With the leading of dr. Sandor Balatoni the Mecsek Choir has participated at the 5th International Choir Competition of Chanakkale. During the one-week festival 44 choirs participated with over 1500 singers from 11 countries. The Mecsek Choir performed two concerts and the competition where they have won the 2nd Prize in their category, the Special Prize of Chanakkale Municipality, dr. Sandor Balatoni also won the Special Prize for the Best Choice of Repertoire.