VIDEO: Choir of 5,000 voices fight Cancer with memorable song

Ryan & Shannon’s Largest ‘Clouds’ Choir of 5,000 Singers singing Zach Sobiech’s ‘Clouds’.

It was a gathering of about 5,000 singers on 6th of December at the Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota, U.S on the occassion of KS95′s Ryan & Shannon’s Largest ‘Clouds’ Choir, to remember Zach Sobiech, who died of Cancer in May of 2013.

While Ryan and Shannon are presenters with KS95, the event was part of the 15th Annual KS95 for Kids Radiothon, a charity/fund raising event which benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

The singers who were mainly fans and listeners of KS95, a Minneapolis based radio station, sang Zach Sobiech’s hit song – ‘Clouds’. KS95 debuted the song on December 6, 2012, during Ryan & Shannon’s KS95 for Kids Radiothon for that year 2012. Zach was still alive then and had turned to songwriting after he was diagnosed of Osteosarcoma, a type of bone Cancer.

You can buy the Largest Clouds Choir version of Zach Sobiech’s ‘Clouds’ on iTunes. 100% of the proceeds is to benefit the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund established by Zach’s family.

Record Breaking Akwa Ibom State Christmas Carol Night Around the Corner


The Uyo Sports Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria is getting set to once again host the Record breaking Akwa Ibom State Government(AKSG) Christmas Carol Night which has been scheduled to hold on December 21, 2013.

According to Community, ”the event which is a pet child of Governor Godswill Akpabio administration started in 2008 with 9,300 choral singers from the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State has now grown to 9,999 against 7,514 singers Guinness Book of Records largest assembly of choristers at the Bob Jones University in South Carolina, United States in 2004″. Read full story here.


African Children’s Choir will be back at City Winery

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After last year’s jubilant and uplifting evening in New York, the African Children’s Choir will be back at City Winery this November for the 5th Annual NYC ChangeMakers Gala.

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Cork International Choral Festival announces Application deadlines


As part ongoing preparation for the 60th anniversary edition of the Cork International Choral Festival scheduled to hold between 30th April – 4th May 2014, the Festival have issued a Press Release.



The Press Release details application deadlines and the availability of 2014 International Syllabus for both Competitive and Non-Competitive choirs.


You can read the Press Release here: Cork International Choral Festival Press Release

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Once African Children Choir, now The Young Africans

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The Young Africans are a gifted group of singers, musicians and dancers who were all once a part of the world-renowned African Children’s Choir.

Now 20-22 years old and more talented than ever, they are poised to fulfill their promise and make a difference in their communities back home.

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Catch MUSON Choir and Orchestra at the MUSON Festival 2013!

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The Musical Society of Nigeria(MUSON) Choir and Orchestra is set to perform at the Gala Concert of the MUSON Festival 2013.

The MUSON Festival is an annual event of MUSON -The Musical Society of Nigeria while this year’s edition will be a celebration affair as MUSON marks her 30th anniversary. The Festival will commence on 17th October and come to an end on 27th October 2013. You can get the Festival event timetable here:

The Gala Concert which will feature performances of excerpts from celebrated operas and oratorios like Handel’s Messiah and many more will take place on 27th October at the MUSON Centre(8/9 Marina Onikan, Lagos), venue of the Festival.

The Gospel Musicians at it again! M.E.G.A [Music & Entertainment Gospel Awards]


With no doubt, Nigeria has witnessed a lot of hard work, investment, and strong participation from the gospel music industry. We are glad to bring to your notice that the Gospel musician’s Association of Nigeria(GOMAN) has endorsed Music & Entertainment Gospel Awards, M.E.G.A.

The arrival of MEGA is certified to leave all Nigerians, at home and in Diaspora, a memory to commemorate with as MEGAwards [M.E.G.A] is the first institutionalized award ceremony in Nigeria’s Gospel music industry. Launched to recognize and celebrate outstanding performances and exemplary talents in Nigerian gospel music community, involving Nigerians both within the country and outside.

The MEGAwards is being designed to attract icons, top professional and amateur artistes,administrators, leading industry operators and celebrities from both Nigeria and across the world. These activities present excellent opportunities for sponsors and venture-supporters to be associated with Nigeria’s high profile and mass driven entertainment celebrities and events.

The event has been scheduled for a tentative date [November 9]. Entries are eligible to be submitted for adjudication.

M.E.G.A promises to be exciting, inspiring and most definite, God will be exulted.

Music Performers will be up for honours in categories such as: Instrumental Gospel Album Of The Year, Traditional Choir Of

The Year, Artwork (Cover) Of The Year and a lot of other usual categories.


For more information, visit awards

Time for Melody from Heaven!

The Amazing Grace Musical Group(AGMG) once again bring her Annual Concert tagged ‘Melody from Heaven’ to lovers of fine gospel Choral music in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja and environs. Melody from Heaven 2013 has been themed ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ and it promises to be a time of soul thrilling and uplifting musical experience for all, young and old alike.

