ARTE Concert will broadcast the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year live online for viewers across France.
ARTE has been revealed today as the eleventh broadcaster who will be showing the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017. The cultural broadcaster will show the contest via their online streaming service, ARTE Concert. The stream will allow viewers in France to watch this years contest live from the Latvian Capital, Riga.
The following participating broadcasters will also be broadcasting the contest live from 20:00 CET on July 22:
- Belgium – La Trois
- Denmark – DR K
- Estonia – ETV 2
- Hungary – M5
- Latvia – LTV 1
- Slovenia – RTV 1
- Wales – S4C
The following broadcasters are broadcasting the contest on delay:
- Austria – ORF 2 – July 22 – 22:50 local time
- Germany – WDR – July 30 – 7:40 local time
- Germany – SR & SWR – August 6 – 0:05 local time
Eurovision Choir of the Year will be held for the first time on July 22 in Riga, Latvia as part of the European Choir Games. The European Broadcasting Union has partnered with Interkultur to create this latest Eurovision family event, and both hope to see the format develop into a yearly event.
Competing in the contest are:
- Austria (ORF) – Hardchor Linz
- Belgium (RTBF) – Les Pastoureaux
- Denmark (DR) – Academic Choir of Aarhus
- Estonia (ERR) – Estonian TV Girls’ Choir
- Germany (WDR) – Jazzchor Freiburg
- Latvia (LTV) – Spīgo
- Slovenia (RTVSLO) – Carmen Manet
- Hungary (MTVA) – Bela Bartok Male Choir
- Wales (S4C) – Côr Merched Sir Gâr
The Choirs competing in the contest will perform once for up to 6 minutes. The performance can include one or several works, of any genre, and “should in part reflect national or regional character in some way”. The winner will be decided by a three member jury, on the jury are; Elīna Garanča (Latvia – Mezzo-Soprano), John Rutter (United Kingdom – Composer) and Nicolas Fink (Switzerland – Conductor).