MALAYSIANS will get a rare treat when the award-winning Philippine Madrigal Singers give a two-day performance at the Trinity Methodist Church in Jalan 5/37, Petaling Jaya on July 5 and 6. The recitals will start at 8.30 pm.
The singers are from the University of the Philippines in Manila and the troupe, composed of students, faculty and alumni from the different colleges of the university, was formed in 1963 by the artiste Professor Andrea O. Veneracion.
As a choir, they are one of Asia’s most successful, , having consistently won top prizes in many of the world’s prestigious choral competitions. The choir was the first to win the European Grand Prix of Choral Singing twice (1997 and 2007).
The group’s repertoire includes classical music, folk songs, opera and and popular music.
The university has produced more than 200 choral educationists and has contributed to the emergence of choral singing as an art form in the Philippines. Through the direction of choir master Mark Anthony Carpio, the corps of composers and arrangers of the Madrigal Singers regularly produce new compositions and choral settings of Philippine and Asian songs.
The group was honoured by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) and bestowed the Artistes For Peace award in 2009.
Entry is by donation of RM108, RM88 and RM68. Call 03-7957 6088.