Kohima, October 11: The grand finale of “Nagaland Choir Olympics” under the aegis of Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA), Government of Nagaland will take place on October 23 at RCEMPA, Jotsoma at 5 p.m.
Towards this end, TaFMA has already conducted auditions in all the districts with event partners from the districts.
From the district auditions, 10 best choirs (one each from each district) have been selected.
For the Grand Finale, there will be 2(two) rounds of performances. In each round, choirs will present one song each.
Pauline Warjri, director, Aroha Choir, Shillong will be the chief judge.
The best choir will receive a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh along with a trophy. The First and second runner up will get Rs.50,000 and Rs.25,000 respectively.
On the 24th of October 2019, there will be another audition for all the 10 participating choirs to select a choir for Nagaland, and efforts will be made to participate in the World Choir Games to be held in Belgium next year.
The event is being managed by Musicians Guild, Nagaland.
“Choral music is a big part of our DNA and heritage, and the event is being organized to acknowledge and promote choral music at a professional level, which we believe will enable and prepare our singers to participate in national and international platforms in future, ” said TaFMA advisor Theja Meru.
(Page News Service)
10 choirs for grand finale
Mon: Mon Chamber Choir
Dimapur: Cantamus Choir
Longleng: Orangkong Choir
Wokha: Bridge of the Gap Chamber Choir
Zunheboto: ZTSBC Youth Choir
Peren: Cantamus Choir
Kohima: Harmonic Voices
Tuensang: Yimchunger Baptist Church Choir
Phek: The Canticles