The selection process will be televised on S4C as Wales look for the next choir that will represent the country in Eurovision Choir of the Year. Côr Cymru 2019 will consist of five different categories:
- Children’s Choirs 16 years of age and under
- Youth Choirs under 25 years of age
- Mixed Voice Choirs
- Equal Voice Choirs (Female or Male)
- Show Choirs
Interested choirs have until Friday 28th September to apply to take part in Côr Cymru 2019, except ‘Youth Choirs’ who have until Monday 8th October. The winning choir will win £4,000 in prize money.
The 2019 edition of Choir of the Year
With the contest being biennial, the 2019 edition will only be the second time the competition has taken place. However, no announcement has been made as to where the competition will take place. But it is thought that Gothenburg, Sweden is the likely destination as the city will host the European Choir Games.
Wales at Eurovision Choir of the Year
Côr Merched Sir Gâr represented Wales in 2017 (the first edition of Eurovision Choir of the Year) and finished in second place behind Slovenia. The choir was formed of pupils from schools across Carmarthenshire. The choir won Côr Cymru 2017 and therfore the right to represent Wales at the contest.
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