After recent war scare, mixed voices
from across the borderThough the Pakistani armed forces and no doubt their Indian counterparts still remain on high alert, the looming threat of full scale war has hopefully receded, to a collective global sigh of relief.
At the Singapore International Choral Festival 2016, the choir won Gold Awards in the Equal Voices, Mixed Voices
and Musica Sacra categories and was also named the champion in the Equal Voices and Mixed Voices
He said: "It was originally written for upper voices but has since been arranged for mixed voices
and forms the main theme of our Christmas concert.
GANAP-QCPU clinched three silver awards each in the Mixed Voices
under 25 category, Folklore Open category, and Musica Sacra Open in the international choral festival held at the National University of Singapore from July 19 to 22.
The Hngyang Na Atayal chorus of Hsinchu County, Taiwan is a big winner of this year's Orientale Concentus International Choral Festival, winning in three categories: Mixed Voices
, Chamber and Folksong, according to media reports.
Each group was judged according to their song interpretation (manner in which the piece is internalized and presented)-30 percent; delivery (quality of voice, fluency, pronunciation, blending and harmony)-30 percent; stage presence (stage poise, eye contact and audience impact)-20 percent; costume and sounds (attire is related to concept, sound production, mixed voices
)-10 percent; and mastery of piece-10 percent.
Led by the North Wales Rugby Choir, whose officials were heavily involved in organising several commemorative events in Flanders, the 40-strong mixed voices
choir, under the direction of Geraint Roberts and their accomanist Angela Roberts, displayed their versatility to the delight of the audience formed as much of locals as visitors from Wales.
The antiphonal style in the late Renaissance and early Baroque, made famous by Giovanni Gabrieli in Venice, was pervasive for sacred motets that freely mixed voices
and instruments to great effect.
Last year, the LNHS Voice Chorale won first prize in the National Music Competition for Young Artists' mixed voices
category, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
To mark the milestone one of the events is a visit from the Sborissimo choir, made up of 20 mixed voices
and a small band, members of which will be hosted by Caerphilly Community Chorus for an action-packed schedule.
A chamber choir of around 20 mixed voices
, drawn mainly from Newcastle and Northumberland, maintained a sweetness and clarity of tone which felt particularly appropriate for a concert of these sorts.
The second half of the program features non-mainstream Christmas music for mixed voices
accompanied by piano, guitar, drums and saxophone.