THE EUROVISION COMPETITION OF CHORAL MUSIC
The new Eurovision competition format is inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest and the World Choir Games – celebrating choral singing and bringing together the most popular singing competition in Europe and the largest international choir competition in the world.
The biannual show, organized by EBU and INTERKULTUR is an addition to the Eurovision Family of Events led by the well-known Eurovision Song Contest. INTERKULTUR has co-developed the concept of the show based on its artistic expertise and long-term experience with international choral competitions. Accordingly, the show is traditionally held within the leading international competitions Grand Prix of Nations & European Choir Games, organized by INTERKULTUR.
In this spirit the EBU and INTERKULTUR have established a fantastic partnership to underline the strength of human voice and singing together.
The philosophy of the European Choir Games is based on the Olympic ideal of “Participation is the highest honor”. Amateur choirs from all over are invited to take part, to compete in a peaceful competition, learn from each other and celebrate the joy of singing and the treasures of choral music.
EUROVISION CHOIR showcases choral singing as the most natural way to make music together and show what is possible when combining little more than human voices. Top-class amateur choirs present their outstanding singing skills to a Europe-wide audience.
Participating EBU member countries will send choirs to represent their nation and to compete for the title “Eurovision Choir of the Year” and broadcast the show live to their respective host countries.
Eurovision Choir Of The Year 2017
About the show
10 of Europe’s best amateur choirs will be trying and impress a panel of international choral music stars by performing an unaccompanied selection of music in a variety of styles.
Blending spectacular staging and a live stadium ambience with eclectic and profound musical performances from a wide range of traditions and cultures, Eurovision Choir will again take viewers on a colourful journey across Europe in search of the continent's pre-eminent amateur vocal group.
The winning choir of Eurovision Choir 2019 will not only get a trophy and the title "Eurovision Choir 2019“, but will also be offered an all-inclusive trip to the World Choir Games 2020, taking place from July 5-15, 2020 in Flanders, Belgium. An amazing opportunity to share their music with 25,000 singers from all over at the largest international choir competition in the world.
- RTBF (Belgium)
- DR (Denmark)
- France Télévisions (France)
- WDR (Germany)
- LTV (Latvia)
- NRK (Norway)
- BBC ALBA (Scotland)
- RTV (Slovenia)
- SVT (Sweden)
- RTS (Switzerland)
- S4C (Wales)