Member competitions and cities

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

  1. Concorso Polifónico Guido d’Arezzo (International Guido d’Arezzo Polyphonic Contest) – Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Italy
  2. Béla Bartók International Choir CompetitionDebrecen, Hajdú-Bihar county, Hungary
  3. International Choral Competition Gallus MariborMaribor, Slovenia
  4. Certamen Coral de Tolosa (Tolosa Choral Competition) – Tolosa, Basque Country, Spain
  5. Florilège Vocal de Tours (Tours Vocal Competition) – Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France
  6. International May Choir Competition «Prof. G. Dimitrov»Varna, Varna Province, Bulgaria

Each individual contest is usually referred to by the name of its host city instead of the competition’s official title. The grand prize winners of each contest are automatically eligible to compete at the GPE.

The hosting of each annual GPE competition is rotated among the six member cities.

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