The first edition of the University Choirs Festival was promoted by the UTE Polyphonic Choir, offering a meeting space for university choral groups in Ecuador. Since then, ten festival editions have been held, bringing together the best national and foreign university choirs.
UTE University organizes this cultural activity as part of its students’ comprehensive training, allowing Ecuadorian and world choirs to visit our institution and Ecuador (one of the main tourist destinations in South America).
Due to the circumstances that our planet faces caused by the COVID-19, the organizers decided to develop it in a virtual mode that will allow us to expand friendship and music bonds.
Information on the Festival’s XI Edition
For UTE University, facing challenges together is a pillar of our commitment to society, so this International XI Festival of University Choirs UTE 2020, First Virtual Edition, will carry the slogan “Singing we are stronger.”
This meeting is held with the encouragement of our Principal, Ricardo Hidalgo Ottolenghi, as well as the UTE Polyphonic Choir and its director, teacher Cecilia Tapia, hosts of the Festival.
The best Ecuadorian and foreign university choirs will participate in this edition, creating an opportunity for young people to express themselves through choral singing and bond in a fellowship. It is so crucial during these times that humanity is going through.
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