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The UST Singers Cap Off Concert Series in Spain with Successful Concert in Madrid
Posted on June 29, 2012
20 June 2012 – The Philippine Embassy in Madrid reported that the UST Singers capped off their concert tour of Spain with a concert at the prestigious Auditorio Conde Duque in Madrid on 19 June 2012.
Ambassador Carlos C. Salinas opened the concert with remarks that touched on the many successes of the UST Singers including winning the prestigious Choir of the World Grand Prize Luciano Pavarotti Trophy at the Llangolen International Musical Eisteddfod in Wales, United Kingdom in 1995 and 2010 and how they make each and every Filipino proud with every win they garner abroad.
The concert in Madrid, which lasted for an hour, featured both religious and non-secular songs in Spanish, English, German and Filipino which had the crowd at times swaying to the beat and up on their feet for a standing ovation at the end.
The UST Singers, composed of 27 students and alumni of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, was in Spain from 06-20 June 2012 to do a concert tour upon the invitation of the Ambassador.
The tour was launched with a concert at the San Salvador Cathedral at Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia on 07 June 2012. It was followed by a much-applauded and highly praised concert in the historic Oratorio de San Felipe Neri in Cadiz on 08 June 2012.
The Embassy organized the concert in Cadiz as part of its efforts to participate in the activities to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Signing of the Cadiz Constitution of 1812. The Philippines, as a former overseas colony of Spain, was represented in the Spanish Cortes that drafted and signed the Constitution by Mr. Ventura de los Reyes (a Filipino businessman from Ilocos).
In addition to Jerez de la Frontera, Cadiz and Madrid, the tour brought the group to Seville, Marbella, Palencia, and Carrion de los Condes (the birthplace of the Fr. Miguel de Benavides – founder of UST).
The UST Singers´ concert tour in Spain was co-sponsored by the National Commission for Cultural and Arts (NCCA) and the Filipino Communities in Madrid and Marbella.
Philippine Choir Garners Applaud at Venetian Theatre
University of Santo Tomas Singers impresses Macao audience
( Macao , June 22, 2012) – The internationally-acclaimed University of Santo Tomas Singers showcased their talent and stage presence with their special performance “Comemorar!” – Philippines Sings for Macao at the Venetian Theatre Friday night, successfully unfolding to the Macao audience the reasons why it is the only choir in the world to have been a two-time winner of the highly-reputed Choir of the World Grand Prize - Luciano Pavarotti Trophy.
Having performed all over the world during the past 20 years, the talented ensemble was brought to The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel in cooperation with the Philippine Consulate of Macao and the Yun Yi arts organization. “Comemorar!” – Philippines Sings for Macao featured a diverse selection of 20 songs, including sacred standards (The Lord’s Prayer and Look at the World), international standards (What a Wonderful World and Plink, Plank, Plunk!), Filipino folk songs (Ay, Ay, Ay, O, Pag-ibig! and Libis Ng Nayon Medley) and Broadway tunes (Ragtime and Henry Ford from “Ragtime” musical). The audience immersed themselves in the beautiful and powerful voice of the University of Santo Tomas Singers and had a delightful and memorable evening at the luxurious Venetian Theatre.
It's UPSA's turn to bring home MORE BACON!
Congrats to the UP Singing Ambassadors for an SRO concert last night! It was truly a sensory overload. UPSA was in full battle gear, wowing the audience with its challenging repertoire of competition pieces. And basing from UPSA's performance in its farewell concert, it's safe to say that they have a fighting chance in the EGP-sanctioned competitions they will be participating in in a few weeks time!
UPSA, MAKE US PROUD!
Congrats to UPSA for staging one of the most musically-challenging concert repertoire ever. A little more polishing with your sopranos and you stand a good chance of winning a grand prix! Bon voyage and good luck!
Don't just bring home the bacon. Bring the whole swine if you must! Best of luck in the competitions.
According to UST Singers FB Page, it was actually the Queen herself who asked to have a photo with the choir of the world after the group sang few songs for her majesty.
photo courtesy of ust singers fb page
A big pat on the back to UPSA for their recent victories in two of the most difficult choral competitions in the world!
Guido D' Arezzo International Choral Competition, Italy:
1st Prize - Romantic Period Category
1st Prize - Folkloric Category
2nd Prize - Mixed Choir Category
Prix du Public
Bela Bartok International Choir Competition, Debrecen, Hungary:
3rd Place - Chamber Choir Category
Special Award for Excellence in Conducting: Edgardo L. Manguiat
Congrats sa Singing Ambassadors for your wins! Sayang, muntik na kayo mag-grand prix sa Arezzo, if not for APZ Tone Tomzic. Anyway, dami nyo pa ring prizes na naiuwi from Arezzo, hehe.
Congrat to Sir Ed for the best conductor sa Debrechen. Bow talaga ako sa inyo...
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De La Salle University Culture and Arts Office presents De La Salle University Chorale in Chapter 25: The Legacy Continues.
Continuing the legacy that has been established throughout its twenty-five years of existence, "Chapter 25: The Legacy Continues" will feature exquisite songs from different genres in choral music, world-renowned choral conductor Rodolfo Delarmente, and the premier award-winning choral group, De La Salle University Chorale.
Who: DLSU Chorale
What: 25th Anniversary Concert, Chapter 25: The Legacy
Where: Teresa Yuchengco Auditorium, DLSU-Manila
When: September 29, 2012, 7:30 pm
Be part of the legacy. Be part of Chapter 25.
Tickets are priced at P250 each.
For reservations, contact:
Erica King: 0922 828 9646 / 341 2295
Miguel Maningo: 0920 951 7656.
Catch the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors with conductor, ED MANGUIAT, in their Homecoming Concert on October 3, 2012 at the PhilamLife Auditorium.
P150- General Admission
P100- Student and Senior Citizen
One (1) free ticket for every 10 tickets purchased
For ticket reservations, please contact:
See you there!
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ALERON, the newest all-male ensemble in the Philippine choral scene, under the leadership of Christopher Ong Arceo, proudly invites you to its very first major concert this coming December.
The concert shall feature a newly-commissioned work by upcoming composer Carlo Manuel Serrano, entitled "Motet of Thanksgiving", along with fresh choral arrangements of both traditional and contemporary Christmas music.
December 8, 2012; 7:00 PM
Church of the Risen Lord, UP Diliman
Tickets at P150.
For reservations and inquiries, please contact +639178030362 (Globe), +639209055175 (Smart) or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us as we take flight this Christmas season and witness the Nativity of ALERON.
RSVP via the official Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/455517114486257/
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UP Concert Chorus! Himig Maskom hihi echos.