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The 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games in Colombo

Colombo hosts The 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games this month. Presented by the Colombo Cultural Hub Trust, under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and INTERKULTUR of Germany, it is the first time an INTERKULTUR choir event will be held in South Asia. Some of the categories that these professional and amateur choirs will compete in are: Gospel, Spiritual, Jazz, Pop, Folklore, Acappella to name a few. Choirs from all over the Asia Pacific region, regardless of their present level of achievement, will have the opportunity to participate in an Open Competition.

A Unique Inter-Cultural Fusion of Choral Splendour will be showcased at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre on Thursday the 26th of October at 7.00pm.

In addition to competitive participation, choirs will have the opportunity to perform in Friendship Concerts with other choirs in public venues within Colombo. These public concerts are FREE OF CHARGE and will provide opportunities for each choir to share the musical traditions of their native land with other choirs and with the Sri Lankan public. A Concert featuring Sacred Music will be conducted at St Mary's Church Bambalapitiya on Thursday the 26th of October at 10.00am. Entrance is free. All are welcome.

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