Kohima Nov 3,2017: The Nagaland Chamber Choir (TNCC) participated in the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games and Grand Prix of the nation which was held from October 21 to 28 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Altogether 74 choirs from 17 countries participated out of which eight were from India.
Representing India in two categories viz Gospel/Spiritual category and Folklore Acapella category, TNCC competed and won Silver Medals in both the categories at the Asia Pacific Championship. In addition, the Choir also won Golden Diplomas securing direct entry to the 5th Asia pacific champion competition to be held in 2021.
Besides the competitions TNCC performed in a friendship concert at the St Mary"s Church Colombo and was a part of the Festival Stage Choir alongside 4 other choirs from Latvia, Iran, Sri Lanka and India at the closing Ceremony.
"It was a proud yet humbling moment for TNCC to represent India. The Choir has gained rich experience and perspectives to enhance and encourage Choral Music to a higher level of international standard, not only in our state but in the country as well," Dr Limawati Pongen, Coordinator, TNCC stated in a press release.
TNCC has acknowledged the Government of Nagaland for the part financial assistance received through the Directorate of Art and Culture, and NEC Shillong through the planning and coordination department; Churches, well wishers and family members for their continued support throughout this momentous journey.
Source: Morung Express