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    Oakwood University’s Aeolians Win Gold at World Choir Competition

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    Oakwood University’s Aeolians Win Gold at World Choir Competition

    Post by Revealer on August 19th 2012, 4:58 am

    Oakwood University’s Aeolians Win Gold at World Choir Competition
    Gain three gold medals at event billed as “world’s largest”

    BY OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY/ ADVENTIST NEWS NETWORK

    Student singers from the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Oakwood University, located in Huntsville, Alabama, took home three awards from the world’s largest choir competition last week.

    At the Seventh World Choir Games the Oakwood Aeolians won the Championship Trophy in the “Spiritual” category, besting 15 other choirs for the honor.

    The 42-member Aeolians also won one of several gold medals in two other categories: “Music of Religions” and “Musica Contemporanea.”



    winning pose: The Aeolians of Oakwood pose after winning in the World Choir Games category of “Spiritual” songs. Fifteen other choirs competed in the category, and more than 360 choirs entered the international competition. [PHOTO: OU]

    The international event was held in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, from July 4-14. The Aeolians were the only Adventist representatives at the event.

    “The Aeolians rose to the challenge on their debut at the World Choir Games . . . and made a great impact,” said Aeolians director Jason Max Ferdinand.

    Oakwood University is an institution that is directly affiliated with 
the Adventist Church’s world head-
quarters.
    Earlier in the summer break from school the group practiced new songs for the competition individually. They later held group rehearsals remotely using Google+. All 42 members met 
for a final rehearsal at the university campus the weekend before the competition.

    The World Choir Games, sponsored by the Interkultur Foundation in Germany, is the world’s largest choral competition and is held every two years. Interkultur’s Web site says the goal of the event is to “[bring] people of all nations, cultures, and ideologies together in peaceful competitions and songs.”

    More than 15,000 choristers in 362 choirs competed in 23 musical categories.

    The City of Cincinnati (@CityofCincy) tweeted following an Aeolians’ performance during the week: “The Aeolians of Oakwood University from Huntsville, AL, lifted our souls and the roof at the Cincinnati Masonic Center!”

    The next World Choir Games will be held in Riga, Latvia, in 2014.
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    http://www.adventistreview.org/article/5604/archives/issue-2012-1523/23-cn-oakwood-university-s-aeolians-win-gold-at-world-choir-competition

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    Re: Oakwood University’s Aeolians Win Gold at World Choir Competition

    Post by iverglenn on August 20th 2012, 10:42 am

    are we really allowed to compete? cause as far as i knew as what our professors told us it not good to join competitions.....so how's that..
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    Good question

    Post by Revealer on August 20th 2012, 11:34 am

    For me personally, I agree with you. Not because you have said, but because it is written in the SOP.

    "The custom of overreaching in trade, which exists in the world, is no example for Christians. They should not deviate from perfect integrity, even in small matters. To sell an article for more than it is worth, taking advantage of the ignorance of purchasers, is fraud. Unlawful gains, petty tricks of trade, exaggeration, competition, underselling a brother who is seeking to pursue an honest business--these things are corrupting the purity of the church, and are ruinous to her spirituality." - Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, p.494 par. 1

    This news is the evidence that the church is divided.
    (In principles,etc)

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