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Opening Concert


The Swingles are one of the world’s most admired and loved vocal groups. With a natural flair as entertainers, their stylish shows take them to venues and festival stages across the world. Praised for their “stunning reinventions... audacious harmonies... and superhero singing to truly raise goosebumps” (The Guardian), The Swingles have earned five Grammy Awards are recipients of prestigious international accolades year-on-year. With generations of fans from their live performances and appearances on film and TV soundtracks, The Swingles’ musical evolution and creative drive makes them as relevant today as when Ward Swingle started the group nearly six decades ago.

With their trademark vocal dexterity, The Swingles leap from genre to genre, reinventing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music from their ever-growing repertoire of arrangements alongside a rich vein of new original material. The group’s secret ingredient is the ability of the seven singers, soloists, songwriters and storytellers to combine as one seamlessly blended and timeless sound. Having always made creative use of close-mic amplification, in recent years The Swingles have added live audio looping to their stage performances.

American-born Ward Swingle first assembled a group of Parisian session singers (originally named The Swingle Singers) to sing Bach’s music for the keyboard in 1962. The resulting album ‘Jazz Sebastian Bach’ was a huge hit, breaking new musical ground and launching The Swingles to fame. Since then, the group has released more than 50 albums encompassing a huge variety of music, fuelled by Ward Swingle’s pioneering spirit and omnivorous musical tastes. Carrying forward this legacy, today’s Swingles are Federica Basile (Italy), Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson (UK), Imogen Parry (UK), Oliver Griffiths (UK), Jamie Wright (UK), Jon Smith (US) and Edward Randell (UK).

The Swingles have appeared on film and TV soundtracks, including ‘The Two Popes’, ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘Glee’, as well as singing the theme for Italy’s beloved TV series ‘Superquark’. In 2017, they co-wrote and performed a song for the end credits of Alexander Payne’s film ‘Downsizing’, and in 2021 sang on Disney’s block-buster, ‘Cruella’. Their prolific output of music videos has earned them millions of views and new audiences around the world.

In 2010, The Swingles founded the hugely successful London A Cappella Festival. Some ten years on, in the face of Covid, they re-created their live workshops and in-person education modules, launching an online education programme for remote and blended learning. Their genre-inclusive approach to music-making has led to great artistic collaborations with artists as diverse as the Modern Jazz Quartet, New York Voices, Jamie Cullum, The King’s Singers, Peter Hollens and Labrinth. Revered experimental composer, Luciano Berio, was one of the first composers to explore the sound of The Swingles’ amplified voices in an orchestral setting with his ground-breaking ‘Sinfonia’, first performed in 1968. Recent performances include those with San Francisco Symphony (with Michael Tilson Thomas), ORF Vienna Radio (with Marin Alsop), London Philharmonic Orchestra (with Vladimir Jurowski), and the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan (with John Axelrod).

Alongside the goal to sing great music at the highest level for the enjoyment of others, The Swingles have a keen sense of social responsibility which they practice. They are also committed to devoting a large part of each year to work in education around the world, bringing their technical skills in the vocal arts together with stagecraft, improvisation, genre versatility, songwriting and arranging.


“Stunning reinventions of songs by the likes of John Martyn, Elbow and Mumford & Sons, with subtle beatboxing and audacious harmonies... superhero singing to truly raise goosebumps.” – THE GUARDIAN

“Whether performing with the National Symphony Orchestra or in a cappella settings, The Swingle Singers were never less than dazzling” - THE WASHINGTON POST

“The vocal and choral world has changed considerably in the last 50 years... But The Swingles have managed to hold onto to their distinctive niche and continue to thrive.” – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“The legendary Swingle Singers, in their latest incarnation, navigated the dauntingly virtuosic terrain with breathtaking and often quite beautiful results.” – BAY AREA REPORTER

