Oakwood University Ensemble Named the 2017 Choir of the World

The Aeolians Choir of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, has performed throughout the world and has achieved tremendous success in national and international competitions.

Now the Aeolians have added a new award to their trophy case. On July 9, the Aeolians were named the 2017 Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod in Wales.

The choir was established in 1946 and is currently under the direction of Dr. James Max Ferdinand. Dr. Ferdinand was named Outstanding Director at the World Choral Festival.

“On behalf of the entire Oakwood University community, we celebrate the success of the Oakwood University Aeolians on another history-making accomplishment,” said Leslie N. Pollard, president of Oakwood University. “To be named Choir of the World at the International Welsh Eisteddfod in Wales is a singular honor that represents the excellence of our university.”

In recent years, the choir has performed in Trinidad & Tobago, Russia, Jamaica, and at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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