AKS Gala Concert and Other Performances
AKS Gala Concert
As a result of KAM’s mission to provide and facilitate great music and great art, performers of the prestigious AKS Gala Concert are by invitation and audition only. The AKS Gala Concert is an international platform for showcasing the culture of the host nation as well as display the rich diversity of music found in the Asia-Pacific region. At the same time, to nurture the next generation of professional musicians, music educators & music lovers, the AKS Gala Concert is also a platform for emerging young artists and choirs.
If you are interested in performing during the AKS, or wish to be considered for future AKS Gala Concerts and/or performances, do Contact Us or write in to enquiries (at) kam (dot) sg and let us explore possibilities together!
Do not miss out on this prestigious AKS Gala Concert!
Join the Cordana Youth Choir (Indonesia), Natus Cantorum Choir (Taiwan) and PSM Unima Choir in song and dance on the 8 November 2014 (Sat), 730pm at the Aula Simfonia Jakarta J.S. Bach Recital Hall.
Come listen to beautiful sacred music by Renaissance composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and contemporary composers such as John August Pamintuan, Ola Gjeilo, Moses Hogan. Great Art music by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly is balanced by pop choral arrangements (such as “Frozen”). We will get to hear folksongs from Taiwan in Hokkien, Hakka and other dialects that are seldom performed in South-East-Asia. Be enthralled by the singing and dancing of Indonesian choirs in traditional folk costumes with folk music from Bali, Mollucas, Minahasa, Aceh… There is something for everyone in this fantastic concert.
Tickets are at very reasonable prices of 200,000 IDR for adults and 100,000 IDR for students (please show valid proof e.g. student card when collecting tickets). Don’t wait any longer! Please get your tickets to the AKS Gala Concert at the symposium registration desks:
Holiday Inn Jakarta Kemayoran 7 November 2014 (Fri) Level 2 Angsana 2 between 2pm-5pm, 730pm-930pm
Aula Simfonia Jakarta 8 November 2014 (Sat) 9am-5pm (near Hosanna Chapel and R.03). 7pm outside J.S. Bach Recital Hall.
For those who have ordered tickets online, kindly collect and/or make payment at the door. See you there!
Featured Performers at the AKS
The Indonesia Children and Youth Choir Cordana
Founded by Aida Swenson in 1992 It is endless pursuit to capture in words what the Indonesian Children and Youth-Cordana Choir have achieved since their first years of formation. While loyal to their traditionalist foundation, they have taken a contemporary leap into the experimental, giving new sound to what would have otherwise been collecting dust in the backdrop of Indonesian music. With colorful displays, titillating voice, and an untamed appetite for traditional choreography, the Indonesian Children and Youth Choir truly captures the fire of cultural expression.View More
Natus Cantorum (Taiwan)
Founded in 2010 by like-minded and experienced singers who are passionate about choral singing, Natus Cantorum’s Latin name is a spur for its members to embrace change and innovation in a never-ending, passionate pursuit of learning. The choir explores highly artistic and difficult repertoire, spanning Renaissance and Baroque music to the music of the 21st century with a special focus on the works of Taiwanese composers. In seeking fresh inspiration and exploring different facets of choral art, Natus Cantorum has worked with several renowned conductors and composers such as Ching-Ming Lu, Tien-Ming Tang, Edgar Macapili, Victor Shen, Mei-Chun Cheng and Chun-Yen Chang, all of whom has commended Natus Cantorum for its excellent choral performances.View More
Tang Tien Ming 唐天鳴
Born in 1970 in Taipei, Tien-Ming TANG graduated from the Agricultural Economics Department of the National Taiwan University and got M.A. in the Music Department of the National Sun Yat-Sen University. He studied choral education under Professor Chia-Fen WON. Tang founded the “Taipei Male Choir” in 1989, a group that has developed into a top male choir during his 19 years of directorship. At the 2002 Busan Choir Olympics held in Korea, the Taipei Male Choir won the gold and first prize in the Male Chamber Choir Category, as well as golden prizes in the Musica Sacra A Cappella and Folklore A Cappella categories.View More
State University of Manado Students' Choir (PSM UNIMA) (Indonesia)
The State University of Manado Students Choir (PSM UNIMA) or affectionately known as the Unima Choir, was officially recognised on 14 April 2011 in Tondano North Sulawesi as one of the university’s student extracurricular activities. Formed at the initiatives of several students and led by Dr. Perry Rumengan till 2005, Mr. Tommyanto Kandisaputra has since spearheaded the development of PSM UNIMA. PSM UNIMA has participated in many workshops led by international experts such as Prof. Andre de Quadros (India/USA), Dr. Miguel Felipe (USA), Charlotte Lundell (Sweden), Thomas Caplin (Norway), Lars Ake Levin (Sweden), Jennifer Tham (Singapore) and Jean Baptiste (France).View More
Young Artists at the AKS
The AKS Gala Concert is not the only avenue for performance! We are pleased to feature young artists and wonderful choirs such as the Cantate Domino conducted by Sonja Simanjuntak who will be performing at dinner reception opening of the symposium. Watch this space for more updates!
Sing unto the Lord is what “Cantate Domino” means. Founded by JB Sukirno in 1985, Cantate Domino Choir has now, 40 singers selected through auditions that are held regularly. Our vision is to sing for the Lord with constant effort to elevate the quality of service based on love. We consistently set that vision in motion through our monthly Sunday mass, nuptial services, Christmas and Easter services. We sing in our parish church at St. Stefanus, Cilandak, as well as other churches.View More
Sonia Nadya Simanjuntak
Sonia started her music education in Yayasan Pendidikan Musik and Terpsichore School of Ballet, Jakarta. In 1992, she joined Indonesian Children and Youth Choir, under the direction of Aida Swenson Simanjuntak. These experiences led her to become an Assistant to Music Director, Sonia has been a vocal trainer, Choreographer and Soloist in many concerts, locally and internationally. She has actively participated in many Choral Workshops with several International Speakers. She studied with Nancy Telfer and Jing Ling Tam for vocal pedagogy, with Prof. Dr. William Lock for voice and choral building, and also with Fernando Malvaruiz (American Boys Choir Conductor) and David Hughes for conducting.View More