Opening Ceremonies Include Cast of 200 Horses and 1,500 People

Sep 25

Rehearsals for the Opening Ceremonies at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesOpening ceremonies for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games start in just a few hours. Two hundred horses and 1,500 people from around the world will take part in the ceremonies. Most Kentucky NBC affiliates will broadcast the event live from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. EDT.

Dr. Everett McCorvey, Director of Opera at the University of Kentucky School of Music, produced and directed the opening ceremonies. He and the performers have worked for more than a year to put together an exciting program that features a wide range of American music as a tribute to the Games' American debut. Entertainers include, dozens of Kentucky school children and a long list of professional artists; including Kentucky's own Wynonna Judd and opera stars Denyce Grave, Cynthia Lawrence, and Ronan Tynan. Haitian Harmony, a Haitian children's choir trained by University of Kentucky graduate students will perform and there will also be a special appearance by legendary athlete, humanitarian and Kentuckian Muhammad Ali.

Click here to hear Dr. McCorvey describe the opening ceremonies. (Download is provided for free download from Lloyd Bell Productions)

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