Photo & Video
Photo & Video
Photo & Video
Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017
& 3rd European Choir Games
At Arēna Rīga today, eight days of competition and choir singalongs concluded at the Grand Prix of Nations Rīga 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games, with the second awards ceremony and final concert by participants at the choir festival.
9pm Arena Riga - Eurovision Choir of the Year
At 6pm on Friday 21st July, a unique singalong concert will be performed at Rīga’s Dome Cathedral with 450 singers and soloists from around the world singing Joseph Haydn’ The Creation oratory.
The first Awards Ceremony at the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 & 3rd European Choir Games is over, and we have found the first Category Winners, Champions of the European Choir Games and Winners of Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 tonight.
Grand Prix of Nations Rīga 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games commence today at 8pm on 16th July, with the Opening Event for participants at the National Library of Latvia, once again transforming Rīga into the world’s choir music capital for a week.
A top-class jury of experienced singing experts including British composer John Rutter, Latvian mezzosoprano Elīna Garanča and Swiss conductor Nicolas Fink will set their eyes and ears on 9 European amateur choirs competing in the premiere of the Eurovision Choir of the Year TV talent competition in Latvia (July 22, 21:00 h EET, Arena Riga).
Four workshops will be taking place at the Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music during the European Choir Games in Rīga from 16th to 23rd July, providing the opportunity for anyone who is interested in choir music to meet and learn from world class music experts.
Which choir will receive the winner's prize at the talent contest "Eurovision Choir of the Year"? Have your say and forecast the winner from 7 to 14 July.
In his 60th year, popular musician and composer Uldis Marhilēvičs has created a composition for Crossing the Bridges, a multimedia child and youth major choir concert, which will be performed for the first time on 20th July at Arēna Rīga.
Media accreditation is now open for the Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 & 3rd European Choir Games to take place from July 16-23, 2017 in Riga.
Ticket sales have begun for the events at the Grand Prix of Nations Rīga 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games programme, which will transform Rīga into the world choir music capital.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is excited to launch a new TV talent competition format for amateur choirs, Eurovision Choir of The Year, as an addition to the Eurovision Family of Events led by the well-known Eurovision Song Contest.
At this sad time, we mourn together with Christian Ljunggren’s family, his wife Margaret and colleagues. The passing away of Christian is a great loss for the entire choir music community.
We are a singing nation that has had great wealth handed down to it, from generation to generation, as part of its heritage - thousands of folk songs, our spiritual strength.
We wish a Merry and Bright Christmas to all of you and Happy New Year! May the year of Rooster brings us a lot of joy and sonority! Let’s sing in Riga in 2017!
As next year’s Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 and the European Choir Games producers from Riga, we support “One Day One Choir” movement. Tonight, on the 21st of September, on the International Peace Day, together with the mixed choir “Aura” we will sing “Sun, Thunder, Daugava” a song written by a Latvian composer Martins Brauns.
Today, after a two year hiatus, the World Choir Game’s Peace Bell was rung once again and was placed on permanent display in the St. Peters Church’s exposition.
Only a year remains before the beginning of Grand Prix of Nations Riga 2017 and the 3rd European Choir Games, which in 2017 will occur from the 16th to the 23rd of July in Riga and other Latvias cities.
We are starting our video-invitation campaign! Singer and songwriter Aminata Savadogo invites gospel choirs from USA to sing in Riga. Record your own invitation and post it on any social network along with #singinRiga2017. Together, let’s create the largest choir in the world.
After the huge success of the World Choir Games 2014, we are glad to announce that Riga will once again open its doors widely to become the host city of 3rd European Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations Riga in 16-23 July, 2017.