Iranian vocal ensemble sweeps awards in Latvia music festival

Tehran Vocal Music ensemble has garnered several awards at the 8th World Choir Games in Latvia’s capital city of Riga.

The group led by Milad Omranlou was honored with two gold medals at the Mixed Chamber Choirs section and one silver medal at the Popular Choral music section.

The ensemble also presented its performance in the Folklore section of this year’s edition of the festival, announced the ensemble’s programming manager Pedram Tahmasbian.

Over 480 ensembles from 60 countries across the world competed at the 2014 World Choir Games.

Every year one country is selected to host the World Choir Games which is known as the Olympics for choirs.

The World Choir Games, which were held in China in July 2010, honored the Tehran ensemble with a silver medal in the Folklore section and a bronze medal in the Mixed Chamber Choirs section.

Founded in 2005, Tehran Vocal Ensemble has been honored at several other prestigious international music events.

The ensemble nabbed 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.

In September 2009, the ensemble received a gold medal in the Mixed Choir Category of the 11th International Folksong Choir Festival in Barcelona.

The 2014 World Choir Games was held from July 9 through 19.

By Press TV


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