The winning group of the Presidential Cup Overseas Compatriot Choral Competition, SPARC, gave a opening performance at the National Day Party in Yilan on October 9th. Their award-winning song "The Song of Alishan" moved the audience, and their superb performances enabled the audience to appreciate the excellence of their music. This wonderful choir also conveyed the deep support for and attachment of the overseas compatriot community to the nation.
To celebrate the 107th birthday of the ROC, and enhance the emotional connection between the overseas compatriot community and the people of the nation, the Overseas Community Affairs Council held the Presidential Cup Overseas Compatriot Choral Competition at Songyi Hall on the campus of Soochow University on October 6th, with a total of 12 chorus groups from around the world returning to Taiwan to participate in the competition. The contestants, regardless of age or gender, celebrated the nation’s birthday by singing Taiwan's melodies in the language of their hometowns.
SPARC, which won first place, is from the San Francisco Bay area of California. It consists of alumni of National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei First Girl’s High School, and Hakkas in northern California who love to sing. In addition to regular performances overseas, the group has also engaged in community charity performances from time to time, and has been well received. Along with participating in the Presidential Cup Overseas Compatriot Choral Competition, the group has exchanged performances with several domestic choir groups.
Opening performance by SPARC at the National Day Party in Yilan on October 9th.