Here are the European Choir Champions!

Jul 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Choir Events, European Choir Games, Featured Articles, Top Post

Photo: Bruno Seidl

Photo: Bruno Seidl

There was a moment at today’s Awards Ceremony of the European Choir Games when one thought the stage in the Stefaniensaal in Congress Graz wouldn’t stand it anymore. The choir Santos Productions Academy from Gibraltar had just been named Champion of the “Gospel & Spiritual” category and their cheering had been overwhelming. The children and youth rushed the stage, their shouts of joy were earpiercing. Then there was a sort of calm again, as the announcement of the results in the “Jazz & Pop” category followed. “Champion of the European Choir Games… … … is… … … Santos Productions Academy from Gibraltar! Now there was no holding them back – their joy was so rousing!
But the stage made it and all other Champions and Winners of the European Choir Games were successfully announced.

So the Champions of the European Choir Games from today’s Awards Ceremony are:

Category 14 – Folklore
Philomela, Finland
conducted by Marjukka Riihimäki

Category 13 – Gospel & Spiritual
Santos Productions Academy, Gibraltar
conducted by Christian Santos

Category 12 – Jazz & Pop
Santos Productions Academy, Gibraltar
conducted by Christian Santos

Category 11 – Musica Contemporanea (contemporary music)
Abbellimento, Czech Republic
conducted by Jarmila Novenková

Category 10 – Musica Sacra
Cantamus Girls’ Choir, Great Britain
conducted by Pamela Cook (†) & Ann Irons

Category 7 – Female Choirs
Skanderborg Girls Choir, Denmark
conducted by Alice Vestergaard

Category 4 – Mixed Chamber Choirs
Singfoniker in F, Austria
conducted by Karl Lohninger

In the morning the best choirs from the Austrian Open Competition had sung for the Styria Prize.
It went to Seisen High School Choir from Japan. Congratulations!

The Category Winners of the Austrian Open Competitions are:

Category 1 – Children’s Choirs
Khorovaya Studiya Pioneria, Russia
conducted by Elena Veremeenko

Category 2 – Youth Choirs of Equal Voices
Sesen High School Choir, Japan
conducted by Mikiko Sato

Category 3 – Mixed Youth Choirs
Inner Mongolia Youth Choirs, China
conducted by Gerile Yulun

Category 4 – Mixed Chamber Choirs
Adelaide Chamber Singers, Australia
conducted by Carl Crossin

Category 10 – Music of the Religions
Adelaide Chamber Singers, Australia
conducted by Carl Crossin

Category 11 – Musica contemporanea (contemporary music)
Seisen High School Choir, Japan
conducted by Mikiko Sato


Category 12 – Jazz & Pop

Vox Singers, Poland
conducted by Robert Majewski

Category 14 – Folklore
Inner Mongolia Youth Choir, China
conducted by Gerile Yulun


Congratulations to everyone!
The lists of results from both competition rounds can be found here.

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