27.7 C
Manila
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Home The Sunday Times Magazine Arts Awake Sing Philippines Youth Choir in outreach concerts Music camp aims to make...

Sing Philippines Youth Choir in outreach concerts Music camp aims to make nation singing in harmony

 

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) — through its Cultural Exchange Department (CED) — and the Philippine Madrigal Singers (MADz), through the Andrea O. Veneracion Sing Philippines Foundation Inc. (AOVSPFI), hold a regional music camp with outreach concerts. Featuring the Sing Philippines Youth Choir (SPYC) tour group of 2019-2020, the successful event was in partnership with Batangas City, one of CCP’s Kaisa sa Sining Regional Arts Center in Luzon.

Sing Philippines Youth Choir with conductor Mark Anthony Carpio. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Composed of 40 singers selected from SPYC batches 1 to 3, the SPYC tour group members come from 24 provinces/communities all over the country.

The week-long music camp in Batangas City, which is the Luzon leg, include sessions on singing and breathing techniques, enhancing capabilities of the singer and enabling them to contribute strongly to their respective voice sections.

The pool of trainers is led by MADz choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio together with MADz alumni UP Department of Voice Music Theater and Dance Chairman Cecilia Valeña, bass-baritone Emerson Flores and MADz Executive Director Alfred Allan Samonte.


The outreach concerts were held at the Batangas City Convention Center on Saturday at 5 p.m. and the covered court of Barangay Iligan, Batangas City on August 23 at 3 p.m.

The SPYC project was launched in June 2014 by the MADz and the CCP CED.

To date, the SPYC has 155 choristers/members from 72 provinces/local communities across the country.

The Sing Philippines movement brings to life the vision of National Artist and MADz founder Andrea Veneracion of a nation singing in harmony and united in songs.

The next strategic goal of the SPYC organizers is to further advance the music training (through music camps in the regions) of a pre-auditioned group from the three batches; present them in local outreach performances this year, in an international concert tour in 2020; and finally have them participate in one of the prestigious choral competitions in Europe in 2020.

Preparations for the Visayas and Mindanao legs of the music camp are underway.

Ginebra wins PBA Governors’ Cup title

BARANGAY Ginebra captured the PBA Governors’ Cup title, beating the Meralco Bolts, 105-93, in Game 5 of their best-of-seven championship series at the Mall...

Duterte: Gamboa now ‘regular’ PNP chief

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has picked Lt. Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa as the new head of the Philippine National Police (PNP). In his speech at the...

Locked down areas in Batangas because of Taal eruption rise to 14 

LOCKED down areas in Batangas have increased to 14 from four as Alert Level 4 remains over Taal volcano, local and disaster officials said...

2 foreign employees nabbed for qualified theft

TWO foreigners were arrested on Thursday night for allegedly stealing money from the company they were working for. Police identified the suspects as Wu Wen,...

Duterte blames water firms for Manila Bay ‘contamination’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has stepped up his attacks against Maynilad Water Services, Inc. and Manila Water Co. Inc., this time blaming them for heavy...

Today’s Front Page January 18, 2020

Today’s Front Page January 18, 2020