Singing for A Better Future

June 10, 2018
Editor: Xie Wen
Khulun, one of the choir girls, draws her music vision on paper. [China Daily]


A children's choir in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region is boosting the spirits of the people in the area.

The Sonid Children's Choir was established in September 2017. It comprises 46 students from the Sonid Right Banner's Mongolian Elementary School and the Third Elementary School in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

It is a Mongolian choir, and they usually practice in their own schools and get together on weekends.

The choir was formed by Sod, director of the local youth activity center, and Batchiluu, 80, captain of Ulan Muqir (Red Bud Troupe), the Mongolian name for traveling troupes, who travel from one grazing site to another to perform for those who live in some of China's most remote areas.

Shortly after the choir was established, President Xi Jinping sent a letter to the Ulan Muqir team.

"Sonid Right Banner is the birthplace of Ulan Muqir. We not only gave performances to herdsmen, but also sent personnel to pastoral areas to help them milk cows and shear sheep. The wells we used to help the commune are still in use.

"President Xi's message continues to inspire us," says Batchiluu.

And these young children who sing will perform together with children's choirs from Sichuan, Shanghai, Guizhou, and Ningxia at the upcoming China International Choir Festival.


The Sonid Children's Choir in Xilin Gol League, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [China Daily]
Aruunzaya from Mongolia provides the choir with guidance and help [China Daily]


(Source: China Daily)

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