As stated before, Canta Magnifica (abbreviated as CM) is a singing group or choir that ONLY consist of active medical students from all batches (2011, 2012, and 2013) at Krida Wacana Christian University – Faculty of Medicine, West Jakarta, Indonesia.
We have been established since 2012 and used to be UMC (UKRIDA Medical Choir). We originally formed as an idea from our Dean of Medical School, Dr. dr. Mardi Santoso, DTM&H, SpPD-KEMD, FINASIM, FACE and which was directly conveyed to our Head and currently also the Music Director, Andrey Setiawan by Student and Alumni Affair Manager, Mrs. Pamela Hendra Heng Lukas, S.Pd., M.P.H., M.A., Ph.D.. There were some reasons for the idea to come up, firstly, they hope that Faculty of Medicine can have a choir which members are medical students, not mixed with other faculties. Secondly, we have to pay respect and sing to our seniors at their graduation and most importantly at their Hippocratic Oath Declaration Ceremony.
On 14th September 2013, we changed our name to Italian words, Canta Magnifica which simply translated in English as “Sing Beautifully”.
Now we consist of almost 80 singers from Sopranos to Basses. We often asked to perform at our senior graduation ceremony and recently been asked to sing at our West Jakarta Region Catholic Youth Organization (KMK) Easter Vigil Mass. We look forward for this year! Viva Canta Magnifica!!!