Austrian Concert in North Vancouver St. Andrews United Church

Poster for Powell RiverTwo connected choirs from Graz, Austria will be performing in North Vancouver following their participation in the International Choral Kathaumixw in Powell River.
St. Andrew’s United Church is sponsoring the choirs. They will be with us only July 10th, performing at 7pm, then being billeted at community members’ homes until they leave the next morning.
Here is some information about the choirs. It will be a terrific concert!

Kinder- & Jugendsingakademie Graz – Austria

One of the oldest secular Austrian boarding high schools (since 1854), the HIB in Graz with its attached Singing-Academy offers its pupils a comprehensive vocal education.

The main emphasis is in preparing its ensembles for classical choir and orchestra concerts, e.g. “Brahms-Requiem 2015”. The singing pupils from Graz participate regularly in operas and musical productions. On their international tours to such countries as Finland, China Spain, Italy, Belgium, Latvia, Switzerland, USA, Germany, Hungary, France, Estonia, Luxemburg and Russia, the young singers from Graz try to build a bridge from the rich Austrian choir tradition to international contemporary music.
The speciality of the singing pupils of Graz is to serenade celebrities.

Green Guys Graz – Austria

As a spin-off of the Singing-Academy Graz, the young boys group “Green Guys” sing entertaining male vocal repertoire. They have chosen the colour green because this is the national colour of their home-province Styria (the green heart of Austria!) and because a common saying in Austria means that very young people are “green” between their ears! The secret of their success is greasing their vocal chords with a Styrian speciality – pumpkin seed oil – of course in dark green colour.

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