World Symposium 2020 choirs announced

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The organisers of the 12th World Symposium on Choral Music (WSCM2020), which takes place in New Zealand in July next year, have announced the 24 choirs chosen from ‘an unprecedented number of applications’ to participate in the event.

The choirs will be joined by distinguished choral practitioners, the first 40 of which have also been announced.

John Rosser, WSCM2020 Artistic Director, commented:

‘From so many fine submissions, we have been able to select not only a wonderfully diverse and exciting programme, but also one of the highest quality.’


The choirs

  • Batavia Madrigal Singers, Indonesia (Winner, Tolosa Choral Contest 2018
  • Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley, USA (Gold Medalist, Golden State International Competition 2016)
  • Carmina Slovenica, Slovenia (Renowned vocal theatre troupe)
  • Collegium Musicale, Estonia (Grand Prix Winner, “Let the Peoples Sing” 2017)
  • Ensemble Vocapella Limburg, Germany (Multi-award-winning men’s chamber choir)
  • Ewha Chamber Choir, Republic of Korea (Much-recorded women’s ensemble)
  • Gondwana, Australia (Celebrated children’s choir phenomenon)
  • Hamilton Children’s Choir, Canada (International Showcase Choir, ACDA National Conference 2017)
  • harmonia ensemble, Japan (Grand Prix Winner, Florilège Vocal de Tours)
  • Houston Chamber Choir, USA (Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence 2018)
  • Kammerchor Stuttgart, Germany (The most frequently-selected Symposium choir)
  • Müller Chamber Choir, Taiwan (Ranked #1 World Chamber Choir 2018 by Interkultur)
  • Nairobi Chamber Chorus, Kenya (Fêted international touring choir)
  • National Youth Choir of Great Britain, UK (The UK’s pre-eminent youth choir)
  • New Zealand Youth Choir, Aotearoa (Choir of the World, Llangollen)
  • Norwegian National Youth Choir & Nordic Voices, Norway (Two famous choral groups in collaboration)
  • NOTUS, USA (Leading contemporary choral ensemble)
  • Pop-Up Detmold, Germany (Exciting award-winning jazz choir)
  • Shenzhen Lily Choir, China (Internationally successful youth choir)
  • Portland State Chamber Choir, USA (Grand Prix Winner, Seghizzi International Contest 2013)
  • Stockholms Musikgymnasiums Kammarkör, Sweden (Finalist, European Grand Prix 2018)
  • Voz en Punto, Mexico (World-renowned charismatic vocal ensemble)
  • Xara Choral Theatre, Canada (Top Women’s Choir, Canadian National Competition 2013)
  • Zürich Singing Academy, Switzerland (Outstanding professional chamber choir)

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