The Cultural Center of the Philippines announced that CCP would turn into a “Center for Choral Performance” starting 2014, as it offers an exciting variety of choral music concerts and workshops for choirs and choral conductors and an international choral festival under its choral music program.
The choral music events lined up for the year opened with the Madz et al.
Choral Festival, which ends today. It is a festival of choir performances of more than 50 choirs under the helm of alumni conductors of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, in celebration of the 30th year of the Madz et al.
This will be followed by the 50th Anniversary Closing Concert slated on June 28 and 29 of the Philippine Madrigal Singers, featuring the choir formed under their “Sing Philippines” Program who are selected choral singers from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Then from October 21 to 25, the CCP Hands-on Choral Workshop happens. It is an annual training program that gathers choirs and conductors from different parts of the country who undergo a five-day intensive training program in choral singing, conducting and performance.
The choral season ends with the 2nd Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival in Manila slated on July 2015. It opens its doors to choirs from different parts of the world to compete in three choir categories: Folk, Vocal Ensemble and Chamber Choir.