Official beginning in Provo/Utah
During the Opening Concert international choirs will perform together with the BYU choirs
Today the festival Sing'n'Joy Provo will be officially opened. We are looking forward to welcoming 16 choirs (and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra) from Estonia and the host country USA in Provo for the first time.
In preparation for the competitions, which will be held tomorrow and on Friday in the "Covey Center for the Arts", some choirs are going to face the professional opinion of our international jury, which consists of Maria Guinand from Venezuela, Ronald Staheli from the United States of America and Jan Schumacher from Germany. During so-called Evaluation Performances the jury will give artistic advice and inspiration to the choirs for their performances here in Provo.
This evening at 7:30 p.m. the international choirs will meet for the first time in the Main Hall of the "Covey Center for the Arts" for the Sing'n'Joy Provo" Opening Concert. They will sing for the official beginning of the four day festival. The concert program will be presented by three festival choirs, the "Salt Lake Children's Choir" (USA), the "Cantorum Chamber Choir" (USA) and the "Female Alumnae Choir of Tallinn University of Technology" (Estonia). In addition the three participating choirs of the festivals, two local choirs of the well-known Brigham Young University choir institute, the "BYU Singers" and the "BYU Concert Choir", will invite the audience to a musical journey around the globe. The audience can look forward to works by Kirby Shaw, Ēriks Ešenvalds and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy as well as to traditional pieces from Estonia and Brazil.
During the Opening concert all festival choirs will perform three choral pieces together with the international jury. The first Singing Together will be opened by Maria Guinand with the lively "Verde Mar de Navegar" from Brazil. Following, Ronald Staheli has chosen a song for the choirs, which sets the love for the homeland to music, "Homeward Bound". With the piece "Istanbul Karlap" our choral expert Jan Schumacher will invite the singers to a musical challenge and will impress the audience with Far eastern sounds.
All choral lovers and interested people are warmly welcome to listen to choirs from near and far. The entry for the Opening Concert is free!
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We are looking forward to great days full of choral music in Provo!