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THE MALE-EFFICIENT WINS BIG IN BALI INTERNATIONAL CHOIR FESTIVAL


28 July 2018 - Sabah based choir group 'The Male-Efficient' has won two Gold medals at the recently held Bali International Choir Festival (BICF). The all male choir group won the 'Male Choir Category' and the 'Pop & Jazz Category'.

In this year's BICF there are 16 categories such as the 'Show Choir', 'Pop and Jazz', 'Teenagers', 'Acapella', 'Mix', 'Children' and the categories of women and men. In addition there are also the 'Senior Choir', 'Gospel and Spiritual', 'Folklore', 'Vocal Group' and 'Musica Sacra'.

A total of 16 world choral experts were brought as juries for the choir competition. Five of them are Vice Presidents of the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) and several prominent Indonesian musicians such as Catharina Leimena, Avip Priatna, Daud Kosasih and Andreas Sugeng.

The Festival, founded in July 2000 by Mr. Tommyanto Kandisaputra, was its 7th edition this year and has attracted more than 5,000 participants in 146 groups from 10 countries. This time around it was hosted in Sanur, Denpasar and ran from 24th of July to the 28th of July 2018.