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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
2016
Wah Yan College Kowloon Boys' Choir - China Hong Kong
Lesley Ka-Hei Chan, conductor

2014
St. Stanislav’s Youth Choir – Slovenia
Damijan Močnik
, conductor

2012
Birralee Blokes - Australia
Paul Holley, conductor

2010
Århus Pigekor – Denmark
Helle Høyer Mogensen, conductor

2008
Girls' Choir "Ellerhein" - Estonia
Tiia-Ester Loitme, conductor

2006
Adelaide Chamber Singers - Australia
Carl Crossin, conductor

2004
"Vesna" Children's Choir - Russia
Alexandre Ponomarev, conductor

2002
Danish National Girls Choir - Denmark
Michael Bojesen, conductor

2000
Sympaatti Choir - Finland
Pekka Nikula, conductor

1998
Mixed Youth Choir from Velenje - Slovenia 
Danica Pirecnik, conductor

1996
Kiimingin Kiurut - Finland
Liisa Raisanen, conductor

1994*
Mladinski Pevski Zbor Maribor - Slovenia
Karmina Silec, conductor

1992*
Zvani - Latvia
Janis Garancs, conductor

1990*
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