New Artistic Concept
In the course of the five successful events since 2000, the artistic committee and the World Choir Council have received large numbers of ideas and suggestions on how to improve the competition. Now, the organisers of the 6th World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China, aim to implement and realise some of these proposals. The core change is that in future the World Choir Games will consist of two separate and discrete competitions, which will better reflect the broad spectrum of the choirs' levels of accomplishment and give every choir the opportunity to express its abilities in the right kind of competition.
The competitions are called and Open Competition. When a choir's application is confirmed by the artistic committee, it will also be informed which competition it will be participating in. If the choir does not agree with the decision or if a choir taking part for the first time is not sure which competition is best suited to it, it will receive the opportunity to put on a Qualification Performance and let a competent jury decide.