The Philippine Madrigal Singers Convey IntenSIXTY To Toronto

The Philippine Madrigal Singers (Photo courtesy of the artists)
The Philippine Madrigal Singers (Picture courtesy of the artists)

The Philippine Madrigal Singers are on a tour that’s taking them throughout Canada from west to east from April by means of July 2024. They’ll hit Toronto on Might 26, offered by, and in live performance with, Babεl Refrain.

Based in 2018 by Dr. Elaine Choi, the Babεl Refrain makes use of choral music to construct intercultural connections. The choir performs Canadian and Chinese language repertoire, and has toured Hong Kong, Macau, and Taipei, together with working with colleges and different native choirs.

IntenSIXTY: The Philippine Madrigal Singers’ sixtieth Anniversary Celebration

The College of the Philippines Madrigal Singers, aka Philippine Madrigal Singers, identified affectionately The Madz, had been based by Prof. Andrea O. Veneracion, Philippine Nationwide Artist, as their founder and first choirmaster. It started merely again in 1963, with associates and colleagues who gathered on the College of Philippines School of Music to sightread madrigals for enjoyable throughout off hours.

Because the choir and its popularity grew, they started to tour, and as we speak journey internationally twice a 12 months. This will likely be their first Canadian appearances in many years, a tour that celebrates their sixtieth 12 months, in addition to commemorating 75 years of Philippine-Canada diplomatic relations.

Mark Anthony Carpio turned the second choirmaster of the Madz in 2001, persevering with its traditions of choral excellence and innovation, together with representing the Philippines internationally as cultural ambassadors.

They’ve competed in lots of the world’s preeminent competitions for choirs, and brought residence the highest prize a number of occasions, together with the Grand Prix within the 2016 Concurso Internazionale di Guido d’ Arezzo inArezzo, Italy. The Madz made historical past as the primary choir on this planet to win the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice in each 1997 and 2007, and because the first Asian choir to earn the BrandLaureate Premiere Award by the Asia Pacific Manufacturers Basis (2012).

The Philippine Madrigal Singers had been named as Artists for Peace by UNESCO in 2009, for “placing fame and affect on the service of UNESCO’s beliefs and efforts to advertise cultural variety, intercultural dialogue, and a tradition of peace.”

The Madz sing in a semi-circle, with no conductor, and have caught to their musical roots in specializing in polyphonic madrigals, a kind of track that was widespread throughout the Renaissance in Europe. Their expanded repertoire additionally contains all kinds of music, equivalent to Filipino and worldwide folksongs, up to date and avant-garde music, opera, and pop music.

It’s a uncommon alternative to listen to them performing within the metropolis.

  • Particulars and tickets for the Might 26 live performance on the Timothy Eaton Memorial Church [HERE]. Discover info on all their remaining tour dates [HERE].

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