FÊTED INTERNATIONAL TOURING CHOIR
Conductor: Ken Wakia
Founded in October 2005 by director Ken Wakia, Nairobi Chamber Chorus aims to enable young Kenyans to participate in a high-quality musical forum from which they can build their careers or expand their realm of knowledge and interest in the arts. Since its inception, over 70 young people have participated, and many are now leading musicians in Kenya, performing and teaching music across Kenya and beyond.
The chorus offers a cultural exchange platform on which visiting musicians can interact with upcoming Kenyan musicians. The vision is to create a strong, well-trained musical community which can use its music to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding through quality performance of choral music. Members are drawn from the various universities and institutions around Nairobi.
Nairobi Chamber Chorus has toured through Africa, Europe and the United States, and has had the opportunity to perform for Her Majesty the Queen of England as well as at the American Choral Directors Association National Conference.
With cultural exchange and cross-cultural understanding being a key part of the singers’ ethos, they are looking forward to fostering great relationships with new friends from across the globe at WSCM2020.