A Faithful Journey: A Hopeful Start for the Future
Baca ogé dina Basa Sunda
Showing off their vocal abilities in the music world, Universitas Padjadjaran Choir (Unpad Choir) continues to flourish their existence. At the age of 40, Unpad Choir again proves its technical quality; not only by singing in groups, but also by their finesse in singing solo on A Faithful Journey Vocal Recital Concert, on Thursday (08/03/2018). This event was the first of two recitals that will be held in 2018.
The recital concert that was held at RSG Building 2 in Universitas Padjadjaran -- Iwa Koesoemasoemantri Campus, Dipatiukur, Bandung, was unveiled gracefully by Cahyannisa Farah who sang Le Colibri composed by Ernest Chausson, and ended with a neat performance of all of the singer who brought What Matters Most by Dave Grusin and Marlyn Bergman.
Emanuela Rae Alodia, the Project Officer of this Vocal Recital, explained that the concert’s title represents itself as the first program for the 40th anniversary of Unpad Choir. "Through the name, 'A Faithful Journey', we want to illustrate the expectations of Unpad Choir at the age of 40 this year in order to continue to work, dedicate and display their harmonies in the music world. And that is the reason why we chose this title, 'A Faithful Journey' which means a journey that is full of hope." said the Soprano.
Arvin Zeinullah, the main conductor of Unpad Choir, said that the singers in this recital have already shown their best performances. "They also have the qualities that were as decent as the singer from the previous recital, and this is capable of exceeding my expectations," he said. He hoped that in the next vocal recitals, there will be various new innovations that can be presented by the members of Unpad Choir. "The recitals was very good, every each one of them, from the committees to the singers. I hope there will be something new that can be given to the audience for the next one." he added.
This vocal recital was also a warming start of the 40th anniversary of Unpad Choir, similar to what Kang Arvin has explained. "As an opening celebration of Unpad Choir’s anniversary, this recital was a good event. Also, it was attended by Vice Dean of Fisip Unpad who is the faculty representative of Unpad Choir. And through the teaser that was aired in the middle of the concert, we also announced that there will be a lot of subsequent activities by Unpad Choir. Hopefully, there will be many parties who will continue to support and will always wait the future events of Unpad Choir," said the alumni of the Faculty of Communication in Universitas Padjadjaran.
The success of this concert was also perceived by the audience of the vocal recitals, one of them are Lusia Dhea Ananda Sinaga. For her, in accordance with the motto of Unpad Choir, "What we are about to sing is very songful", the singers from this vocal recital have shown their best performances and conveyed the meaning of the songs they brought. "And from this event, the audience could really see the quality of Unpad Choir’s members, especially when we could watch their solo performances, one by one. So the 40-year-old Unpad Choir is also not only containing numbers, but they could actually prove their quality and talents in the music world," she added.
Translator: Gagas Cakrawala