World Choir Games
World Choir Games is the name of an international choir competition , which in Germany is also called the Choir Olympiad . The World Choir Games were founded by the President of the INTERKULTUR e. V., Günter Titsch . The association has organized various festivals and choir competitions since 1988. The Choir Olympiad first took place in 2000. Following the Olympic idea, it should bring peoples together in peaceful competition and enable them to present themselves as choirs around the world and to measure their achievements.
|2000||1st Choir Olympiad||Linz , Austria||7-16 July||60||15,000 participants|
|2002||2nd Choir Olympiad||Busan , South Korea||19.-27. October||48||288 choirs|
|2004||3rd Choir Olympics||Bremen , Germany||8-18 July||83||18,000 participants|
|2006||4. World Choir Games||Xiamen , China||15-26 July||80||20,000 participants|
|2008||5. World Choir Games||Graz , Austria||9-19 July||93||20,000 participants|
|2010||6. World Choir Games||Shaoxing , China||15-26 July||83||21 700 participants|
|2012||7. World Choir Games||Cincinnati , United States||4th-14th July||64||15,000 participants|
|2014||8. World Choir Games||Riga , Latvia||9-19 July||73||27,000 participants|
|2016||9. World Choir Games||Sochi, Russia||6-16 July||76||12,000 participants|
|2018||10. World Choir Games||Tshwane, South Africa||4th-14th July||46||298 choirs|
|2021||11. World Choir Games||Antwerp and Ghent , Belgium||2nd - 12th July|
The competition follows its own evaluation system, on the basis of which the 5-7-member jury assesses the performance level of the participating choirs using defined criteria. For this purpose, the choirs are divided into categories that summarize comparable casts (e.g. children, youth, men, women, mixed choirs) or comparable artistic orientations (e.g. pop, gospel, folklore choirs, church choirs). The competitions are held in two full-fledged competition parts of different levels.
The World Choir Games - The Open Competition is an open competition that should allow every choir to participate. For this part, choirs of all performance standards and expressly also those with no or little competition experience are called. The participants find out their level of performance through a jury evaluation and receive a certificate.
The World Choir Games - The Champions Competition is designed for experienced choirs who have demonstrated their level of performance in other international competitions, meet objective admission criteria, have been recommended by a national ministry of culture or a choir association or have participated in a preceding qualification concert with a jury decision have qualified.
- ↑ Archive link ( Memento of the original dated August 2, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/linz-2000/
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/busan-2002/
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/bremen-2004
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/xiamen-2006
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/graz-2008
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/shaoxing-2010
- ↑ http://www.interkultur.com/de/events/world-choir-games/cincinnati-2012
- ↑ Archive link ( Memento of the original from July 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ World Choir Games - Sochi 2016: INTERKULTUR. In: www.wcg2016.com. Retrieved July 29, 2016 .
- ↑ Fono Forum - South Africa welcomes many choirs in 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2016 .
- ↑ World Choir Games - Flanders 2021. Accessed April 28, 2020 .