Danish group wins Eurovision Choir 2019 competition

Vocal Line from Denmark, winners of Eurovision Choir 2019 © Jonas Persson

Denmark’s Vocal Line has won the second Eurovision Choir competition at the final held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 3 August 2019. Amateur choirs from 10 different countries competed for the title Eurovision Choir 2019.

During the second edition of the choral talent TV show, broadcast live across Europe, the following choirs presented their choral repertoire to the expert jury: Almakalia from Belgium, Alba from Scotland, Vocal Line from Denmark, Jazzva from Slovenia, BonnVoice from Germany, Zero8 from the host country Sweden, Babite Municipality Mixed Choir MASKA from Latvia, Cake O’Phonie from Switzerland, Volve Vokal from Norway and Ysgol Gerdd Ceredigion from Wales.

The international jury (Katarina Henryson, founding member of the internationally renowned a cappella ensemble The Real Group, the English composer John Rutter and ‘The Father of Contemporary A Cappella’, Deke Sharon) announced three finalists, MASKA, Vocal Line and Jazzva.

Following their win, Vocal Line will shortly be seen on an international stage again: as part of their award, the group has won an all-inclusive trip to the World Choir Games 2020 which takes place from 5-15 July 2020 in Flanders, Belgium.

The Eurovision Choir competition was organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) in cooperation with INTERKULTUR and the city of Gothenburg and marked the opening of the Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4th European Choir Games, where until 10 August a total of 171 choirs and 6300 participants from 47 nations will sing in competitions across different genres and choral styles in a huge festival of choral music.

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