Karuizawa International Choral Festival

Having the motto of “Chorus – From Competition to Respection”, this chorus festival is held annually in the beautiful Karuizawa area, one of the representing resort areas of Japan. The main venue Ohga Hall, renown by its wonderful resonance, this three-day festival invites top-notch leading choirs and ensembles from in and out of Japan.

Notice Regarding Cancellation of
Karuizawa International Choral Festival 2020

With great regret, the executive committee of Karuizawa International Choral Festival has announced the cancellation of this year’s festival, planned to be held from 24th to 26th July 2020 at Karuizawa Ohga Hall, due to COVID-19 pandemic. We had carefully considered the situation by Japanese government’s information, recommendation and WHO’s announcement. We concluded that it was no longer possible to be held for the safety of audience and participants and the difficult situation of rehearsals for choirs.

This cancellation is a huge disappointment for us, and we feel sorry for our partners, participants and audience who all love our festival and music.

Participation fee will be refunded for all choirs who already paid. The detail is being informed directly from us.

Next festival is planned to be held from 20th to 22nd August 2021. We hope that we could meet you to enjoy chorus at Karuizawa in 2021. Your understanding on our difficult decision and your continuous support would be highly appreciated.

1st April 2020

The executive committee of
Karuizawa International Choral Festival