PSM Unpad’s 2018 Kaleidoscope

Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Padjadjaran (PSM Unpad) is very grateful and thankful of His abundant blessings and gifts throughout 2018. Following is a summary of the activities carried out by Unpad Choir throughout the year:

Not only by showing the expertise of its members by singing in groups, Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Padjadjaran (PSM Unpad) also proofed the ability of its member to sing solo through “A Faithful Journey” which was the first Vocal Recital Concert of 2018 which was held on Thursday (8/03). The recital was held in RSG building 2, Universitas Padjadjaran, Iwa Koesoemasoemantri Campus, Dipati Ukur Bandung.



PSM Unpad successfully held its 13th Intern Concert on Tuesday (24/4). “Enchanting Chants”, which was the name of the concert, was held at Grha Sanusi Hardjadinata, Dipatiukur, Bandung. The two youngest generation who participated in this concert had managed to make Grha Sanusi crowded with a large number of spectators, which reached approximately 800 spectators.
 


On May 20, a collaborative concert called “Choralboration Concert” was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a talented Indonesian composer, Ken Steven. The concert was successfully held at Dago Tea House Bandung. Together with the Aperto Singers, Unpad Choir was trusted to sing a number of Ken Steven's compositions. In addition to singing collaborations, there were several other performances such as the heart-stirring dance by the Asep Chilok Dance co., piano playing by Daniel Alexander, and the flute chant by Ronny Gunawan.



Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Padjadjaran (PSM Unpad) once again, held a social service program under the name of “PSM Unpad Berbagi” which was held together with the holy month of Ramadhan. With this, the theme of "Harmony of Ramadhan" was brought on Sunday (27/5) at the Riyaadlul Jannah Orphanage, Cikeruh Village, Jatinangor. This activity was the second social service event that was done by the Project Development division of PSM Unpad.
 


The passion to grow by learning is the spirit of all Indonesian choir. This spirit could be seen from the Comparative Study (Studi Banding) which was held by eight choirs to PSM Unpad. These choirs are: Purwacaraka Music Studio Choir Cibubur (30/8), Student Choir of the Satya Dharma Gita Law Faculty Diponegoro University (15/9) in Unpad Dipatiukur, Gita Tirtayasa Student Choir, Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University (29/9), Telkom University Choir, Universitas Brawijaya Student Choir, Swadaya Gunung Jati University Student Choir Cirebon, Jenderal Soedirman University Student Choir, and Gadjah Mada University Student Choir at the Jatinangor campus of Universitas Padjadjaran.


 
Throughout its journey of 40 years, PSM Unpad has received various achievements and did many works. In order to celebrate this happy moment, PSM Unpad held a celebration for its 40th anniversary at Arion Swiss-belhotel, on Saturday (07/14). The event was enlivened by the active members of PSM Unpad and the alumni of PSM Unpad from various generations. Aside from being a place where all the younger generation and former members of PSM Unpad came to gather, Kabinet Apresiatif also introduced many of its new programs so that the alumni were able to get to know more closely the young generation of PSM Unpad.
 


During the middle of 2018, thankfully, PSM Unpad was able to gain another achievement by winning the Grand Champion tittle during 7th Bali International Choir Festival (BICF) at La Prime Plaza Hotel Denpasar, Bali, on July 27, 2018. PSM Unpad was also able to defeat other 146 groups from various categories of 16 countries such as Latvia, Canada, Lithuania, Philippines, South Korea, China, Indonesia, and several countries from other parts of the world. In addition, PSM Unpad also received the Special Jury Award of Excellent Programs, and Arvin Zeinullah as conductor of PSM Unpad also received the Special Jury Award as Excellent Conductor.
 


Upon commemorating the 73rd anniversary of Indonesian independence, Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Padjadjaran (PSM Unpad) was able to receive the opportunity from the West Java Provincial Government to become the singer for the Aubade of Indonesia 73rd Independence Day Ceremony. Taking place at Gasibu Field, Bandung, this ceremony was carried out in two parts, namely the flag raising ceremony and flag dropping ceremony (Gelar Senja), Friday (8/17). PSM Unpad also became the singer for the Aubade ceremony fpr the 73rd Indonesian Independence ceremony in Bandung City Hall and the Rectorate of Universitas Padjadjaran.
 


Once again, PSM Unpad showcased the quality of its members through the second Vocal Recital of 2018, “A Wondrous Euphony” which was held on Thursday (10/18). The concert was held at RSG building 2, Universitas Padjadjaran, Dipatiukur, Bandung. The vocal recital was opened with a performance by Syifa Ramadhani Rizqullah who sang Verlust’s song, a masterpiece of Fanny Hensel. The event did not only present wonderful harmony and beautiful piano chants through the solo performances and ensembles, “A Wondrous Euphony” also presented drama attractions which made the singers' appearances more attractive.
 


This year was obviously a special year for PSM Unpad as it was the year when PSM Unpad turned 40 years old. Another special thing is the concept for this year’s Annual Concert. This year, the stage was filled with more than 150 choristers from two choirs: PSM Unpad and PSM IPB Agria Swara. The 22nd Annual Concert was held in two cities, namely Tan Siong Kie Hall, Jakarta (25/11) and Grha Sanusi, Bandung (29/11).



In order to end the Rangkaian Penerimaan Anggota Baru (RPAB) series, PSM Unpad held a Welcoming Party at Villa Rumah Kayu Organik, Lembang, Bandung for three days from December 6 to 8, 2018. In addition to the new members and the existing ones, the technical team, alumni, and main conductor of PSM Unpad, Arvin Zeinullah, also participated in this activity. Through the Welcoming Party, new members are required to know the culture and values ​​of PSM Unpad.


 
PSM Unpad had done one of its annual activities namely the 2018 Great Conferention to close one year of the ongoing management period. This year's Conferention was held in the Hall of Building B, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor on Saturday (15/12).


 
Upon welcoming of the New Year and Christmas holiday, PSM Unpad also had the opportunity to sing for three days at Trans Studio Mall Bandung (24-26/12). Asode from singing, PSM Unpad also did fund raising for the competition which will be held next year in the Philippines and Europe.


 
(Clara Vennia)

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