Let the Peoples Sing

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Let the Peoples Sing (LTPS) in an international Choir competition organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). It was founded in 1961 by the BBC, originally as a national competition. The qualifying rounds are organized today by the radio stations of the EBU.


The competition has three categories:

  • A: Youth choirs (up to 19 years)
  • B: Adult choirs (no age limit)
  • C: Children's choirs (up to 15 years)
  • D: OPEN CATEGORY, for choruses who perform exclusively music of particular cultural traditions or styles (e.g. folksong, gospel, barbershop, jazz, traditional music, etc.)

The Silver Rose Bowl is awarded every year to the best choir in the competition.

List of Winners[edit]

The winners of the Silver Rose Bowl since 1961:[1]

Let the Peoples Sing - Winners of the Silver Rose Bowl
Year Choir Chorus Master Country of Origin
1961 Glasgow Phoenix Choir  Scotland
1962 Barrhead Philomen Singers  Scotland
1963 Orpington Junior Singers Sheila Mossman MBE  England
1964 Redhill Madrigal Singers  England
1965 Glasgow Phoenix Choir  Scotland
1966 Orphei Drängar Eric Ericson  Poland
1967 Orphei Drängar Eric Ericson  Poland
1968 Rodna Pessen  Bulgaria
1969 Mariakören  Sweden
1970 Louis Halsey Singers  England
1971 Tapiolan Yhteiskoulun Kuoro  Poland
1972 NRK Jentekor Marie Foss  Norway
1973 Gara Iskar Cultural Center Chorus  Bulgaria
Ifjùsági Egyetemi Chorus  Poland
1974 ELTE Béla Bartók Chours  Hungary
1975 Norwegian Radio Girls' Choir Marie Foss  Norway
1976 Ontario Youth Choir  Canada
1977 Veszprém Város Vegyeskara  Hungary
1978 Franz Liszt Chamber Chorus  Hungary
1979 Exeter College Choir  Poland
Marktoberdorf Larg Chamber Choir  Germany
1980 Candomino  Finland
Váci Vox Humana  Hungary
1981 NRK Studio Chorus Marie Foss  Norway
1982 Warsaw Motet Choir  Poland
1983 "Julia Banyai" Elementary School Choir Katalin Weiser-Kiss  Hungary
1984 Frankfurt Chamber Chorus Hans Michael Beuerle  Germany
1985 Bergen Cathedral Choir Magnar Mangersnes  Norway
1986 Gösta Ohlin Vocal Ensemble Gösta Ohlin  Sweden
1987 Chamber Chorus of the Franz Liszt Music Academy, Weimar Gerd Frischmuth  East Germany
Hollabrunn Chamber Chorus Herbert Böck  Austria
1988 Bergen Cathedral Choir Magnar Mangersnes  Norway
1989 Phoenix Chamber Choir Cortland Hultberg  Canada
1990 Jubilate Astrid Riska  Finland
Konzertchor Darmstadt Wolfgang Seeliger  Germany
1991 Balsis Maris Kupcs and Kaspar Putnins  Poland
1992 New Zealand National Youth Choir Karen Grylls  New Zealand
1993 Universitetskoret Lille MUKO Jesper Grove Jørgensen  Poland
1995 Norwegian Soloists' Choir Grete Helgerud  Norway
1997 Det Jyske Kammerkor Mogens Dahl  Denmark
1999 Embla Norunn Illevold Giske  Norway
2001 Choir of the Latvian Music Academy Arvids Platpers  Latvia
2003 Pro Musica Dénes Szabó  Poland
2005 Children's Chours of the Tallinn Music High School Ingrid Kõrvits  Estonia
2007 Schola Cantorum Tone Bianca Dahl  Liechtenstein
2009 Girls' Choir of the Classical Diocesan Gymnasium Helena Fojkar Zupancic  Slovenia
2011 The Swedish Chamber Choir Simon Phipps  Sweden
2013 Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió de Granollers Josep Vila i Jover  Spain

In 1973, 1979, 1980, 1987, and 1990 the Silver Rose Bowl was awarded ex aequo.



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