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Choir of the World at Kathaumixw Award

The recipient of the Choir of the World at Kathaumixw Award is chosen from the performances of the first place winners during the Kathaumixw Awards Concert and is presented to the winning choir at the Gala Closing Concert.

During the Awards Concert, our distinguished international jury adjudicates performances from competition winners to determine the Choir of the World at Kathaumixw Award. At the Gala Closing Concert, the Choir of the World receives an original First Nations art piece created by Tla’amin carver Craig Galligos. The winning choir also has their name inscribed, along with previous winners, on the Kathaumixw Totem Pole that resides at the Powell River Academy of Music.

The Carver
Craig Galligos is a gifted Tla'amin Nation carver specializing in traditional red cedar totem poles up to 18 feet in length. He has been commissioned by the city of Powell River, International Choral Kathaumixw and private enterprises.

Kathaumixw AwardsPast Winners
Young People's Chorus of New York City- United States of America
Elizabeth Núñez, conductor

Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys' Choir - China Hong Kong
Lesley Ka-Hei Chan, conductor

St. Stanislav’s Youth Choir – Slovenia
Damijan Močnik
, conductor

Birralee Blokes - Australia
Paul Holley, conductor

Århus Pigekor – Denmark
Helle Høyer Mogensen, conductor

Girls' Choir "Ellerhein" - Estonia
Tiia-Ester Loitme, conductor

Adelaide Chamber Singers - Australia
Carl Crossin, conductor

"Vesna" Children's Choir - Russia
Alexandre Ponomarev, conductor

Danish National Girls Choir - Denmark
Michael Bojesen, conductor

Sympaatti Choir - Finland
Pekka Nikula, conductor

Mixed Youth Choir from Velenje - Slovenia 
Danica Pirecnik, conductor

Kiimingin Kiurut - Finland
Liisa Raisanen, conductor

Mladinski Pevski Zbor Maribor - Slovenia
Karmina Silec, conductor

Zvani - Latvia
Janis Garancs, conductor

Shchedrik Childrens Choir - Ukraine, USSR
Irina Sablina, conductor

Choir of the World at Kathaumixw was not established for 1988, 1986 and 1984

* The Xatlanan Kwith Yiithut Award