World Games 2009 (new HD video)

16 Mar 2013

Here is a new video of Hayley's complete involvement in the opening ceremony concert at the World Games 2009, in Taiwan. It combines all six videos previously available, together with a few brief additional moments before, between and after the songs. Fireworks are again included at the end, together with the closing music and titles of the International broadcast.

For the first time, this video footage is now available in its original HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. If your browser will not play it smoothly at full HD resolution, and if your computer is normally capable of this, try using a different browser as I have seen very different results in Firefox (the worst), Chrome and Internet Explorer.


This new version was originally available only here on the HWI website but is now public on our Youtube  channel.

Hayley Westenra - World Games 2009 Opening Concert (HD - 6 songs)
© PTS Taiwan - recorded in the UK for HWI on 16 July 2009 (29m 37s)



Hayley Westenra ヘイリー singing as the lead artist at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 16 July 2009.  海莉 - 淚光閃閃  This was the opening ceremony concert and Hayley was the lead artist. Here are all six of the songs she was involved in, together with edited fireworks at the end and the closing music. All six songs are available separately in this channel hwivid, or as a playlist, but this video includes a few 'extra' moments and is now in full HD 1920 x 1080p. Included are:

Amazing Grace (Hayley Westenra)
The Moon Represents My Heart (Hayley Westenra & Shin)
The Prayer (Hayley Westenra & Russell Watson)
Nada Sousou (Hayley Westenra)
Pokarekare Ana (Hayley Westenra & Russell Watson)
We Are The Champions (Hayley Westenra, Russell Watson, Shin, Tiger Huang)
Fireworks (excerpt)
Closing Music & End Titles (excerpt)

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Original HD broadcast free -to-air by Public Television Service (PTS) in Taiwan, captured and edited by Dave Ludlow for HWI.


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