Quite an experience like no other. It is estimated that about 345 choirs will be coming to South Africa, that is around 20,000 performers. Oakwood University Aeolians achieves highest scores in two categories to win big at the 10th edition of World Choir Games in Tshwane, in the northern part of South Africa. Competition categories: O/C1, O/C3, O/C4, O/C10, O/C17Address: 330 Preller St, Groenkloof 358-Jr, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa, Photos: Bill Davies (SA), INTERKULTURSource: www.unisa.ac.za, Competition categories: O/C19, O/C20, O/C22, O/C23, O/C24, C27Address: 320 Pretorius Street, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa. Member of the Artistic Committee of the 12th IFCM World Choral Symposium, Founder, Musical Director and Trustee of Barnsley Youth Choir. Those who want to join the World Choir Games 2018 should register for the event in the next few days. Representing Sri Lanka will be the Soul Sounds Academy with around 33 students. The World Choir Games offer The Champions Competition and The Open Competition. I'm sure that the next two years, in the way of the 10th World Choir Games and 30th INTERKULTUR anniversary, will be full of successfully events.". The Games offer fair and realistic competition to experienced competitive choirs as well as choirs with relatively little international experience. WITH less than a week to go to the opening of the 2018 World Choir Games, tickets are on sale for the competition concerts of the 300 participating choirs from 60 countries - … The song has been composed by the legendary Sibongile Khumalo, who is also on the National Artistic Committee of the 10th World Choir Games. The event, which is set to premiere a new anthem, will give the the two choirs the opportunity to interact with singers from different parts of the world. The Aula was the first Opera House to be built in the capital and remained the major venue in the city until the State Theatre's completion in the early 1980s. Tygerberg Children's Choir is very proud to be associated with it and hopes to host this excellent competition in South Africa soon! International adjudicator, clinician-, seminar- and workshop-leader. On July 14, 2018, the third and last Award Ceremony of the 10th World Choir Games took place in the Moreleta Church of Tshwane. Finally, the program will be discussed with the choir in an open and amicable atmosphere. Its 6 368km² spread makes it the third-largest city in the world after New York and Tokyo. Founder and conductor of the Daegu Jazz Singers in Daegu, South Korea. Interkultur is the world body that runs the Choir Games. The World Choir Games invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate. Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies not participating in any other category may also register to only participate in multiple friendship concerts. ", "I feel very grateful and honored for being member of this incredible working team. Oakwood University Aeolians Win at World Choir Games in Tshwane, South Africa with Highest Scores Oakwood University Aeolians achieved highest scores in two categories to win big at the 10th edition of World Choir Games in Tshwane, located in the northern part of South Africa. Plan ahead and go on... Have you all checked www.wcg2024.com already? These two competitions allow choirs the opportunity to participate at the appropriate level. The World Choir Games will also offer workshops, seminars and open rehearsal sessions. Where will we... Triad in major: The World Choir Games in 3 countries on 3 continents. All participants, whether taking part in the competitions or not, are given the opportunity to participate with their choir in a session with a noted international choir director. Many sights like the Pretoria Zoo, the Botanical Garden, countless parks and public green spaces as well as numerous museums offer every-day cultural experiences as well as relaxing opportunities. Later, in 1873, applications to construct the first Anglican Church in Church Street were submitted and were at first rejected by Government officials. An international renowned choral music expert will then rehearse the piece with the choir to provide new artistic ideas and impetus. The Musaion seats just over 500 people and the amphitheatre around 3 000. Eagle was one of the architects at the forefront of the new developments in architecture, and was an architect of the 20th rather than the 19th century. These free public concerts provide opportunities to choirs to showcase their musical traditions and costumes of their native land. On July 14, 2018, the third and last Award Ceremony of the 10th World Choir Games took place in the Moreleta Church of Tshwane. Theses are the Category Winners and Champions from July 14. Well done, INTERKULTUR! All amateur choirs of the world are invited for 11 days to meet singers from all over the world in competitions, at Friendship Concerts and major singing projects. , Kia ora #WorldChoirGames2024! INTERKULTUR African Cultural Development Foundation, supported byGauteng Tourism AuthorityCity of Tshwane. Let's start the new year with some memories and a look into the future: "Harmonize" from... INTERKULTUR Video Award #2 - Announcement of the Winners. Founder and Artistic Director of Barnsley Singers, Deputy Director of Education for the Astrea Trust (20 schools). #Drakies #worldchampions Artistic leader of the highly acclaimed European Winesong Festivals organized for male choirs. Guidoneum Award of Arezzo Foundation, Order of White Star of the Republic of Estonia, Prize of the UNICEF National Committee, Musician of the Year by Estonian National Broadcast, Member of the INTERKULTUR World Choir Council, Founder of Drumming and Umakhweyane ensemble, Director of the University of Zululand Choir and voice lecturer, Seasoned adjudicator on choral and cultural music, Receiver of the 1996 Elizabeth Cornell/Samro Award,for Best Voice Student at Wits University, One of the founder members of the South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association, A fully recognised,dedicated contributor towards discovering and unleashing singing talent in Southern African Schools(Workshop facilitator, adjudicator and trainer), Member of the panel of adjudicators,for the leading Southern African Eisteddfod-The Old Mutual National Choir Festival, Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University, Artistic Director of the Tallahassee Community Chorus, Author, composer, arranger and two instructional videos, Robert Shaw Award (highest honor bestowed by ACDA), Extensive international conducting and adjudicating credits, Choir Development Officer of ABC Motsepe Schools Choral Eisteddfod (Buffalo City Metropolitan District), Co-Founder and President of Euphoric Utterances Chorale (EUCHO), Conductor of Uviwe Senior Secondary School, Silver Medallist at ATKV Applous with Uviwe Senior Secondary School Choir (2013), Province of the Eastern Cape’s Representative with Uviwe Senior Secondary School Choir at ABC Motsepe Schools Choral Eisteddfod (2017), Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SIA Music Promotions, For 25 years she was Founder and Director of the multi-cultural “Nelson Mandela, She pioneered and elevated the performance of authentic, traditional African Music to a theatrical level, First prize winner of the „Internationaler Chorwettbewerb“ in Spittal an der Drau, Austria in 2009, She started the Choral Conducting Department at the Nelson Mandela University with the late Kare Hanken and the Norges Korforbund, Norway in 2000 to empower formerly disadvantaged teachers and create a platform for young talented conductors nationally. , Kia ora #WorldChoirGames2024! Attention: News Editors/Journalists For immediate release Thursday, 5 July 2018. English; Français Harmonious Chorale at the 10th World Choir Games. World Choir Games 2018 Jul 04, 2018 Live at the World Choir Games 2018 in South Africa! As explained by Reverend Brian Tee, the Cathedral parish dates back to 1864 with the annual arrival of Bishop Twells who’s Diocese extended from the Orange River to the Zambezi River. Check out the last edition of the World Choir Games! Team South Africa has been crowned the champions, having won 78 medals. These choirs will have to attend compulsory rehearsal sessions with choirs from around the world. UP alumnus and architect Brian Sandrock was responsible for the design of the facility which was built on part of the old athletics field. Choirs will sing a program of three pieces for a maximum performance time of 15 minutes in front of a panel of international experts. Interkultur is the world body that runs the Choir Games. Watcha Livestream broadcasts selected events from Tshwane Welcome to the streaming home of the World Choir Games 2018! You are interested in participating in this event series? The 2024 host city of Auckland, New Zealand, has also been announced, but no dates have been confirmed. 30 years of INTERKULTUR and the 10th edition of the World Choir Games – this is what we celebrate in 2018! Festivals, Choir Competitions, Sing Along Projects: Learn more about special performance opportunities with the free INTERKULTUR newsletter. Competition categories: O/C7, O/C15, O/C16, O/C21Address: St. Alban's Cathedral, 327 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria City Centre, Tshwane, South Africa. On July 5, 2018, Potomac Conference's Takoma Academy (TA) Chorale flew to Tshwane, South Africa, to participate in the 10th anniversary World Choir Games (WCG), not knowing they would make a huge impact in the lives of others, and, in return, be impacted themselves. The anniversary event of the world’s largest international choir competition comes up with a premiere: For the first time ever an INTERKULTUR event will happen on the African continent. The University Chapel, formally the Church of Saint Alfons Maria de Liguori, and the accompanying Monastery was built in 1925 and was bought from the Catholic Church in 1980. The University of Pretoria (Afrikaans: Universiteit van Pretoria, Northern Sotho: Yunibesithi ya Pretoria) is a multi-campus public research university in Pretoria, the administrative and de facto capital of South Africa. Choirs who choose not to be placed in competition, but seek to be part of the international experience of the can participate in the non-competitive