NORTHWEST CHORAL SOCIETY ENJOYED PARTICIPATION IN THE 7th ‘WORLD CHOIR GAMES’ IN CINCINNATI
PARK RIDGE, IL, July 23, 2012 – Twenty-seven members of the Northwest Choral Society (“NWCS”) traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio July 10 to 14 to participate in the 7th Biannual “World Choir Games” – the Olympics of choral music. “We had a terrific performance at the World Choir Games,” said NWCS Artistic Director Alan Wellman. “They sang beautifully, with nuance and elegance. The clinicians were impressed and provided useful evaluation. I could not be more proud of the music we made.”
The World Choir Games are the largest international choral competition in the world held every two years. Approximately 15,000 participants in 360 choirs from 48 countries participated in Cincinnati for the two week choral festival. This includes approximately 80 regional choirs, representing 22 of the U.S. states. NWCS was one of three participating from Illinois. Previous games have been in Austria, China, Germany and South Korea, and the 2014 Games are scheduled for Riga, Latvia.