The Gracias Choir has grown into a world renowned choir. In 2009, the Gracias Choir won the Jeju International Choral Competition, and followed on to compete in 5 major international choral competitions in Europe. The Gracias Choir won the Grand Prix a the the 13th Riva Del Garda International Choral Competition in Italy, the 1st Prize and the Audience’ Choice Award at the 50th Montreux International Choral Competition in Switzerland, and also won the Grand Prize (the highest prize) and Special Prize at the Marktoberdorf International Choral Competition in Germany. The Gracias Choir has been recognized for its excellence in musicality and has taken on being the best choir in the world.
The First Prize
Well Romantic Choral Work Prize
14th Marktoberdorf Choral Competition in Germany
13th Concorso Corale Internazionale Riva del Garda, 2014, Italy
Best Audience Award
Montreux Choral Festival 2014, Switzerland
Best Conductor’s Award
Silver Prize in Women’s Chorus
2010 Busan International Choir Competition
The Grand Prize
2009 Jeju International Choir Competition
“If the world can become warmer through our music, then we will sing anywhere, anytime.”
As youth issues and societal problems are on the rise, cultural arts are now playing a part in healing and solving the problems of the heart.
With the belief that classical music can change and heal people’s hearts, Gracias Choir is presenting joy and happiness through its activities to people around the world, and is contributing to the popularization of classical music.
First: To operate as a professional classical choir and orchestra.
Second: Hold regular concerts in order to foster the emotions of the youth, and to hold benefit concerts for the disadvantaged in society.
Third: Train musicians equipped with both ability and knowledge by running educational and other diverse programs.
Fourth: Contribute to the improvement of the level of classical music within Korea through performances overseas, as well as through interchange with musicians from other countries, institutions, and organizations.