The World Choir Games (formerly named the Choir Olympics) is the largest choir competition in the world. Organized for amateur choirs from all over the world, regardless of their country of origin, race, genre of music or artistic ambitions, its motto is "Singing together brings nations together". The idea of the World Choir Games originated from the effort to bring people together through singing in peaceful competition, showing that unity of nations through the arts can be effectively and illustratively demonstrated and challenged.
Organized by the Interkultur Foundation, the focus of the World Choir Games is on participation above winning. The Games aim to inspire people to "experience the strength of interaction, challenging personality and community equally by singing together".
The most recent host for the Games was Cincinnati, Ohio from 4 July until 14 July 2012 and the next host will be Riga, Latvia from 9 July until 19 July 2014.
... The Choir took part in the World Choir Games in Shaoxing, China, in July, and won the "Champion of the World Choir Games" title in two categories ... They received 95.75 for the category Mixed Choirs and 90.88 for the category Musica Contemporanea (Contemporary Music) ... The World Choir Games is the largest event of its kind ...
... The World Choir Games are hosted biennially (every even year) in a select city across the globe ... Choirs compete in select categories the 2012 games had 23, such as "Music of Religions" ... The World Choir Games consist mostly of competition in two categories, award ceremonies, and opening and closing ceremonies held at the beginning and end of the games, respectively ...
... Hazel Parchaso-Copiaco, they formed the Kilyawan Boys Choir (formerly known as the Claret Boys Choir) ... That same year, he was invited to be a part of the World Youth Choir, which held its rehearsals and performances for their summer session in Japan ... In 1999, under his direction, the Pansol Community Choir won Grand Champion in I Concurso Coral de Ateneo, which served as his springboard for being regarded as one of the ...
... The only boys’ choir outside of Germany to have received the honor of opening the International Bach Festival in Ratingen, Germany, in June 1999, with a full concert ... Winner of the 2004 International Trebby Award for 'Best Boys’ Choir Album” with its CD “Steal Away ... diploma in the qualifying around in Category 1 (Children's choirs) at the 5th World Choir Games in Graz, Austria July, 2008 Winner of the Gold diploma in the qualifying around in Category 17 (Sacred ...
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