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Gondwana World Choral Festival 

Digital Season | Recorded in the Concert Hall in 2019

Time: Thursday, 23rd July 8pm AEST
Genre: Classical Music

On Demand from: 23rd July
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Be amazed by a showcase of the world’s finest choirs. 

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Gondwana Choirs, youth choral groups from all over the world were invited to take part in a spectacular week of music. 

Coordinated by Artistic Director Lyn Williams AM, choirs ensembles from Australia, Guangdong, Inner Mongolia, Estonia, Latvia, France, the USA and Canada joined together to present an unforgettable festival of performances. 

Delight in highlights from the finale gala at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. This grand performance was a joyous celebration of international songs and included the world premiere of Paul Stanhope’s I am Martuwarra from the opening night of the festival.    

 

Repertoire

Zemļi zvaigzneite porgoja
A Star Passed Over (Laura Jēkabsone)
Riga Cathedral Girls' Choir TIARA (Latvia)
Aira Birziņa (conductor), Veronika Rinkule (piano)
 
牛深ハイヤ節
Port Ishibuka's Wind (Kumamoto-Minyo)
Nagoya Children's Chorus (Japan)
Tani Suzuyo & Kanda Toyohisa (conductors)
 
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round (arr. Anthony Trecek-King)
Boston Children's Chorus (USA)
Anthony Trecek-King (conductor)
 
Les Rocs (from Naissances) (Guillaume Connesson / Eugène Guillevic)
La Cigale de Lyon (France)  
Anne-Marie Cabut (conductor), Cécile Cottin (piano)
 
Spring is Coming (Zhang Chao)
Guangdong Experimental Middle School Choir (China)
Xie Mingjing (conductor)
 
The Sound of the Earth (Se. Enkhbayar)
Inner Mongolia Youth Choir (China)       
Yalungerile (conductor)               
 
Sampo Tagumine - Forging the Sampo (Veljo Tormis)
Estonian Television Girls' Choir (Estonia)
Aarne Saluveer (conductor)
 
Ave, Regina Coelorum (Larysa Kuzmenko)
Toronto Children's Chorus (Canada)
Elise Bradley (conductor), Lara Dodds-Eden (piano)
 
I am Martuwarra (Paul Stanhope)           
Gondwana Choirs (Australia)
Sydney Children’s Choir, Gondwana Indigenous Choir, Latitude 34, Resonance of Birralee, Young Adelaide Voices, The Hunter Singers, Valla Voices, Luminescence Children’s Choir
Lyn Williams (conductor), Sally Whitwell (piano), Jess Ciampa, Aedan MacNamara, Philip South (percussion)
 

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