The European Grand Prix for Choral Singing (EGP) is an annual choral competition between the winners of six European choral competitions. It was inaugurated in 1989. Despite its name, the EGP is not limited to European choirs; this is because choirs from any country can join the choral competitions in any of the EGP’s member-cities. Both European choirs and choirs from Japan, the USA, the Philippines, etc. have won EGP competitions. In addition, not only adults, but also children’s choirs participate in the competition.

The EGP is organized by the organizing committees of the following choral competitions, from which the EGP contenders are selected:

  • International Guido d’Arezzo Polyphonic Contest – Arezzo, Italy
  • Béla Bartók International Choir Competition – Debrecen, Hungary
  • International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor – Maribor, Slovenia
  • Tolosa Choral Competition – Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain
  • International Baltic Sea Choir Competition – Jūrmala, Latvia
  • International May Choir Competition «Prof. G. Dimitrov» – Varna, Varna Province, Bulgaria

The grand prize winners of each contest are automatically eligible to compete at the EGP. The hosting of each annual EGP competition is rotated among the six member cities. Read more about EGP regulations