• Intl choral festival in honor of Andrea Veneracion

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    PAINTINGS ‘FOR LOVE OF HERITAGE’ Visual artist Virgilio Aviado (left) with NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon, Jr. (center), NCCA Executive Director Emelita Almosara, CESO IV (right), NCCA National Committee on Visual Arts Head Nemesio Miranda (second from right) and Gemma Cruz-Araneta (third from right) during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Aviado’s exhibit For Love of Heritage on July 25 at the NCCA Gallery.

    PAINTINGS ‘FOR LOVE OF HERITAGE’
    Visual artist Virgilio Aviado (left) with NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon, Jr. (center), NCCA Executive Director Emelita Almosara, CESO IV (right), NCCA National Committee on Visual Arts Head Nemesio Miranda (second from right) and Gemma Cruz-Araneta (third from right) during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of Aviado’s exhibit For Love of Heritage on July 25 at the NCCA Gallery.

    The Cultural Center of the Philippines, with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, presents the Andrea Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2013 from August 7 to 10.

    A first of its kind, the festival is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and in honor of its founder National Artist for Music Andrea Veneracion, one of the pillars in the promotion and development of choral music in the country.

    Andrea Veneracion

    The late National Artist for Music and Madrigal Singers founder, Andrea Veneracion

    The following choirs will compete in the several competition categories: Folk Music, Chamber Choir and Vocal Ensemble: Aleron, Coro Tomasino, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas Chorale, Earth Choir, Ensamble Vocal Cinco, Holy Angel University Chorale, Kammerchor Manila, Koro Ilustrado, Novo Concertante Manila, ONE Chamber Choir, Paragita Student Choir of Universitas Indonesia, Technological Institute of the Philippines Choral Society, The Bangkok Voices, The La Salle Chorale, University of San Agustin Troubadours, University of Southeastern Philippines Harmonia Polifonica Chorale, University of the Philippines Los Baños Choral Ensemble, University of the Philippines Manila Chorale, University of the Philippines Medicine Choir, World Vision Korea Children’s Choir.

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