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Greenville News: Baritone John Chest featured ahead of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition

John Chest’s native town’s paper, The Greenville News, did a feature on him re: the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Day 1 is today!
“The contest has two competitions going on at the same time, and Chest is taking part in both. One is the Singer of the World Orchestra, in which competitors sing operatic music accompanied by an orchestra, and the Singer of the World Song competition, in which the singer is accompanied by a piano and performing “a more intimate repertoire,” he said.

There are four rounds in each competition, each with five singers. The winner of each round will go to the finals, and judges also will pick a “wild card” to compete, Chest said. The finals will be televised live on the BBC on June 18.” –full feature here.

*photo: Andrey Stoycher