The 2005 World Children's Choir Festival Hong Kong next month will bring more than 30 local and overseas young choirs to the city. They will perform songs in a variety of languages as part of a cultural exchange experience. Po Leung Kuk Joint-school Choir (secondary) is one of the local choirs to take part. It comprises 40 girls from four secondary schools: Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College, Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College, Po Leung Kuk Centenary Li Shiu Chung Memorial College and Po Leung Kuk Wu Chung College. The joint-school choir will perform three songs in a free afternoon concert on July 11. Each song will be in Cantonese, Putonghua or English. They will also join the grand joint-choir performance in which different choirs sing together. It will be a challenge because the choirs have had little time to practise together. Performers Elaine Ng Yi-ning, 17, and Juliet Chan Yuen-hei, 16, of Po Leung Kuk Lee Shing Pik College are eager to meet members from the overseas choirs. They believe it is a golden opportunity for local students to learn from their foreign counterparts. Their school has invited two choirs - from Guangdong and South Africa - for a school visit. 'Our choir has participated in local school music festivals and competitions. But this time, we can see how we compare with foreign students,' said Elaine. The festival will be held from July 10 to 14. There will be four evening concerts, eight free afternoon concerts and 18 workshops. Tickets priced from $80 to $120 are available at Urbtix outlets. For more details, visit www.hktreblechoir.com For a chance to win two tickets to the Asian Night concert on July 11 at the Cultural Centre, e-mail us at email@example.com by July 4 and tell us, in 50 words, why you want to go to the concert. Put 'World Children's Choir Festival Tickets Giveaway' on the subject line and include your name, age, school and phone number.