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Opening Concert

RAJATON (FINLAND)


The Finnish word Rajaton translates as "boundless" a word that so accurately describes the way this six-voice a cappella ensemble approaches music. Regularly performing around a hundred concerts and workshops each year, Rajaton exposes their audiences to the kind of diversity of repertoire, singing style, and stage presentation that has made them a phenomenon on the world stage.

Performing at concert halls, churches, jazz and choral festivals, this distinct group of musicians approaches all styles of music with the same level of commitment and integrity, making it difficult to imagine an audience that they could not inspire, or a type of music they could not make their own. In their native Finland, Rajaton is a bona fide pop phenomenon, successfully bridging the gap that often exists between classical and mainstream convention.

Rajaton has released 16 different albums. In 2017, Rajaton celebrates 20 years of music-making with one double platinum, three platinum and eight gold records in Finland under their belt, as their worldwide record sales are drawing over 400.000 copies altogether.

Ever seeking new artistic challenges, the group has grown immeasurably through collaborations with other a cappella artists, including The King's Singers and The Real Group, as well as productions with film directors and choreographers. But it is perhaps their deep passion for choral art, their generosity of spirit and their sheer enjoyment of singing that has won the hearts and acclaim of audiences and critics everywhere. Their energy infectious; their ability to entertain and inspire Rajaton! !

The voice is boundless.

2019. 10. 16(WED) Sohyang Theatre

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  • Helen Ashby, Soprano

  • Kate Ashby, Soprano

  • Rebecca Hickey, Soprano

  • Emma Ashby, Alto

  • Elenor Harries, Alto

  • Katie Schofield, Alto

PROGRAM

  • Kavala (Treacherous/Arr. Hannu Lepola)
  • Aino-neiti (Maiden Aino/Jussi Chydenius)
  • Butterfly (Mia Makaroff)
  • I Was Brought to My Senses(Arr. Hannu Lepola)
  • We Can Work It Out (Arr. Jussi Chydenius)
  • Eleanor Rigby (Arr. Jussi Chydenius)
  • Sakkijarven polkka (Polka of Sakkijarvi/Arr. Jarkko Riihimaki)
  • Paratiisi (Paradise/Arr. Jussi Chydenius)
  • Talventytto (Winter Girl/Soila Sariola)
  • -------------------- Intermission -------------------
  • Under Pressure (Arr. Hannu Lepola)
  • Venelaulu (Boat Song/Arr. Soila Sariola)
  • Villihanhen laulu (Song of a Wild Goose/Jussi Chydenius)
  • Head over Heels(Arr. Hannu Lepola)
  • Fernando(Arr. Jussi Chydenius)
  • Jänöjussin mäenlasku (Ski-Jump of the Bunny Rabbit/Arr. Hannu Lepola)
  • La Dolce Vita (Sweet Life/Arr. Hannu Lepola)
  • Don’t Stop Me Now (Arr. Jussi Chydenius)

GALA CONCERT 1

LIGAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL VOICE CHORALE (PHILIPPINES)

The Ligao National High School Voice Chorale is a school-based choir of Ligao National High School, Ligao City, Albay. This group of exceptionally talented students was formed in the Year 2014 and trained by one of Bicolandias’s Youngest Conductors, Celger V. Venzon. The Group emerged as the National Champion of the 2014 National Music Competitions for Young Artists – Mixed Voices Category B.
They clinched the Grand Prix during the 4th Bali International Choir Festival in Bali, Indonesia in 2015. In 2016, they brought home winners of the Grand Prix in Busan Choral Festival & Competition. And in 2017, they again won in the 13th BCFC with Gold Prize in Youth
Category and Silver Prize in Ethic Category with a Special Award as the Best Performance in Ethnic. Recently, they won 1st prize in both Habaneras and Polyphony in the 65thCertamenInternacional De Habaneras Y Polifonia in Torrevieja, Spain, last July 23-28, 2019. The LNHS Voice Chorale will continue to soar high as it continues to strive to reach and surpass the members’ musical dreams together.


Celger Villa Campa Venzon

A native of Guinobatan, Albay, Philippines, born in 1991, earned his Bachelor’s degree from Bicol University College of Education where
he graduated as the most outstanding graduate in MAPEH for the year 2012. He has been teaching in Ligao National High School, Ligao City since 2013 and has served as the choir director. He also received the National Prestigious Award, the NCCA’s 9TH ANI NG DANGAL AWARD and 29th AWIT AWARDS. His musical artistry led to the formation of the school’s new choir group, the LNHS Children’s Chorus which won the MBC National Choral Competition in Pasay City, Manila in 2017 and 2018 consecutively.

