**To share this story: The Oakwood University Aeolians Choir celebrate earning the title Choir of the World after the announcement of their win is made on July 8, 2017. Photo by Michael Marshall Cheers and prayers of thanksgiving rang out in the United Kingdom and across North America as word quickly spread that the Oakwood University Aeolians Choir won the World Choir Title (Choir of the World) in the choral category during the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales, United Kingdom, on July 8, 2017. The university also received a second award as Jason Ferdinand, the Aeolians’ director, was named Outstanding Director of the World Choral Festival. The competition, which started on July 3 and ended July 9, originally began in 1947 as a festival to celebrate the “Peace and Harmony” that showcases some of the world’s greatest musical talents. According to the event’s website , each year the International Musical Eisteddfod welcomes more than 4,000 performers, and as many as 50,000 visitors join the festival in the small Welsh town “to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.” The event culminated with the choral competition. “On behalf of the entire Oakwood University community, we celebrate the success of the Oakwood University Aeolians on another history-making accomplishment,” said Leslie N.
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