St Joseph’s Private School bag world choir gold

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KUCHING: St Joseph’s Private School Kuching Chamber Choir group emerged as champions, bagging the gold medal at the 2nd World Virtual Choir Festival held from Dec 1 to 6.

In a statement issued on Tuesday (Dec 15), the team scored 85.25 through its ‘Lileng’ – a Sarawak Kenyah folk tune with a contemporary choral arrangement by their conductor based on the original transcription and translations of the song by Dr Chong Pek Lin.

“Under the guidance of their teacher-in-charge and conductor, Benedict Lo, the choir adapted to online meetings, practices and rehearsals.

“The strength of their commitment and resolution kept them motivated and focused throughout months of intense schedules.”

The statement added that the choir team felt proud and happy as they succeeded in beating teams from Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, South Korea, China, Sri Lanka, India, Ghana, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“Overcoming the challenges of these troubled and uncertain times and coming together in a virtual choir festival to sing their hearts out had made us feel a great sense of achievement.”

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