Bel Canto Choir Vilnius at the Tolosa International Choral Contest
2016 11 05
At the end of October 2016, Bel Canto Choir Vilnius participated in the Tolosa International Choral Contest in Tolosa, the Basque region of Spain. This contest belongs to the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing, the major and most prestigious choral contest network in Europe.
Bel Canto Choir Vilnius received 8.1 points (81.2 percent) out of 10 (100 percent) in the highly competitive and complex polyphonic music category. Choir Brevis, another Lithuanian choir that participated in the contest, received the same number of points. The Batavia Madrigal Singers from Indonesia took the first place in the 2016 contest with 9.1 points (91 percent).
This was the first time that Bel Canto Choir Vilnius participated in this major A-level choral contest in Europe. This was a significant acknowledgment and a great honor. We all received priceless experience and knowledge, as well as excellent advice and recommendations from the members of the international jury.