The World Choir Games Wrap Up

SBO Staff • ChoralNews • July 31, 2012

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The World Choir Games recently wrapped up in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a reported 15,000 people attending and participating in the massive festival and competition that featured over 200 events. Gold medalists in the 22 competitive categories, and just a fraction of the winners, include:

  • Young children’s choirs: Wenzhou Children Art School Boys Choir (China).
  • Children’s choirs: Vocalista Angels (Indonesia).
  • Youth choirs of equal voices: Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir (China).
  • Young male choirs: Diocesan Boys’ School Choir (China/Hong Kong).
  • Mixed youth choirs: The “8 Seconds” Mixed Chorus of Hangzhou Normal University (China).
  • Mixed chamber choirs: The Sunday Night Singers (U.S.).
  • Mixed choirs: Stellenbosch University Choir (South Africa).
  • Female chamber choirs: Latvian Voices (Latvia).
  • Female choirs: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Girls Choir (China).
  • Male choirs: Mannerstimmen Basel (Switzerland).
  • Male chamber choir: Newman Sound Men’s Choir (Canada).
  • Musica sacra: Stellenbosch University Choir (South Africa).
  • Music of religions: Stellenberg Girls Choir (South Africa).
  • Musica contemporanea: Stellenberg Girls Choir (South Africa).
  • Jazz: Dekoor Close Harmony (Netherlands).
  • Gospel: Jeremy Winston Chorale (U.S.).
  • Spiritual: Aeolians of Oakwood University (U.S.).
  • Barbershop: Greater Harrisburg chapter Sweet Adelines (U.S.).
  • Popular choral music: Dekoor Close Harmony (Netherlands).
  • Folklore: Ninos Cantores de la Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil y Camerata Larense (Venezuela).
  • Scenic folklore: Kearsney College Choir (South Africa).
  • Show choirs: Choraliers (U.S.).

The next World Choir Games will take place in Latvia in 2014.
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