2018.10.18. (THU) Sohyang Theator

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Conductor
Celger Villa Campa Venzon
Soprano 1
Jacel Nantes
Reese Bonapos
Phovy Kate Cardino
April Irish Cereza
Soprano 2
Kenneth Roquid
Ma. Alojah Jane Payadyad
Francine Jane Perdigon
Ian Jhodel Nabor
Alto 1
Kristine Nicole Porcalla
Ma. Pia Franchesca Candelaria
Chiena Marielle Morga
Alto 2
Grachel Mae Lopez
Marian Joy Tuagnon
Alexia Grace Adra
Tenor 1
Mark JikoCido
Mark Anthony Gonzales
Jorry Basco
Tenor 2
James Dimasayao
Neil Michael De Castro
Rey Mark Pedrajeta
Bass 1
Fernando Curaming II
Romnick Moendem
Bass 2
Christian Kim Ocfemia
Genesis Steven Ronquillo
Joshua Locaba

PROGRAM

  • Psalm 100 (Fidel G. Calalang Jr)
  • Ave Maria (Ralph Hoffmann)
  • Laudate Dominum (Giedrius Svilainis)
  • Carpe Somnium (Jude Roldan)
  • Cantate Domino (Josu Elberdin)
  • Alleuia (Ralph Manuel)
  • My Soul’s Been Anchored in the Lord (Arr. Moses Hogan)
  • -------------------- Intermission -------------------
  • Banwar Iti Cordillera (Normita “Bing” Rio-Pablico)
  • Izar Ederrak (Josu Elberdin)
  • Soleram (Arr. Josu Elberdin)
  • A Tu Lado (Javier Busto)
  • Paru-parong Bukid (Arr. Fidel G. Calalang Jr)
  • Leron Leron Sinta (Saunder Choi)
  • Da Coconut Nut (Ryan Cayabyab)
  • True Colors (Arr. Saunder Choi)
  • We Are The World (Arr. Arnel De Pano)

GALA CONCERT 1

Ethnic Gala Concert

2018.10.18. (THU) Sohyang Theator

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PROGRAM

Taiwan Taoyuan Hakka Cultural Development Association (Taiwan)
1. 黄梅戲 Gangshan Beauty Selection
2. 正德皇帝李鳳 Zhengde & miss Li Feng
Naga Central School 1 VOCALS (Philippines)
1. Kruhay
2. Ambo Hato
Diponegoro University
Choir (Indonesia)
1. Tanduk Majeng
2. Macepet Cepetan
Angelus Domini
Choir (Korea)
1. River Village
2. Arirang Wind
Vinschool One (Vietnam)
1. Hello Vietnam
2. Bac Kim Thang
JOA Choir (Korea)
1. Can't Forget
2. Arirang Fantasy
Paduan Suara
Mahasiswa Universitas
Tadulako (Indonesia)
1. Paris Barantai
2. Siksik Si Batu Manikkam

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

Youth Program / Cond. Mark Anthony Carpio

1. Why We Sing / Greg Gilpin
2. Paraiso / Ryan Cayabyab

Adult Program / Cond. Tim Sharp

1. O Gracious Light / Tim Sharp
2. Vox Populi / Giedrius Svilainis

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

Having a special performance in various famous venues in Busan including Busan City Hall, Busan Station, Shinsegae Department Store, Haeundae Beach, etc. The participating choirs will be expected to offer more than 1 performance.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

The very special experience singing in a running subway and subway square among the Busan citizen. This usually involves a 10-15 minutes performance to locals and/or tourists at the venues, providing a platform to share their culture and music with Korea.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

All participants perform in famous venues in and around the city of Busan. This choral parade provides opportunity for each choir to present their significant feature of country through their songs and costumes of their native land. Choir can sing any popular and joyful songs.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

Announcing and Awarding all winners including Gold, Silver, Bronze, Best Conductor, Best Presentation, Audience, etc. 5 Gold Prize winning teams will perform their best works for the Grand prize on this final stage.

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

Haneulyeon Theatre, Busan Cinema Center

Raul Talmar

1. Warming up a choir with elements of body percussion, breathing exercises and different connections of consonants and vocals.
Why is needed to do different rhythmical exercises (especially in contemporary music)?
Why do we need good connections between consonants and vocals?

2. Estonian contemporary choral music:
"Some highlights of Estonian contemporary choral music”

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

The last & most touching event of BCFC with all participants and various-delicious International & Korean foods

GRAND PRIX FINAL & AWARD CEREMONY

The grand concert that 11 Busan choirs perform a day before the 15th BCFC to celebrate and cheer the successful festival.
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