Key Ensemble has won the adult choir class in the Euroradio Let the Peoples Sing choir competition.
The winner of the children's and youth choir class and also the overall winner of the competition is the Spanish Cor infantil Amics de la Unió.
The winner of the open class was Voices in Time from Munich, Germany.The Let the Peoples Sing competition finals were held in the Luxembourg Philharmonia on Sunday, October 13.
The Let the Peoples Sing Competition has over fifty years of history and is widely recognised as the most esteemed choir competition in the world. The European Broadcasting Union Choir Competition was first organised by BBC in 1961 - currently the national broadcasting companies take turns in hosting the biennial competition. The competition finale has evolved into a high quality concert featuring approximately ten choirs preselected by a professional jury. In addition to the Finnish contestant Key Ensemble, representative choirs from Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Norway, United States and Luxembourg take part in this year's finals.
The winners of different categories as well the winner of the prestigious main prize, Silver Rose Bowl, will be announced in a live concert broadcast that has traditionally gathered over nine million listeners all over Europe. Finnish choirs have won the coveted main prize three times: the Tapiola Choir in 1971, Candomino in 1980 and Jubilate in 1990.
Watch the whole final concert via Euroradio's video link.
Listen to the whole final concert hosted by Inari Nuutero (in Finnish) at the Yle Areena. Includes interviews with singers and a short documentary on the preparations for the competition (also in Finnish).