Gracias Music Concert and the Closing Ceremony in Seoul Plaza (July 20, 2011)

2 weeks long World Camp, held in its hometown Korea, closes its curtain on 15th (Fri.) with the open music concert in Seoul Plaza at 7 pm. The participants, who have been separated to all over the country for the homestay, gathered again in Seoul for the last day (15th) and attended 2011 IYF World Camp closing ceremony and Music Concert celebrating the IYF’s 10th anniversary. The participants have been listening to the Gracias Choir throughout the camp so this music concert comforted them with their memories together to meet the last day.

The open music concert was more meaningful because it was held in the center of Seoul for not only the participants but also the residents of the city. The international Righteous Stars, with its members from various ethnicities, opened its first stage with their vibrant dances, and gorgeous performances by Ukraine, Africa, and China continued to lighten the event. Also Thailand’s popular celebrity, Pancake, congratulated the event with her performance on the stage.

For the main stage, the Gracias Choir presented the best music with world-class musicians from Korea and Russia. Music by world-best conductor Boris Abalyan, Oboist Victor Hussu, Violinist Osmanov Chingiz, Cellist Dmitry Eremin, Pianist Igor Lebedev was so beautiful for the audience to ho