SOCHI, July 6. / TASS /. The opening ceremony of the World Choir Games will take place on Wednesday at the Ice Palace “Big” in Sochi. To participate in the upcoming singing contest at the Russian resort came to 12 thousand people, said the Games organizers.
“283 choir arrived in Sochi, a total of 12 thousand. Exhibitors from 36 countries. The international competition will run until 16 July and it will be a big colorful musical and choreographic action that carries the message of peace, inter-ethnic solidarity and friendship “, – said the organizing committee of the world choir games
2,5 thousand artists will participate in the opening ceremony.. including perform ensemble “Sirin” and Kuban Cossack choir. Home games will be marked by five strokes – the number of continents – in a special bell, a symbol of the Choir Olympics. The symbolism of the World Choir Games, the first conducted in Russia, decorated with the image of the character of Russian folk tales Firebird.
In the second day of the Games venues will begin vocal competitions in 29 categories. The College of the 60 international judges, among them the world’s most popular choral experts will evaluate the performances of singers, conduct workshops and master classes. “From the outset, the aim of the World Choir Games, the Olympics of choral music, has been making its contribution to the cause of peace and mutual understanding, which is highly valued in the international arena”, – said the President of the World Choir Games Günter Thich
In fact performers. It proves that singing can bring people together, during a grand concert under the slogan of “Sharing the singing brings people together.” On the stage of the Sochi open a concert hall “Festival” hundreds of singers will perform on July 10, which will be able to hear everyone. Ninth World Choir Games will be held in Sochi, just a 22 concert venues, including the open air.
World Choir Games are held every two years since 2000, the first competition of singers were held in Austria. Games also hosted South Korea, Germany, China, the United States and Latvia. In 2014 in Riga arrived 460 choirs and 27,000 participants from 74 countries of the world.