More than 100 groups have registered, organizers said. The deadline for registration has been extended to Sept. 30.
The invitation is for “all choirs of boys, girls and youths who wish to participate in the festival as a preparation for the next World Youth Day, which will also take place in the city of Cologne, Germany,” the organizers explain.
From July 11-13, the visiting choirs will be the guests of the dioceses all over Germany. They will perform throughout Germany. From July 14-18, the visiting choirs and their German hosts will meet in Cologne for the grand finale.
More details are at www.chorfestival2004.d e.