Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Wright State University Collegiate Chorale's preparation for the 2012 World Choir Games.
The World Choir Games, often called the "Olympics of choral music," is the largest choral competition in the world. The 2012 competition will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, marking the very first time the games have been held in the United States. More than 360 choirs from 48 countries will compete in 23 musical categories.
The Wright State University Collegiate Chorale will compete in the Champions Competition in the Mixed Chamber Choirs category on July 12 and in the Musica Contemporanea category on July 13.
Conducted by Hank Dahlman, the Wright State University Collegiate Chorale is the university's primary touring ensemble. Touring annually, the Chorale has sung throughout the United States, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and England, including such venues as Salzburg Cathedral, Washington National Cathedral and Carnegie Hall. In 2012 and 2013, the WSU Collegiate Chorale will tour Washington, D.C., France and Belgium.