International Choral Event Puts Spotlight on Louisville, KY

Christmas at the Galt House Hotel Expands With Sing 'n' Joy

Apr 23, 2013, 10:00 ET from Galt House Hotel

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is proud to announce a new international event that will bring groups from across the world to Louisville, Kentucky USA over Thanksgiving Weekend.  Sing 'n' Joy International Choral Festival and Competition Presented by Christmas at the Galt House Hotel will bring a magical experience for choirs and spectators.  The event, November 28 through December 1, 2013 is the first time INTERKULTUR has hosted a Sing 'n' Joy event in the United States. 

Guests have a unique opportunity to take in the passion and commitment these choirs exude and to experience the entertainment and cultural value choirs bring with them.  Choirs will perform traditional songs from their home countries, as well as classics, holiday songs and more.  Spectators can watch choirs at Friendship Concerts and on the Festival Stage.  Some of the concerts are free to the public and some are ticketed. 

Choirs can customize their experience by mixing and matching competitive and non-competitive events.  Categories include Champion level choirs; children's and youth choirs; alternative learners; pop, gospel and jazz; spiritual; and barbershop groups.  Dr. Kent Hatteberg, conductor for the world-ranked University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, will serve as U.S. Artistic Director and will conduct a choral-orchestral masterwork during the Closing Ceremony Concert.

INTERKULTUR coordinated the World Choir Games in Cincinnati in July 2012 to extraordinary success.  Sing 'n' Joy Louisville will serve as a qualifying event for choirs seeking to participate in Champions Competition in either a continental event or the World Choir Games. 

Sing 'n' Joy is part of Christmas at the Galt House Hotel, a 47-day holiday extravaganza in Louisville, Kentucky.  The event features handcrafted larger-than-life luminaries in the KaLightoscope Attraction, the Snow Fairy Princess and her Castle, a Christmas Village, a Candy Cane Forest with 100 animated characters and Mr. Sugar Pine the Talking Tree, as well as the Peppermint Express Kiddie Train Ride. The Colors of the Season Holiday Dinner Show features a holiday story, live music, a festive dinner, classical Christmas Songs and dancing!  Christmas at the Galt House Hotel is November 16, 2013 through January 1, 2014.  For more information, visit

Choir Registration is now open. North American Choirs interested in participating should contact:
INTERKULTUR Americas: or 513-561-7464 or go to

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