BATAVIA MADRIGAL SINGERS PARTICIPATION IN THE 50thTolosa International Choral Contest – Spain, 1- 4 November 2018.
Performing with another 15 world class choir champions is not an everyday activity that can happen any time. But that was the exciting experience that has just happened with Batavia Madrigal Singers, when they accepted the invitation from the Organizing Committee of the 50th Tolosa International Choral Contest in Spain to perform and compete commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the oldest Choir Competitions in Europe. The 16 choirs that had to compete in the preliminary round to become the 4 first places entitled to perform in the final round are :
- KINOKAI YOUTH CHOIR KAMANI (Yamanashi / Tokyo - Japan) – Conductor: Hiroki Fujii
- KUP TALDEA (Tolosa – Basque / Spain) – Conductor : Gabriel Baltes
- THE ATENEO CHAMBER SINGERS (Manila- Philipine) – conductor: Jonathan Velasco
- ENTREVOCES (Havana – Kuba) – Conductor: Digna Guerra
- I VOCALISTI ( Jerman ) – Conductor: Hans-Joachim Lustig
- LANDARBASO (Errenteria – Basque / Spanyol) – Conductor: Iñaki Tolaretxipi
- OREYA (Zhitomir – Ukraina) – Conductor: Alexander Vatsek
- BATAVIA MADRIGAL SINGERS (Jakarta – Indonesia) – Conductor: Avip Priatna
- SCHOLA CANTORUM (Oslo – Norwegia) – Conductor: Tone Bianca Dahl
- JACOBS VOKALENSEMBLE (Estocolmo – Swedia) – Conductor: Mikael Wedar
- MIKROKOSMOS (Vierzon – Perancis) – Conductor: Loïc Pierre
- THE SALT LAKE VOCAL ARTISTS (Salt Lake City – Amerika Serikat) – Conductor: Brady Allred
- KAMER KORIS (Riga – Latvia) – Conductor: Aivis Greters
- CONVIVIUM SINGERS (London – Inggris) – Conductor: Alexander Norman
- EL LEON DE ORO (Luanco – Asturias / Spanyol) – Conductor: Marco Antonio García de Paz
- KAMMERCHOR SAARBRÜCKEN (Saarbrücken – Jerman) – Conductor: Georg Grün
With continuing hardwork and prayers from all parties Batavia Madrigal Singers conducted by Avip Priatna has successfully become one of the 4 first winners based on the very tight judgment of the jury from different countries ! The big four are Oreya from Ukraina, St. Jacobs Vokalensemble from Swedia, Kamer Koris from Latvia, and Batavia Madrigal Singers from Indonesia ! And Kamer Koris from Latvia has been chosen to compete against the other overall champions of the European Grand Prix serial qualification competitions from other cities in 2018 ( Arezzo - Italia, Varna - Bulgaria, Tours - France, Debrechen – Hungary dan Maribor – Slovenia ) in the Grand Final of the European Grand Prix for choral singing competition 2019 in Arezzo, Italy.
We are very grateful for this enormous blessing ! Thank you for all of the supports that have been given. Viva Batavia Madrigal Singers ! Viva the Indonesian Choirs ! Batavia Madrigal Singers ! Maju terus Paduan Suara Indonesia !