The World Choir Games 2018 united more than 300 choirs, and over 16.000 participants from more than 60 countries and regions in choral singing. The 10th anniversary event and the first-ever World Choir Games on African soil came up with quite a number of premieres: 14 world premieres of choral works in category Musica Contemporanea, the new WCG anthem ‘One Voice’ by John Rutter which resounded in Tshwane for the first time or the Choral Olympic Flame which will continue to burn for all future World Choir Games events. 

More than 50 concerts and over 400 competition performances took place during the entire event and showcased brilliant choral singing throughout the event.

Best choir in the competition was The Aeolians of Oakwood University from the USA (conducted by Jason Max Ferdinand) by achieving the brilliant result of 97,88 points in the category Spiritual.

The international jury has awarded 12 Bronze, 92 Silver and 134 Gold Medals in The Champions Competition of the World Choir Games 2018. In The Open Competition a total of 3 Bronze, 104 Silver and 67 Gold Diplomas were given to the participating choirs. The top countries of Medal Winners of the World Choir Games 2018 are South Africa with 76 and China with totally 25 medals. They are followed by Russia, USA and Germany.

The host country South Africa handed over the flag of the World Choir Games to the representatives of the next host country of the World Choir Games 2020 of Flanders/Belgium.


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