Choirs from the host city look forward to join the Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017
Today in focus: Methodist College Choir
Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital will be a hub for Asia-Pacific Choral Music this fall. Thousands of participants from a host of competing nations will perform in a variety of venues, sing and celebrate together at the Asia Pacific Choir Games from October 21-28, 2017.
Choirs from all over have already registered, and today we’d like to introduce one of them coming from the host city:
The Methodist College Choir is an international award-winning choir, made up entirely of secondary school students at Methodist College, Colombo and under the skilled direction of Sanjeev Jayaratnam, who will even bring two more choirs to the Asia Pacific Choir Games by the way: Revelations Academy Children’s Choir and the female chamber choir Noted.
The Methodist College Choir performed at the 1st Vietnam International Choir Competition held in Hoi An in 2011 and won a Gold Diploma in the Youth Choirs Equal Voices category. They were then invited to compete at the 1st Xinghai Prize International Choir Championships in Guangzhou, China in 2012, where they were awarded a Platinum Award, the highest achievement of any Sri Lankan choir at an international level.
The choir’s reputation also gave them the chance to perform with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka, at a concert series titled “Music from the Movies”.
Director Sanjeev Jayaratnam who has been conducting and directing the choir for the past six years, was the leader of the ‘Revelations’, Sri Lanka’s celebrated all-male vocal ensemble which had the distinction of being ranked 4th in the world among male choirs in 2010.
The choir has progressed so far, solely due to his skilled direction and vocal training – in Sri Lanka the singers will present their skills competing in the Youth Choirs category of the Asia Pacific Champions Competition.
The official registration deadline for the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games has passed on April 24, 2017. But you can still register your choir as long as there are organizational and artistic possibilities to accommodate your requests. Please contact mail(at)interkultur.com to discuss all options.