Songs of sucess
The University of Newcastle Chamber Choir jetted to the United States this month for its fifth international tour, and to defend a world title, bagging three silver medals.
The Choir competed against choirs from 70 countries at the Seventh Annual World Choir Games in Cincinnati from July 4-14, securing second place in the mixed chamber choir, contemporary and religious music sections.
The 40 choral members also performed in Washington, Boston, Bermuda and at the United Nations’ Rhythms of One World Festival in New York City.
“We embrace a range of repertoire and performance styles that many choirs both in Australia and overseas just could not aspire to,” Director Philip Matthias said.
The Choir - made up of University staff, students and singers from the Newcastle community - has continually wowed judges in national competitions across Australia.
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