In the summer of 2002 a dream became reality! In auspices with the provincial and municipal/community cultural Government Departments and the Supporting Foundation of the Children’s and Youth Choir Juventus Vocalis, Judith Janzen, Artistic Director, realized her goal of founding the International Festival for young upper-voice choirs “Touch the future”.

Every 3 – 4 years, up to 500 singers from all around the world unite in song and dance in the small community of Dannstadt-Schauernheim – home of Juventus Vocalis.

The choirs join in an opening concert, present their own Repertoire in evening Friendship Concerts and spend the week in workshops and rehearsals for the Final Show accompanied by the professional Festival Ensemble “Touch Tone Co.” in the Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Ludwigshafen for a spectacular audience of 1500.

In 2012 Judith Janzen will be joined once again by John Jacobson (USA) and with a new element of theater workshops which will be directed by Johan Hogenäs and his team from “Amanda “ (Sweden).