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City-based Ibarisha Lyngdoh of Shillong Chamber Choir fame has been chosen as one of the judges at the 4th Asia Pacific Choir Games and Grand Prix of Nations Colombo 2017 in Sri Lanka from October 2128, officials said today. Iba, a successful and accomplished soloist of the Shillong Chamber Choir, will be the only Indian representative along with jury members from the UK, Norway, USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, China, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines, the officials of Shillong Chamber Choir said. At least eight choir groups will be participating from India - KC Lights (Meghalaya), the Nagaland Chamber Choir (Nagaland), the Ao Naga Choir (Nagaland), the Mizo Cardinal Choir (Mizoram), the Salvation Singers (Mumbai), Beat Choir (Chennai), the Madras Musical Association Choir (Chennai) and the Sargam Choir (Chennai), Shillong Chamber Choir said in a statement. Welcoming the appointment, Iba said, "Its an honour and most of all a special moment in my career as a musician." Terming adjudicating as definitely a rare and yet difficult position for her, she said, "I am more than certain that I will come back home enriched with new knowledge through this experience.
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