Riga will host the 2017 European Choir Games. Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks emphasized that hosting the game is a huge honor and responsibility for Riga. ''We are ready to host the European Choir Games''.

Latvian capital received much praise after organizing a successful World Choir Games last year. This experience will be used to organize the European Choir Games in 2017.

It is planned that the European Choir Games will take place on July 15 in Riga, and will gather 200 choirs and more than 8,000 singers.

The organization which organizes the World Choir Games and the European Choir Games is the ''Interkultur''.

Photo: Latvian National Centre for Culture