The Open Competition

Conditions of Participation

Any amateur choir* of any kind may take part. In the spirit of the idea of the World Choir Games “Participation is the highest honor“, all choirs, regardless of their present artistic level of achievement, have the opportunity to present themselves in the World Choir Games – The Open Competition and gather valuable experience in international competition.

The choirs will be evaluated by an international jury (5 adjudicators) in accordance with the MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system (30 points system) and awarded Golden, Silver and Bronze Diplomas. The choir of the corresponding category with the Golden Diploma and the highest number of points is the Winner of the World Choir Games – The Open Competition.

Recommended for:

  • all amateur choirs from all over the world, even with limited experience at national and international choral competitions or those taking their first step in this direction

Admitted by:

  • the artistic committee or
  • the decision of the jury in the Qualification Concert

System:

Jury:
A jury of five international music experts will evaluate the World Choir Games – The Open Competition.

MUSICA MUNDI evaluation system:
Number of points (30 points):

Diploma Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X
Bronze 00.50 - 01.49 01.50 - 02.49 02.50 - 03.49 03.50 - 04.49 04.50 - 05.49 05.50 - 06.49 06.50 - 07.49 07.50 - 08.49 08.50 - 09.49 09.50 - 10.49
Silver 10.50 - 11.49 11.50 - 12.49 12.50 - 13.49 13.50 - 14.49 14.50 - 15.49 15.50 - 16.49 16.50 - 17.49 17.50 - 18.49 18.50 - 19.49 19.50 - 20.49
Golden 20.50 - 21.49 21.50 - 22.49 22.50 - 23.49 23.50 - 24.49 24.50 - 25.49 25.50 - 26.49 26.50 - 27.49 27.50 - 28.49 28.50 - 29.49 29.50 - 30.00

Awards:
Each category: "Winner of the World Choir Games – The Open Competition" for the best choir with a Golden Diploma