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Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017

More Champions announced at the Asia Pacific Choir Games

Final Award Ceremony in Sri Lanka

With the second Awards Ceremony at Temple Trees and the following Closing Concert the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 came to a festive close in Sri Lanka tonight. 

As always at an INTERKULTUR event, the Awards Ceremony marked the emotional highlight of the event. Listening to the announcement of results, waiting for the own scores, celebrating the own and the others' achievements, singing the national anthem and seeing the national flag being raised - all of this fulfilled the hall at Temple Trees with cheers, joy, and tears of emotion. 

Let's now celebrate the winners once again: 

Congratulations to the Category Winners of the Open Competition: 

O1 - Children's Choirs
Ladies College - Intermediate Choir, Sri Lanka
conducted by Beatrice Devasagayam 

O3 - Chamber Choirs / Vocal Ensembles
Mizo Cardinal Choir, India
conducted by Lalsangliana Ralte

O5 - Musica Sacra a cappella
The Student Choir of Tadulako University, Indonesia
conducted by Murda Hasiholand Saragih

O10 - Folklore with accompaniment
Senior Choir, Gateway College Colombo, Sri Lanka
conducted by Nicole Liyanage

The Winners of the Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 are: 

GP 1 - Children's Choirs
The Children's Choir Alie Parusa of the Art School #1 in Vladivostok, Russia
conducted by Elena Petukhova 

GP 3 - Chamber Choirs / Vocal Ensembles
Mizo Cardinal Choir, India
conducted by Lalsangliana Ralte

GP 5 - Musica Sacra a cappella
Riga Orthodox Chamber Choir "Blagovest", Latvia
conducted by Aleksandrs Brandavs

GP 8 - Jazz, Pop, Show
The Piccolinis, Sri Lanka
conducted by Peshali Yapa

GP 10 - Folklore with accompaniment
UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Choir, Indonesia
conducted by Amelia Putri

And now - drumroll please - give a big hand to the newly crowned Champions of the Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017

C1 - Children's Choirs
The Children's Choir Alie Parusa of the Art School #1 in Vladivostok, Russia
conducted by Elena Petukhova 

C3 - Chamber Choirs / Vocal Ensembles
Noted, Sri Lanka
conducted by Sanjeev Jayaratnam

C5 - Musica Sacra a cappella
The Children's Choir Alie Parusa of the Art School #1 in Vladivostok, Russia
conducted by Elena Petukhova

C8 - Jazz, Pop, Show
The Piccolinis, Sri Lanka
conducted by Peshali Yapa

C10 - Folklore with accompaniment
UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Choir, Indonesia
conducted by Amelia Putri

A complete list of results including all choirs, categories and scores from both parts of the Asia Pacific Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 is available for Download here: 

Asia Pacific Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 - Results

All in all 19 Gold Medals and 4 Silver Medals were awarded to choirs that competed in the Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 and 31 Gold Medals and 11 Silver Medals were handed over in the Asia Pacific Champions Competition. The Open Competition brought out a total of 26 Gold Diplomas, 37 Silver Diplomas and 2 Bronze Diplomas.

Congratulations and many thanks to all participants for a wonderful festival week here in Colombo! We hope you enjoyed the days as much as we did. See you soon again at another INTERKULTUR choral event!

For photos and videos from the past choral week, please check out the official Facebook page of the event.

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