Gothenburg 2019 - Highlights of August 4
First day of competitions and Friendship Concerts
First day of competitions and Friendship Concerts! A perfect day and opportunity to experience choral styles from all over the world for free! Here’s an overview of highlights waiting for you today:
11:30 The event’s first Grand Prix competition takes place in the Stora Teatern and shows one of the most popular categories of the event: The first of the altogether four competition parts of Folklore a cappella presents lively and country-specific European and Asian choral sounds, which will make you longing for even more choral music.
15:00 Make your day special at the Domkyrkan with solemn music from the first part of the Open Competition Musica Sacra with accompaniment, which is continued at 16:00 at the same venue. Choirs from Ghana, Latvia and Sweden will bring their sacred choral traditions on stage and maybe qualify for the next competition level.
16:30 The Artisten Sjöströmssalen is the venue for Adult Choirs of the Champions Competition. Nine choirs from six different countries will present their repertoire to the jury and the expectant audience - give it a try!
20:30 The day ends like it has begun at the Stora Teatern with the Open Competition category Gospel, Spiritual and Music of Spirit & Faith. The nations of Finland, Indonesia and the USA can be seen on stage during passionate performances while competing for gold, silver and bronze.
Meet the choral nations: Sweden, Canada, Finland, Romania, Norway and China are performing the first international Friendship Concerts of this event today!