Choir of Archbishopric of Tomis wins gold


The Armonia (Harmony) male horus of the Archbishopric of Tomis won three medals at the European Choir Games, in Graz, Austria, on July 14-21, Agerpres informs. According to the Archbishopric of Tomis spokesman Calin Gavrilas, the Armonia Choir vied in three sections of the contest, namely Male Choirs, Folklore and Sacred Music, scoring an outstanding success, wining the Grand Prize in the Male Choirs event, two gold medals in the Folklore section and in the Male Choir contest, and the silver medal in he Sacred Music event. ‘Armonia Choir was highly praised both by the audience, the jury, and the critics, the Austrian media chronicles witnessing for this,’ said Gavrilas. The Armonnia Choir was founded in 2001 at the Christian Orthodox Theology Seminary in Tulcea (southeastern Romania), and it went under the aegis of the Archbishopric of Tomis, two years later. The Choir won the gold twice at the World Choir Games in the United States, in summer of 2012. At present, its members are priests, deacons, students of the Theology Faculty, and they sing a diversified repertoire, including religious songs, Romanian folklore, traditional Romanian and foreign carols, as well as pieces of the world classical repertoire.