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Great news for the Mansfield University Choir.  The group went to the 2017 Harmonie Festival in Germany and took home  a first place in the Women’s Choir category.  Here’s more from the University’s press release.

Mansfield Choir Strikes Gold at International Festival

MANSFIELD, PA—The Mansfield University Concert Choir, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, wowed audiences in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany resulting in standing ovations and Gold Level performances at the 2017 Harmonie Festival in Limburg-Lindenholzhausen, Germany on May 25-28.

The Mansfield singers won first prize in the Women’s Choir category, second prize in both the Men’s and Mixed Choir categories, and third prize in Sacred Music category.


In all four categories, they were rated at the coveted Gold Level, achieving more than 23 of 25 points.

The MU Choir was featured with the renowned Cardinal Singers of Louisville, KY, in a performance of Unclouded Day, directed by Dettwiler, to close the prize-winners’ concert at the Harmonie Festival on the final evening.

The Harmonie Festival attracted more than 200 choirs from 37 countries competed in 13 categories.


The MU singers and accompanying entourage return to Mansfield on Wednesday evening.