ITS Campus, ITS News – The Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Student Choir (PSM) will be competing at The 3rd Leonardo da Vinci International Choral Festival on 9-12 July 2019. The team under the guidance of Dr. Ing Ir Bambang Soemardiono also made their last appearance in the Rectorate Building by performing three songs on Thursday (4/7) before departing to Florence, Italy.
Ir Mas Agus Mardiyanto ME Ph.D. as ITS Vice Rector II of Planning, Finance and Infrastructure of ITS who witnessed the appearance of ITS Choir also give spirit and prayer. “I can only hope these talented young people can make Indonesia proud, especially ITS, because ITS has been famous for its champion tradition. Hopefully, get the best,” he hopes.
Not once or twice, the participation of ITS Choir in international competitions is no doubt. Since 2010, ITS Choir has been traveled to several countries such as South Korea, Spain, China, England, and Italy. “And this is the third time that ITS Choir competed in Italy, but in different events and cities,” Bambang said.
To ITS Online, this Department of Architecture lecturer said, ITS Choir with Budi Susanto Yohanes as conductor will depart with a total of 35 people. The group will depart on Saturday, July 6th, 2019. “Later we will land in Rome and have two days of preparation before the competition officially begins,” he explained.
Furthermore, Bambang said, so far ITS Choir has a good history in carving out various achievements. As recorded, he added, the best achievement of ITS Choir in the competition that held in Europe was the second place and the worst was the third place. “Unfortunately, ITS Choir has never won the first place in Europe,” said the lecturer who loves to sing this singing.
Alluded about the toughest rivals, Bambang admitted that there were several famous opponents who were tough. For example, participants from South Korea and China. “It is quite difficult, but the ITS Choir is optimistic to give the best after returning from Italy,” he said.
ITS will perform a total of 12 songs consisting of three folklore songs, and the rest are classical songs. “Incidentally by the categories that are followed, namely mix youth, folklore, and sacred,” said the man who was born in Surabaya city.
In order to add quality on the stage, ITS Choir will wear two types of costumes, which are classic and ethnic-themed costumes. “For ethnic costumes, we use traditional Lombok fabrics, West Nusa Tenggara,” he said.
As Bambang acknowledged, his team has a distinctive voice and also good dynamics. The preparations that have been done in the past year are felt to be enough to be able to show the best in the competition. “Please pray from all of the ITS academicians,” hoped the lecturer who graduated his master and doctorate at Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany. (owi/gayatri)
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