From the Artistic Director
The COVID19 pandemic is still not over, the victims are increasing and in various countries the situation is getting worse and more frightening. Despite the various efforts made by the Government to overcome this Pandemic, and various Health Protocols strictly enforced in many activities, it is still not possible to create activities that gather large numbers of people.
For Bandung Choral Society, the COVID19 Pandemic situation is very difficult. We cannot continue our mission to promote the development of the Choir in Indonesia and the world. All Concerts, Educational Programs, Festivals and Competitions are canceled. Singing activities ‘normally’ still cannot be carried out. So many financial and moral losses will have to be endured during this difficult time. But the mental and musical stress and difficulties were even greater. The joy of singing, the joy of performing works and enjoying all experiences of interaction with friends and all art activists are just a hope and a dream.
We are grateful to the technology’s establishment, so even though singing activities “normally” cannot be carried out after more than one year of the COVID19 pandemic swept the world, the Bandung Choral Society can still hold seminars, workshops, competitions and festivals online – virtual. Even though the ‘taste’ is not exactly the same as the previous activity, at least it is useful to be one of the sources for channeling the passion for activity in the art of singing. So that the Choir members continue to sing and the Conductors, Trainers and Choir Teachers can still teach the Choir.
Now, Bandung Choral Society is holding the 4th World Virtual Choir Festival from 3-8 September 2021.
At this Festival, apart from competitions, we still complete various seminars and workshops to continue the choir education mission. In particular, we added the ‘Senior Choir’ and ‘Senior Solo Singing’ Competitions to give the opportunity for senior citizens to be active and sing with joy.
We invite all of you to stay active and productive during this pandemic. Singing can bring happiness to all of us. Hopefully, by continuing to sing, we will all be happy, excited and healthy.
Artistic Director of the 4th World Virtual Choir Festival 2021
President of Bandung Choral Society
This category is provided for Choirs that are still new to making a Virtual Choir and have never participated in a Virtual Choir Competition. This category is not limited by age and type of music. The Bandung Choral Society Artistic Team will evaluate the submitted video, if the video meets the criteria for the other categories provided, it will be transferred to other available categories.
Senior Choir Category
This competition is specifically for participants who are at least 45 years old.
Early Bird deadline
50% off for registrations made no later than 15 June 2021