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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Johann Sebastian Bach – St John Passion BWV 245 “ The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the Glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit” JS Bach A not-to-be missed event, featuring one of the world’s foremost evangelists James Gilchrist, and one of the UK’s finest Baroque Orchestras.Somerset Chamber ChoirRichard Laing – ConductorThe Musical & Amicable Society (Baroque Chamber Orchestra)James Gilchrist – EvangelistSophie Gallager – SopranoHamish McLaren –…See More
Collegium Singers present a journey through literal and metaphorical darkness to serenity.Programme:Te lucis ante terminum – Thomas TallisNight Prayer – Alec RothThe Day is Done – Stephen PaulusNightingales – Gerald FinziTe mea nui – Katherine BellLamentations of Jeremiah, part 1 – Thomas TallisLamentations of Jeremiah, part 2 – Thomas TallisCalmes des nuits - Camille Saint-SaënsStargazer – Alec RothEvening Prayer - Sheena PhillipsTallis's Canon – Thomas TallisTickets:- Taunton Visitor Centre,…See More
After 13 years at the helm of Australia’s most loved award winning choir, Jonathon Welch gives his Melbourne farewell concert with his beloved Choir of Hard Knocks at Melbourne Town Hall.A special event of Melbourne International Singers FestivalPresented by Melbourne Street Choir IncFeaturing Founding Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM, Special Guest MC – Jan van de Stool, Danielle Matthews, Play It Forward massed community choirs AND SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS!Join us for this very special…See More
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
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…