The Manado State University Choir, from the province of North Sulawesi, Indonesia a mixed-voice chamber choir of approximately 24 singers has been acclaimed for its remarkable artistry, capacity to move an audience, and beautiful sound. The choir’s versatility is astonishing, performing a wide range of repertoire, from early music to contemporary pieces of the Western canon, from traditional Indonesian music with choreography to popular music, and Southeast Asian choral music. Under the direction of Professor André de Quadros the choir has continued to advance its pursuit of excellence locally in Indonesia and abroad. Previous international tours have resulted in several prizes and awards. MSUC has undertaken successful engagements in Austria, South Korea, China, Netherlands, France, Poland, Sweden, Sri Lanka and United States of America.
The Manado State University Choir represents not only the country of Indonesia but in a more complex sense, also new directions in choral music worldwide. Its repertoire is culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse and its processes incorporate improvisation, experimentation, and cross-cultural juxtaposition. For example, music of the European canon is interwoven with contemporary composed music of Indonesia. As an ensemble of contemporary world, MSUC endeavours to build bridges to other cultures and communities and to participate in the creation of a peaceful, nonviolent world, in which music and cultural life can flourish for all. The forces of love and spirituality are deeply embedded in the MSUC philosophy and the daily lives of each members.
- Yale International Choral Festival 2012, Yale University, New Haven, CT
- River to River Festival, New York
- Concert and workshop in New York
- Concert with Boston Choral Ensemble at Boston University
- Concert in Grace Chapel, Boston
- Concert in King's Chapel, Boston
- World Choir Games, Cincinnati, Ohio