Copenhagen Chamber Choir Camerata wins LIACCC 201711:05, 3rd July 2017
Denmark’s Copenhagen Chamber Choir Camerata has won the London International A Cappella Choral Competition 2017 with a performance described by the judges as ‘completely masterful, technically measured and yet expressive to the core’.
Second prize went to the Ole Bull Kammerkor from Bergen, Norway.
The final round of the competition, which took place at St John’s Smith Square on 1 July, saw choirs from Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom perform in a bid for the top prize.
The ensembles presented programmes featuring Renaissance repertoire, music from their respective traditions, and pieces by Arvo Pärt, the week’s featured composer. The judging panel comprised Peter Phillips, Graham Ross, Ghislaine Morgan, Tõnu Kaljuste, and Carolyn Sampson.
The evening was the culmination of a week of music making in which choirs – in addition to the competition heats at St John’s – gave lunchtime and evening concerts at a number of historic churches across London and participated in masterclasses with conductor Peter Phillips and vocal coach Ghislaine Morgan.