ITS Campus, ITS News – The Student Choir (PSM) Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) successfully won six winning titles in the prestigious event of the 3rd Leonardo da Vinci International Choral Festival in Florence, Italy on 9-12 July 2019. The six titles are 1st place in Sacred Music category; 1st place in Folk category; and 2nd place in Youth & University Choirs category, Best Male Soloist, Best Female Soloist, as well as Best Choreography.
In the country which capital city is Rome, ITS Choir, a group of 35 people gave their best when performing a total of 12 songs consisting of folklore songs and classical songs. Not only the stage action, to add quality on stage, but ITS Choir also wearing two different types of costumes, those are classic and ethnic-themed costumes that use traditional fabrics typical of Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara.
Besides ITS Choir as the only representative from Indonesia, there were also participants from the United States, Denmark, China, Costa Rica, Philippines, Spain, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, and Italy. Despite the fairly strict competition, Dr. Ing Ir Bambang Soemardiono as the coach of ITS Choir remains optimistic. “Some participants have very good qualities, such as Denmark and Philippines,” he said.
Bambang said, during the competition, some judges praised ITS Choir because their quality as a choir team was very good. Alluded to about the obstacles when competing, Bambang admitted there were no significant difficulties. “Maybe because the weather is hot, so we should be prepared to make our condition stay fit,” he explained.
After competing overseas and winning several times, Bambang continued, this is the highest achievement of ITS Choir. “After competing for six times abroad such as South Korea, Italy, Spain and UK, we can present the best for ITS this year,” said the lecturer of ITS Architecture Department.
For this excellent achievement, he hopes that in the future ITS Choir can still maintain their quality and spirit. “There is no other hope than to be able to continue better,” he said hopefully.
On the same occasion, Budi Susanto Yohanes as the conductor of ITS Choir team said, his team now is one of the best teams he had ever led before. “The hard work and commitment of the team members have resulted in satisfying results. Hopefully, this can motivate us all to go forward, “he said. (owi/gayatri/ITS Public Relations)
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