To celebrate its 45th anniversary, the UGM’s student choir held a concert on Friday (9/9) in the Sukadji Ranuwihardjo Auditorium, Magister Manajemen UGM, with the theme Love the Homeland Story, involving members from its first batch of 1971 to 45th.
The Nawagita concert was preluded with a dance along with the arrival of singers on to the stage to honour the audience. The first songs were sung by alumni from 1980 with the songs - Beramai-Ramai Ke Laut, Gendhing Sriwijaya and Nyiur Hijau. The second presentation was by the 1990s alumni with the songs: Warisan I, Tanah Airku, Pagi Bening, Pelangi, Mande-Mande and Cik-Cik Periuk. The last was by the Rimini group who will depart for Italy from 18-28 September 2016, singing out three songs Ugo-Ugo, Benggong and Gundhul-Gundhul Pacul.
The student choir will join the Rimini International Choral Competition in Rimini, Italy after in 2013 winning the gold medal in the category of Folklore and silver medal in the category of Mixed Choir as well as Best Scenic Folklore Prize during the 10th Anniversary A Voyage Of Song (AVOS) International Choral Festival in Bangkok, Thailand. This concert is also a forum for funds raising to support the Rimini competition team. In this event, the choir also carried a cultural mission to promote the Indonesian arts through songs and costumes.