Eurovision Choir Of The Year 2017 ~ Denmark
Photo taken from the official Facebook page.
In just 2 days time. This Saturday 22nd July, the very first ever Eurovision Choir Of The Year will Take Place in Riga Latvia. It will be held in the Arena Riga and will see nine countries from Europe compete to see who will be crowned Europe's best. Over the next two days Eurovoxx will give you all the details of the artists. The 9 choirs are given six minutes to perform as many songs as they wish. The third country to be premiered is Denmark. DRK will be Denmark's national broadcaster. The commentators are Ole Tøpholm and Phillip Faber
Who Are Denmark's Choir?
The choir representing Denmark are the Academic Choir of Aarhus. The Danish choir are comprised of around 30 singers, both being male and female. It has been reported on the night they will send 33 singers to Latvia. They were founded in 1985 and the members are generally aged between 20 and 35. The Choir is led by Ole Faurschou. They tend to sing in Acapella style, but the music consists of new Danish and choral music. The members are connected with the University of Aarhus or The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus. They are popular both at home and abroad where they have toured many countries, such as Scandinavia, the USA and Spain. They have taken part in many competitions worldwide, winning 6th Musica Sacra a Roma, International Choir Festival & Competition in July, 2015. They have also released their music on albums. Check their official Facebook page here.
What Will They Sing?
They have chosen two songs and they are:
I Seraillets Have. Wiigen-Lied.
Who Is the Conductor?
has been, and will remain the conductor for Academic Choir of Aarhus. Born in 1969, he too like Austira's conductor Alexander Kroller graduated from the University for Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria. He studied orchestral conduction. In 2003 he got his first chance of being a conductor, and his talents have seen his reach extend abroad as he has conducted other choirs on different shores. In 2006 he won the best conductor at China's International Chorus Festival in Beijing. His talents have also seen him writing music for education, and he lectures both in Denmark and abroad.
How Will The Winner Be Chosen?
Unlike Eurovision there will be no tele voting, and no 'douze point', instead a winner will be chosen by a professional and impartial jury. The jury will consist of Latvia's Elina Garanca (a mezz- soprano), Switzerland's Nicolas Fink (a conductor), and finally United Kingdoms John Rutter (composer).
What Are The Rules?
The choirs have up to six minutes to perform one or more songs in the time allocated, and they can use any genre of music to sing. However they, “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”.
Eurovoxx would like to wish Denamrk all the best this Saturday. Check them singing in the video below.
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