Friday, July 16, 2010

Music and Choir Competition, Llangollen 2010 England

Parahyangan Catholic University Choir (PS Unpar) became a champion in Category Folksong at the Llangollen event in 2010, England.

Tak Tong Tong traditional songs from West Sumatra and Papua Yamko Rambe Yamko deliver Parahyangan University Choir won a competition Folksong Choirs at the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangolen, Wales, UK that was held on July 5 to 11, 2010. (link to video

Performance of the choir who brought the two songs are complete with dances and traditional costumes of the jury and the audience enthralled, said Councellor Embassy in London, Herry Sudradjat, Monday, July 12, 2010.
After the successful achievement of various international choral competitions since 1995, the choir whose members are mostly students, led conductor Paul H. Yoedianto, also won two categories, Mixed Choirs, also won the award for Best Program and the Professional Choir.
In Folksong Choirs competition, the PS Manipal University Choir Camerata beat Seattle Children's Chorus of the U.S. in second place and Canterbury College Cantabile Choir from Australia who won three.
Meanwhile, for the Mixed Choirs category, won the first champion University of St. Thomas Singers from the Philippines, and champion two Manipal University Choir from Indonesia and champion three Mixed Choir from Linkoping University in Sweden.
In the Mixed Choirs category, in addition to earned Second Place, choir whose members are mostly students also won the award for Best Program and the Professional Choir.
Paul H. Yoedianto say, PS Unpar also get the chance to perform at the Evening Concert Janger brought from Bali and Saman Dance from Aceh in front of 4100 spectators.
It's a very rare opportunity at once proud because it can promote Indonesian culture to British society, said Paul H. Yoedianto.
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod since first held in 1947 to boost world peace through music and dance has become one of the world's biggest music party.
Paul H. Yoedianto said that this competition was held in the beautiful Dee Valley, which presents a unique musical atmosphere and centered on the Pavilion Stage, a modern auditorium with a seating capacity of more than 4,000 people.
According to Paul H. Yoedianto, togetherness through music truly felt among the participants and spectators, so this competition was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize event in 2004 and this competition has been regarded as Wales' Gift to the World.
It is a valuable musical experience for the PS Unpar can follow a colorful feast of music, singing and dancing on every corner, watching the amazing performances of participants from 40 countries participating in the competition this year, according to Paul H. Yoedianto.
PS Unpar also get the chance to perform in London in concert A Taste of Indonesia, which was held by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia at the Horniman Museum and a concert that was held by the Orang Utan Foundation.
Source: Antara

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