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Günter Titsch | President INTERKULTUR
Wayne Brown | Mayor of Auckland
Juliet Dreaver | New Zealand Choral Federation
Hon Melissa Lee | Minister for Economic Development & Hon Paul Goldsmith | Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Participation opportunities

The World Choir Games invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate. The Games offer fair and realistic competition conditions to experienced competitive choirs as well as choirs with relatively little international experience. The World Choir Games offer The Champions Competition and The Open Competition. These two competitions allow choirs the opportunity to participate at the appropriate level.

Choirs who choose not to be placed in competition, but seek to be part of the international experience of the Games can participate in the non-competitive evaluation activities.

A - The Competitions
B - Non-Competitive Evaluation
C - Festival
D - Workshops

Official Song

‘Te taukaea tangata – Breathing in, breathing out’

The Official Song of the World Choir Games 2024, was composed by distinguished New Zealand songwriter and NZ Music Hall of Fame inductee Don McGlashan, with added lyrics in te reo Māori by expert translator Hana Mereraiha.

Celebrating the importance of breath, voice, resonance, connection and trust – concepts familiar to all singers – the song also hints at the emergence of a young country and the weaving together of its people. We hope that TTTBIBO will become the musical heartbeat of the Auckland Games.

 

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"Herewith just a sincere thank you for everything you have done for the Jacaranda Children’s Choir during the World Choir Games 2018 in Tshwane. We can truly say that your support made it very easy for us. We enjoyed the World Choir Games tremendously and have great appreciation for everything you and your organisation have done for us.

It was certainly a life-changing experience for our children which they will never forget. Good luck with the start of planning the next World Choir Games and hopefully we see you again in Belgium in 2020!"

Trudie Crouse/Christo Burger, Jacaranda Children’s Choir, South Africa (WCG Tshwane 2018)

"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

"We had a lot of fun and were spoiled with all the talent from all over the world. We have already started talking about taking part in Belgium 2020."

Hugo Kriel, Randburg Mannekoor, South Africa (WCG Tshwane 2018)

"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all that you did for me and my choir in helping us get to these Games. We have had an absolute ball and have really enjoyed the spirit of the games."

Simon Stickells, Maritzburg College School Choir, South Africa (WCG Tshwane 2018)

"I had an awesome experience and appreciate the faith shown in me and my abilities and the integrity I have within to do my job to the best of my knowledge and abilities. Working with INTERKULTUR is really exciting!"

Marvin Kernelle, jury member, South Africa (WCG Tshwane 2018)

"My heartfelt appreciation for a most marvellous event staged in Tshwane. The choirs were superb and contributed to the enrichment of minds and hearts during the past two weeks. Keep up the good work in connecting humanity all over the globe in beauty and song!"

Gert Potgieter, South Africa (WCG Tshwane 2018)

Registration Information

The official registration deadline has passed on December 6, 2023.

If you have not yet registered your choir for organizational reasons please contact us to discuss further details.

Please note, however, that some activities and accommodation categories may no longer be available. We will be happy to advise you individually to enable your participation.

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Participating Choirs & Groups

We are happy to welcome 250 choirs and groups from 42 nations to the 13th World Choir Games!

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Destination

Auckland, New Zealand is the perfect mix of city sophistication and a stunning natural playground. World-class shopping and phenomenal dining is never too far from beautiful scenery that includes harbours and islands, volcanic cones, native bush and black-sand beaches.
At the heart of it all is New Zealand’s unique Māori culture – our manaakitanga (warm hospitality) is central to our identity and extends to how visitors experience our region.

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How was the last time?

Are you interested in former events of this series? Check out the last edition of the World Choir Games!
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