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Sing'n'Joy Provo 2016 - Program Book

The American International Choral Festival March 16 - 20, 2016 Provo/Salt Lake City (UT), USA After the spectacular success of the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, INTERKULTUR is now working to spread this enthusiasm to other destinations within the United States. In 2016 the choirs of the world will sing together in Provo, Utah. Bearing the slogan “Singing and Joy”, the Sing'n'Joy Provo will be taking place from March 16 to 20, 2016. The Sing'n'Joy concept also includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. In addition Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by international choral experts and why not enjoy the beauty of the Utah valley, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts! The competitions will be taking place in the Covey Center of the Arts and Brigham Young University will open their De Jong Concert Hall for the Opening and the Closing events. One of the highlights of the event will be ensembles from BYU Choral Department presenting their highest quality of choral singing in the Grand Opening and maybe also on other occasions during the festival. On Sunday, March 20, the choirs will have the opportunity to visit Salt Lake City and to sing there together with the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Experience as a highlight and closing of your stay in Utah a worldwide live broadcasted TV show at the Temple Square of "Music and the Spoken Word" and a Sing Along with the Tabernacle Choir! Come and join INTERKULTUR in Utah and celebrate with us this international festival of choral music in Provo!

The American International Choral Festival
March 16 - 20, 2016 Provo/Salt Lake City (UT), USA

After the spectacular success of the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, INTERKULTUR is now working to spread this enthusiasm to other destinations within the United States. In 2016 the choirs of the world will sing together in Provo, Utah.

Bearing the slogan “Singing and Joy”, the Sing'n'Joy Provo will be taking place from March 16 to 20, 2016. The Sing'n'Joy concept also includes concerts and manifold encounters between the participating choirs. In addition Conductors and Singers will be given the chance to attend master classes held by international choral experts and why not enjoy the beauty of the Utah valley, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts!

The competitions will be taking place in the Covey Center of the Arts and Brigham Young University will open their De Jong Concert Hall for the Opening and the Closing events.

One of the highlights of the event will be ensembles from BYU Choral Department presenting their highest quality of choral singing in the Grand Opening and maybe also on other occasions during the festival.

On Sunday, March 20, the choirs will have the opportunity to visit Salt Lake City and to sing there together with the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir! Experience as a highlight and closing of your stay in Utah a worldwide live broadcasted TV show at the Temple Square of "Music and the Spoken Word" and a Sing Along with the Tabernacle Choir!

Come and join INTERKULTUR in Utah and celebrate with us this international festival of choral music in Provo!

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PROVO – Welcome home<br />

With a population of about 115,000, <strong>Provo</strong> is the third-largest city in the state of Utah,<br />

located 43 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Father Silvestre Velez de<br />

Escalante, a Spanish Franciscan missionary-explorer, is considered the first European explorer<br />

to have visited the area, in 1776. <strong>Provo</strong> was originally called Fort Utah when it was<br />

settled in 1849 by 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City, but was renamed <strong>Provo</strong> in 1850<br />

for Étienne <strong>Provo</strong>st, an early French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.<br />

<strong>Provo</strong> lies in the Utah Valley at an elevation of 4,549 feet. According to the United States<br />

Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.2 square miles, of which 41.7 square miles is<br />

land and 2.5 square miles, is water. The Wasatch Range contains many peaks within Utah<br />

County along the east side of the Wasatch Front. One of these peaks, known as Y Mountain,<br />

towers over the city. There is a large hillside letter Y made of whitewashed concrete<br />

halfway up the steep mountain, built in the early part of the 20th century to commemorate<br />

Brigham Young University. Wild deer (and less frequently, cougars, and moose) still<br />

roam the mountains (and occasionally the city streets). The geography of the area allows<br />

for outstanding hiking, skiing, fishing and other outdoor activities.<br />

Home to Brigham Young University, the city is also a key operational center for Novell,<br />

Vivint, and Nu Skin, and has been a focus area for technology development in Utah. The<br />

city is also home to the Peaks Ice Arena, which served as a venue for the Salt Lake City<br />

Winter Olympics in 2002. Sundance Resort is located 13 miles northeast at <strong>Provo</strong> Canyon.<br />

In 2010, Forbes rated <strong>Provo</strong> one of the top 10 places to raise a family. Additionally, in 2013,<br />

Forbes ranked <strong>Provo</strong> the No. 2 city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers. In<br />

<strong>2016</strong>, a Gallup poll pronounced it the highest scoring city in the USA for “Overall Well-<br />

Being.”

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