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The Brocken – setting of legends near Wernigerode

(chris) The 9th Int. Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition takes place in a legendary region. At the Brocken (also known as “Blocksberg”), so the legend says, the devil Wotan married Freya in the Walpurgis
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The fascination of the Cup Song The fascination of the Cup Song

(chris) Do you know the “Cup Song” from the movie Pitch Perfect? If not, we highly recommend to watch the snippet from the film here: Here is some short information about the song: “Cups” or
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Raise your voices in Málaga! Raise your voices in Málaga!

(chris) Choirs do it at many opportunities but it’s also ususal at non-musical events: A “Singing Together”. You just need somebody who starts with a song that everybody knows and soon everyone is singing along.
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Where does your heart sing? Where does your heart sing?

(chris) How was the atmosphere like in Riga, Latvia at the World Choir Games 2014? Our new video captures the spirit of the event and shows how music connects people from all over the world.
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Choir Attack! Choir Attack!

(ckh) Just for laughs: Gags is a Canadian TV show which plays tricks on unsuspecting passers-by and captures their reactions with a hidden camera. Mostly these episodes are without any dialogues and can therefore be
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Choral Music – A World Heritage Site!? Choral Music – A World Heritage Site!?

(chris) On 17th October 2003, the The General Conference of the UNESCO adopted the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, in 2006 it came into effect. Germany joined the UNESCO-Convention in 2013
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Personal Reports

“Detsky Khor MEZ Krasnodar” invites the world of choirs to Sochi! “Detsky Khor MEZ Krasnodar” invites the world of choirs to Sochi!

“Dear Friends! We are the singers from the children’s choir, which were awarded the honor to accept the Flag of the World choir Games in Riga as representatives of the next host country Russia, and
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WCG Insight: Sochi is waiting for us! WCG Insight: Sochi is waiting for us!

Our first trip to Sochi was so eventful! In just three days we got a great impression of the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the World Choir Games 2016. The city’s location
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WCG Insight: Let’s do it again! WCG Insight: Let’s do it again!

Hard to believe, but true. Even if the last (choral) tunes from Riga are still sounding, I’m already in the middle of the next project: the upcoming World Choir Games 2016 in Sochi. Together with
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Cor di Jëuni Gherdëina at the 8th WORLD CHOIR GAMES Cor di Jëuni Gherdëina at the 8th WORLD CHOIR GAMES

By Diego Moroder The Cor di Jëuni Gherdëina from Gröden / Val Gardena in South Tyrol (Italy) might join this year’s World Choir Games for the first time. From July 8-14 we spent unforgettable days
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A big hand for Pohlheimer Projektchorsänger in Riga A big hand for Pohlheimer Projektchorsänger in Riga

By Roger Schmidt The project choir of the Sängerkranz Watzenborn-Steinberg had their first performance at the World Choir Games in Riga. At the big stage in the park “Esplanade” the singers led by Peter Schmitt
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WCG Insight: Evaluation Performances WCG Insight: Evaluation Performances

At the Riga Congress Center two choirs and the jury met for evaluation performances. After a stage rehearsal of 15 minutes the choirs Coro Infantil Y Juvenil Sinfónico from Mexico and Pietermaritzburg Children’s Choir from
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New team – luck again!? New team – luck again!?

By Adrian Ruckhofer (CHOIRREPORTER), Singakademie Graz, Austria translated from german into english language It’s time again on Wednesday! A 36-headed group of the Singakademie Graz starts expectantly towards Riga to be part of the 8th
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WCG Insight: It’s getting serious WCG Insight: It’s getting serious

The Games are going to start soon and you can already feel it. Due to the arrival of more team members from Philippines, Albania, Germany, etc… the first information meetings started this morning. First of
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