The titles of the two songs that Jazzchor Freiburg will perform at Eurovision Choir of the Year 2017 in Riga, Latvia have been revealed.
Jazzchor Freiburg will be performing two songs as part of their performance at the first ever Eurovision Choir of the Year. Each choir has six minutes within which to perform, this years German entrants have selected two pieces to perform at the contest. The first being “African Call“, this song has been performed by the group for five years, the music, lyrics and arrangement are by Bertrand Gröger & Klaus Frech.
The second song that the choir will be performing is “Palettes” which has been written and composed by Roger Treece. Roger Treece is an American composer, arranger and producer. He has composed work for television, film and stage. Over his career he has been nominated for five Grammy awards.
Find out more about the choir in our interview here.
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 Pastoreaux
- 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”. A jury will be made up of prominent international musicians who will decide the winner of the contest.
Source: SWR / EBU