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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Currently in its 21th season and past recipient of the Westchester County Arts Organization of the Year Award, Taconic Opera presents what is considered to be Giuseppe Verdi’s greatest work and one of the greatest pieces of music of all time, his magnificent and soaring Requiem. Conducted by Taconic Opera Director, Maestro Dan Montez, the work will feature the fully-professional Taconic Opera orchestra and lead singers, along with chorus. According to Montez, “No one should miss this amazing…See More
9th International choir and orchestra festival in Rome (Italy)11.03. - 15.03.2020https://www.mrf-musicfestivals.com/ROME – a multifaced mythNames such as “Eternal City” or “Centre of the World” are not too modest. However, the Italian metropolis boasts them, and emphasizes its…See More
Adventurous clarinettist and new music aficionado Chris Grymes brings his Open G podcast and performance series to National Sawdust in a continuing exploration of the new avenues that digital technologies are opening up for creating and sharing high-caliber music. This installment features the achingly beautiful music of Jeremy Gill.Jeremy Gill is a composer and pianist with a modern voice and a classical sensibility. Gill’s music is has been hailed as “vividly colored” (New York Times) and…See More
Pittance Chamber Music, known for featuring the extraordinary resident artists of the Los Angeles Opera pit and stage, presents Evensong with James Onstad, an evening offering of beloved works by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Johannes Brahms, as part of Pittance Chamber Music’s 5th Anniversary Season. The concert takes place in Barrett Hall at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music on March 31, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The program features American tenor James Onstad, pianist Paul Floyd and members of the…See More
Known for his virtual choir YouTube videos and one of today's most established choral composers, Eric Whitacre returns to Carnegie Hall as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) concert series.Performers: Eric Whitacre, Conductor Kelly Yu-Chieh Lin, Accompanist Distinguished Concerts Singers InternationalProgram: All-Eric Whitacre Program The Star-Spangled Banner Lux Aurumque The City and the Sea The Seal Lullaby i carry your heart Cloudburst Five Hebrew Love Songs…See More
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is poised to please. The group will begin its 2019 season with two matinee concerts on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm and Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm that highlight Gabriel Fauré’s exquisite Requiem with professional orchestra and soloists, along with a collection of motets by Felix Mendelssohn, Anton Bruckner and Johannes Brahms. There is no better place to experience a concert of sacred music than the magnificent and…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…