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Padjajaran University Student Choir named winner of 67th International Choral Competition in Italy

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, August 25, 2019  /  05:32 pm
Padjajaran University Student Choir named winner of 67th International Choral Competition in Italy

Padjajaran University Student Choir head Dewi Mayangsari said in a statement that the choir had trained for seven months for the international competition.  (Shutterstock/Ja'Crispy)

The Padjajaran University Student Choir has been named the winner of the 67th International Choral Competition, which took place from Aug. 22 to 24 in Arezzo, Italy. 

The 42-student choir bagged multiple awards across various categories throughout the competition, including first place in the Musica Sacra category, second place in the Monographic Program and third place in the Compulsory Program.

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Arvin Zenullah, who served as a conductor for the choir, also won the Special Prize of Best Interpretation for a Contemporary Piece for his arrangement of Pietro Ferrario’s “Ubi Caritas”. 

Additionally, the jury also bestowed the Favorite Performance award (Premio Del Pubblico) to the student choir in the International Festival of Folk Music category for its performances of three Indonesian folk songs: “Paris Barantai” from South Kalimantan, “Mande-Mande” from Maluku and “Gayatri” from Bali. 

Padjajaran University Student Choir head Dewi Mayangsari said in a statement that the choir had trained for seven months for the international competition.

Thanks to its latest win, the choir became the first student choir to qualify for the final round of the 2020 European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in Debrecen, Hungary. (rfa/kes)