S4C have announced their participation in next year’s Eurovision Choir Of The Year. Cor Cymru 2019 will once again double up as the selection process for the European competition, following the successful double up with Cor Cymru 2017.
For four of the categories, submissions are open until the 28th September (Children’s Choirs under 16 years old, Mixed Voices Choirs, Equal Voices Choirs and Show Choirs), while the Youth Choirs under 25 years old, have until the 8th October for their submissions.
Last year in Riga, the Welsh choir ‘Cor Merched Sir Gar’ were declared the Runners-Up of the competition, with Slovenia as the Winners.
The Eurovision Choir Of The Year takes place as part of the European Choir Games. The European Choir Games will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden next year. It is currently unclear whether the Eurovision Choir Of The Year will be held in the city due to SVT and TV4 not yet participating in the Contest. The Contest will be hosted elsewhere if neither Swedish broadcaster wish to take place. If this is the case, it is unknown whether it will tie in with the dates of the European Choir Games or not.
Author: Richard Taylor