The concept of calling into being an event like the World Choir Games, taking the Olympic ideal into the arts, arose from the dream to peacefully unify singing people and nations connected by song in a fair competition. The idea should inspire people to… Continue
The games are over and many choirs presented a wealth of great music, in fact, there was over 12,000 minutes of singing in over 1,200 concerts in the 10 days of the games. That's 8 days of continuous singing! WOW!
Here's the final tally of the medal awards:
South Africa 24
Republic of Korea 9
The World Choir Games has passed the half-way point announcing the winners in the first competition!
Many, many choirs from all over the globe gathered in Graz, Austria on July 9 to celebrate a common interest and a common language - Music! Instead of nations focusing on their differences and conflicts, we are singing together and celebrating what we have in common - the love of making beautiful music!
The week began with a parade through the streets of Graz… Continue
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After the Grand Opening Celebration on July 9 where the Austrians provided a stunning musical welcome for the visiting choir, July 10 was the first round of qualifying and concerts by choirs from all over the world.
The Stadthlalle: Registration, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
The Grand Opening Ceremony with a Musical Celebration Provided by the City of Graz
July 10 was the day for qualification by the… Continue
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The largest choir competition in the world begins on July 9 with choirs parading through the streets of Graz, Austria. This grand event continues to unfold over the next 10 days ending with a grand ceremony on July 19 which will resemble the grand closing ceremony for the Olympics in China!
In total, there will be 441 choirs from 93 countries participating in this competition! That's over 20,000… Continue
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6th International choir and orchestra festival in Budapest (Hungary)https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/BUDAPEST – a city with one of the best locations in the worldNo visitor of the Hungarian capital can resist its beauty. The city enchants, impresses, and fascinates at the same time.…See More
From July 15th to 19th 2020, Vienna, the music capital of the world, will be once again the stage for children and youth choirs from all around the world. Under the slogan "Coming together to sing, singing for a better future", the young participants will promote world peace by means of their music. The World Peace Choral Festival aims at enhancing intercultural understanding and communication and producing mutual respect and harmony. The festival's highlights will include the opening ceremony…See More
PerformersJoseph Michael Martin, Composer/ConductorMack Wilberg, Composer/ConductorChristopher W. Peterson, Guest ConductorRobert Istad, Guest ConductorFeaturing Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers InternationalProgramThe Music of Joseph MartinThe Music of Mack WilbergBernstein: Chichester PsalmsHanson: Song of DemocracyDCINY celebrates President’s Day with a program of patriotic and original works from American Composer/Conductors. The Distinguished Concerts…See More
PerformersJonathan Griffith, ConductorDebra Cook, SopranoDistinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International| ProgramJohn Rutter: RequiemDCINY celebrates President’s Day Weekend with the works of American composer John Rutter. The Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Singers perform Rutter’s Requiem under the baton of Maestro Jonathan Griffith.See More
November 18, 2019 at 6pm to December 31, 2019 at 9pm
ATTENTION CHORAL SINGERS! Taconic Opera invites you to collaborate on an upcoming PREMIER PERFORMANCE of an original oratorio composed by our very own director, Dan Montez: Esther. This story of the woman who saved the Jews from their first threat of annihilation will be performed in March 2020 during which Women’s History Month and Purim are celebrated. This is Maestro Montez’s 6th oratorio in a series of biblical themes including Enoch, Jonah, Daniel, Job and David which all premiered to rave…See More
Rachel Eve Holmes is an American soprano recently described as “expressive and subtle, with a stunning instrument” (Capital Times). A Georgia native, Holmes’ performing career has taken her to Belgium, China, Italy, Austria, Canada, and the Czech Republic, as well as all over the United States. This performance marks her DCINY Artist Series debut at Carnegie Hall.Ticket $20-$100!See More
Here's a preview of an new book about Joseph Flummerfelt
In Conversations with Joseph Flummerfelt: Thoughts on Conducting, Music, and Musicians, Donald Nally presents a window into the mind and heart of one of America's most celebrated and distinguished choral…