Emirates Crew sing their heart out to win two awards at ChoirFest Middle East 2016
DUBAI, U.A.E., 10 March 2016: EKlectic is a far cry from an ordinary choir. Blending smooth harmonies with hard-hitting powerful notes, the choir, which met just two weeks ago, were the only group to win two awards at ChoirFest Middle East 2016 for their debut performance. Eklectic won in two categories, snatching the coveted ‘Best Corporate Choir’ and ‘Runner-up for Best Choir’ awards.
The group got together to celebrate their mutual passion for singing and performing to compete at the latest edition of ChoirFest Middle East. EKlectic had just three days of collective rehearsals in their free time to ensure they were ready to compete with seasoned choirs from the UAE and the region.
Watch their inspiring performance here.
The group is composed of 10 Emirates Cabin Crew members that come from eight countries, including: the UK, Ireland, Australia, Surinam, Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal, and Spain, reflecting the multicultural mix of the airline. Emirates Cabin Crew hail from over 130 nationalities. The airline’s 23,000 Cabin Crew have backgrounds that span hundreds of vocations, including opera singers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, and teachers, amongst other talents and professions.
Emirates has been supporting ChoirFest Middle East for the last two years. ChoirFest is an annual festival in Dubai which celebrates the rich diversity of choral music in the region. It features performances by choirs of all musical traditions and gives educational opportunities to singers and conductors through workshops and masterclasses with some of the world’s top choral groups and conductors.