The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, in order to preserve and develop the rich choral culture in the republic, and increase the level of teaching the choral singing in children's music and art schools, conducted a qualifying stage of the 9th Republican Zonal Competition of Children's Choral Collectives in Agdash City Music School named after Habil Aliyev on April 14. Choral groups of children's music schools and art schools of Gabala, Ismayilli, Agdash, Goychay, Ujar and Kurdamir regions participated in the competition. Choral collectives performed two or more songs of various types, including one piece of a cappella, works of Azerbaijani and foreign composers and folk songs. Children's choirs from all regions of Azerbaijan will take part in the contest, which will last until April 30.
The winners of the zonal contest will take part in the final round, which will be held in Baku. Distinguished choirs, choirmasters and concertmasters will be awarded with diplomas and diplomas.