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Golden State Choral Trophy

East Central University Chorale wins the Golden State Choral Trophy 2016

Golden rain for choirs at the Award Ceremony in the Golden State Theatre

Nobody, not even the five nominated choirs had thought that the Grand Prize Competition at the Golden State Theatre yesterday afternoon would be such a thrill again. In the end, the East Central University Chorale from the USA and its conductor Steven Walker were rewarded for its outstanding performances in the whole competition. The East Central University Chorale was awarded the best choir of the competition and became the winner of the first Golden State Choral Trophy 2016. Congratulations!

Grand Prize Winner East Central University Chorale © James K. Lee

The joy of the newly awarded Grand Prize winner was only beatable by their own competition results. Altogether 7 Golden, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze Diploma were awarded by the international jury.

These are the happy winners of the competition categories:

CATEGORY A1: MIXED CHOIRS – DIFFICULTY LEVEL I

East Central University Chorale (USA), conducted by Steven Walker

CATEGORY A2: MALE CHOIRS – DIFFICULTY LEVEL I

Golden Gate Men’s Chorus (USA), conducted by Joseph Piazza

CATEGORY A3: FEMALE CHOIRS – DIFFICULTY LEVEL I

Vox Femina Los Angeles (USA), conducted by Iris Levine

CATEGORY G2: YOUTH CHOIRS OF EQUAL VOICES

Cantabile Youth Singers (USA), conducted by Elena Sharkova

CATEGORY J1: JAZZ VOCAL GROUPS

Positive Vibrations – POKiS (Poland), conducted by Robert Majewski

CATEGORY P2: POP CHOIRS

Vox Singers – Chór POKIS (Poland), conducted by Robert Majewski

CONDUCTORS PRIZES:

Elena Sharkova (USA), conductor of Cantabile Youth Singers

Robert Majewski (Poland), director of Vox Singers & Positive Vibrations

 

A complete list of all results can be found here (PDF, 688 KB).

Congratulations to all participants! You have made the Golden State Choral Trophy a wonderful event and concluded the INTERKULTUR festival year with bravura.

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