Kerkraads Symfonie Orkest will be attending the World Music Contest for the sixth time this year. Together with the Kerkrade choirs and numerous renowned soloists, they will once again be on the Roda Hall stage during this edition. During Beethoven's Choral Fantasy opus 80, KSO will be musically assisted by pianist Yingshan Hu and vocalists Kim Savelsbergh, Lien Haegeman, Pascal Pittie and Raoul Steffani. Also on the program are Brahms' Alt-Rhapsody, two works for Women's Choir by Berlioz and Tchaikowski, and Sheherazade by Rimsky Korsakov.
Participating choirs include het Vocaal, Ensemble Kerkrade, the ensemble Southern Voices, the Koninklijk Kerkraads Mannenkoor Lambertus, het Chevremonts Mannenkoor 1912 and the Mannenkoor David Kerkrade. The concert will be conducted by Manon Meijs.