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August 10, 2009

Tehran Vocal Ensemble

I was recently sent this announcement along with the flyer for their upcoming show. If only there were more cultural exchanges between our countries which I'm sure would foster better understanding and less suspicion. I notice how the choir has both male and female singers which must be rare in Muslim countries. Once again group singing brings different people together in harmony.

The Tehran Vocal Ensemble conducted by Milad Omranlu grabbed two medals in the 2nd Asian Choir Games which took place in South Korea. The Asian Choir Games is part of the first World Choir Championships, which ran from July 7 to 17 in the province of Gyeongnam in South Korea.

Iran won its gold medal at the Mixed Chamber Choirs section, and its silver medal was presented at the Folklore section. INTERKULTUR in collaboration with the Province of Gyeongnam arranged the event in which top choirs from around the world were invited to compare their skills in a contest.

The 16-member ensemble had three performances. They performed Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumble Bee” and Alireza Qorbani’s “Carnival” at the competition section. They also had two folk pieces from Gilan and Azerbaijan Provinces at the Folklore Section.

The ensemble performed the pieces without being accompanied by any musical instruments. The team was established by Omranlu in 2005. Each member acts as one specific musical instrument and produces new sounds making it a different group. Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Mohammad-Hossein Imani-Khoshkhu expressed his congratulations to the Tehran Vocal Ensemble.

Posted by acapnews at August 10, 2009 9:23 PM


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