Vuelo 2018 Music: Juan 14 (Mary Katherine Trangco)

Programming music. One of the most difficult yet the most basic block in any choral group. As a chorister, I get excited with what’s going to be the repertoire for a certain concert I sing in or watch. Always interesting to know the hows and why of putting a set of songs together. For the […]

Schatzinfinity: Ten years of marriage

#blessed is never cliche If I were to sum up the past ten years of being married to the love of my life, only one word comes to mind: GRATEFUL. That my husband and I are stronger together, and we’ve proven it to each other and to other people many times already. That we have […]

Touringkitty Travels: Europe 2018 with the Ateneo Chamber Singers

ACS happened. And I am so humbled, grateful, privileged, and honoured to be part of Vuelo 2018. Most updates I have posted on my Facebook Page (LIKE and FOLLOW Touringkitty now!). Will summarize stories on the blog as soon as jetlagged me recovers. Til the next post! ~ Touringkitty

Touringkitty Sings and Travels: Balesin Island Club

Up until now, I still marvel at the thought that I get to do two things I love the most, even beyond marriage and motherhood–singing and traveling. For my first working trip this year, I was off to a beautiful island called Balesin. Balesin is managed by Alphaland Corporation. It is a members-only resort so […]

#KoristaAko: Acapellago

Singing in harmony is second nature to Filipinos. Admittedly, when a melody is heard, we (secretly) hum a second voice into it. And with the advent of a cappella singing in movies and TV (think Glee and Pitch Perfect), and competitions like Akapela Open, more Filipinos are getting hooked in a cappella music. Which positively translates to […]

#KoristaAko: Jhoan Ayos

Happy (Chinese) New Year! I know, I had backlogs for #KoristaAko. The last quarter of the year had always been busy, busy busy! But it was very musical, and I hope yours was, too. Now, on with my latest post! Last October, my husband and I (being part of the Philippine Choral Directors Association) were invited to attend […]

Plan W Sing Philippines Choral Leadership Program for Women Conductors

Singing is second nature to Filipinos. Everywhere you go–whether at churches, schools, companies, or barangays, people can easily join in singing and carry a tune, which eventually turns into a beautiful harmony when done together. A few decades ago, a woman had a vision of a Singing Philippines. What better way to promote unity and harmony than with music? And […]

#KoristaAko: Touringkitty

And yes, just because it’s my birth month, it’s my turn to answer for #KoristaAko! I realised I wasn’t even able to answer these questions for myself, so this should be fun. For those who are not yet aware, Korista Ako has a Facebook Group Community already! Shoot me a private message at www.facebook.com/touringkitty so […]

Acapellago performs at Enchanted Kingdom on September 13

My daughter and I have been listening to a lot of a cappella music lately. Apart from choirs, we like small ensembles of about five or six members. We love singing. We are fascinated with how the human voice alone can produce such harmonies. My five year old sees and hears me teach voice so […]

CONCERT: Ang Soap Opera ng Buhay Ko: Voices of Healing

  One night featuring top artists in the music industry, performing for a noble cause. What more can you ask for? Choral groups will take part as well. The Ateneo Chamber Singers (where my husband sings currently), the UP MedChoir, and Mass Appeal, along with other solo artists and performers, and the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, […]