evaluation activities. Choirs not participating in the competition will be presented a certificate and a recommendation for their future participation in international choral competitions. Please note that the artistic committee will have the final say in the selection of choirs. Former professor for Choral Conducting at the Conservatory of Alkmaar and Vocal Jazz at the Conservatory of Rotterdam (The Netherlands). Madiba, who passed away on 5 December […] Artistic Director of European Film Awards TV-live Gala, HM Elizabeth II and their Majesties Japanese Emperor and Empress State Visit Concerts. More than 300 choirs from 59 countries took part in more than 50 concerts and over 400 competition performances. Diplomas and Medals awarded in seven competition categories. Many brilliant choirs in South Africa who could NEVER afford to travel internationally will now get a chance to compete, take part, share, exchange ideas and be involved in the biggest choral spectacle on Earth. At the conclusion of the program there will be a brief internal consultation of the panel of choral experts. Professor of Choral conducting at “Tactus – Grupo de Estudio de Dirección Coral”, Various publications on Latin American choral music and editor of the coral series “Latin American Choral Music” (Música Coral Latinoamericana), Founder and Artistic Director of the chamber choir “Maulbronner Kammerchor” and, Recorded more than 20 CDs with the “Maulbronner Kammerchor”, including 10 oratorios by G.F. Händel and was awarded the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Ring 2013, Chair of the advisory board of the German Music Council and Artistic Leader and Chairman of the jury of the “Deutscher Chorwettbewerb” from 2002 - 2020, Since 2014 Artistic Director of the “Internationaler Kammerchor-Wettbewerb Marktoberdorf”, Chair of the advisory board of the “Bundesjugendchor of Germany”, recently founded by the German Music Council, Vice President of China Chorus Association and director of Mass Chorus Committee of, President of Guangdong Choral Association and President of Shenzhen Choral Society, Founder and Director of Guangdong International Choral Pedagogic Education Project, Directed many choirs, which have won champion titles in numerous choral contests, both home and abroad in recent years, Concert pianist, accompanist and choral director, Alumni of the Royal College of Music, London, Has performed both as soloist and choral director in Sri Lanka and all around the world, with successful concert and recital tours, Founder and Director of “Soul Sounds”, Sri Lanka‘s premiere female ensemble, and the Soul Sounds Academy based in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Associate Professor of choral and orchestral conducting at the Jerusalem  Academy of Music, Israel, Composer of more than 100 compositions, including choral and chamber music, operas, concerti, oratorios and symphonic music, many of which have been performed not only in Israel, but worldwide, Received the Life Achievement award of ACUM (Authors and Composers in Israel) in 2008 for life's contribution to Israeli music as conductor, composer and pedagogue, Principal Conductor of Gondwana Chorale (national youth choir), Associate Director of Voices of Birralee and conductor of Birralee Blokes and Resonance of Birralee, secondary school choral director at Brisbane Girls Grammar School, awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for services to choral music in Australia. Artistic Director at INTERKULTUR, Germany. ", "Long live the World Choir Games! Since its beginning, choirs from South Africa have been fascinating the audience and the singers from all over the world … South Africa is a land of choirs, a land of singing,” according to Interkultur President Günter Titsch. A complete description of the competitions can be found in the "Competition Information" booklet. Theses are the Category Winners and Champions from July 14, Diplomas and Medals awarded in seven competition categories, Bernard Krüger, choir director Drakensberg Boys Choir, South Africa (WCG Sochi 2016), North-West University PUK Choir, South Africa (WCG Riga 2014), James Reddan, Linn-Benton Community College Choirs, USA (WCG Riga 2014), Tygerberg Children’s Choir, South Africa (WCG Graz 2008), Felix Nassi, jury member, Benin (WCG Sochi 2016), Daniel Garavano, jury member, Argentinia (WCG Sochi 2016), Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Chor der Technischen Universität Wien (Austria), Female Chamber Choir "Banjalucanke" (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Female Vocal Ensemble "Klapa Kastav" (Croatia), Male Vocal Ensemble "Klapa Kastav" (Croatia), Schola Cantorum Akto (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Choeur La Grace (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Groupe Evangelique De Louange Et D'Adoration Du Centenaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Choeur MC (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Academy of Music's Girls Choir Esbjerg (Denmark), Choir of Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Art Center (China), Shengzhi Veteran Cadres Choir of Henan (China), Wanheng