4th Vietnam International Choir Competition opens in Hoi An

Vietnam International Choir Competition 2015 was opened in Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam from April 29-May 2.

About 1,500 local and foreign singers of more than 45 choirs from 15 countries and territories, including Australia, Finland, Germany, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam will be compete in the 4th event.

The contestants will be devided into 6 groups and perform in 13 categories: Male choirs, Female choirs, Mixed choirs (with male and female voices),Chamber choirs (male or female groups), Chamber choir (mixed groups), Under 17 and under 20 year-old vocal groups, Folk song choirs and Hymn choirs…

The festival is a chance for the Vietnamese singers to exchange and gain more experiences from foreign colleagues as well as introduce Vietnamese music to the world.

The Festival is one of the 12 international competitions held by Interkultur.
Established in 1988, the non-profit group from Germany that holds choral festivals and competitions throughout the world.

In March 2011 INTERKULTUR organized the first ever International Choir Competition in Vietnam's history in the city of Hội An. After the big success of this first edition, Hoi An authorities decided to regularly continue the cooperation by biannually hosting the event. The 2nd Vietnam International Choir Competition was hosted in Hue city in December 2012 and then Hoi An hosted the 3rd competition in 2013.

By Ngoc Minh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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