23 Jul 2008

Papua wins gold medal in choir Olympiad

12:34 pm on 23 July 2008

A choir from the Indonesian region of Papua has won a gold medal at the world choir Olympiad in Graz in Austria.

The Wakhum Bhim choir was one of 32 from Indonesia participating in the event.

The Jakarta Post quotes team leader, Ronald Tapilatu, saying it is a prestigious achievement in such an international event.

He says the choir of 38 singers was selected from hundreds of youths from church denominations in Jayapura and rehearsed for eight months before the event.

Since the victory they have been invited to perform in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands.