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‘Choro Calibre’ excels at ‘Asia Cantate 2012’


The ‘Choro Calibre’ Youth Choir from Sri Lanka bags a Silver and two Bronze Diplomas in the Folk and Chamber Category at the ‘Asia Cantate 2012, which concluded in Thailand last week. ‘Choro Calibre’ Youth Choir participated at the ‘Asia Cantate 2012’ was awarded a Silver diploma in the folk category and two bronze diplomas in the Chamber category.


The Asian Cantate was a festival that aspires to bring together choirs from around the world and premier choirs in the region to compete in a multi-level competition set in the picturesque island of Phuket, one of the top holiday destinations in Asia.
‘Choro Calibre’ Youth Choir consists of 17 young vocalists, who have been singing under the leadership of Shamal de Silva, have certainly made Sri Lanka proud by competing with more than 20 Choral groups around the world.
ASIA CANTATE also introduced the first ever Voices of Asia Prize. It was to be awarded to the choir with the best performance of a piece of Asian choral music.

‘Choro Calibre’ choir was formed about two years ago by Shamal, and has already got a string of accomplishments behind them. In 2010 they released a Christmas album titled ‘Feliz Navidad’ under the Torana Music label.

Subsequently the choir released an Original single ‘Ape Naamaya Sri Lanka’ in view of the Cricket World Cup 2011. The song was penned by Luigi Bernard, Shamal and a few other members of the choir.

The Choir is a regularly active in the wedding arena and is seen at adding melodious tunes at many weddings in the Colombo circle. But Christmas tends to be the busiest time for these dynamic set of individuals who are seen at many hotels belting out some of the best known carols.

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