Dortmund – Denver – Warsaw

The Mårten Jansson Choir Competition results are in

The first prize of the Mårten Jansson Choral Competition held by Bärenreiter goes to the Jugendkonzertchor Dortmund (Germany, photo). This youth choir who greatly impressed the panel of prominent choral judges was the indisputed winner. The University of Denver Lamont Chorale (USA) received second place and the third place went to “Vocore” from the Polish capital Warsaw.

The 10 competition participants from Sweden, Poland, Germany and the USA all submitted a video with their interpretation of Jansson’s “Maria IV”. The judges were very impressed by the high standard of all the ensembles.

The Jugendkonzertchor Dortmund will receive a composition by Mårten Jansson tailored to its needs along with a generous voucher for Bärenreiter choral publications. The choirs in second and third place will also receive vouchers.

Mårten Jansson has made a name for himself in sacred choral music. Since 2014 many of his compositions have been published by Bärenreiter and have been well-received within the international choral scene.

The winning videos:

1. Preis: Jugendkonzertchor der Chorakademie Dortmund (Germany), Director: Felix Heitmann

2. Preis: University of Denver Lamont Chorale (USA), Director: Catherine Sailer

3. Preis: Vocore (Warsaw, Poland)