Gibraltar Youth Choir Place 8th In Grand Prix Of Nations At European Choir Games
The Gibraltar Youth Choir, under the direction of Christian Santos, recently placed 8th in the Grand Prix of Nations at the European Choir Games in Gothenburg.
The group of 31 choir members were accompanied by live musicians from the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts.
A statement follows below:
Singers from all over the world are invited to join, compete and celebrate a grand festival of choral music in Sweden at the Grand Prix of Nations Gothenburg 2019 & 4th European Choir Games.
There were over 6000 singers from 170 choirs competed in this. The Gibraltar Youth Choir competed in the Pop / Jazz / Show Choir category. They qualified for the final round the most prestigious of all choral events “The Grand Prix of Nations”. Choirs go through various qualifying rounds before getting into this category. There were 18 choirs who took part from the open competition to the champions competition in this category. Only 11 made it into the Grand Prix. The Gibraltar Youth Choir finished in 8th place (Gold Award) and had the audience on their feet at the end of their performance.
Christian Santos said: “There is no better experience than representing your country on the world stage. Coming from a small place like Gibraltar it is with great pride that we can compete against countries like Great Britain, Sweden, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Belgium, China, Israel and Germany amongst many others and still hold out own.”