Finally! The kick-off of the 11th edition of the World Choir Games is without a doubt the most unique choral concert you will ever experience. Get ready to be on a rollercoaster running through half a millennium of music by Flemish composers: from Josquin des Prez and Peter Benoit to Vic Nees, from Bluesette to Alors on ‘Chante’.
During this opening ceremony, choral singing will shine in all its facets: intimate with a single voice, passionate with a full choir or full-bodied with singers from all over the world. If you are up for it, you can already start practicing with our ‘official song’ Listen by Flemish composer Kurt Bikkembergs.
The idea to create an event like the World Choir Games is based on the Olympic ideals, which aim to peacefully unify people and nations connected by song in a fair competition. This idea is supposed to inspire people to experience the power of interaction by singing together. Unrelated to artistic levels, this approach challenges personality and team spirit likewise. The World Choir Games are an international choir festival taking place every two years on different continents.
This idea of the World Choir Games is based on the personal experience of choir singers from all over the world who pick up and pass on human ideals through song. It contributes to people overcoming conflicts and setting, through their social interaction, an example for other people. Music is the common language of the world and serves as a link between cultures and nations.
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Whatever audio is made available to us, will be made available on a daily basis and will be played on our Event Radio Stream. The program of events can be found here.