More than 300 artists from 11 foreign troupes have registered to take part in the 3rd Vietnam International Choir Competition in Hoi An city on June 20-21, the city's Culture and Information Centre said on May 13.

They are from Indonesia, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Indonesia will send seven troupes with over 200 instrumentalists, while Australia's Voice Weavers, the Republic of Korea's Choir of Korean Choral Society and Taiwan's Panan Choir will also vie for the top prize at the competition.

The host country has sent four troupes from Hue city's Academy of Music, the Catholic Church Choir of Hoi An and culture centres of Quang Nam province and Hoi An City to compete at the annual event.

Participating troupes are also set to perform at the Street Choir performance, titled International Melody, in the old quarter on the night of June 21.

The International Choir tournament is part of the 5th Quang Nam Heritage Journey Festival, which will be organised in Hoi An, My Son Sanctuary, Tam Ky city and Cham island from June 21-26.-VNA