ITS Campus, ITS News – The Student Choir Team (PSM) of the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) has again recorded a brilliant achievement in the international arena. At the awarding night event at the 10th International Brawijaya Choir Festival (BCF) 2022 which was held online, last Monday (18/7), PSM ITS was awarded four championship titles, namely Grand Champion or General Champion, Gold Medal A for Folklore category, Gold Medal A category Mixed Youth Choir, and The Best Interpretation of Compulsory Piece.
According to the ITS Music Developer as well as the conductor of the ITS PSM team Wasis Setiawan, this team of 72 people has given their best effort when bringing five songs consisting of folklore and classical. In addition to presenting stunning stage acts, ITS PSM is known to wear costumes with traditional West Kalimantan nuances with more trendy and modern designs.
The costume, continued Wasis, was made into a simple output so that the team members were comfortable when singing. In addition, the concept of clothing with local patterns is adjusting to the songs they bring. For the folklore category, the song they brought was Ampar-Ampar Pisang, arranged by ITS PSM alumnus Gabriel Denis Devian. “The second song we performed in this category was Cebi Jaz Bila Fcelica, composed by Tadeca Vulc,” he explained.
In the Mixed Youth Choir category, ITS Choir performed the song Hope, composed by Ken Steven, and Epilog, composed by Tadeca Vulc. “Then to compete in the final round, we sang the song Asadoya Yunta with composer Ko Matsushita,” explained the man born in Surabaya on March 22, 1989.
Previously, said Wasis, the first and second day of competition had been held from Friday to Saturday (15-16/7). This year International BCF 2022 will be conducted with a live recording system. It means participants record live (offline) and the results are then contested online at Brawijaya University, Malang. In addition to ITS PSM, several competitors from universities throughout Indonesia also participated in this competition. “Although the competition is quite tight, we remain optimistic and try to give the best results,” he said.
Being the second online competition that ITS PSM participated in, Wasis said they had been preparing for two months before the event. Preparation starts from determining the performed song, a series of audition processes, to routine practice before the competition. “Ahead of the race, we practice almost every day,” he explained.
Wasis said, a few moments after the ITS PSM appeared, the jury was amazed and gave a positive response because the sound quality of the team members was astounding. Asked about the obstacles, the man from the City of Heroes revealed that the biggest obstacles came from the short preparation time and busy training schedule.
For this brilliant achievement, Wasis expressed his gratitude for the support of Dr. Ing Ir Bambang Sumardiono as ITS PSM Advisor. Wasis hopes that ITS PSM can maintain the achieved achievements in the future. “Hopefully, we can spread our wings in foreign competitions or other prestigious world events,” he concluded with hope. (ITS PR)
Reporter: Erchi Ad’ha Loyensya
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