BELARUS: The Indian Orthodox Choir led by Fr. M.P.George, gets first prize in the Seminary Choir category in the Xth International Festival of Orthodox Chants held at Minsk, Belarus from 29 April to 3 May 2009. The Minister for Culture & Tourism gave the prize to the winners.
This is the second time Zumoro wins a first prize in an International Music festival. The first one was in May 2000 at Poland. The festival was organized by the Belarusian exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church and the ministry of Culture,Tourism, Education and Mass media of the republic of Belarus. There were more than 45 groups from different countries including the host country, Russia, Latvia, Lituania, Georgia, Netherlands, France, Romania, Ukraine, Armenia, Poland, Armenia and India.