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
Added by SingerLink on July 14, 2008 at 9:43am —
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
Added by SingerLink on July 10, 2008 at 7:00pm —
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
Added by SingerLink on July 8, 2008 at 1:27pm —
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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…