Thu, 26 November 2015
Last Updated: Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11am
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Choral festival returns

Pasifika Events in collaboration with Solomon Voices is underway with preparations for the upcoming “Our Telekom Solomon Island Choral Festival 2015” an event launched last year aimed at bringing together students from around Honiara and across the country to form an immense choir that performs inspirational songs and dances for three nights.

This is an event that focuses on empowering, inspiring and motivating students to be better at everything they do and promote positive changes in their community and their country.

Last year, The Our Telekom Solomon Islands High Schools Choral Festival 2014 exceeded the expectations of many being the first of its kind here in the Solomon Islands.

 There were positive feedback from many parents, students, members of the communities around the greater Honiara corridor and around the region about the show.

 Today, many students have joined the local choir sensation Solomon Voices, an initiative of Choir master Igelese Ete, and have furthered their knowledge and experience in the performance arena through many other performances that followed the Our Telekom Solomon Islands High Schools Choral Festival 2014.

In a statement to the Solomon Star yesterday said, that through the choral festival, schools have begun, developed and boosted their choirs and begun singing around the island with a more developed and more professional approach to the realm of performing arts.

The statement added the Our Telekom Solomon Islands High Schools Choral Festival 2014 was more successful that initially anticipated and the ripple effects of this is still being felt today.

“With the theme, “Be the Change”, this year’s preparations towards the Our Telekom Solomon Islands Choral Fest 2015 will include Leadership seminars and music workshops for all the participating students”

“These will be facilitated by Youth advocates from Fiji, Pita Waqavonovono  and recording artist Eroni Dina. The two will also assist the world renowned Choir master, Composer and Maestro, Mr Igelese Ete, who is currently working with Disney on a new Disney animation called Moana, the statement added.

“On Wednesday, Pasifika Events Creative Director, JolameCagi handed over the Choral Fest 2014 report with a DVD of last year’s event to Our Telekom CEO, Loyley Ngira and was pleased to receive his confirmation for their support this year. Pasifika Event acknowledges and thanks Our Telekom for their support in the cause of using music and arts to build better students, better youths and above all great leaders of tomorrow.

“Reports and a copy of the DVD was also presented to sponsors from last year as well mainly, Tongs Ltd, TGA, TTC, USP, SINU, Carlsrobin Construction, Advanced Technologies and Provincial Press,’’the statement added.

The Our Telekom Solomon Islands Choral Fest 15 will be featured at the Multi Purpose Hall on the 7th, 8th and 9th of July.



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