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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

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The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

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Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Acclaimed Jakarta Choir Planning Symphony of Sound for Concert Hall

Jakarta Globe, Rilwan Hamzah, April 15, 2010

The choir has lifted its voice all around the world, including winning a prestigious competition in France.  (Photo courtesy of Rilwan Hamzah)

The Batavia Madrigal Singers, an award-winning Indonesian choral group, will perform their second annual Sanguinis Choraliensis concert at Aula Simfonia concert hall in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, on Saturday.

With Sanguinis Choraliensis, which refers to the joy of choral singing, the group hopes to bring choral music to a wider audience and dispel the notion that it can only be enjoyed in a religious context.

The choir, which includes both Muslim and Christian performers, will sing through a repertoire spanning sacred music from the Renaissance all the way through secular modern compositions, including pop and folk songs.

Several sacral polyphonic compositions from the Renaissance and Baroque eras by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Heinrich Schutz and Henry Purcell will open the concert, followed by Romantic and modern pieces by Josef Rheinberger, Knut Nystedt and a composition by young local composer Ivan Yohan, a member of the choir who is currently pursuing his music studies in the Netherlands.

Love and natural beauty have always been sources of inspiration for composers, and these themes will be presented in compositions by Claude Debussy, Morten Lauridsen and Gabriel Faure.

And folk songs by Donald Patriquin, Michael McGlynn and Sam Pottle, given fresh new arrangements, will bring the concert to its conclusion.

The Batavia Madrigal Singers are one of the country’s most prominent vocal ensembles that has performed around the world, including in Japan, the Netherlands, Italy and Austria. In 2001 they won prestigious international choir competition Florilege Vocal de Tours in France, where they also received a special award from the nation’s Ministry of Culture for the best interpretation of a French composition. The choir’s success lead to an invitation to perform at the Polyfollia international choral festival in Normandy, France, in 2002. In 2009, the choir took second in the Maribor choir competition in Slovenia.

These triumphs can be attributed to the talent and passion of the singers, but credit is also due to the choir’s conductor and musical director, Avip Priatna, a young Muslim who fell in love with choral singing while studying architecture in Bandung.

After graduating, Avip traveled to Vienna to pursue a masters degree in choir and orchestra conducting. He founded the Batavia Madrigal Singers in 1996 with alumni from Parahyangan Catholic University, and in 2002 he founded the Jakarta Chamber Orchestra, which has become one of the most highly regarded in the nation.

Sanguinis Choraliensis
Saturday, April 17 , 7:30 p.m.
Aula Simfonia, Jl. Industri Blok B 14 Kav 1
Kemayoran, Central Jakarta

Tickets: 021 720 1918 or 0858 1414 2277


Hendra said...

For me, joining Batavia Madrigal Singers has been an ultimate accomplishment of being a chorister. After years of vocal training and joining other choirs, BMS has become the right place where you can really have the real experience of working on a vaudeville of repertoires from a tremendously wide range. I really look forward to re-joining the choir after I finish my study and return to Indonesia in August. I sure miss singing... with Batavia Madrigal Singers....

Unknown said...

Hello ! I've just created the blog for Polyfollia festival : It is written in french, but there is a translation. Feel free to check it ! Greetings