The event has received registrations from 20 teams representing nine countries and territories, and will feature 13 events with eight grades held at the city's theater.

A performance by Vocalista Angels, children's choir team from Indonesia at the Vietnam International Choir Competition in Hoi An in 2019

Organized by Interkultur and Hoi An since 2011, the competition expects to gather thousands of artists performing in the men’s and women’s mixed and equal voice of sacred choral music, hymn, chamber, and folklore with age groups of youth, teen, and adult.

The opening ceremony of the event will take place at the Hoi An Theater at 8p.m. on April 2, and the troupes will hold a parade from the theater to wind through the Old Quarter of Hoi An after the award ceremony on April 4.

The competition’s organizers will present gold medals and certificates to winners of eight categories. Teams will also participate in a public performance, international melody, and local performances of art troupes from 7.30p.m. at the Japanese Bridge, Kazik Park, and Ba Mu Pagoda on April 3-4.

Interkultur brought the first choral competition to Hoi An in 2011, and central Thua Thien Hue hosted the second edition in 2012. The competition’s jury will be selected by Interkultur, and Dang Chau Anh will be the only Vietnamese representative in the jury.

The biennial competition is considered a rendezvous for international choir teams and friends coming to the UNESCO-recognized world heritage site.

In the previous competition in 2019, the Vocalista Angels, a children's choir team from Indonesia, won the Vietnam International Choir Competition, while the Vietnamese choir of the National University of Art Education was awarded the silver prize in the mixed choirs.

Source: VNA