The 10th edition of the World Choir Games is the world’s largest international choir competition comes up with a premiere: For the first time ever will happen on the African continent, Tshwane South Africa.
Shanghai Huangpu Spring Junior Choir From Shanghai China is invited to attend the game in Tshwane South Africa in July 2018.
ShanghaiŸHuangpu Spring Junior Choir of Shanghai Huangpu Youth Art Activity Center was founded in 1996, is the key team of Shanghai Students’ Art Troupe. The choir is composed of ordinary students who are fond of chorus. Students are divided into four echelons, and the age of them spans from 7 to 18. They gather together weekly and enjoy the chorus.
In recent years, the choir has won many various awards. For example, the first prize in the Fourth Chinese Primary and Secondary Students Art Exhibition; the 1st place in the category Children’s Choir with outstanding success in 6th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, 2012; the first prize of children’s group and folk music in Festival International de Música de CONTONIGROS in Spain,2011; the Champion of the World Choir Games in the Champions Competition in Latvia, 2014, which created the best results in the choir’s history.
Under the long-term care by the CPC Shanghai Huangpu District Committee and the District Government, also with the great support from the Huangpu District Education Bureau, the choir won numerous honors at the same time, and cut a figure in many professional art fields. The choir not only cooperates with the world’s top professional art teams such as Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Marinsky Symphony Orchestra (Russia) and The Hallé Orchestra (Britain) to play the Operas and musicals like Carmen, Fierce Snow, Noah’s Ark and The Queen of Spades, but also collaborates with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and The Voice of London to perform the famous symphonic chorus War Requiem written by Benjamin Britten, conducted by the world-class master Charles Dutoit. And the team organizes art teachers’ chorus master class oriented to Shanghai even China many times. The choir also held its own concert in Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall, which has brought young people’s light to the cultural and artistic career in Shanghai.
In chorus curriculum, the choir puts emphasis on voice training, music theory, multi-tone sight singing, physical exercise, etc. All aim at helping students to gain benefits from establishing preliminary sense of tone, and then fulfill personal skills. The choir persists in the concept of “education”, which cultivate students to be a good listener and excellent cooperator, who have the spirit of collaboration and the courage to dedication.
In the concept of “love and dedication”, the team grows rapidly, the chorus teachers went to Jinzhai, Zunyi and other remote mountain area, bringing the “art seed” from Huangpu, Shanghai to them. In the end, the students from mountain area and ShanghaiŸHuangpu Spring Junior Choir were on the same stage in Shanghai City Lawn Concert. Accompanied by the friendship bound by art, with the best sounds and voices of the chorus, the dream of art planted the wings of hope. Sparing no effort in the public warfare shows the unique vision and energy of the choir.