‘Eurovision Choir’ TV show to open European Choir Games

Interkultur has announced that the second edition of its choral talent TV show, Eurovision Choir, will take place at Partille Arena in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 3 August 2019.

Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in cooperation with Interkultur, the show will open international choir competition, Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4th European Choir Games, which runs from 3-10 August 2019.

About Eurovision Choir

Blending spectacular staging and a live stadium ambience with musical performances from a wide range of traditions and cultures, Eurovision Choir will once more take viewers on a colourful journey across Europe in search of the continent’s pre-eminent amateur vocal group.

Ten of Europe’s best amateur choirs will compete to impress a panel of international choral music stars by performing an unaccompanied selection of music in a variety of styles.

Competing choirs from across Europe

Ten EBU member broadcasters have confirmed their participation in the event and will send their choral representatives to take part in the show:

  • Belgium (RTBF)
  • France (France Télévisions)
  • Germany (WDR)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Scotland (BBC Alba)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (RTS)
  • Wales (S4C)

450 singers to welcome international guests

A further highlight of the event will be an ABBA medley sung by 450 singers from around the Gothenburg region to welcome international participants.

The singers will be conducted by European Choir Games’ Artistic Director, Fred Sjöberg, and share the stage with the Bohuslän Big Band, a Swedish orchestra known for merging traditional jazz and big band music with different genres. The band has worked with artists such as Gregory Porter, Carla Bley, Joe Lovano, Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider and Nils Landgren.

Grand finale with the National Orchestra of Sweden

For the Closing event of the Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4th European Choir Games, the audience will experience the Swedish love for musicals in a performance by the National Orchestra of Sweden, the Gothenburg Symphony, together with up to 500 international singers on stage, again conducted by Fred Sjöberg.

For more information about Eurovision Choir, please click here.

Header photo: Choirs from across Europe will take part in the second edition of choral talent TV show, Eurovision Choir © Studi43 

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