MC Choir Shines in Vietnam
Thirtythree members of the Methodist College Choir participated at the 1st Vietnam International Choir Festival and Competition held in the picturesque city of Hoi-An, Vietnam. The competition, which concluded on the 19th of March 2011, was organized by Interkultur Germany.
The Methodist College Choir participated in the ‘Youth Choirs of equal voices’ category (which was 14 to 19 years) where they were adjudged the winner of the category in addition to being awarded a Golden Diploma. They also participated in the ‘Sacred Music’ category (which was an Open category) being awarded a Silver Diploma, narrowly missing out on the Golden Diploma by a margin of 0.5 marks.
They were invited to compete for the Hoi-An Trophy with 6 other choirs , which was held on the last day, for which they had to sing two A Capella pieces not previously performed at the competition.This is a competition amongst the best choirs participating in the competition and only 7 of the 12 category winners were invited to compete. They were also honoured by being invited to participate and showcase their talent at the grand closing ceremony with 2 other choirs, which was televised.
The Methodist College Choir was conducted by Sanjeev Jayaratnam, leader of the well known group ‘Revelations’, who has been training them since January 2010.
The choir was subsequently ranked 365th out of 1000 in Interkultur’s world rankings in April 2011.
Metho Choir Wins Gold at International Level – Sunday Times (27th March, 2011)