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Regional Festival – Contest of English Song «Mix of talented people»

On May 16 took place Regional Festival – Contest of English Song «Mix of talented people» dedicated to the fifth anniversary of the program «American corners and cultural centers» in Kostanay. This program is realizing by Kostanay Regional Universal Scientific Library named after L.N.Tolstoy. Peculiarity of «Mix of talented people» 2014 was the partnership and co-organization with the Center of «Youth Initiative». Organizing committee consisted of ACK’s volunteers.
Total number of people willing to take part in the Festival was 52. They were from Kostanay and from Auliekol district. At a preliminary stage the audition was held, during which 28 singers were chosen. The Festival began at the concert platform of the city amusement park. The program was opened by Kazakh folk dance and «Shashu». Director of Regional Library G.Kazina and director of the center «Youth Initiative» Timur Shukenov addressed welcoming words to the audience and participants of the Festival.
Strong wind and rain interfered into the program and it was continued at the library’s concert hall.
The jury consisted of the following persons:
Coordinator of ACK – Yelena Redkina
Participants of international exchange programs of the U.S. Embassy in Kazakhstan – Caroline Barrow, Elizabeth Jenkins
Member of the center «Youth Initiative» - Zhanna Tinimbayeva
Chairman of the jury – Vladimir Aleksanin
Winners were chosen in nominations:

1 place- Lee Yuriy
2 place - Iskakova Saniya
3 place - Nugmanova Djamilya
4 place - Uvarova Anna
5 place - Kazbekova Mahabbat
«Best duet» - Tulegenova Aruzhan and Krilova Lera
«Best trio» - Permyakova Ekaterina, Lyamkina Anastasiya, Grigorenko Margarita
«Profi» - Matveeva Anastasiya,Vasilieva Olga
«New talent » - Tormisheva Daria
«Special prize of jury» - Fisenko Anna
Prizes for winners were cups and diplomas.
All other participants of the contest were presented by Certificates of the Festival.
While the jury was deliberating about winners, ACK’s volunteers and the children from Kids’ Club performed a dance at the concert hall. Coordinator Tatyana Zuyeva presented the most active volunteers certificates from The U.S. Embassy in Astana. The total number of participants and audience was 230. Information about the Festival you can find on the site of «Наша газета»:
and «VKontakte» , «Facebook» of ACKostanay.

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