Claus Omann Jensen, Mayor of Randers:
It is a great joy for Randers, that the city has been chosen as host for the International Choir Festival 2016. We have hosted the festival before, and I take that as a sign, that the committee behind the festival and the participants have enjoyed themselves here in Randers. On behalf of the city I can say, that it has been a wonderful experience to be visited by so many international choir singers, who all make a
great impression on our city with their singing. To host the International Choir Festival has become a tradition, that we enjoy very much, and that we hope will continue for many years to come. The International Choir Festival has previously attracted a large audience here in Randers. And with the many different choir categories I am convinced, that the festival will appeal to a large audience this time also. As the mayor of Randers it is my great pleasure and privilege to welcome the many danish and foreign choir singers. I hope you will have a very successful choir festival here in Randers. Welcome to you all!
Chairman of the festival committee Allan Svindt Ravn:
Once again it is a pleasure for me to welcome you to the 5th International Choir festival to take place in Randers in 2016. Over the years, many singers from around the world have met each other here in Randers. It is my hope that this tradition will continue for many years to come. I would like to say a big 'thank you' to everyone who has made this event possible: sponsors, volunteer helpers, and not
least, the members of the festival committee, who have been planning and preparing for the festival for a long time.
Randers is known as the "choral town of Denmark”, and many choirs are located here. The 5th International Choir Festival provides all of these choirs with the opportunity to experience world class choral singing. Once again we have been able to assemble a panel of internationally-recognised experts as judges, which will give the participating choirs the chance of receiving a professional critical appraisal.
Let us therefore make 2016 another special year, distinguished by joy, a community that shares friendship and common musical experiences across national borders.
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