The concert will hold on Friday, 13th September by 10pm Nigerian time at the Christ Apostolic Church, FCC DCC Headquarters by Area 1 Roundabout, Area 1, Garki, Abuja F.C.T, Nigeria.
AGMG during Melody from Heaven 2012
 The Amazing Grace Musical Group is an interdenominational Musical group consisting of talented Youths of various backgrounds full of life and with thirst for artistic excellence as Choral singers. The group whose mission is “Restoring souls to the altar of worship and Christ’s sufficiency through music” has been staging the Melody from Heaven concert since 2002.


AGMG during their Christmas Carol Concert 2012
The group is divided into 4 teams namely: AGMG DANCE DRAMA TEAM, AGMG MASS CHOIR consisting of a growing, sound population of about 40 members, AGMG CHOIR TRAIN which is the worship team of the group and AGMG SOLOISTS’ TEAM.

Birmingham Boys Choir to begin Collaborative Concert Series

News Source: All Alabama
News Location: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A

The Birmingham Boys Choir will add to its usual concert routine in 2013-14 with its first Collaborative Concert Series.

An Indian dance troupe, an operatic soprano and a vocal jazz ensemble will partner with the boys at three events, all held at Samford University.

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UJCM Choir, 5 other Choral groups to light the stage at M.A.S.S

News Source: Choral Arena
News Location: Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria

Osun State, Nigeria is set to ignite as KOINONIA Entertainment presents the first ever edition of M.A.S.S – Music According 2D Streets & Scriptures. M.A.S.S is a Faith Based Music/Entertainment initiative designed as an assemblage of music loving youths, students of higher institutions as well as upwardly mobile professionals and adults.

It promises to be a soul lifting and thrilling experience for lovers of Choral Music as 6 Choral groups will be at the event to present best of choral music. They are:
University Joint Christian Mission(UJCM) Choir, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Joint Campus Fellowship Choir, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State.
Joint Campus Fellowship Choir, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State.
Community Youth Mass Choir, Ilesa, Osun State.
Community Youth Mass Choir, Osogbo, Osun State.
Ife Township Youth Choir, Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The UJCM Choir, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

M.A.S.S will be a 10 Hour Captivating, Back to Back Praise & Worship Festival where thousands of youth will celebrate under this clean and family friendly, musical atmosphere of thanksgiving.
This first Leg of this Gospel Music Concert & Road jam will premiere on Friday 11th October, 2013 at the Technical College Field and Sports Pavilion, Osogbo, Osun State from 7pm till Dawn.

Apart from the Choral groups, It will also feature a MASSive representation of the Nigerian Gospel Music Industry across diverse genres: BigBolaji, Nathaniel Bassey, Nikki Laoye, Okiki Jesu Fuji, PITA, Provabs,
Psalmos, Segun Obe, Sola Allyson, TDEBS, TOLUccI,Vivien Stephens, Tolazee with other emerging minstrels in the terrain.
M.A.S.S is organized in strategic partnership with KingdomConnect MobileApp and X2D and its supported by PraiseworldOnline Radio, Trans-Audio Limited, OSBC TV, Gospogroove,Leisure Springs Hotels, Osun
Capital Hotels and Gospotainment. M.A.S.S Premiere Edition is Proudly Endorsed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, State of Osun.
Connect with M.A.S.S Movement for more information at:
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German’s ex-Chancellor underwrites a Girls Choir

News Source: Slipped Disc
News Location: Hannover, Germany

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Founded in 1952, the Mädchenchor Hannover (Hanover Girls Choir) is one of the best known youth choirs in Germany.
The ensemble has earned acclaim by winning such contests as the Deutscher Chorwettbewerb
(the German Choir Competition), “Let the Peoples Sing” (Competition of the European Broadcasting Union),
the International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf and more.


Gerhard Schroeder and his wife, Doris, have provided funds for a professorship in conducting at the Hannover Academy of Music and Dance. The post will secure the future of the Hannover Girls’ Choir, of which the Schroeders are great fans.

Haitian Boys Choir to Perform in D.C. Sept. 13 at Smithsonian

News Source: Afro
News Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Renowned Boys’ Choir of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Music School of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo/The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art (Courtesy Photo)

Thirty young ambassadors will remind a Washington, D.C. audience of the enduring spirit—and struggle—of the Haitian people three years after an earthquake devastated the impoverished country.
Les Petits Chanteurs, or The Little Singers, the renowned boys’ choir of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Music School of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will be featured in concert at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art on Sept. 13.

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Issa Rae Goes To Church For ‘The Choir’, Her Latest Web Series

News Source: Tubefilter

For her newest project, the Awkward Black Girl is stepping behind the camera. Issa Rae is the director in charge of The Choir, a web series about a church musical group that is, to say the least, untraditional.
The Choir lives on Alright TV, a multicultural, faith-friendly YouTube channel that has previously debuted series featuring notable figures like Glozell and Deion Sanders. While many of Alright’s other shows only relate to the church obtusely, The Choir‘s characters make up a young group of performers trying to liven up their congregation. The resulting spectacle is a satirical look at modern black churches.

