Monday, September 29, 2014

Continuing its faculty concert season for academic year 2014-2015, the UP College of Music presents the Philippine Madrigal Singers with Mark Anthony Carpio, choirmaster, in a concert entitled Panorama: A Concert of Picturesque Choral Music at 6:30 pm on October 9 and 10, 2014 at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium, UP College of Music.

The Philippine Madrigal Singers, or Madz as it is fondly called, will showcase a comprehensive view of scenic music or music based on the picturesque in this concert.

When asked about what the audience can look forward to, Mr. Carpio said that “the repertoire will really be vast, ranging from the 12th century to the present.” Madz will feature a medley of the “Maya” songs written by Jose A. Estella (1870-1943), a prolific Filipino composer who was trained at the Madrid Conservatory of Music. He added that they will be standing up during the performance of a few pieces as he conducts at the center, a slight twist from their well-known semi-circle formation.

Madz, one of the world’s most awarded choirs, having consistently won all the top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious choral competitions, was established in 1963 by National Artist for Music Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. Now under the direction of Mark Anthony Carpio, the group continues to perform a wide repertoire of various styles and forms in different parts of the world with their specialization and focus on the Madrigal idiom and their unique set-up of singing while seated in a semi-circle, without a conductor.

Ticket price is at P500 each.

For more information and reservations, please call (63 2) 929-6963, (63 2) 926-0026 or (63 2) 981-8500 local 2629 or 2639.

University of the Philippines is located at Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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