Ho Chi Minh City on Jan. 10 held a chorus festival to welcome the up-coming 11th National Party Congress with the participation of nearly 1,000 students and children in the city.

The participants performed 11 songs, praising the Party, the Vietnamese people and land and changes in the city.

According to the festival’s general director Emeritus Artist Hoang Diep, the festival was the second of this kind held in the city that drew large number of students./.