Vinschool One Choir is performing the chorus “Popular folk songs from three regions of Việt Nam” in the Folklore category. — Photo courtesy of Vingroup
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Vinschool One Choir won two gold medals at the International Choir Competition 2017 held between 7th and 11th June in the ancient city of Hội An in the central province of Quảng Nam.
With the theme of “Music Beats as One,” the fifth year of the competition attracted over 1,000 artistes of 33 delegations from 10 countries around the world. In an atmosphere of friendship, the event presented a colourful and energetic ambiance.
As an enthusiastic participant, Vinschool One Choir comprising 60 students in the 8 to 16 age group from the Vinschool Education System won two gold medals. They confronted many strong participants from Russia, Philippines, Indonesia and China to win in the categories of Children’s Choirs and Folklore.
The Choir confidently performed the chorus “Popular folk songs from three regions of Việt Nam,” in the Folklore category. In Children’s Choirs — one of Interkultur’s most difficult categories — they delivered a series of sacred songs in Capella groups.
This is the second time that Vinschool One Choir has participated in the Interkultur International Choir Competition. In 2015, it was honoured with a gold medal for its performance in the Folklore category.
Interkultur International Choir Competition has been held annually since 1988 by the Germany’s Culture Alliance “Intercultural.” Over the past 29 years, it has attracted more than 8,500 choirs with around 375,000 artistes from 103 countries, becoming one of the world’s most prominent cultural events. Not only does it present a music festival, but it also acts as a bridge connecting cultural understanding and solidarity with international co-operation among people around the globe. — VNS