13-18 July 2019, 8 students from Wuxi Xiehe and chorus expert Minggang Xie formed “Lake butterfly” participated in the 2019 World Youth Chorus Festival in Hong Kong and won the Silver Award in the international competition.
Wuxi Xiehe has always attached great importance to cultivating student’s artistic accomplishment, shcool has set up art courses in musical instrument performance, chorus, Beijing Opera, dance and other forms of art courses. School has specially hired a senior chorus expert Minggang Xie to teach the children choir. The teachers and students have prepared almost for 5 month for the competition. Students are not only have music lesson as normal, but also spend 2 hours extra practice with their teacher every week. The students have made rapid progress from voice to breath to tone. The two songs in the competition include a English song. Studens take no pains to sing over and over, record over and over again. Teachers are always their to guide, adjust. Half month before the competition start, they participated in training every day. The preparation process is very tough, but no one complains. In addition to the competition, we are not only gain a wonderful performance, professional performance skills, but also the spirit of not afraid of hard working and determination for making dreams come true.
This year’s choral festival is the world’s most participating youth choral festival with the largest number of participating countries and the largest number of participating teams. As the only team from Jiangsu Province, we were highly prasised by 19 judges from 13 countries and regions. The silver medalgave our children great recognition and encouragement. During the five-day choral festival tour, children are able to learn the beauty of choral art and improve choral skills. It is a real journey to meet children’s voices!
2019 World Youth Chorus Festival
The 7th World Youth Chorus Festival was held in Hong Kong from July 13-18, 2019. The World Youth Chorus Festival has been organized by the World Youth Chorus Artists Association since 2006. The Chorus Festival has become one of the most influential and acclaimed large-scale chorus competitions and exchanges in the Asia-Pacific region. As a high-profile international high-level event, the choral festival includes concerts, choral competitions, master classes, interactive workshops and cultural exchanges. The Chorus Festival is held every two years. It is dedicated to build stage for choirs, conductors, experts, scholars, teachers and students around the world. It shares a week-long music festival and learns and interacts with amazing chorus artists, art groups, and choirs participating in the competition.