Last year, saw the most impressive line up for the Choir of the Year Middle East competition to date, with 12 choirs battling it out for the big awards. All-female group Dubai City Sound won the title of Choir of the Year 2017 and the regional choirs did not disappoint, with their distinctive beautiful sounds; The Siraj Band won the title for Regional Choir of the Year, Dozan Wa Awtar nabbed the award for Best Arabic Song, whilst the Amaan Choir walked away with Most Dynamic Choir award.


ChoirFest Middle East is very pleased to introduce the The Idea of North as their special guests for the school section of its 2018 festival.
So what is The Idea of North? In short, a quartet of musicians, serious about their music without taking themselves too seriously.
Their instrumentation: voice (soprano), voice (alto), voice (tenor) and voice (bass), with a little bit of vocal percussion thrown in. They have a beautifully distinct sound and style, but they cross many musical genres: jazz, folk, gospel, pop, classical, comedy – exactly what you see and hear at a concert is difficult to describe.
With twelve albums in the catalogue, a significant local and international fan base, and a host of both local and international work, it would seem that despite the difficulty, people are getting better at describing The Idea of North to their friends. You may have heard and enjoyed the CDs (some of them award-winning), but the best stuff actually happens live and can’t be recorded onto plastic, no matter how shiny it is.
You can catch their performance live on March 1st at Dubai British School, the last day of the school segment of the festival. Make sure not to miss this performance as the finalist school choirs that will be competing at The Dubai Opera will also be announced.



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