A colorful choir summer with many awardees comes to a close
7 days full of choral music end festively with wonderful Closing Concerts and a big choir party
From July 5 – 12, 2015 the host city of the „2nd European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations” Magdeburg was the center of the international choral scene. 100 choirs with 3700 participants from 35 nations filled the capital city of Saxony-Anhalt for one week with music.
After two fabulous Closing Concerts in the Johanniskirche Magdeburg, where the best choirs of the competition presented their outstanding talent again, international choirs now gather once again for the Choir Party at the Festung Mark in the evening. Until night the concerts und competition success will be celebrated and intercultural friendships will be made.
Emotional highlight for the participating choirs were the three Award Ceremonies with the announcement of the competition results. The international jury awarded 77 Gold, 51 Silver and 8 Bronze Diplomas and Medals in the different competitions.
The winners of the Grand Prix of Nations come from the USA (Youth Choirs; Chamber Choirs/ Vocal Ensembles), Chinese Taipei (Children`s Choirs), Great Britain (Pop, Jazz, Gospel) und Norway (Folklore; Mixed, Female and Male Choirs).
The host country Germany leads the table of medals with 7 awarded medals, followed by Russia with 5 and Denmark with 4 medals.
Also the Magdeburg residents enjoyed the big event with the international visitors. More than ten thousand spectators say the competitions, Friendship Concerts and many highlight concerts during the week to experience the variety of choral music from all over the world.
Now we’d like to express a big thank you to all participating choirs, you brought the 2. European Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations 2015 to a magnificent spectacle!
We hope you met many new cultures and friends and take many unforgettable experiences home. See you next time!