In addition to their competitive or non–competitive participation, choirs may perform in a friendship concert with other choirs in public venues in and around the city of Tshwane. The complex features elements of the Little Brazilian or Modern Brazilian style and has excellent acoustics. Built as a designated complex to provide facilities for the Department of Music which was established in 1958, this structure consists of office wings, an auditorium and an open-air amphitheatre. This day is filled with exceptional events for the choirs, and apart from the Award Ceremony, the singers will enjoy a great colourful Parade of Nations and the fantastic Closing Ceremony which will see them off with memorable performances and the hope that all might meet again at 2020 in Flanders, Belgium! The choirs will receive an official certificate of participation. My students are still talking about it and I know they will continue to do so for years to come! INTERKULTUR African Cultural Development Foundation, supported byGauteng Tourism AuthorityCity of Tshwane. 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. Competition categories: O/C7, O/C15, O/C16, O/C21Address: St. Alban's Cathedral, 327 Francis Baard Street, Pretoria City Centre, Tshwane, South Africa. Plan ahead and go on... Have you all checked www.wcg2024.com already? They experience at first hand the atmosphere, the very special spirit and character of South African choral music, share their common passion for singing and get inspired by each other. The choice is yours: the #WorldChoirGames in 3 countries on 3 continents! Ghana's sole participant at the world choir games crowned winners at World Choir Games. Former conductor and artistic director of student Vocal Jazz Group „Dekoor“ and the Student Symphonic Choir and Orchestra (USKO) of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Attention: News Editors/Journalists For immediate release Thursday, 5 July 2018. The song has been composed by the legendary Sibongile Khumalo, who is also on the National Artistic Committee of the 10th World Choir Games. Are you interested in former events of this series? Cyril & Methodios Choral Organization, renowned for its many international distinctions and regular collaboration with Thessaloniki State Orchestra and Opera, Artistic Director of the "Thessaloniki Concert Hall" Children & Youth Choirs' Festival, International adjudicator, lecturer and author of choral text books and choral score editions, Chairman of the Children’s Chorus Committee of China, Deputy Director of the Artistic Committee of China Chorus Association, Director of the “China Broadcasting Children’s Chorus” (China National Radio) since 1983, Jury member of the World Choir Games since 2008, Studied choral conducting at the State Academy of Music in Sofia (Bulgaria) and orchestra conducting at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf (Germany), From 2007-2011 conductor and Choir Director at the Staatsoper Münster (Germany), Since 2011 Artistic Director and Conductor of Collegium Musicum Berlin at the Free and Technical Universities in Berlin, Recipient of several conducting prizes in Münster in 2011 and St. Petersburg in 2013. Member of the Artistic Committee of the 12th IFCM World Choral Symposium, Founder, Musical Director and Trustee of Barnsley Youth Choir. Jury member and clinician at numerous international festivals in Europe and Latin America. MEDIA RELEASE. An international renowned choral music expert will then rehearse the piece with the choir to provide new artistic ideas and impetus. Artistic Director of European Film Awards TV-live Gala, HM Elizabeth II and their Majesties Japanese Emperor and Empress State Visit Concerts. Theses are the Category Winners and Champions from July 14. It has an orchestra pit that can be adjusted to accommodate up to 60 musicians. Interkultur is the world body that runs the Choir Games. Tygerberg Children's Choir is very proud to be associated with it and hopes to host this excellent competition in South Africa soon! 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. Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. On July 14, 2018, the third and last Award Ceremony of the 10th World Choir Games took place in the Moreleta Church of Tshwane. ... Choir Games. Choirs, instrumental groups, and dance companies not participating in any other category may also register to only participate in multiple friendship concerts. The choir won the newly created category C28 during the second awards ceremony held on Friday at the Moreleta Park Church. 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. Diplomas and Medals awarded in seven competition categories. ", "As an African and musician, It is an honor to me to be a member of your wonderful organization. The World Choir Games are expected to open a unique opportunity for South African rural and township choirs. The 10 th World Choir Games got off to a roaring start today (5 July 2018) with choirs from across the world slugging it out for the top honours at the 10-day event that ends on Saturday, 14 July 2018.. UP alumnus and architect Brian Sandrock was responsible for the design of the facility which was built on part of the old athletics field. The 1012-seat auditorium has played host to foreign dignitaries, presidents, local and international artists. World Choir Games 2018 Jul 04, 2018 Live at the World Choir Games 2018 