Little Dolphin Hearing Disabled Children’s Choir consists of over 30 hearing-impaired children with cochlear implants, parents and volunteer teachers. It is the first and only choir with hearing-impaired children in the world.
Established in 2014, with the tenet of “Scientific Rehabilitation, Artistic Cultivation, Personality Nourishment, Destiny Alteration”, the choir strives to help children recover from hearing loss through choral education. Volunteer teachers use WeChat to teach children to sing and speak clearly every day in their spare time. Also there is a weekly face-to-face teaching. The choir is very famous and has been interviewed by CCTV, Beijing TV, Hunan TV, Zhejiang TV, Tianjin TV, Tianjin radio station, newspapers and other media, TV show and performances of public benefits for many times. The choir is very highly reputated all over China and in the whole world.
In July 2016, the choir took part in the 9th World Choir Games in Sochi, Russia and won the Silver Medal of the Category of Scenic Folklore in the Open Competition. The little singers in the choir sang a Chinese Folklore Chorus “Carp Rebirth”, which means the hearing disabled children come over the disabilities and change their fate by themselves. Fortunately, the choir was rewarder with a special prize – “Friendship and Peace Award” by the World Choir Games.
In July 2017, the choir won the Silver Diploma of the Category of Folklore in the 10th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival & Competition 2017 in Wernigerode, Germany. The choir was also awarded with 2,000 euros award from INTERKULTUR’s 2017 “Choir Development Fund”.
In July 2018, the choir took part in the “2018 Belt and Road world choir festival” in Hong Kong and won the Gold Medal which is the Category Champion of the Folklore Show Choir.