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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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Venezuela<br />

Maria Guinand<br />

Jury member<br />

María Guinand is a choral conductor, university professor and leader of many choral projects,<br />

both nationally and internationally. Frequently invited as conductor and teacher to<br />

different events and concerts in the U.S.A, Europe, Asia and Latin America, she has specialized<br />

in Latin-American choral music of the 20 th and 21 st centuries. She has obtained the<br />

'Kulturpreis' (1998) of the InterNationes Foundation, the Robert Edler Preis für Chormusik<br />

(2000) and the Helmuth Rilling Preis (2009).<br />

She graduated from Bristol University (England) and studied choral conducting with Alberto<br />

Grau. She furthered her conducting and musical education with Helmuth Rilling,<br />

Luigi Agustoni and Johannes B. Goeschl.<br />

At present, she conducts the Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, a group that has toured extensively<br />

and recorded many times. She founded the Cantoría Alberto Grau and the Orfeón<br />

Universitario Simón Bolívar, both highly recognized ensembles and winners of several<br />

prizes in international competitions.<br />

She has been Associated Conductor and Advisor of Choral Symphonic Performances and<br />

Activites of El Sistema (FESNOJIV) for more than 30 years. She teaches in the Master's<br />

<strong>Program</strong> for Choral Conductors at the University Simón Bolívar where she has worked as<br />

professor and conductor for 28 years.<br />

As a choral promoter, she is the Artistic Director of the Schola Cantorum of Venezuela<br />

Foundation and supports the Project Voces Latinas a Coro. She also founded the “Academia<br />

Bach de Venezuela” in close relationship with the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart<br />

and the “Academia Nacional de Canto Gregoriano.” As conductor of the Polar Foundation<br />

Choir, she has actively contributed to the development of choral music in private enterprises.<br />

She served for 12 years as Latin American Vice-President of the IFCM. She is editor of<br />

the "Musica de Latinoamerica" series by Earthsongs Editions.

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