ACJC Choir strikes Gold at Slovakia Competition!
The Anglo-Chinese Junior College Choir emerged as the only choir with 3 Gold medals at the 3rd Festa Choralis International Choir Competition in Bratislava, Slovakia.
(28 May to 1 June 2008)
As the only Asian choir at the competition, the ACJC Choir competed alongside choirs from Poland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Russia and Slovakia in the Mixed Choir (Adult), Youth Choir (up to 19 years old) and Folk Song Categories. In all 3 categories, the ACJC Choir clinched gold medals with top marks and was the only choir in the competition whom the adjudicators accorded a rare perfect score of 100 points.
Dressed in Singapore's ethnic hues and conducted by Mrs Valarie Wilson, the choir competed with a repertoire of Asian choral works and received praise for its "sensitive interpretation", "warm ensemble sound" and "sincere, moving performances".
As the ACJC Choir celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, its success in Slovakia continues the choir's tradition of international choral excellence in England, Australia, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Wales.