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2023 World Choir Festival

International Choral Competition


The Competition will be held online in two rounds: Category Round and Final Round. 


The Category Round will be adjudicated by 10 jury members. Different awards will be presented according to the average marks given to each choir. Choir representatives are invited to "Meet the Jury" online in June. ​



Jury Members of the Category Round



Video requirements


General Requirements

  • The video should be recorded in high-definition (720p/1080p) and be made in .mp4 format

  • The audio & video should be recorded simultaneously and post-productions are not allowed

  • The time limit applies to the total length of the video, extra materials will not be marked.

  • Please upload the video(s) to both YouTube and Google Drive, and provide permanent links on the application form for the organiser/jury to view/download.

  • Videos recorded in 2018 or after are accepted. 

  • In case you are submitting performances recorded at different occasions, please join the videos and submit one video link only

  • Each work should be recorded in one continuous take.

  • Videos recorded and edited with multi camera angles are accepted, but we encourage submitting videos recorded by one camera only (in a fixed position). 


 Adjudication and Diplomas

Jury Members of the Category Competition will evaluate the overall artistic quality of each video and present diplomas according to the following scale:


Bronze Award: 59.5-69.4 marks

Silver Award: 69.5-79.4 marks

Gold Award: 79.5 marks or above

Champion of each category will receive a "Category Champion" certificate. A number of "outstanding Conductors" & "Outstanding Teachers' will also be presented, based on the nominations of the jury.

Final Round

Choirs that receive 85 marks or above in the category competition will be considered to the Final Round. A list of Finalists (tentatively around 15 choirs) will be nominated and confirmed by the Jury of the Category Round.

Each finalist will choose 1 piece from their Category Round video for the Final Round, where 30  international jury members will vote for the “Choir of the World” Award (including a cash prize equivalent to RMB 40,000), Jury’s Prize (including a cash prize equivalent to RMB 20,000) and a number of Grand Awards.

Jury Members of the Final Round

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