in South Africa! Source: able.wiki.up.ac.za, former choirmaster at the Royal Opera in Denmark, Artistic Director of the Copenhagen Concert Society, Internationally sought-after juror, conductor and workshop leader, composer, conductor, associate professor, adjudicator. The Champions Competition is for choirs with international competitive experience and/or comparable credentials (see A1 in the Competition Information booklet). With about six months before the 10th edition of World Choir Games (WCG) roar into life, preparations for this high-profile event are at an advanced stage with more choirs joining a list of competitors from around the world who will compete in 27 exciting categories. The most recent host of the Games was Tshwane, South Africa from 4–14 July 2018, and the next edition of the Games will be co-hosted by Antwerp and Ghent, Belgium from 2–12 July 2021. Choirs who wish to be part of this mass choir, need to register for this activity. Choirs will be required to rehearse the music and arrive prepared for the mass choir rehearsals. Under the title "CHORAL FIREWORKS", a massed choir, especially put together for this event, soloists and a full symphony orchestra will perform folk songs from all continents, popular songs, and traditionally "We are the World" to allow the audience to sing and dance along and conclude the brilliant event. 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. The Harmonious Chorale has been adjudged the best choir at the 2018 World Choir Games in Pretoria, South Africa. Representing Sri Lanka will be the Soul Sounds Academy with around 33 students. They were named the 2017 Choir of the World during the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, and Ferdinand received the first Gwobr Jane Davies Outstanding Conductor award. The City of Tshwane will reverberate with the sweet melodies of more than 300 choirs who will participate in the World Choir Games, also known as “Olympic Games of Choral Music” organised by INTERKULTUR. Language. www.wcg2024.com. And here are the most recently announced Category Winners of the World Choir Games 2018: O1 – Young Children’s Choirs Eversdal Primary School Choir from South Africa Conducted by Madri Gerber, O6 – University and College Choirs UP Onderstepoort Community Choir from South Africa conducted by Edwin Mitas, O8 – Mixed Chamber Choirs Molen Kórus from South Africa conducted by Kobus Venter & Loretté du Toit, O12 – Male Chamber ChoirsDrakenberg Old Boys' Choir from South Africaconducted by Herman Swanepoel, O26 – Folklore with accompaniment Bao Lai Junior High School Choir from Chinese Taipeiconducted by Chun-Chi Chen. Performance coaching and recommendations will be given for future participation in international competitions. More than 16 000 participants will start an 11-day adventure in the land of dancing, rhythm and singing. Qualification Concert at the 10th World Choir Games 2018 in Tshwane, South Africa. This is an Open Repertoire at the championship level of the World Choir Games. 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. Together with the Aula, the Musaion and Amphitheatre the complex is an important cultural venue on the University campus. The Soul Sounds Academy was set up by its Music Director, Soundarie David Rodrigo, one of Sri Lanka’s well known musicians and also founder of Sri Lanka’s premiere female ensemble Soul Sounds in 2000.The World Choir The South African State Theatre is a national flagship that facilitates the arts and entertainment and encourages diverse cultural provision; we seek to play a unique and vital role in the cultural life of the Nation, the Province of Gauteng and the City of Tshwane. The office wing of the complex was completed in 1960 and the auditorium and amphitheatre the following year. Regularly invited specialist for lectures and master classes on Russian, Belarusian Orthodox and modern choral music in Europe, Russia and China, Adjudicator, conductor and teacher of conducting and developer of “choral theater” in Belarus, Conductor University of Johannesburg (UJ) Choir and Afrikaans Hoër Meisies Pretoria (AHMP) Choir, Artistic Director Orpheus Choir of Toronto, Chorus Niagara, Opera in Concert Chorus and the Ontario Male Chorus, Recognized guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Recipient of the Order of Canada, Honourary Doctorate (Brock University), Queens Jubilee Medal, Distinguished Service Award (Choral Canada) for contribution to the Canadian choral community, Presenter of Choir Workshops / Voice coaching, Adjudicator of National ATKV Choir Competition / eisteddfods, Conductor of various Children and Youth Choir’s / Previous champions at Choir Games, National award winner for developing / promoting choral singing among the youth, Artistic Director of the Rundfunk-Jugendchor Wernigerode, Representative of Music Education at the Landesgymnasium für Musik Saxony-Anhalt, Composer, arranger, adjudicator, voice trainer and producer of choral, classical and jazz music concerts, Founding Director of Voices of Cape Town, Ingoma Music Ministries and Township Opera Company, Former Founding member of South African Choral Music Association (SACMA), South African Tertiary Institutions Choral Association (SATICA) and Western Cape Choral Music Association (WECCMA), Chairman and Conductor of "Young Voices South Africa", Current President of Choral Music Federation of South Africa (COMFESA), Judge on TV Show "Varsity Sing" for KykNet, South Africa, Voice Teacher at University Of Western Cape, Performing Arts Centre, Chorus Member of Internationally Acclaimed Opera Chorus at Cape Town Opera, Conductor of the women's choir "Carmen manet" – the winner of the TV show "Eurovision choir of the year 2017", and a worldwide award-winning choir with many golden prizes in competitions in Maribor, Montreau, Guangzou, Riga, Gothenburg and others, Artistic Director of the musical center "DO RE MI" in Bled, which specializes on working with children with special needs and children with autistic spectrum disorder, International jury member and musical arranger, Conductor of the Meadowlands Zone 3 Church Choir of the Seventh-day Adventist, Clusters of the Harvest, and the internationally acclaimed SDASA Chorale, Associate conductor of the Oregon Adventist Men’s Chorus, Former conductor of the University of Pretoria Chorale, Jury member of the Southern African Music Rights Organisation Overseas Scholarship for piano and composition, Past president of NewMusic South Africa, the south African chapter of the International Society of Contemporary Music, Taught counterpoint and composition at the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of South Africa, Artistic Director of the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, South Africa (WCG Champions 2018), Former Director of the Kearsney College Choir (WCG Champions 2012 and 2014), Composer and arranger of choral and instrumental music, Frequent clinician, workshop facilitator, guest conductor, Director of "Sound of the Nation Choir" 2016 Large category National champions (OMNCF), Director of "Bagale Chorus" Large category North West Champions 2010-2015 (OMNCF), Directed the International Children Outreach Ministries Honours Chorus of South Africa in 2008-2012 in USA, A conductor, composer, facilitator, accompanist, choral practitioner and coach, adjudicator of many choral events in South Africa and neighboring countries, Head of Music at Soshanguve Secondary School, Conductor of the "Choir and Orchestra of the University of Abomey-Calavi", Founder and director of several choirs, among them the "Children's Choir of Bénin", Created the festival "Les Rencontres Polyphoniques du Bénin", Member of the INTERKULTUR World Choir Council, African Musical Arts Specialist in African Music and Dance, including marimba and African percussion, African traditional and indigenous music, Adjudicator, conductor and music director, Broadcasting host for Christian Radio Channel of Far East Broadcasting Company, President emeritus of KFCM (Korean Federation for Choral Music), Conductor of “Young-Nak Presbyterian Church Choir”, Produced 106 CDs and three DVD‘s with “Ansan City Choir”, “Ewha Chamber Choir” and “Young-Nak Presbyterian Church Choir”, Conductor, producer, educator, founder/Artistic Director of Estonian Television Girl’s and Children’s Choir. The 2018 World Choir Games have come to an end and team South Africa has been crowned the champions, having won 78 medals. Madiba, who passed away on 5 December […] ", "I feel very grateful and honored for being member of this incredible working team. 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. ", "Long live the World Choir Games! A complete description of the competitions can be found in the "Competition Information" booklet. KAMPALA, UGANDA- For the first time in Africa, South Africa will host the 10th World Choir Games from 4 – 14 July 2018. 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. Teacher of Jazz piano and Choir at Yeongnam University in Daegu, South-Korea. Impact of the World Choir Games The legendary Sibongile Khumalo is the head of the artistic committee for the 10th World Choir Games, kicking off in Pretoria on Wednesday. English; Français These two competitions allow choirs the opportunity to participate at the appropriate level. Well done, INTERKULTUR! The St Albans Cathedral in a historical context relates to the separation of the Diocese clergy into various fragments around the nation. In the spirit of "Participation is the highest honor", choirs, regardless of their present artistic level of achievement, have the opportunity to participate in The Open Competition to gather valuable experience in international competition. Choirs will sing a program of three pieces for a maximum performance time of 15 minutes in front of a panel of international experts. www.wcg2024.com, C6 University and College Choirs (mixed and equal voices), O6 University and College Choirs (mixed and equal voices), C7 Vocal Ensembles (mixed and equal voices), O7 Vocal Ensembles (mixed and equal voices), C18 Musica Contemporanea (contemporary music), O18 Musica Contemporanea (contemporary music), Located on the Unisa Muckleneuk Campus in the Theo van Wijk Building (enter through main entrance), Wheel chair entrance located around the corner at Goldfields Entrance, After hours there is ample covered parking available, Artistic Director and founder of the children's choir Cor Vivaldi-Petits Cantors de Catalunya (Ambassador 2017 IFCM), Adjudicator in international competitions, Artistic Director of the festival "Canta al Mar" in Calella since 2017, Chairperson of the Belarusian Choral Directors Association and Head of the Choral Conducting Department of the Belarusian State Academy of Music. 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