(QNO) - The International Choir Competition 2017 opened in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province) on June 7, marking the start of the 6th Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2017.
|The flag-raising ceremony of 10 countries taking part in this competition.|
Taking part in the opening ceremony were the provincial leaders, more than 1,000 artists, performers of 32 choirs from Australia, Japan, Russia, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
|Representatives at the opening ceremony.|
In his opening speech, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam provincial People’s Committee Le Van Thanh- Head of Organisation Board of the Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2017 affirmed the 5th Vietnam International Choir Competition or the fourth time of its kind in Hoi An city aims to show the knowledge, creativeness, love and indulgence of art of the choir performers in this competition. It brings the unique cultural features of each country to the public. At the same time, the friendship between Hoi An city in particular, Quang Nam province in general and the localities at home and abroad will be tightened.
|A performance at the opening ceremony|
|A Vietnam’s choir group.|
According to Mr Johan Rooze, Artistic Director of the INTERKULTUR- the world’s leading organizer of international choir competitions and festivals, Hoi An is a great city and one of the most beautiful places in Asia for singing and meeting, especially at night when the city is lighted up by thousands of colourful lanterns. “As the first foreign organizer for the event, we are very proud of bringing countries closer via songs”, said Johan Rooze.
|Friendly Vietnamese performers.|
|Local residents and tourists at the opening ceremony.|
Reportedly, the target of this event is to introduce the values of heritages, cultures, arts and tourism potentials of Hoi An city in particular and Quang Nam province as a whole to tourists. It is also an exchange opportunity between Vietnamese and international artists.
Besides the competition at the Hoi An Beach hotel, all the choirs perform in the programme of International Melody on June 8-9 at the Hoi An ancient town. The competition will close on June 10.
|An performance of Vietnamese choir.|
|Ebullient atmosphere at the event.|