Nagaland Madrigal Singers to compete at World Choir Games 2024

Nagaland Madrigal Singers to compete at World Choir Games 2024

The Nagaland Madrigal Singers are set to make their mark at the 13th World Choir Games in Auckland, New Zealand. This prestigious event, often dubbed the “Olympics of choral singing,” will unfold from 10 July to 20 July 2024, bringing together vocal ensembles from around the globe in a harmonious celebration of musical prowess and cultural diversity.

The Nagaland Madrigal Singers, a relatively young ensemble founded in 2023, have quickly risen to prominence in the choral world. Based in Dimapur, this talented group has been chosen to represent India on the international stage, a testament to their exceptional skill and the rich musical heritage of Nagaland.

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Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio recently took to social media to express his support for the choir. “The Nagaland Madrigal Singers called on me,” he stated. “I am happy to know that they will be representing India in the 13th World Choir Games at Auckland, New Zealand from 10-20 July 2024. I wish them the best and hope they bring laurels to the country, and make us proud.”

The World Choir Games, established in 2000, have grown into the largest choral festival and competition globally. This biennial event attracts participants from over 100 countries, offering a unique platform for choirs to showcase their talents, compete for excellence, and forge international friendships.

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The New Zealand Choral Federation highlights the Games’ reputation for uniting nations and cultures in a joyous celebration of creativity, diversity, friendship, and peace. This aligns perfectly with the event’s core mission of promoting global harmony through music.

INTERKULTUR, a German company dedicated to fostering international understanding through choral music, organises the World Choir Games. The event embodies the Olympic spirit, encouraging peaceful competition and cultural exchange among participants representing various musical traditions and backgrounds.

Since its inception in Linz, Austria, in 2000, the World Choir Games have been hosted by diverse cities worldwide. With each iteration, the event has grown in both scale and significance, serving as a powerful testament to music’s ability to transcend barriers and nurture understanding among nations.

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The choir’s selection to represent India at this prestigious event is a source of immense pride for Nagaland and the entire country. It presents a golden opportunity to showcase the diversity and richness of Indian choral traditions on an international stage, while also fostering cultural exchange and understanding.

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