The Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila, 2013, will realize the first international choral competition in the country with the participation of selected choirs from different parts of the world. The Festival will take place at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on August 7-10, 2013.
Held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers, the resident choral ensemble of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the festival is named after National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion, the founder of the Philippine Madrigal Singers. Veneracion is recognized for spearheading the choral movement in the Philippines and for raising the standards of the art of choral music all over the country.
The Festival includes the following competition categories: Folk Music, Chamber Choir and Vocal Ensemble Category. Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the gala concert of the Philippine Madrigal Singers will be held to mark its 50 years of unwavering commitment to the highest standards of choral excellence, having won the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice, and for its recognition as the most awarded choir in Asia.
Held with the support of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, the Competition will be adjudicated by the following internationally recognized adjudicators: Gary Graden (Sweden), Michael Barrett (South Africa), Eric Banks (United States), Oscar Escalada (Argentina) and Mark Anthony Carpio, the choirmaster of the Philippine Madrigal Singers.
For more inquiries about the Festival, and for ticket inquiries please call the CCP Artist Training Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604/1605 or the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or 832-3706.
Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)
Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Wednesday August 7, 2013 - Saturday August 10, 2013
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