In total nine choirs will participate in Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. Wales will participate for the first time in a Eurovision Family of Events production. The participants (in alphabetical order):
What can you expect from Eurovision Choir?
Each choir will perform a six minute unaccompanied set in any genre. The songs can include one or several works, and should in part reflect their respective national or regional character in some way.
The choirs will be judged by a high-profile jury, including British composer John Rutter and Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča.
Grammy-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre and Latvian Television’s culture presenter Eva Johansone will host the show.
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