“Graz 2008 was overwhelming!”

Jan 27th, 2014 | By | Category: Choir Events, Personal Reports, World Choir Games

Werner Jung (Foto: U. Degen)

Werner Jung (Photo: U. Degen)

Werner Jung (Germany) is co-conductor of the „Projektchor Riga“ of the „Gesangverein ‚Sängerkranz‘ Watzenborn-Steinberg“ from Germany, which is going to compete at the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga/Latvia.

Questions were asked by Uwe Degen, Germany.

Why will you be at the World Choir Games 2014?
I just want to enjoy once again the atmosphere of an international choir festival.

Which past World Choir Games did you already attend?
My wife and I were in Graz with some friends. It was overwhelming.

What is your most memorable World Choir Games experience?
I’m noncommittal. I met many friendly conductor fellows and experienced outstanding choir performances. Further, I made new contacts, talked shop and had private conversations.

Why are you especially looking forward to the World Choir Games 2014 in Riga?
My wife and I have never been in Latvia before. We’re looking forward to getting to know this country and its people. There’s hardly another country in the world where choral singing plays such an important role.

What is your expectation and objective for the male choir in Riga?
I am impressed and convinced of the choir’s performance capability and Peter Schmitt’s musical skills as conductor. Of course, I’m hoping for a great competition performance.

What is music for you?
Once Mozart did say: „Without music, everything would be nothing.” I concur with it.

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