World sing-off starts as "Choir Olympics" opens in Sochi. Photo by Reuters.
With the World Choir Games beginning in Sochi, Russia yesterday featuring choirs from all over the world including Noor-e Omid choir from Afghanistan, the opening ceremony saw participants celebrating with dance and song.
With the ringing of a huge bell the ninth edition of the biennial World Choir Games were opened in the southern Black Sea resort of Sochi this past week.
Known as "the Olympics of choral music", the games saw 283 choirs signing up to take part with a total of 12,00 participants from 36 countries...