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NYC Chorus wraps up China tour with full scale concert

07-19-2012 10:37 BJT

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The Young People’s Chorus of New York is taking part in the World Choral Summit here in Beijing. The group has wrapped up its visit to China, with a full scale concert in the capital. Their artistic vocal talents thrilled the packed auditorium.

Music is a universal language. This group of teenagers from the US, aged between 14 and 19, has brought a variety of international, traditional and spiritual songs with them, on their trip to China.

The first half of their ninety minute show consisted of traditional songs in a variety of languages, ranging from Spanish, to Portuguese to Zulu. Part two was full of American songs, such as Billy Strayhorn’s ’Take the A-Train’ and Simon and Garfunkel’s ’Bridge Over Troubled Water.’ The concert left a big impression on many in the audience.

An audience member, said, "Their harmony and their artistic talents are especially brilliant. For those of us in China who are part of a choir or study music as a hobby, it doesn’t matter if you’re middle aged, old or young, they are a good example for us to learn from."

The show by the Young People’s Chorus of New York prompted two encores. And it left a positive feeling on the choir members as well.

Member of New York Young People’s Chorus said, "I love being a part of this chorus, gives me such great opportunities, and this is what I love to do. And I love being here, seeing different faces, making everyone happy and music is such a universal language and you can do it anywhere. It’s just a great feeling, I’m truly honored."

The choir’s members come from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. They came to Beijing to represent the US at the World Choral Summit, hoping to promote American choral music to a new Asian audience.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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