Some of the following information is courtesy of readMeadia Newswire:
Christine Masucci of Hellertown was a member of the Mansfield University Concert Choir that won three gold medals at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati July 4-8.
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The MU Chorus was awarded a gold medal in the Folklore category, placing fourth among 25 choirs and ranking just behind the top choir from Venezuela and two choirs from China. The chorus was second among 12 choirs from around the world in the Mixed Youth Choir category, just behind the champion from China. And in the Musica Sacra division, the Concert Choir was among 12 of 28 choirs competing in this category to earn a gold medal.
"The competition was particularly intense this year with the judges awarding more bronze and silver rankings than ever before," MU Chorus Director Peggy Dettwiler said. "In order to receive a gold medal in a championship round, a choir must achieve at least 80 of 100 points accumulated from seven judges on an international jury."
Mansfield University is located in Mansfield, Pa.
According to a Wikipedia entry, the World Choir Games are held every other year, with the next games scheduled to be held in Riga, Latvia in July 2014.