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December 3, 2007

The International Day of Choral Singing

The International Day of Choral Singing will be held this Sunday, Dec 9th. This annual event is an initiative of Alberto Grau from the Latin American Vice-Presidency of the International Federation for Choral Music. With the motto of “Tolerance through Choral Singing” this event has been growing every year.

Throughout the first nine years, on the second Sunday of December, more than 450,000 singers, from 12,857 choirs, joined to sing together and celebrate this World Day, distributed in 39 countries such as: Mexico, Brasil, Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic ,Chile, Armenia, Martinique, Perú, Germany, Ecuador, Costa Rica, France, Hungary, South Africa, United States, China, Australia, Greece, Sweden, Canada, Guatemala, Poland, Lithuania, India, Estonia, Yugoslavia, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Finland, Bulgaria, Panamá, Curazao, Uruguay, and Ghana. In 2005, more than 1,000,000 voices sang together.

The event’s web site states:- "The world is living through severe and continuous crisis of self destruction. There are no possible reasons that can justify these actions. The majority of the human race wants to live in peace with dignity. It is time to show, with more power and strength, that our choral family contributes, through music to break down the artificial barriers product of politics, different ideologies, religious differences, and racial hatred that separate human beings. We must be able to show that MUSIC, the divine art, is more than the mere search of formal perfection and interpretative beauty, music should serve to extol the values of solidarity, peace, and understanding . We cannot work isolated, we have to make all possible efforts to have our voices heard and to let music work its own paths of communication." More info.

Hear Hear

Posted by acapnews at December 3, 2007 11:12 PM

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