“The Swingle Singers pitched those mysteriously lovely chords with laser-like precision... a triumph” – THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“How a group that has been going since the early 1960s can continue to create the same wonderfully pure and inspiring sounds that first made it famous is a mystery.” – IRISH EXAMINER

“Without question one of the best close harmony groups in the world... fantastic singers” – GARETH MALONE OBE

“Talented, talented people” – JAMIE CULLUM


Federica Basile / Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson / Imogen Parry
Oliver Griffiths / Jon Smith / Jamie Wright / Edward Randell

Gala Concert I

Barbershop Quartet AFTER HOURS (USA)

After Hours, Barbershop Harmony Society’s 2018 International Quartet Champion, began at Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 2007. Peoria natives Tim Beutel (tenor) and Dan Wessler (bass) sang in a quartet with two college friends, and proceeded to capture the 2010 ILL District Quartet Championship. Over the proceeding years, as they began to excel in the BHS International Quartet Contest, their membership changed, as they picked up Wisconsin native Bryan Ziegler (baritone) and Ohio native Drew Ochoa (lead). They have since placed in the top ten in the International Quartet Contest multiple times, finally achieving the gold medal and winning the BHS International Quartet Championship in 2018 in Orlando, FL. After Hours has performed for a variety of barbershop and non-barbershop shows all across the United States, and strives to simply bring joy to all types of audiences through their music.

2018 BHS International Champion Quartet
2017 BHS 3rd Place International Medalists
2016 BHS 6th Place International Finalists
2013 and 2015 BHS 8th Place International Finalists
2011 BHS 3rd Place International Collegiate Bronze Medalists
2010 Illinois District Champion Quartet

Tim Beutel (Tenor) started barbershopping in high school, when he formed a quartet inspired by the Gas House Gang. His quartet was together for several years, but they went their separate ways in college. Beginning at Bradley University as an engineering major, Tim soon found that his true passions lay in the music world, and he graduated with a degree in Music Education in 2009. He later finished a Masters degree in 2015. Tim now teaches choir and general music for the Morton, IL school district. Tim enjoys grilling out, sports, activities with his church, recording learning tracks, and mostly spending time with his family of four!

Drew Ochoa (Lead) was introduced to the barbershop style in his senior year of high school and immediately fell in love. His decision to attended Bowling Green State University was strongly influenced by the school's deep-seeded roots to barbershop singing. Here he formed a quartet and earned a gold medal with the 2011 International Collegiate Quartet Champions, Prestige. Drew has a Bachelor's in Choral Music Education and finished his Master's in Voice Performance from Roosevelt University in 2014. He currently lives in Orlando, FL where he works at Disney World as a member of The Voices of Liberty.

Dan Wessler (Bass), a native of Peoria, IL, holds a degree in music education from Bradley University and a master’s degree in choral conducting from Western Illinois University. He currently attends University of Colorado Boulder, where he is studying toward a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Literature. Dan spent eight years as choral director at Freeport High School in Freeport, IL, and also directed the award-winning New Tradition Chorus in Northbrook, IL for three years. Dan is also a skilled barbershop arranger, writing contest and non-contest music for After Hours and various other quartets and choruses around the world.

Bryan Ziegler (Baritone) has barbershop in his blood. His father brought him to his first Midwest Vocal Express Chorus rehearsal when Bryan was nine. He was instantly hooked, and eventually made his way to the international contest stage. He has earned four collegiate quartet medals (2010-13) and three chorus medals (2002-03, 2012), including gold in 2012 with the Ambassadors of Harmony. Bryan graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2012 with a BA in Music, and graduated with an MA in Music Theory from the University of Minnesota in 2014. Bryan currently lives in Madison, WI, where he works as a singer for ChoralTracks.

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Gala Concert II


Telkom University Choir (TUC) formed in February 21st 2014 and hold Grand Launching Concerts in 2 Cities Bandung and Jakarta on May 2015. Under the direction of the coach team Aldo Randy Ginting and Vina Lusiani, TUC performed various types of repertoire from all periods such as renaissance, romantic, contemporary and a range of style such as folklore, gospel spiritual, popular music.

