The Jakarta Post
The Resonanz' win in Spain qualifies the group to compete in the upcoming European Grand Prix in Choral Singing on April 21 next year in Maribor, Slovenia. (Courtesy of The Resonanz/File)
The Resonanz Children's Choir from Indonesia won several awards at the Tolosa Choral Contest in Tolosa, Spain, on Nov. 2 to 5.
In a statement released on Sunday, the choir's project manager said they came out on top as the overall winner of the competition. The group also won in the children's choir category and the Public Audience Award.
Dani further said that it was the second win of the year for the 40-member choir, who also won first place at the Musica Eterna Roma in Rome, Italy, in July.
The group, which consists of children aged between 10 and 17 years old, performed five songs in the Spanish competition, using both local and European compositions.
Led by conductor Avip Priatna, the group sang "Ihauteri Habanerak" by David Azurza, "Ikusten duzu" by Basque Josu Elberdin and a song by Hungarian composer Zoltán Kodály. They also performed "137 Hip Street" by Fero Aldiansya Stefanus and Papuan song "Yamko Rambe Yamko" with arrangements by Bambang Jusana.
The Resonanz was not the only Indonesian group that competed in Tolosa, as Saint Angela from Bandung was also present, winning second place in the children's choir category.
Choir groups from several countries participated in the international competition, including those from Argentina, the Czech Republic, England, Estonia, Lithuania and the United States.
The Resonanz' overall win in Tolosa coincided with the group's 10th anniversary. The win also qualifies the group to compete in the upcoming European Grand Prix in Choral Singing on April 21 next year in Maribor, Slovenia. (kes)