Kurt Bikkembergs composes Official Song World Choir Games 2020
Who else could we ask to do this but Kurt Bikkembergs? He wrote the song Listen in numerous arrangements especially for the WCG edition here in Flanders; every choir is sure to find what it wants in these arrangements.
The World Choir Games will attract hundreds of choirs from all over the world to Flanders between 5 and 15 July 2020 under the slogan Sing together, share happiness. It’s an excellent opportunity for foreign choirs and their choristers to get to know the excellent choir music from Flanders. You will hear one song everywhere, whether it is for one voice or for a choir (SAB, SATB, SSA, TBB, SS): Listen by Kurt Bikkembergs (b. 1963).
Don’t be alarmed if you suddenly hear it from the bell tower in your municipality: there is even a version for carillon! In addition to the hymn One Voice by John Rutter, this truly ‘official song’ for the World Choir Games in Flanders will resound during the competition. But you can also hear the song at the numerous choral flame concerts that announce the summer competition weeks like wildfire in the months before the event. The Flemish Radio Choir even created the SATB version in the Flemish Parliament on 23 September 2019: a true world première of Listen on the occasion of the opening of the parliamentary year.
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