First Posted: 6/29/2012 12:49:07 PM | Last Updated: 6/29/2012 12:49:08 PM
200+ events on schedule for World Choir Games
Covington/Northern Kentucky proud to take part
Covington City officials and residents are excited to celebrate the arrival of one of Greater Cincinnati's largest international cultural events ever hosted by the region. Expected from July 4-14 are 15,000 participants from 64 countries and 22 U.S. states, including 362 choirs, 61 judges, choral and INTERKULTUR officials. There will be 68 sessions of competitions, more than 60 Friendship concerts, 41 workshops, nine Official Events, eight Celebration concerts, 14 pin trading classes and two signings of the Games; Official Poster by renowned illustrator C.F. Payne.
The daily schedule, subject to changes, and a list of participants can be found on line at: www.2012worldchoirgames.com
Tickets to all events are available at www.2012worldchoirgames.com/tickets or by calling 513.977.6363. The Musica Sacra Celebration concert (July 5) is sold out.
Some of these exciting events will be held at venues in Northern Kentucky and other events will have singers from Northern Kentucky participating. Below are the highlights of the World Choir Games' scheduling of events, with a view to highlight all things KY:
Events in NKY or Events that have choirs from NKY participating:
Thursday July 5
8pm, 'Folklore competition' at the Aronoff Center/ Proctor & Gamble Hall, features the Sakura Ladies Chorus from Crestview Hills, KY, USA , as a participating choir, along with Coro de Concierto Universidad de Puerto Rico en Arecibo, Puerto Rico; Voria Music Group , Iran; Atlanta Young Singers Folk Ensemble, Atlanta, GA, USA; Zhe Jiang Green Town Chorus, China; New Jersey Huaxia Chinese Chorus, Princeton, NJ, USA.
7:30pm, 'Musica Sacara' at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, Covington, KY, USA features the Bishop's Choir of the Cathedral Basilica, Covington, KY, USA ; Männerstimmen Basel, Switzerland; Nizhny Novgorod State University Choir, Russia; Sõla, Latvia.
7:30pm, Friendship Concert at Newport on the Levee
Friday July 6
3pm, Musica Sacara at Christchurch Cathedral, featuring the Lafayette High School Madrigal Singers, Lexington, KY, USA ; Cantate Domino, Romania; Wah Yan College, Kowloon Boys Choir, Hong Kong; Mansfield University Concert Choir, Mansfield, PA, USA; Iuventus, Gaude!; Czech Republic; Diocesan Schools Choral Society, Hong Kong; Bendigo Youth Choir, Australia; Jamaica Youth Chorale, Jamaica; Pavlo Chubinsky Capella Choir, Ukraine; Männerstimmen Basel, Switzerland.
3:30pm, Jazz at the School for Creative & Performing Arts/Mayerson Theater, featuring the Northern Kentucky University Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Highland Heights, KY, USA ; ?arobna Frula, Croatia; Skanderburg Girls Choir, Denmark; Kantorei-Singing Boys of Rockford, Rockford, IL, USA; Tempus Choral Society, Canada; Youth Choir "Kivi", Lithuania; Positive Vibrations, Poland; Dekoor Close Harmony, the Netherlands.
Saturday July 7
11:30am, Workshop at the Duke Energy Convention Center, featuring David Kisor (One World: Together in Song) Musician in residence for Children Inc.
4pm, Friendship Concert at the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky, Devou Park, Covington, KY, USA
7pm, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Concert , Devou Park Amphitheatre, Covington, KY, USA
Sunday July 8
4pm, Friendship Concerts in Mainstrasse Village, Covington, KY, USA
Tuesday July 10
11:30am, Workshop at the Duke Energy Convention Center, featuring an open rehearsal with Northern Kentucky University, Wright State University, Capital University, Miami University Hamilton, and Miami University Oxford, with Morten Lauridsen/Nicol Matt. Registration required for attendance.
Wednesday July 11
10am, Children's Choirs at the School for Creative & Performing Arts/Corbett Theater, featuring Northern Kentucky Children's Ensemble, Lakeside Park, KY, USA with Imagination Chorus of Chang Tangil Primary School, China; Golden Sail Chorus, China; Hubei Children's Radio Chorus, China; Crystal Children's Choir, Cupertino, CA, USA; The Fireflies Chorus Elementary School, China; Cantabile, Russia; Quanzhou Radio Children's Choir, China.
Thursday July 12
5pm, Mixed Chamber Choirs at the Cincinnati Masonic Center, featuring Morehead State University Chamber Singers, Morehead, KY, USA ; Philippine Kammerate Singers, Philippines; Young Professionals' Choral Collective of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA; Boltim Choir, Indonesia; Zamboanga Hermosa Chorale, Philippines; Seattle Chinese Chorus, Bellevue, WA, USA; Guillin Aiya Chorus, China.
6:30pm, Friendship Concert, Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger Branch
7:30pm, Friendship Concert, Newport on the Levee
Friday July 13
1:30pm, Mixed Chamber Choirs at Christ Church Cathedral, featuring Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir, Highland Heights, KY, USA ; Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble, Cincinnati, OH, USA; Rapsodia Coro de Cámara, Venezuela; Chongqing Chang'an Auto Choir of China, China; Brata Folk Singers, St. Albans, NY, USA.