Participation Opportunities

The World Choir Games in Tshwane invite all non-professional choirs of the world to participate. The Games offer fair and realistic competition to experienced competitive choirs as well as choirs with relatively little international experience and participation opportunities in 27 different categories.

The World Choir Games offer The Champions Competition and The Open Competition. These two competitions allow choirs to participate at the appropriate level.

Choirs that do not want to participate in the competitions have the chance to perform with choirs from around the world in Friendship Concerts, in an international festival stage choir, to be evaluated and learn from respected international conductors, or to attend the workshops and seminars that will be offered during the Games.

A - Competitions

"The World Choir Games offer unique musical and cultural experiences and in the evaluation of competitions, workshops and other educational activities a professional international expertise at the highest level."

nmz – Neue Musikzeitung June 21, 2016

"I am so happy about this! Many brilliant choirs in South Africa who could NEVER afford to travel internationally will now get a chance to compete, take part, share, exchange ideas and be involved in the biggest choral spectacle on Earth. Well done, INTERKULTUR!"

Bernard Krüger, choir director Drakensberg Boys Choir, South Africa

"Yes, Riga was amazing! Quite an experience like no other. I was very impressed with the quality of the organization and the attention to detail - good German preciseness!"

North-West University PUK Choir, South Africa (WCG Riga 2014)

"What a wonderful event and what a wonderful time we had!  My students are still talking about it and I know they will continue to do so for years to come!"

James Reddan, Linn-Benton Community College Choirs, USA (WCG Riga 2014)

"Long live the World Choir Games! Tygerberg Children's Choir is very proud to be associated with it and hopes to host this excellent competition in South Africa soon!"

Tygerberg Children’s Choir, South Africa (Graz, WCG 2008)

"As an African and musician, It is an honor to me to be a member of your wonderful organization. It is time for me and we African people, to do our best to work together in order to promote in all African countries your beautiful and great idea."

Felix Nassi (Benin, Jury World Choir Games 2016)

"I feel very grateful and honored for being member of this incredible working team. I'm sure that the next two years, in the way of the 10th World Choir Games and 30th INTERKULTUR anniversary, will be full of successfully events."

Daniel Garavano (Argentinia, Jury World Choir Games 2016)

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Tshwane in Sochi - World Choir Games 2016


The city of Tshwane is a metropolitan municipalty of the South African Province of Gauteng with nearly 3 Million residents. It was established in 2000 and made up of 13 former city and town councils. Well-known cities like Pretoria, Centurion and Akasia as well as countryside regions like Crocodile River and the city of Cullinan (named after the same-named diamond) are part of the City of Tshwane. Its 6 368km² spread makes it the third-largest city in the world after New York and Tokyo.

Many sights like the Pretoria Zoo, the Botanical Garden, countless parks and public green spaces as well as numerous museums offer every-day cultural experiences as well as relaxing opportunities.

Just like in terms of the World Choir Games, the city of Tshwane promotes the slogan “Re a Tshwana”, we are the same. A perfect host to warmly welcome choirs from all around the world!

Learn more about Tshwane’s touristic options here.