Ir. Antono Yuwono
Chairman of the Board BPK PENABUR JAKARTA
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is only by His Grace, that we are able to organize this 5th PENABUR International Choir Festival, starting from 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and now 2022. As always, there will be hundreds of participating Choirs from all around the world. What a grand spectacle it will be!
We have been living with this Pandemic for more than two years now, and we all have to adopt a new way of living. And in response, a new way to hold a Choir Festival as well – A Virtual and Online Festival! With it, come a whole new set of rules and regulations to join and compete!
A Choir training is a very good activity for the character development of the Choir members, as they will learn how to coordinate, to collaborate, to work as a team and not an individual, to have leadership qualities and many more. As we all know, those skills are known as the basic soft skills–as opposed to hard skills. Nowadays, in this rapidly changing world in which we live in, someone who masters good soft skills will have a better chance to survive and adapt, no matter how harsh and challenging the surroundings are.
BPK PENABUR Jakarta – as one of the biggest educational institutions – has always put Christian Characters at the forefront of its teachings, along with the system we coined as 4C core competencies: Coordination, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Creativity in tandem with Academic studies as demanded by the National Curriculum. And last but not least, teaching all our students to be lifelong learners. Some of these competencies could be found in the choir training.
We proudly welcome Choirs all around the world, to come and join the festivities, be happy, be merry and get acquainted with your peers. Have a pleasant Festival with us!
Thank you for visiting us and God be with you all.
See you all in September 2022
Eliezer Marthenny Kaeng
Chairman of PICF Committee