Quantcast
Latest Stories

Singapore, Korean choirs win grand prizes in CCP international choral fest

By

Various choirs that competed gather in the lobby of the Cultural Center of the Philippines after the last day of competition on Aug. 10. PHOTOS BY RICK ALBERTO

The legacy of National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion continues.

The Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, named after the founder of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, opened last Aug. 8. It was the sixth international choral fest to be staged at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the first international choral competition in the country. Festival director is Melissa V. Mantaring of the CCP.

The festival marked the 50th anniversary of the Madrigal Singers, which was founded by Veneracion in 1963. She passed away July 9.

During the closing ceremonies on Aug. 10, the winners were declared. Winners in the Chamber Choir category were One Chamber Choir from Singapore, conducted by Lim Ai Hooi (first prize); Paragita Student Choir of Universitas Indonesia, conducted by Agus Yuwono (second prize); and Kammerchor Manila conducted by Anthony Villanueva (third prize).

The obligatory piece performed in the Chamber Choir Category was “Three Kalingga Chants,” written by Nilo Alcala, which was commissioned for the festival.

Winners in the Folk Music Category were World Vision Korea Children’s Choir from Korea, conducted by Hee Churl Kim (first prize); Technological Institute of the Philippines Choral Society, conducted by Jose Emmanuel Aquino (second prize); and University of the Philippines Los Baños Choral Ensemble, conducted by Romel Lomarda (third prize).

Winners in the Vocal Ensemble Category were Aleron conducted by Christopher Arceo (first); Koro Ilustrado conducted by Edmund Alan Piquero Jr. (second); and UP Los Baños Choral Ensemble conducted by Romel Lomarda (third).

Winning groups received $5,000, $3,500, $2,500 (Chamber Choir); $4,000, $2,500, $1,500 (Vocal Ensemble); and $3,000, $2,000, $1,000 (Folk Music).

Members of the first prize winner (folk music category) World Vision Korea Children’s Choir pose with a Filipino fan (front, second from left) after the contest.

Ninteen choirs, both national and international, competed. A guest choir from Indonesia—Svaditra Bandung Chamber Choir—performed during the festival.

The Filipino choirs came from Manila, Quezon City, Makati City; Los Baños, Laguna; Bacolod City, Iloilo City, and Davao City. The foreign choirs were from Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and South Korea.

The judges were Gary Graden of Sweden; Michael Barrett of South Africa; Eric Banks of the United States; Oscar Escalada of Argentina; and Mark Anthony Carpio, the choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers.

The first international choral festival organized by CCP was held in 1979. Participating were China, Spain, Poland, Hungary, USSR and Brazil.

This was followed by international choral festivals in 1981 and 1983, and again in 1998 in celebration of the Philippine Centennial, with choirs from South Africa, Spain, India, Germany, France and Japan.

The most recent international choral festival was in 2003. All these festivals were noncompetitive.

In 2009, CCP organized the 1st CCP National Choral Competition in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

The second Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival will next be held in 2015, according to choirmaster Carpio.

 

 

Trumpet workshop, masterclass

The CCP is inviting trumpet players to attend the Trumpet Workshop to be given by international prize-winning trumpet player Raymond de Leon on Sept. 5-6, 1:30-5:30 p.m., at the CCP Silangan Hall.

The workshop will follow the trumpet master class to be attended by selected trumpet players.

De Leon is a three-time first-prize winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (Namcya). He was a semifinalist in the 1st Calvia International Trumpet Competition in Mallorca, Spain, in 2003.

He won third prize in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Trumpet Competition in New Jersey in 2006, and first prize in the Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Concerto Competition in 2011. This led to his debut with the Seattle Philharmonic on March 2012, where he played the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto.

De Leon has performed and toured in Europe, the US and Asia with international orchestra players, and competed in international music competitions.

De Leon is featured in the second concert of the CCP Special Concert Series on Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m., at Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

Call 832-1125 loc. 1604/1605; e-mail the CCP Artist Training Division at ccp.artist.training@gmail.com.


Follow Us


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival , CCP international choral fest , Choral Competition , choral festival , Korea , Philippines , Singapore

  • pinoyreacts

    Title should read “Singapore, Korean and PHILIPPINE choirs win grand prizes…”

    • PinoyMundo Biz

      Hindi na kasya yung characters sa title bar nung template. :D

    • CmdrAdobo

      that’s okay man. Philippine winning this is just normal because philippines are good singers.



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
  1. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  2. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  8. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  9. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  10. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?

News

  • Mixed feelings for Gabriel Garcia Marquez in hometown
  • Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  • Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’–report
  • Pakistan library named ‘bin Laden,’ as memory fades
  • US teacher fired over comment on black president
  • Sports

  • Duke’s Rodney Hood joining Jabari Parker in NBA draft
  • Phelps entered in 3 events at comeback meet
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
  • Motivated LeBron James preps for postseason
  • Nadal ousted by Ferrer in Monte Carlo quarters
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Myx TV premieres Asian American ‘docu-series’
  • A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
  • EXO postpones release of mini album ‘Overdose’
  • ‘X-men’ filmmaker slams ‘fabricated’ sex attack claims
  • Singer Chris Brown’s bodyguard on trial in DC
  • Business

  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Asian shares mostly up in quiet trade
  • Dollar up in Asia on US jobs data, Ukraine deal
  • Barbie doll has a problem
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • OFW from UAE tests negative for MERS-Cov–health chief
  • Multicultural flock marks Good Friday in San Francisco
  • Las Vegas ‘Pinoy Pride’ fest hails Filipino heritage
  • Marking Jesus’ journey on Good Friday
  • Filipina accomplice arrested for fake bills in Malaysia
    Marketplace