Choir of the World 2012 Winners

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DelicaTon from Germany win Choir of the World Competition

DelicaTon (Germany) have been crowned winners of the 2012 Choir of the World competition at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. The renowned Pavarotti Trophy now heads for Germany.

The standard of competition at this year’s competition as high as ever with the DelicaTon fending off competition from, Amarylca, Belgium(Chamber Choir); The White Roses, England (Barbershop Choruses); Bel Canto, England(Female Choir) and National University of Singapore (Mixed Choir).

DelicaTon formed in 2000 with the goal of presenting choral music of the highest standard. They have an average age of between 18 – 65, all generations.

Since its introduction in 1987, the Choir of the World competition has become established as the highlight of the week. Winners of the Mixed, Chamber, Barbershop, Male and Female choirs during the week return to the stage in this classic one-off competition to determine who wins the honour and title of Choir of the World.

Past winners of the Choir of the World competition includes Stellenberg Girls Choir (South Africa), Cywair (Wales), Detroit Concert Choir (USA), New Zealand National Youth Choir (New Zealand) and Budapest University Choir (Hungary).

The Pavarotti Trophy is named after the great Italian tenor who competed on the Eisteddfod stage in 1955 when his choir from Modena won the Men’s Choir competition. In 2005, Luciano Pavarotti added his name to the Choir of the World competition.