Joint singing during the Friendship Concert in Provo
Choirs impressed their audience with a varied concert program
Yesterday evening the first Friendship Concert of the festival Sing'n'Joy Provo took place in the "Provo Community Congregational United Church of Christ". Numerous of choral lovers from Provo and the surrounding area followed the invitation of the organizers, so that the church was filled up to the last seat.
The young singers of the "American Fork Children's Choir" began the evening with choral arrangements of their conductor M. Ryan Taylor. One of the pieces created enthusiasm among the guests through the accompaniment of a small ukulele orchestra. During the piece "He got the whole world in his hand" the audience joined in the choral singing. The atmosphere was great from the beginning.
The "Female Alumnae Choir of Tallinn University of Technology" from Estonia – the singers described themselves as exotics of the festival – performed the competition "Alleluia" of the composer Kirby Shaw, an old friend of INTERKULTUR (Kirby Shaw was part of the jury during the "Canta al mar – Festival Coral Internacional" in 2014). Following, two choirs performed with excellence: the ensemble "Forever Praise", which will be part of the Closing Concert’s festival choir, and the barbershop choir called "Mountain West Voices", which impressed the audience with their charming manner.
At the end of the concert the singers of the choir "Bonneville High School Bonnevaires" surprised the audience with a "Singing Together": they were placed in the entire church space and sung the piece "Stand Together" by Jim Papulis together with the audience. In our opinion a successful surprise! Have fun watching the performance on Choir-TV!
The Friendship Concert has, once again, shown how much pleasure singing together gives and underlined the importance of sharing this pleasure with the community.
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