Eurovision Choir of the Year



Produced in the UK in these years:



Commentators (S4C):
Morgan Jones (and Elin Manahan Thomas in 2017)

Commentators (BBC Alba):
Tony Kearney


S4C, 22 July 2017

S4C and BBC Alba, 3 August 2019


A television contest for amateur choirs.

Each choir performs six minutes of music, in genres of their choice. There's one choir per Eurovision broadcaster. The show is judged by a jury of music industry professionals, there's no televoting. Winners get a recording deal.

The event has been organised in association with the European Choir Games.

Very much what we would expect from a Eurovision choir contest, the serious business of singing allowed for some glitz and glamour. The choirs showed their personalities through staging and the choice of songs to sing.

A few tweaks for the 2019 edition, where the choirs were allowed just four minutes to make their mark, with the best three singing again in a Super Final. The winners were given an all-expenses paid trip to the 2020 World Choir Games, in the distant town of Antwerp.


The EBU's radio arm organises a distinct contest. Let the Peoples Sing finds a Euroradio Choir of the Year in sound only. The television and radio contests operate independently.

Web links

Official site (EBU)

Wikipedia entry

See also

Côr Cymru

Let the Peoples Sing

Weaver's Week reviews: 2017 and 2019


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