LATVIA – Tonight’s the night – one of the nine competing choirs will lift the trophy and be awarded the title of Eurovision Choir of the Year. The show will be broadcast to 12 countries and streamed live around the world on YouTube.
Hardchor Linz (Austria)
Les Pastoreaux (Belgium)
Academic Choir of Aarhus (Denmark)
Estonian TV Girls’ Choir (Estonia)
Jazzchor Freiburg (Germany)
Carmen Manet (Slovenia)
Bela Bartok Male Choir (Hungary)
Côr Merched Sir Gâr (Wales)
What can you expect?
Each choir will perform a six-minute unaccompanied set in any genre. The songs can include one or several works, and should in part reflect their respective national or regional character in some way. The choirs will be judged by a high-profile jury, including British composer John Rutter and Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča. Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Latvian Television’s culture presenter Eva Johansone will host the show. The official trophy of Eurovision Choir of the Year is a glass sculpture and was made by Vineta Groza, Associate Professor of the Art Academy of Latvia and Head of the Department of Glass Art. Earlier today the trophy was unveiled for the first time. (source: EBU)