The Choir Festival - 2019
The students from the Shiv Nadar School Western Music Choir basket won the 2nd Prize at the WMEA (Western Music Educators Association) All-India Inter-school Choir Competition. Hosted by Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, in the capacity of a venue-partner, the WMEA Event was held The first round auditions took place through a video submission of the performing choirs, following which, the top 10 schools were invited to perform at the Finale Event. This year, the Finale witnessed performances of choirs from schools coming from Kochi, Chennai, Surat, and Sikkim.
The Shiv Nadar School Choir had the audience enthralled with an original composition titled ‘Rise,’ followed by a lively performance of the song ‘Ingoma’ by African artist Thandiswa Mazwai. With all choirs giving phenomenal performances, covering various genres including classical, fusion, rock and pop, the level of competition, on the whole, was of huge educational value to our students. The Shiv Nadar School Choir was represented at this competition by 28 singers and 5 instrumentalists. Nearly 400 students participated in the competition
The WMEA is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing, promoting and advocating for music education and music educators. The choirs this year were judged by Dean Leuthi – Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at Washington State University-Pullmand, USA; Dr. Sam Tsugawa – Associate Professor of Music, Brigham Young University and Mrs. Sharmila Livingston, Conductor of the Capital City Minstrels, New Delhi.