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Gondwana World Choral Festival 2019: World Showcase series concert 2 – Boston Children’s Chorus, Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA & Inner Mongolia Youth Choir
18 July @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Tickets: Adult $35 | Concession (child/student/under 30/pensioner) $25
Boston Children’s Chorus (USA), Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA (Latvia) and Inner Mongolia Youth Choir take the stage for the second concert of the World Showcase series.
The Boston Children’s Chorus harnesses the power and joy of music to unite their city’s communities and inspire social change. Named Boston’s “Ambassadors of Harmony” by the Boston Globe, the choir is known for its commitment to diversity, inclusiveness and furthering African-American choral traditions. Boston Children’s Chorus signature event is the annual Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert. The choir has won many awards including the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award presented to the choir by Michelle Obama at the White House.
- President and Artistic Director, Anthony Trecek-King
Riga Cathedral Girls’ Choir TIARA is one of the most vivid musical ensembles in the concert life of Latvia. Creative collaboration with contemporary composers is a high priority for the choir which has premiered many works of Latvian and foreign composers. TIARA has performed in many European festivals and won several international competition prizes. In 2017 it was among the invited participants of 11th World Symposium on Choral Music in Barcelona.
- Artistic Director/Conductor Aira Birzina
The first of its kind in its region, the Inner Mongolia Youth Choir was founded in 2008. Its 80-odd members all hail from farming families on the plains of Inner Mongolia. As well as Mongol songs, the choir performs in several foreign languages. Its members play musical instruments, including the traditional Mongolian horse head fiddle and perform traditional dances. In 2017 their album “Swan Goose” won Best Album in the 10th China Golden Disk awards. The choir is recognised as one of the major choirs of the world with performances in the European Choir Competition, Taipei International Choir Festival and the 10th World Symposium on Choir Music in Seoul.
- Artistic Director/Conductor Yalungerile