Over at this blog, I shall start my own tribute to the choir closest to my heart (and I’m sure to yours, too).
The Philippine Madrigal Singers is celebrating its 50th year this 2013. The year started with their outreach tours in Visayas and Mindanao, and in March, the group will fly to the Americas for a concert tour until June and for two important choral events– the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA Conference) in Dallas, Texas, and the American Cantat in Bogota, Colombia.
They shall return in June, and continue the celebration with the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival in August 7-10. We are anticipating choral groups from all over the world to join in this momentous event in Philippine choral history.
Do watch out for a string of concerts with different Madz Alumni batches, the current touring group, and the Madz et al, a network of choral groups handled or trained by Madz members and alumni.
Check out the Madz website at www.philippinemadrigalsingers.com
The website for the choral competition is: http://artseducation.culturalcenter.gov.ph/choralfestmnl