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Carthage Choir finishes first at international choir competition

By

Corinne Ness

July 07, 2019

The Carthage Choir has earned top honors at the Spittal International Choir Competition, winning first place in the folk song category and the classical/modern choral works category to rank first place overall.

The Spittal International Choir Competition was held in Spittal an der Drau in Austria from Thursday, July 4 through Sunday, July 7. The competition is sponsored by the regional government of Carinthia, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, the Cultural Department of the municipality of Spittal an der Drau, and the Singkreis Porcia.

Carthage Choir earned top honors at the 2019 Spittal International Choir Competition.Carthage Choir earned top honors at the 2019 Spittal International Choir Competition.

For the competition, Carthage Choir sang a set of American folk songs a cappella, earning the top spot with a score of 95/100. The second round of the competition was a program of contemporary choral works. The choir earned first place in this category as well, with a score of 95/100.

The competition, in existence since 1964, accepts just one choir per country. Carthage Choir was pleased to represent the United States, competing against choirs from around the world.

For the competition, Carthage Choir sang a set of American folk songs a cappella, earning the top...For the competition, Carthage Choir sang a set of American folk songs a cappella, earning the top spot with a score of 95/100.

Congratulations, Carthage Choir, on two first-place finishes for this international choir competition!

See the trip through student eyes!

Elena Cressy ’20 ran the MyCarthage Instagram account during the trip. Aside from documenting their win, she also shared photos of their (unintended) adventure in Reykjavik, a jaunt through Munich, and some downtime between their victories!