The World Choir Games (WCG), the largest global choral competition, has concluded after 11 days of performances. The event wrapped up with a festive Closing Ceremony on July 13.

WCG 2023 Gangneung began on July 3 at the Gangneung Arena with a grand Opening Ceremony attended by 7,000 people. It received an overwhelmingly positive response, with all performances completely sold out.

A massive 63,000 visitors and 38,000 choir and staff members took part in this extraordinary music event during the entire event period. This means that more than 110,000 people came together for 11 days of music at the World Choir Games in Gangneung.

All World Choir Games participants brought their own music to the city of Gangneung showcasing their talents in more than 200 competition performances in total and 60 public Friendship Concerts around the city.

In the Awards Ceremonies of the World Choir Games, a total of 69 Golden, 19 Silver and 4 Bronze Medals were awarded to the participating choirs and a total of 24 Champions of the World Choir Games 2023 were crowned.

The participating choirs from China were most successful by achieving a total of 22 Medals, followed by Indonesia with a total of 13 Medals and the Republic of Korea with 11 Medals in total.

In The Open Competition a total of 44 Golden, 61 Silver and Bronze Diplomas were given to the participating choirs.

The WCG 2023 Gangneung featured 324 participating groups and participants from 46 countries and regions in various official events, such as Opening and Closing ceremonies, Awards, competitions, Friendship Concerts, Celebration Concerts, the General Conference of the World Choir Council, and workshops.

Furthermore, choirs performed freely on the streets of Gangneung, turning the entire area into a lively festival scene. Their 11-day presence not only boosted tourism but also revitalized local businesses.

In 2024 the next edition of the World Choir Games will happen in Auckland, New Zealand.

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