25 Oct 2021

Telkom University Choir Successfully Wins Competition in South Korea

BANDUNG, Telkom University – Telkom University Choir managed to bring a performance with a unique concept at an international choral competition titled 2021 Busan Choral Festival & Competition – Busan, Korea. Thanks to this attractive appearance, Telkom University Choir obtained a proud achievement. This competition was held virtually on October 21, 2021, on the BusanChoral Youtube channel.

In this competition, there were 13 choirs from 5 different countries, namely: Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, China, and Malaysia. The competition was attended by Anton Armstrong (United States), Soon-Jung Kim (South Korea), Yu-Chung John Ku (Taiwan), Ki-Sun Lee (South Korea), Zoltán Pad (Hungary) as judges and choir experts. In this competition, Telkom University Choir brought 59 singers under the guidance of conductor Aldo Randy Ginting.

In this competition, Telkom University Choir follows two categories, namely Category A Capella (Classic Style) and Category With Instrumental Accompaniment. In this competition, for the With Instrumental Accompaniment category, the Telkom University Choir performed a German song, Robert Schumann (Germany), who was one of the best composers in the Romantic era, namely Zigeunerleben. This song tells about a group of gypsies in the jungles of southern Spain and the Nile. In addition, for the A Capella (Classic Style) category, the Telkom University Choir performed a song composed by Michael Ostrzyga (Germany), namely Iuppiter, the theme of this song is about the god Iuppiter who is the god of the sky and lightning protector of ancient Greece. By performing these songs, Telkom University Choir won the 1st Place – Gold Prize (Acapella), 1st Place – Gold Prize (With Instrumental Accompaniment), and also the Special Prize (Best Video Editing).

“We from the committee and the TUC team are very grateful to God Almighty for this smooth and victory, then to our supervisors and Telkom University BK who participated in escorting us in this competition, and the Telkom University agencies throughout their ranks. The biggest thanks to our coach brother, Aldo, and the Telkom University Choir family who are very cooperative, helping well. There are many lessons to be learned. All my tiredness has paid off with this. “Said Yasmina Adzilla as the person in charge of the competition team.

We express our deepest gratitude to all parties who have supported and prayed so that the Telkom University Choir gets a proud achievement. (***)

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