Since 2014 TUC regularly holds concerts and participates in choir competitions both in Indonesia such as Bandung, Jakarta, Semarang, Malang and abroad such as Thailand (2016), Austria (2018), Poland (2018), Taiwan (2019). In 2018 TUC was honored to perform on Ceremony of the Pancasila Day at Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Prague, Czech Republic.

TUC won Grand Prix Champion di Taipei International Choral Competition 2019 and competed in World Choral Championship (WCC) – Rimini, Italy. TUC succeeded in making history as the first choir in Indonesia and Southeast Asia to compete at the WCC.

They won two Gold Prizes (Category With instrumental accompaniment and A cappella) and one Best Video Editing Prize in 2021 BCFC.

TUC has won many awards:
_2nd Place at 2nd International Youth Choir Festival Aegis Carminis 2021 – Koper, Slovenia
_Grand Prix Champion at Taipei International Choir Competition 2019 – Taipei, Taiwan
_1st Place at Karangturi International Choir Competition 2019 – Semarang, Indonesia
_1st Runner Up Grand Prix Champion at 7th Satya Dharma Gita Choir Festival 2019 – Semarang, Indonesia
_1st Runner Up Grand Prix Champion at Soegijapranata Choir Festival 2018 – Semarang, Indonesia
_2nd Runner Up Grand Prix Champion at 9th International Krakow Choir Festival ‘Cracovia Cantans’ 2018 – Krakow, Poland
_1st Place at 31st International Franz Schubert Choir Competition 2018 – Vienna, Austria
_Golden Diplomes at 1st Lanna International Choir Competition 2016 – Chiang Mai, Thailand

Conductor Aldo Randy Ginting

Aldo’s interest in choir music began when he joined the Koinonia Choir at SMA Negeri 4 Medan under the guidance of Silas B. Tampubolon. Then he join the Padjajaran University Choir in 2006 and began to pursue choral music through the experience of participating in various concerts and competitions national and international under the guidance of Arvin Zeinullah. Aldo started as choir coach for Telkom University Choir since it was formed in 2014 and achieved national and international achievements.

Festival Chorale Concert

Youth Program / Cond. Eui-Joong Yoon
Adult Program / Cond. Vytautas Miškinis

Outreach Concert

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.

Sing Sing Train

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.

Choral Parade

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.

Choral Workshop 1

Lecturer Bob Chilcott

Come and Sing Little Jazz Madrigals with Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott introduces singers and choir directors to his dynamic new collection of four jazzy settings of favourite madrigals by Thomas Morley, John Bennet, and Orlando Gibbons. ‘Sing we and Chant it’ is a relaxed jazz waltz with a compelling melody, and singers will revel in the rich harmonies of the expressive ‘Weep, O mine eyes’ setting that follows. ‘Learned Poets’ has a bossa nova feel with a strong rhythmic groove and characterful syncopations, and the urgent rolling tempo of ‘Fire, fire!’ captures the text's calamity and titular call, also expressed by a walking bassline that continually drives towards an emphatic conclusion. The stylistic piano part may be played as written or serve as a guide with bass and drums. Ideal for performance individually or as a suite, these innovative reimaginings of the popular Renaissance madrigal form will make a captivating addition to any concert programme. Little Jazz Madrigals is published by Oxford University Press.

Choral Workshop 2

Lecturer Tommyanto Kandisaputra

The richness of Indonesian musical traditions in Choir Music

A discussion of the roots of Indonesian Folksong music in the context of anthropological, socio-cultural and traditional demographics. Various arrangements for the Choir which are widely performed on various World Stages and Competitions and publications. Indonesian Folksong singing technique in the composition of the Choir which has been featured in many competitions and concerts.

Farewell Party

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