Ibarisha Lyngdoh, 24, daughter of Mrs Hunnily Lyngdoh and Mr Pilgrim Marbaniang has been invited by INTERKULTUR, Germany; as one of the judges to the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games & Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 21-28, 2017.
INTERKULTUR, the world's leading organizer of international choir competitions and festivals has regarded her as a successful and accomplished soloist representing Shillong Chamber Choir. The only Indian representative, Ibarisha will work together with other jury members from UK, Norway, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines.
“It’s an honor and most of all a special moment in my career as a musician. Adjudicating is definitely a rare and yet difficult position for me to be in. I am more than certain that I will come back home enriched with new knowledge through this experience,” says Ibarisha Lyngdoh on receipt of the invitation from INTERKULTUR.
The eight choir groups slated to participate from India are: KC Lights (Meghalaya), the Nagaland Chamber Choir (Nagaland), the Ao Naga Choir (Nagaland), the Mizo Cardinal Choir (Mizoram), the Salvation Singers (Mumbai), Beat Choir (Chennai), the Madras Musical Association Choir (Chennai) and the Sargam Choir (Chennai).
The 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games 2017 being prepared for Colombo, Sri Lanka, INTERKULTUR is eager to explore a new cultural area and tradition, since this is the very first time that an INTERKULTUR event is going to be held in South Asia. In addition participants will have the chance to attend workshops and seminars.