Korea1055
82.Estonian National Girls’ Choir LEELOKülli KiivetEstonia1053
82.Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas HasanuddinAnshari SanusiIndonesia1053
82.Norrlands Nations KammarkörFrancesco AcquistaSweden1053
85.Falu KammarkörTony MargetaSweden1047
85.Santos Productions AcademyChristian SantosGibraltar1047
87.Suanplu ChorusRamon Lijauco, JrThailand1046
88.Iuventus, Gaude!Tomas PospisilCzech Republic1045
88.AbbellimentoJarmila NovenkováCzech Republic1045
88.Mercu Buana University ChoirAgus YuwonoIndonesia1045
91.Nizhny Novgorod State University Choir (NNSU)Larisa ErykalovaRussia1042
91.Maîtrise de Seine-MaritimeCaroline Dercourt, Maria Antiome & Gaël Vincent, Dylan LevesqueFrance1042
93.Detski Khor CantilenaIrena Sarnatskaya & Helena SalyukRussia1040
93.Guangzhou Tianhe Mostshining Boy’s ChoirXujun ZhangChina1040
95.Zhensky Kameren Khor “Sv. Zlata Meglenska”Letka Dimovska PolizovaRepublic of Macedonia (FYROM)1039
96.Choir of Gangzhou Liwan Children’s PalaceHuikun LiChina1038
96.Vokalensemble incantantiChristian KluckerSwitzerland1038
96.Academic Choir of the Ural Federal UniversitySvetlana DolnikovskayaRussia1038
99.Gitabumi VoicesTedy Eka SupriyandiIndonesia1037
100.Sibelius High School Chamber ChoirReijo AittakumpuFinland1035

Let’s hear your take on the list. Drop your comments in the comment box below.


Source: INTERKULTUR

Image Credit: Stellenbosch University Choir

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