Parade of Nations Gothenburg 2019, Photo: Studi43
European Choir Games 2019

Just singing in the rain

Parade of Nations with choirs from all continents in Gothenburg's city center

Choirs from near and far were not deterred from participating in the Parade of Nations by Gothenburg's heavy rain that flooded the city centre. With their typical and unusual national costumes and spontaneous singing, they provided an exuberant atmosphere for the singers and locals during the Grand Prix of Nations & 4th European Choir Games.

A literal "Singing in the rain"! 

From the starting point Vasaplatsen the groups formed up according to countries and went singing through the city centre to the Kungstorget Open Air stage directly in the heart of Gothenburg, where a special concert awaited the participants: "Gothenburg Welcomes the World" greeted the international choirs among others with performances by the ensemble Amanda, the Brunnsbo Musikklassers Flickkör and the Rhythm Art Duo, before the Open Competition, the Champions Competition and the Grand Prix of Nations will continue tomorrow with numerous competitions.

The Grand Prix of Nations & 4th European Choir Games will take place in Gothenburg until 10 August 2019 and invites music enthusiasts of all styles to concerts, competitions, workshops and further education.

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