Saya bergabung bersama sebuah paduan suara sebelas tahun yang lalu, di penghujung tahun 2006. Tepatnya, sebuah paduan suara sekolah menengah atas. Setelah itu, saya tetap aktif bersama paduan suara tersebut hampir 10 tahun lamanya, bahkan lama seusai saya lulus dari sekolah tersebut.
Beberapa hari ini, saya ikut merenung sejenak, apa sih hebatnya paduan suara? Lama berpikir sambil mendengarkan lagu-lagu paduan suara nan indah, saya menemukan beberapa titik terang.
I never conducted a choir this huge before. It is an 80-person strong choir, and who else but my high school choir? This also marks my 10th anniversary with this group, since I joined it in October 2006.
Earlier last week, I celebrated a major, yet subtle milestone. This is my eleventh consecutive years of participating in my high school choir—to put it another way, this year is my tenth anniversary participating in the choir. It was marked by a Sunday service at one of the major churches in Jakarta. Continue reading “The number ten”
It was crazy to ponder that these kids, not even 18 years old by then, were able to sing this quite difficult song. Filled with wide range of notes, dissonance, recitatives, and more, it was a joy to behold. Not perfect, of course, but brave enough to have gone there and done that. Pujilah Tuhan, a composition by Budi Susanto Yohanes, here performed for the Mixed Teenager-Youth Choirs at the National Church Choral Festival (Pesparawi Nasional) XI 2015.