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The World Games 2022 Auditions Set for Youth Choir  

todayMarch 24, 2021

The World Games 2022 Auditions Set for Youth Choir
Global event will feature choir comprised of local youth


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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (March 24, 2021) – The World Games 2022 (TWG2022), a multi-sport event that will take place in Birmingham from July 7-17, 2022 with an anticipated 3,600 athletes participating in more than 34 different sports is looking for talented young local singers.

The World Games 2022 Youth Choir will be comprised of selected 7th-12th graders from the Birmingham area that will perform at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of The Games.

A select group of the students will also have the chance to record the official theme song of The Games, composed by Dr. Henry Panion, III, World Games 2022 Artistic Director and Randy Owen of the group Alabama.

“This is an incredible opportunity to participate in this once-in-a-lifetime event,” Dr. Panion said. “The wonderful talent of Birmingham’s youth will be showcased around the world on the global stage of the opening and closing ceremonies, plus the World Games 2022 theme song. How exciting is that?”

Applications for the choir opened on March 18 and will close on April 30. Those selected to participate will be notified in May.

“The opportunity to engage our youth in this historical event is so exciting. They will be part of the memories we all hold and treasure long after the Games are over,” said The World Games 2022 Vice President of Community Engagement Kathy Boswell.

Rashada LeRoy, President and CEO of LRY Media Group and Executive Producer of the Opening and Closing ceremonies, said she’s excited to see all the talented young singers who decide to audition.

“What makes Birmingham the ‘Magic City’ is the community,” LeRoy said. “There are so many talented and dynamic youth who make our community strong and deserve to have their voices heard for the entire World to see.”


The World Games 2022 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25+ unique venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2022 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from July 7-17, 2022 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

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