The Aeolians Choir of Oakwood University has been invited to compete in the 7th World Choir Games, the world’s largest international choral competition. The 2012 competition will be held July 11-13th in Cincinnati, Ohio, making this the first time ever the World Choir Games will be held in North America. Previous locations were Austria, China, South Korea and Germany.

The Aeolians will serve as the only Seventh-day Adventist and/or the only Alabama choir to participate in this biennial event, known as the “Olympics of choral music.”

Oakwood will compete against 20,000 participants in 400 choir groups from 70 countries in 23 musical categories.

This is the  first-ever World Choir Games invitation/competition for Oakwood University.

About Oakwood ( Oakwood University, a historically Black Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher learning, provides quality Christian education that emphasizes academic excellence; promotes harmonious development of mind, body, and spirit; and prepares leaders in service for God and humanity. referenced