picture of 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival

Jun 2-5, 2017
 

Aarhus Vocal Festival is a festival for vocal enthusiasts and performers occurring every other year. It's a celebration of the immense range of expressions, genres, and talent that is found in the world of Vocal Music.

  1. OnAir Illuminates AAVF

    OnAir Illuminates AAVF

    Jun 9, 2017

    One of the features of the Aarhus Vocal Festival competitions is having each group perform a version of the same song.

  2. The Beatbox Collective All Under One Roof

    The Beatbox Collective All Under One Roof

    Jun 9, 2017

    While the Beatbox Collective rarely gets to perform with its entire group, all seven of its members were on hand to help kick off the opening night of the 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival on Friday in Aarhus, Denmark.

  3. Backstage At The Aarhus Vocal Festival

    Backstage At The Aarhus Vocal Festival

    Jun 8, 2017

    The 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival came to a close Monday after four days of stellar concerts, illuminative workshops, and fierce competitions, in Aarhus, Denmark. Here is an exclusive backstage look at some of the festival's highlights.

  4. #WorldlyWednesday: Aarhus' Vocal Line Is Vocal Royalty

    #WorldlyWednesday: Aarhus' Vocal Line Is Vocal Royalty

    Jun 7, 2017

    For more than 25 years Vocal Line along with conductor Jens Johansen have won numerous international music prizes, collaborated with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, The Real Group, Tina Dico, and The Rolling Stones, gaining a reputation as one of the best vocal ensembles in the world.

  5. Behind The Scenes At The 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival

    Behind The Scenes At The 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival

    Jun 7, 2017

    The 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival's vocal group and choir winners may have stole the show over the weekend, but the four-day celebration in Aarhus, Denmark, was so much more than its two fiercely contested competitions.

  6. Elephant Claps Takes First Prize In AAVF Vocal Group Competition

    Elephant Claps Takes First Prize In AAVF Vocal Group Competition

    Jun 6, 2017

    Groove, improvisation, and energy are the key words that characterize the "unconventional" sextet Elephant Claps. The Milan, Italy, natives displayed each of those traits as they won the 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival's vocal group competition on Saturday and took home a DKK 20,000 (US$3,030) first prize.

  7. 'Black Sheep' Win AAVF Choral Competition

    'Black Sheep' Win AAVF Choral Competition

    Jun 6, 2017

    As a 23-member group whose name translates to "black sheep" in Finnish, Musta Lammas had no trouble standing out at the 2017 Aarhus Vocal Festival's choir competition in Aarhus, Denmark, on Sunday. The Helsinki choir won the competition in the first-ever appearance by a group from Finland, finishing ahead of runner-up Syng Selected from Denmark and third-place Dekoor Close Harmony from The Netherlands.

  8. Who Are The 2017 AAVF Choral Competitors?

    Who Are The 2017 AAVF Choral Competitors?

    Jun 1, 2017

    The Aarhus Vocal Festival (AAVF) hosts two vocal competitions: one for choral groups and one for vocal groups. What makes AAVF different from other competitions is that there is no limit on group size or instrumentation. Yes, instruments are allowed!

  9. Who Are The 2017 AAVF Vocal Group Competitors?

    Who Are The 2017 AAVF Vocal Group Competitors?

    May 31, 2017

    The Aarhus Vocal Festival (AAVF) is a celebration of the immense range of expressions, genres, and talent that is found in the international vocal music world. Held every other year, this festival for vocal enthusiasts and performers returns to Aarhus, Denmark, on June 2-5.

  10. Pre-Festival in Aarhus

    Pre-Festival in Aarhus

    May 29, 2017

    The Aarhus Vocal Festival (AAVF) is in its 13th year and starts its Pre-Festival festivities on Thursday, June 1st.  The Pre-Festival is put on in collaboration with Syng, a Danish youth choir organization, and is a stand-alone one-day festival focussing on local talent, featuring specially invited local choirs and vocal groups from Aarhus, Denmark.