First Giessen, then Riga!

Jun 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Persönliche Berichte, Top Beitrag, World Choir Games

The Riga Project Choir at the final rehearsal for the Hessian Choir Festival in Giessen, Germany

The Riga Project Choir at the final rehearsal for the Hessian Choir Festival in Giessen, Germany

By Roger Schmidt

Yesterday the ”Pohlheim Project Choir Riga,” connected to the Sängerkranz Watzenborn-Steinberg and led by Peter Schmitt had their final rehearsal for their performance at the Hessian Choir Festival at the Johannes Church in Giessen on Saturday.

In the morning at 9.20 am they will present their competition repertoire for the World Choir Games in Riga / Latvia to the public for the first time.

The audience of yesterday’s rehearsal could convince themselves already of the sound of the Riga Project Choir and were especially impressed by the popular Scottish folk song “Loch Lomond”, arranged by Jonathan Quick.

At the competition in Giessen in the men’s choir category also Colin Mawby’s “Jubilate Deo”, the American Spirtual “Little Innocent Lamb” and “Wie lieblich schallt durch Busch und Wald ” by Heinrich Poos will be heard.

The singers want to convince the German jury of the Hessian Choir Festival first, before they will sing in front of an international jury in the concert hall “Great Guild” in Riga on July 12.

There they will meet international men’s choirs from Switzerland, Austria, Indonesia, Slovakia and the host country Latvia.

The central Hessian singers of the Riga Project Choir are looking forward to the upcoming concerts to show their musical skills at their best.

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