The 8th World Choir Games, the largest event in the European Capital of Culture Programme of Riga, organised by the “Riga 2014” foundation in co-operation with the German cultural organisation “Interkultur”, was a complete success widely praised for its high artistic quality. A total of more than 1,600 people from fifteen countries participated in organising the Games and various services to the participants in the event.
“First of all, I wish to express my gratitude to the more than 27,000 participants in the World Choir Games who represented 460 choirs from 73 countries during the greatest choral event in the world. Thanks to singers from around the globe, Riga has become the choral capital of the world. I also wish to thank all the spectators and listeners who attended and participated in the multiple concerts in Riga and Latvia. And I thank the organisational team from the German cultural institution “Interkultur” for our successful co-operation, as well as other co-operation partners, the authorities of the Riga city, the 8th World Choir Games Artistic Director Romāns Vanags, choir conductors, and more than 500 assistants and volunteers for the 8th World Choir games in Riga, the European Capital of Culture,” says Diāna Čivle, the Head of the “Riga 2014” foundation.