3rd European Choir Games

July 16 - 23, 2017 Riga, Latvia

Let's sing in Riga!

After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014 - with 460 international choirs and 27,000 participants from 73 nations the largest World Choir Games ever – choirs from all over the world will again travel to Latvia to celebrate the 3rd European Choir Games and the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017.

And with its impressive history of passionate singing, Riga is the ideal location for this event.

Numerous of pedagogical offers, such as Individual Coachings and Evaluation Performances with well-known conductors complement the colorful concert program of the European Choir Games. Beside the broad range of competition and friendship concerts the participating choirs are invited to join the Festival Stage Choir. Together with thousands of singers from all over the world, selected traditional and symphonic choral pieces will be studied and subsequently presented during the Closing Ceremony of the European Choir Games.

Participation Opportunities

This event invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate, offering fair and realistic competition to experienced competitive choirs as well as to choirs with relatively little international experience.

The Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 combined with the 3rd European Choir Games offers the Open Competition, the European Champions Competition and the Grand Prix of Nations. These three competitions allow choirs the opportunity to participate at the appropriate level an even to qualify for the higher levels.

A – Competitions
B – Non-Competitive Evaluation
C – Festival

"Latvia’s culture and art are the best export goods we have. Because those roads that culture opens will become the highways for businesses."

Daniels Pavluts, Minister of Economics, Latvia (WCG Riga 2014)

"I had great time in Riga, working with choirs – individual sessions, jury, master class –totally full hall – no empty chair. My singers were so happy to sing at Mezaparks , be part of the workshop and perform. It was HUGE success."

Zimfira Poloz, Juror, Canada (WCG Riga 2014)

"It was a thoroughly enjoyable, enriching and informative experience.  I really felt I had the chance to 'gel' with new colleagues and that I made many new friends as a result.  I continue with my own work now with new inspiration and enthusiasm."

Katie Thomas, Juror, Great Britain (WCG Riga 2014)

Registration Information

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You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.

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Event Details

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Participating Groups

Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic
Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece
Great Britain, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Italy
Latvia 1
Latvia 2
Russia
Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, South Africa, Switzerland, USA

DESTINATION

Located in the central part of the country, the metropolis has become a multicultural city where the vast heritage coexists harmoniously with the quick pace of modern living. Riga is also known as a pearl of architecture and home to the largest concentration of Art Nouveau architecture in the world.

Peaceful but at the same time dynamic and diverse, Riga offers experiences for every taste in art, music, theatre or design and a broad range of cultural activities all year around. Nicknamed as the Paris of the North, Riga will surely leave a lasting impression in your sense and sensibility.

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Competition Results

Open Competition
35 GOLD Diplomas56 SILVER Diplomas2 BRONZE Diploma
European Champions Competition
29 GOLD Medals23 SILVER Medals1 BRONZE Medal
Grand Prix of Nations
74 GOLD Medals19 SILVER Medals0 BRONZE Medals

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RELATED NEWS

AWARDS CEREMONY is over! Congratulations to all our participants to your outstanding success. Check out the overview of winners and a list of all results here: https://goo.gl/daPQGg #SinginRiga #Awarding #Winners #GrandPrixofNations #EuropeanChoirGames #SinginRiga
This is the vocal ensemble "Fortissimo", a choir from Bulgaria that qualified straight from the Open Competitions to the Grand Prix, and received standing ovations from the crowd after performing in the GP3 category Chamber Choirs / Vocal Ensembles. The members of the choir tell they come from Burgas, a Bulgarian city near the Black Sea, and the members have performed together in the current state only for half a year, although the choir was formed two years ago. They perform traditional Bulgarian music, modern songs, e.g. songs by ABBA, and religious music. The singers tell they are incredibly happy with being in the competitions, as they've already heard many excellent performances. #EuropeanChoirGames #MeetheChoirs #GrandPrixofNations #SinginRiga #SinginRiga2017 #sing2gether