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VOICES FOR PEACE

Winners of VOICES FOR PEACE 2019 announced

Cheering and joy in Perugia

There are two INTERKULTUR choir competitions and festivals running this week in Europe: Choirs gather in Riga, Latvia and in Perugia, Italy to sing in a peaceful competition and celebrate the joy of singing and international encounters together.

This afternoon, the results of VOICES FOR PEACE were announced in Perugia, Italy. A total of 12 Golden, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze Diplomas were awarded by the international jury. The best choir of the competition became Sibelius High School Chamber Choir from Finland by achieving a total of 27,06 points in the "Youth Choirs of mixed voices" category as well as two further Category Wins in addition to one Conductor Prize and another Special Prize for the choice of repertoire.

Find here an overview of the category winners of VOICES FOR PEACE 2019:

G1 – Children's Choirs
Children's Choir "Echo" (Russia)
conducted by Irina Ruvinskaya

G2 – Youth Choirs of equal voices
The MSGA Girls Choir (Slovakia)
conducted by Silvia Kekenakova & Andrea Ferencei

G3 – Youth Choirs of mixed voices
Sibelius High School Chamber Choir (Finland)
conducted by Reijo Aittakumpu

Category S1 – Sacred Choral Music Difficulty Level I
Sibelius High School Chamber Choir (Finland)
conducted by Reijo Aittakumpu

Category S2 – Sacred Choral Music Difficulty Level II
Children's Choir Blue Bird of E. Gilels Children's Music School (Russia)
conducted by Alexander Antipin

Category F – Folklore
Sibelius High School Chamber Choir (Finland)
conducted by Reijo Aittakumpu

Two Conductor Prizes were awarded to Reijo Aittakumpu from Sibelius High School Chamber Choir (Finland) and Yang Song from the Children's Choir of Shenyang Daily (China). Sibelius High School Chamber Choir also achieved a Special Prize "for the homogeneity and harmonious choice of the program".

A complete list of results including all choirs, categories and scores achieved is available for download here. Follow the official Facebook page of VOICES FOR PEACE for photos, videos and news from the last days.

The results from RIGA SINGS will be available here in the INTERKULTUR Newsroom shortly.

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