Olympic Love Art Chorus of Hengyang (China), Guangzhou Opera House Children's Chorus (China), Chongqing Shi Guangnan Women's Choir (China), Guangdong Zhongshan Hefeng Female Choir (China), The Elegance Choir of Ludao Shuangfeng Community (China), Diocesan Girls' School Choir (China/Hong Kong SAR), Aiyue Female Chorus of Sichuan Culture Center (China), Guilin Lijiang River Vocal Art Troupe (China), Shenzhen Voice of Women Entrepreneurs Chorus (China), St. Paul's Co-educational College Senior Mixed Voice Choir (China), Shenzhen Luohu Sound of Harmonies Choir (China), Shenzhen Huaqiangbei Philharmonic Chamber Choir (China), Zhaoqing Duanzhou Haiyun Children’s Choir (China), Guangzhou South China Experimental Art Troupe (China), Tsinghua University Primary School Choir (China), Chinese Taipei, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, New Taipei City Junior Choir (Chinese Taipei), Bao Lai Junior High School Choir (Chinese Taipei), Chor am Helmholtz Gymnasium Potsdam (Germany), Kinderchor der Deutschen Oper Berlin (Germany), Nottingham Trent University Chamber Choir (Great Britain), Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Hasanuddin (Indonesia), deCarteret College High School Choir (Jamaica), St Georges Diocesan School Senior Choir (Namibia), Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Miriam College High School Glee Club (Philippines), Chór Kameralny Collegium Musicum Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego (Poland), Coro Juvenil do Instituto Gregoriano de Lisboa (Portugal), Choeur Des Seraphins (Republic of the Congo), Gnesins' Ensemble of Contemporary Music "Altro coro" (Russia), Academic Choir of the Ural Federal University (Russia), Children's Choir "Melodia" Zhukovsky (Russia), Komi Republic College of Fine Arts Academic Choir (Russia), Nizhny Novgorod State University Choir (NNSU) (Russia), Nanyang Technological University CAC Choir (Singapore), University of Johannesburg Choir (South Africa), Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria (South Africa), Affie Choir - Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool (South Africa), Eunice Vitae Cantamus Choir (South Africa), The Wykeham Collegiate Choir (South Africa), Hermanus Pro Musica Female Chamber Choir (South Africa), Grey College Secondary Choir (South Africa), The Winelands Chamber Choir (South Africa), North West Children's Choir (South Africa), Jacaranda Children's Choir (South Africa), Kimberley Children's Choir (South Africa), Wonderboom High School Choir (Conwonnité) (South Africa), C&N Primêre Meisieskool Oranje - Seniorkoor (South Africa), Gene Louw Children's Choir (South Africa), St. Stithians Girls' College Choir (South Africa), Willowridge High School Choir (South Africa), Hoërskool Stellenbosch Choir (South Africa), Hendrik Verwoerd High School (South Africa), Menlopark High School Choir (South Africa), South Cape Children's Choir (South Africa), Durbanville Primary School Choir (South Africa), Louw Geldenhuys Primary School (South Africa), Kensington Chorale Girls' Choir (South Africa), North-West University PUK Choir (South Africa), Tygerberg Children's Choir (South Africa), Stirling High School Chamber Choir (South Africa), Durban Girls' High School Choir (South Africa), Bellville High School Mixed Choir (South Africa), Maritzburg College School Choir (South Africa), Pietermaritzburg Girls' High School Choir (South Africa), St. Stithians Girls' Prep Nonyani Choir (South Africa), Maranatha Christian School High School Choir (South Africa), La Rochelle Girls' High School (South Africa), Loreto Convent School Senior Primary Choir (South Africa), St. Alban's College Barbershop Boys (South Africa), Huguenot High School Choir (South Africa), Choir of Hoërskool Randburg (South Africa), NCA North West Youth Choir (South Africa), Hoërskool Generaal Hertzog Invitation Choir (South Africa), Willem Postma Primary School Choir (South Africa), De Kuilen High School Girls' Choir (South Africa), St David's Marist Inanda Chamber Choir (South Africa), Rustenburg Girls' High School Choir (South Africa), Hoërskool Waterkloof gemengde koor (South Africa), Hoërskool Waterkloof - Dogterskoor (South Africa), Drakenberg Old Boys' Choir (South Africa), Lynnwood Primary School Choir (South Africa), Cornwall Hill College Choir (South Africa), Jeppe High School for Girls Choir (South Africa), Cantare - Paarl Boys' High School Choir (South Africa), Eversdal Primary School Choir (South Africa), Frank Pietersen Music Centre Combined Choir (South Africa), Cambridge High School Choir (South Africa), St. John's Diocesan School for Girls Choir (South Africa), Eersteriver South Youth Choir (South Africa), Drakondale Girls Choir School (South Africa), Epworth Preparatory School Senior Choir (South Africa), Loreto School Queenswood Senior Choir (South Africa), Brescia House Serviam Sisters (South Africa), Kgosi Mampuru Il Unitas DCS Choirs (South Africa), Pretoria High School for Girls Choir (South Africa), Somerset College Preparatory School Senior Choir (South Africa), Ekurhuleni Children's Choir (South Africa), University of Limpopo Choristers (South Africa), D.F. 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