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Happy winners at the Internationales Chorfest Magdeburg

6 Golden and 7 Silver Diplomas were awarded to the competing choirs

Internationales Chorfest Magdeburg

The first international choir competition that took place within the Chorfest Magdeburg closed this afternoon with the Award Ceremony. Exciting days full of singing and competition are lying behind all competing choirs. This afternoon in the Johanniskirche in Magdeburg all choirs learned the results from their competition performances and the Category Winners were crowned. 

Here are all category winners at a glance - let's celebrate them: 

Category A1 - Mixed Choirs - Difficulty Level I

University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, United States
conducted by Kent Hatteberg

Category A2 - Choirs of Equal Voices - Difficulty Level I

Foerster Female Chamber Choir, Czech Republic
conducted by Jaroslav Brych

Category B1 - Mixed Choirs - Difficulty Level II

Poznański Chór Polihymnia, Poland
conducted by Tomasz Dzieciol

Category C1 - Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles of Mixed Voices

Cantica Collegium musicum, Slovakia
conducted by Štefan Sedlický

Category S - Sacred Choral Music a cappella

University of Louisville Cardinal Singers, United States
conducted by Kent Hatteberg

With a total of 25,58 points in the "Mixed Choirs - Level of Difficulty I" category the University of Louisville Cardinal Singers from the USA achieved the best result in the competition and was therefore awarded the "Festival-Preis des Chorverbands Sachsen-Anhalt". Another Special Prize was awarded by the Choir Association Saxony Anhalt to the Gospel Choir "Go(o)d Voices" from Germany, conducted by Jihoon Song for an outstanding interpretation of the piece "Praise His Holy Name" by Keth Hampton.

The complete list of results is available for download here: