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Pieces by John Williams, Ennio Morricone to highlight Tehran Vocal Ensemble repertoire

Source: Tehran Times

The Tehran Vocal Ensemble plans to perform a repertoire of popular pieces by American composer John Williams and Italian musician Ennio Morricone in its upcoming concert in September.

Conductor Milad Omranlu (C) and the Tehran Vocal Ensemble pose in an undated photo.

The musical selections are from among the works they composed for numerous films, conductor Milad Omranlu told the Persian service of MNA on Monday.

However, he did not refer to the titles of the pieces.

Williams and Morricone are considered to be two of the greatest film composers of all time.

"The repertoire will also comprise pieces by Hossein Alizadeh and other Iranian composers," Omranlu stated.

He said that the concert will be held at Tehran's Vahdat Hall and the exact date of the performance would be announced soon.

The pieces will be recorded on the second album of ensemble, which is scheduled to be released by the Neydavud Studio in September.

"Special melodies have been used in the structure of the pieces of this album, which I think will be more successful than our previous album," Omranlu said.

The ensemble's debut album "Vocapella" was released in 2011.

The Tehran Vocal Ensemble has been honored at several prestigious events worldwide.

The World Choir Games, which were held China in July 2010, honored the ensemble with a silver medal in the Folklore section and a bronze medal in the Mixed Chamber Choirs section.

The group won a gold medal at the Mixed Chamber Choirs section and a silver medal at the Folklore section of the 2nd Asian Choir Games in South Korea in July 2009.

In September 2009, the ensemble received a gold medal in the Mixed Choir Category of the 11th International Folksong Choir Festival in Barcelona.

In addition, it won a Golden Diploma from Italy's 8th International Choir Competition and Festival of Jazz, Gospel, Pop and Secular and Sacred Music in October 2009.

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