CI - Friendship Concerts
In addition to their competitive or non–competitive participation, choirs may perform in a friendship concert with other choirs in public venues in and around the cities of Antwerp and Ghent.
These free public concerts provide opportunities to choirs to showcase their musical traditions and costumes of their native land. Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies not participating in any other category may also register to only participate in multiple friendship concerts.
CII - Festival Stage Choir
The Closing Ceremony will become a stage for Choral fireworks, as flags of the participating countries are assembled and the colors of the World Choir Games are handed to the Mayor of the next host city. Under the title “CHORAL FIREWORKS”, a massed choir, especially put together for this event, soloists and a full symphony orchestra will perform folk songs from all continents, popular songs, and traditionally “We are the World” to allow the audience to sing and dance along and conclude the brilliant event.
Choirs who wish to be part of this mass choir, need to register for this activity. These choirs will have to attend compulsory rehearsal sessions with choirs from around the world. Please note that the artistic committee will have the final say in the selection of choirs. Choirs will be required to rehearse the music and arrive prepared for the mass choir rehearsals.