Ir. Maurits Mantiri,
Mayor of Bitung City
Bitung is a beautiful gem in the north of Indonesia.
A beautiful city that has wide plains laid out with trees, flowers, and wide,
clean streets, a beautiful coastline, and beautiful looking mountains
surround the city. The city continues to be prepared to become a center for
modern industrial, trade, cultural and tourism development equipped with
advanced digital technology facilities. This progress is also complemented by
the friendliness of the residents, culinary tours typical of seafood and
regional cultural and musical events.
This year, in addition to the Wonderful Lembeh
Strait Festival which is the focus of tourism development in Bitung, the
Bitung City Government for the first time is presenting the “LEMBEH STRAIT –
INTERNATIONAL BITUNG CHOIR FESTIVAL”. This festival aims to enliven the city
of Bitung with music, as well as to encourage the development of the arts of
singing and choirs that already exist in Bitung and in North Sulawesi
Province in general.
The government of Bitung City invites choirs from
all over Indonesia and the world to attend and participate in the “LEMBEH
STRAIT – INTERNATIONAL BITUNG CHOIR FESTIVAL”. Let's sing together, while
enjoying the beauty of the city and various tourist attractions, enjoying
culinary tourism and the friendliness of the people of Bitung City.
Singing together brings special joy to those who
sing and also to those who hear it. Singing while traveling in Bitung will be
an unforgettable beautiful experience. See you in Bitung.
Rita Aleta Lousiane
Leader of Regional Pesparawi Development Institute
in Bitung City
Music is a very important part of human life.
"Without music, Life would be a mistake" as the saying goes.
Therefore, we need to build music well so that our human values become
intact. More specifically, the development of choirs as a forum for musical
activities (specifically singing) can foster various values such as
togetherness, mutual respect (tolerance), living in harmony and peace,
building a virtuous and quality national character.
It is time for the Regional Pesparawi Development
Institute (LPPD) of Bitung City to take the initiative to build regional
choirs and expand to other regions and internationally. Building a choir
takes time and dedication through continuous education, training and
performances. Therefore, the Regional Pesparawi Development Institute (LPPD)
of Bitung City warmly welcomes the implementation of the "LEMBEH STRAIT
- INTERNATIONAL BITUNG CHOIR FESTIVAL 2023" in Bitung City in the series
"FESTIVAL PESONA LEMBEH SELAT 2023"
Participating in a Choir Festival is always fun for
the singers and all the teams involved. Besides being able to improve the
quality of the choir to perform as well as possible, the experience of
singing in various different places and meeting various other choirs is a
valuable and unforgettable experience. Therefore, we invite choirs from all
over North Sulawesi, all of Indonesia and the world to come and participate
in the "LEMBEH STRAIT INTERNATIONAL BITUNG CHOIR FESTIVAL 2023" in
We welcome with open arms the arrival of choral
contingents from various places with pleasure and pride. Come to Bitung City!
Let's sing together. Let's carve out the history of the choir together, while
enjoying the beauty of nature, culinary tours, the friendliness of the
people, building friendship and making wonderful memories in the city of
Greetings from Bitung
Leader Bandung Choral Society
LEMBEH STRAIT - INTERNATIONAL BITUNG CHOIR FESTIVAL
While giving thanks to God the Most Gracious, I
warmly welcome LEMBEH STRAIT - INTERNATIONAL BITUNG CHOIR FESTIVAL 2023 which
will be held on 4-7 October 2023. I also congratulate and thank the Bitung
City Government for holding this Choir Festival, which is open for community
choirs throughout Indonesia and also international choirs.
Choir development is very important and must be
carried out continuously because the formation and development of choirs
takes a long time and is continual. Through the Choir Festival being held, it
will stimulate the activities of singers, coaches and various aspects and
areas of life involved. In addition to singing activities, choir activities
can also explore and develop cultural and socio-economic potential.
Bitung City is a city that is developing very
rapidly as an active port city and various natural resources. Abundant marine
and agricultural products, highly developed industries and a religious
community living in harmony and friendliness. However, what is very special
is that the people of Bitung who really like to sing can be found in all
districts, churches and the wider community. The art of singing masamper,
pato-pato has very strong roots side by side with traditional and modern
choir singing arts.
Let's come to Bitung City in North Sulawesi. I
invite the choir to participate in the LEMBEH STRAIT - INTERNATIONAL BITUNG
CHOIR FESTIVAL 2023. Let's sing together while enjoying the natural beauty of
the Lembeh Strait, culinary fresh seafood with delicious flavors, and meeting
the hospitality of the people of Bitung City in North Sulawesi.
See you in Bitung City!