Type of post: Choir news item
Posted By: Barbara Lofts
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, 25 Mar 2016
Voice Weavers on the world stage

Voice Weavers Choir will soon be appearing on the world stage – literally – through our participation in the World Choir Games in Sochi, Russia, in July.  Billed as the largest choir competition in the world, it gives us the amazing opportunity of seeing the best choirs from around the world while testing our own skills.  The 2014 games – held in Riga, Latvia – saw 27,000 people from 73 countries competing at the 11-day event!

At Sochi, we'll be competing in the Scenic Pop/Show Choir section and the Folklore A Cappella section of the Open Competition.  We'll also appear in a Friendship Concert performance and with the Festival Stage Choir for the Great Celebration concert.  We've been told by the organisers, Interkultur, that we're the only Australian choir to have registered for the event – so we're representing Australia!!

On the afternoon of Sunday 29 May from 2 pm at the Tweed Heads Civic Centre, cnr Wharf Street and Brett Street, Tweed Heads, we'll be holding a fundraising concert to show off everything we've learnt and to raise funds to help offset the high costs of travelling to Russia.  Entry is by donation and we will also have lucky door prizes, silent auction and a fabulous raffle.  We'd love your support, so put the date in your diary!!