Jakarta’s resident choir hits high note at European Grand Prix

News Source: The Jarkata Post
News Location: Jakarta, Indonesia

For Indonesia: The Batavia Madrigal Choir, seen here before their departure, represented the nation for the first time at the European Grand Prix (EGP) for Choral Singing on Aug. 28 in Arezzo, Italy. Courtesy of the Batavia Madrigal Choir

For Indonesia: The Batavia Madrigal Choir, seen here before their departure, represented the nation for the first time at the European Grand Prix (EGP) for Choral Singing on Aug. 28 in Arezzo, Italy. Courtesy of the Batavia Madrigal Choir


Indonesia made its first appearance at the European Grand Prix (EGP) for Choral Singing on Aug. 28 in Arezzo, Italy, representing Asia in the prestigious annual competition.Mita Jasmine, the choir’s spokeswoman, said that the grand prix had been a tough battle for all five competing choirs. “Being a finalist in the grand prix was already an acclaimed and hard-earned achievement, since it was a battle between the best of the best,” Mita told The Jakarta Post via text message.

The Batavia Madrigal Singers (BMS) became eligible to compete in the EGP after winning top honors at the Prof. Georgi Dimitrov International May Choir Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, in 2012, beating the winners of choral competitions held in Tolosa, Spain; Arezzo, Italy; Debrecen, Hungary; Maribo, Slovenia; and Tours, France.

Heritage Choir Celebrates Twenty Years, Announces International Concert Tour

News Source: KGSG Television
News Location: St. George, Utah, U.S.A

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir. Photo credit: Lynne Clark
The Southern Utah Heritage Choir. Photo credit: Lynne Clark

The Southern Utah Heritage Choir is proud to announce a special choral presentation entitled “Letters From Ireland” on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM in the St George Tabernacle.

This will be the first concert during a year long celebration of 20 years of music making in St George and it will also be a bon voyage for the choir as they embark on a ten-day international concert tour to Ireland October 5, 2013.

Read full story here: KCSG Television – Heritage Choir Celebrates Twenty Years Announces International Concert Tour

Fishwives’ Choir Charity Fishing Song soars to iTunes Top Spot

News Source: This is Cornwall

The Fishwives’ Choir have gone to the top of the iTunes Vocal Chart. From left, Jennie Ansell, Sue Hendriks and Hannah Pascoe

The Fishwives’ Choir, which raises money for the Fishermen’s Mission, released its single When The Boat Comes In/Eternal Father on Saturday.

After going straight in at No 2 on the music site’s UK Vocal Chart it sneaked into pole position on Saturday evening, retaining its place into Sunday over the bank holiday weekend.
The maritime melody was nestled alongside the likes of Etta James and Frank Sinatra and was released after the choir, started by Jane Dolby after she lost her husband at sea, saw its popularity grow.

Divine Divas of Sunbury win Australian National Eisteddfod of Choirs Award

News Source: Herald Sun
News Location: Sunbury, Victoria, Australia

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The Divine Divas of Sunbury won a major choir award under the guidance of choir leader Adam Przwelocki. Source: News Limited


SUNBURY choirs were in tune and on song at last month’s Australian National Eisteddfod of Choirs, with four groups trained by Adam Przewlocki wowing judges.
The Divine Divas of Sunbury won the Open Popular Choir award with their all-male contemporaries Voca coming second. Two other choirs, Sunvox Vocal Company and younger women’s and girls choir Cantare, were highly commended.

International Choral Competition auditions

News Source: Manila Standard Today
News Location: Manila, Philippines

Interkultur Germany—the group behind the World Choir Games–has long wanted to stage an international festival here. It has teamed up with Manila Broadcasting Company (MBC), Star City, the Philippine Choral Directors Association (PCDA), and Globe Telecom for Sing N Joy Manila at the Aliw and Star Theaters this December.

In preparation for this, MBC has announced qualifying auditions for Philippine choirs, which will be held on Aug. 17 in Baguio, Aug. 24 in Cebu, Aug. 31 in Davao, and Sept. 7 in Iloilo.

Children’s choirs, as well as non-professional groups—mixed choruses, all-male, and all-female ensembles—are invited to contest the slots open to local choirs, whose participation will be subsidized by MBC. Former champions of the MBC National Choral Competition from 2007-2012 have automatically been invited into the contest proper.

Barthelmess leaving Will C. Wood choir program after 23 years

News Source: The Reporter News

News Location: Vacaville, Carlifornia, U.S.A


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Will C. Wood High School’s Sylvan Singers knew this year would be different, but until school started last week, they did not realize how different.
On Thursday, the first day of choir class, they were greeted by a parent from the Sylvan Choir Boosters and Principal Cliff De Graw, who brought a letter to read to them. It was from their director, David Barthelmess, who founded the Sylvan choir program soon after he began teaching at Wood 23 years ago.
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