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Now, we are ready to serenade our Beloved Mother in this concert entitled, “Harana Kay Maria,” to be staged at the Our Lady of the Consolation Parish Church this coming Saturday, August 24, 8:00PM.

Please do check out the poster for more details!

See you there!

*Our Lady of the Consolation Parish Church is at Alondras St. Mira Nila Homes, Congressional Ave. Extension, Quezon City.

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We are now back in Metro Manila after spending a few days in Cebu to show our support to the University of the Visayas Chorale as they hold historical events meant to celebrate a most pivotal moment in their university’s history, the 100th year since its foundation in 1919.

Katrina Marie Saga, Tomas Umberto Virtucio Jr., Nil’s Emerson Flores, Joey Vargas, and our Choirmaster, Mark Anthony Carpio flew to Cebu earlier than the rest of the singers to give workshops given exclusively to the UV Chorale and to the various participating choristers to the Musikaalam Choral Festival and Workshop. Said speakers came home also learning so much more as they also continually gear to become active players in the development of choral practice in the archipelago.

Then, on the 17th, the Philippine Madrigal Singers felt very pleased to have witnessed and participated in the 1st Madz Et Al. Choral Festival in Cebu, in which five choirs — who underwent workshops for about 2-3 days — performed together with the Madz and the UV Chorale. The event served as a testament to the growing family that is the Madz Et Al. Family.

And on the 18th of August, we felt much affinity, affection, and admiration towards our siblings from the University of the Visayas Chorale as we shared the stage with them in a concert entitled “MADZSAULOG: Magsaulog sa Awit ug Panaghigalaay” held at the SM Seaside Cebu Centerstage.

For all these, and the overwhelming treatment we were accorded with, we would like to thank Dr. Jose “Dodong” R. Gullas, Executive Vice-President of the University of the Visayas and the UV Chorale Founder, and Mrs. Nena B. Gullas, UV Chorale Manager. We hope more blessings may come your way so you may continue to serve as blessings to the people you serve, and to everyone you come to deal with.

And, with much love, we congratulate the University of the Visayas Chorale led by our much-revered alumna, Ms. Anna Tabita Abeleda-Piquero!

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Philippine Madrigal Singers

Philippine Madrigal Singers Artistic Director and Choirmaster, Mr. Mark Anthony Carpio, will give a workshop in Cebu City!

See poster for details!Mark Anthony Carpio became the second Choirmaster of acclaimed Philippine Madrigal Singers in 2001, when he was selected to succeed its founder, National Artist of the Philippines, Andrea O. Veneracion. Mark has taken the already much-awarded choir to even greater heights, when he led them to win first prizes in the Habanera and Polyphony categories in the Certámen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia (Torrevieja, Spain, 2004), the Grand Prix in the 35th Florilege Vocal de Tours, France (2006), the Grand Prize in the 19th European Grand Prix for Choral Singing (Arrezo, Italy, 2007), and recently, the Grand Prix in the 64th Concorso Polifonico Guido d’Arezzo (Arezzo, Italy, 2016), making them qualify for the 29th European Grand Prix for Choral Singing (Tolosa, Spain, 2017). Under his leadership, the choir continues to fulfill a grueling schedule of yearly international concert tours, national outreach programs and its regular concert season as the resident choir of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

Mark has led the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Hands-On Choral Workshop since 2001 and has been the head of the jury of the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival since 2013. He also conducts the Sing Philippines Youth Choir, which draws its fifty members biennially from all provinces of the country, in honor of the Madrigal Singers’ founder, who established the vision of a nation singing together in harmony and united in song. Mark also directs the other Andrea O. Veneracion Sing Philippines projects, that include choral music workshops, and conductor/singer development initiatives.

Known for his collaboration with emerging composers, innovative programming, and approachability, Mark is a much sought-after choral clinician and coach, frequently giving extensive and in-depth workshops all over the Philippines and around the world. He is also frequently invited as adjudicator in choral competitions and as guest conductor of several choirs around the world, including the first batch of the Indonesia Youth Choir (2015).

Mark is a faculty member of the Conducting and Choral Ensemble Department of the University of the Philippines College of Music, where he earned his master’s degree in Choral Conducting and his bachelor’s degree in Piano.

Nurturing young singers is a personal passion of Mark. He also directs the Consortium of Voices, a choral society of young choristers, consisting of the Kilyawan Boys Choir, Kilyawan Male Choir and the Voces Auroræ Girls Choir.

#Musikaalam2019 #UVC #MusikaalamMadzMark

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2 weeks ago

Philippine Madrigal Singers

Philippine Madrigal Singers alumna and Philippine choral music stalwart, Ms. Anna Tabita Abeleda-Piquero, will give a workshop in Cebu City!

See poster for details!Anna Tabita Abeleda-Piquero is an international choral clinician, jury, and conductor. She is fondly described by her colleagues as the woman with the Midas Touch, transforming the choirs she handles into beautiful, angelic, award winning choirs. From ordinary university choirs, she transformed the University of the East Chorale and the University of the Visayas Chorale into award winning choirs within 7 months of rebuilding. In a few years, these choirs reaped top awards in Asia and Europe making them two of the best University choirs in the Philippines. Her Koro Ilustrado, an all male church choir became nationally awarded within 7 months.

It was Koro Ilustrado’s international choral stints in the Busan International Choral Competition, Busan, Korea 2015 and A Voyage Of Songs , Taiwan which earned her the title Best Conductor in these Festivals, while the choir won gold medals and category prizes.

Her style of teaching and passion for excellence allowed her to be featured as guest conductor of the Busan Metropolitan Chorus in 2010 as well as the Asian Youth Choir 2010. Recently, she was again featured as a conductor of the Indonesian Youth Choir 2018 in Bali, Indonesia.

Aside from conducting, she also makes her own choral arrangements of folk and pop music which are also well loved worldwide. She will be the featured arranger/composer for the 6th Angeles City Choral Festival, 2019.

Her choral roots were first, as a member and assistant conductor of the U.P Singing ambassadors, afterwards, as a member of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, eventually pursuing her Conducting degree at the Asian Institute for Liturgy and Music and at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She served three terms as artistic board member of the Philippine Choral Directors Association. Currently, she holds two university choirs, the University of Visayas Chorale and The University of Asia and the Pacific Chorale as well as festival director of the yearly KOROMUSIKALINANGAN and MUSIKAALAM.

#Musikaalam2019 #UVC #MusikaalamMadzAnna

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2 weeks ago

Philippine Madrigal Singers

Philippine Madrigal Singers bass, Nil’s Emerson Flores, will give a workshop in Cebu City!

See poster for details!Get to know our speaker...

Nil’s, a bass-baritone, is currently pursuing a degree in music, major in voice, at the University of the Philippines College of Music. He has participated in various opera productions such as “Discover Opera!” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, The Ballad of Baby Doe and Medea at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music.

He actively sang with the College of Immaculate Conception Chorale of Cabanatuan City, under Madz alumnus Alfred Allan Samonte, before joining the Philippine Madrigal Singers in 2010. He was part of the batch that won the Grand Prix award in the 2016 Concorso Polifonico Internazional Guido d’Arezzo, Italy.

Most recently, he sang with the World Youth Choir during its tour of China and Mongolia (July 2018) and played the role of Padre Damaso in Noli Me Tangere The Opera at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (March, June 2019).

#Musikaalam2019 #UVC #MusikaalamMadzNils

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