The St Stithians Dukes win gold in Italy!

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The St Stithians Boys’ College a capella male-voice choir, affectionately known as The Dukes, were privileged to travel to Italy during the April 2013 holidays. They participated in the annual Venezia in Musica Choral Competition in Jesolo near Venice, alongside 26 other choirs from 17 different nations.

In the sacred music category, The Dukes were awarded a secondplace gold level medal, beaten by a mere 0.27 points by a Swedish choir. In the folklore category, The Dukes again won a gold level medal. They were also awarded first place and a trophy as category winners. In so doing, they emerged as one of the top choirs overall and were also one of only seven choirs to be invited to sing in both the opening and closing ceremonies of this prestigious competition.

Prior to the competition, The Dukes also had the privilege to perform in the 300-year-old Chiesa di San Moisè in Venice, together with choirs from Latvia and Norway. From Venice, they visited Milan and travelled on to Florence, where they performed to a full house in St Mark’s Anglican Church. On the last day of the tour, it was a great honour for The Dukes to sing at the International Christian Fellowship in Rome, during a Sunday service celebrating Africa Day on 25 May.

Category: Spring 2013

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