The Resonanz Children’s Choir conducted by Avip Priatna has been awarded as the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing ( EGP) Champion in Maribor, Slovenia on 21st April 2018.
European Grand Prix in Choral Singing is a competition participated by all of the overall champions of 6 most prestige competitions in Europe. TRCC is the overall champion of the Tolosa Choral Contest, in Tolosa, Spain in November 2017.
In this EGP competition, TRCC was competing with the other overall champions in 2017 they are : Allmanna Sangen from Sweden ( the overall champion of International Choral Competition Gallus Maribor in Slovenia ); Coro Musicanova from Rome, Italy ( the overall champion of Florilege Vocal de Tours, France ); The Stockholm Musikgymnasium Chamber Choir from Sweden ( overall champion of the international May Choir Competition in Bulgaria ); and Beijing Philharmmonic Choir fromm China ( the overall champion of Concorso Polifonico g’uido d’Arezzo in Italy).
Consisting of 44 children singers, TRCC performed 7 compositions, which are : “Ad Amore’ by Lee R.Kesselma; ‘Duo Seraphim’ by Thomas Luis de Victoria; ‘Der Wassermann’ by Robert Schumann; ‘Salve Regina’ by Indonesian composer Ivan Yohan; ‘Steal Away’ arr. Gwyneth Wlker; ‘137 Hip Street’ by Indonesian composer Fero Aldiansya Stefanus ( b.1988); and a Balinesse traditional song ‘Janger’ arranged by Agustinus Bambang Jusana.
This victory marked a new history for the choir world where for the first time an Indonesian choir has won the European Grand Prix, an event that has been going on for 30 years.