Iranian groups win awards at World Choir Games

July 20, 2016

TEHRAN -- The 9th World Choir Games, which was held in the Russian city of Sochi from July 6 to 16, honored the Tehran Vocal Ensemble and the Parse Choir Group with several awards, the organizers announced.

The Tehran Vocal Ensemble conducted by Milad Omranlu won silver medals in the categories Musica Sacra a cappella, Musica Contemporanea, and Jazz, while the Parse Choir Group conducted by Tayyeb Faqih received a silver medal in the category Folklore with Accompaniment.

About 300 ensembles from China, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Afghanistan, Armenia and several other countries performed during the World Choir Games this year.

The Tehran Vocal Ensemble and the Parse Choir Group have previously been acclaimed at many major international events. 

Earlier last October, Parse received the Diploma of Silver III in the Folklore Category at the Canta Al Mar International Choir Festival in Barcelona. 

The Tehran Vocal Ensemble received a gold medal in the Mixed Choir Category of the 11th International Folksong Choir Festival in Barcelona in 2009.

It also won a gold medal at the Mixed Chamber Choirs section and a silver medal at the Folklore section of the 2nd Asian Choir Games in South Korea in July 2009.

Photo: Conductor Milad Omranlu gestures after a performance by the Tehran Vocal Ensemble at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on August 17, 2014.

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