“ANDREA O. VENERACION INTERNATIONAL CHORAL FESTIVAL OPENS ON JULY 22 “
THE Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2015 opens on July 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Free and open to the public, the Opening Ceremonies will introduce the 5-member jury who come from different continents: Africa, North America, South America, Europe and Asia, are the following: Andre van der Merwe, Brady Allred, Silvana Vallesi, Janis Liepins and Mark Anthony Carpio.
The event will welcome all the participating choirs and conductors as follows: Gioventu in cantata (Italy), Inggou Victory Children Voices GKPS (Indonesia), Savditra-Bandung Chamber Singers (Indonesia), The Archipelago Singers (Indonesia), Tuumben Paax (Mexico), Universitas Pelita Harapan Choir (Indonesia). Philippine choirs: Boscorale, De La Salle University – Dasmariñas Chorale, Koro Ilustrado, Mandaluyong Children’s Choir, Philippine Vocal Ensemble, The Voices of Davao, TIP Choral Society, University of Baguio Voices Chorale, UPLB Choral Ensemble, University of the Visayas Chorale.
The program will include special numbers by the Philippine Madrigal Singers and the Sing Philippines Youth Choir, composed of singers from different regions in the country, organized by the Philippine Madrigal Singers, and launched during the closing of its 50th anniversary year.
The Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival is presented in cooperation with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. All events will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo on July 22-25, 2015. The Opening Ceremonies on July 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM is free and open to the public. The Festival schedule is as follows: July 22, 2015, 7:00 PM, Folk Song Competition; July 23, 2015, 7:00 PM, Vocal Ensemble Competition; July 24, 2015, 7:00 PM Chamber Choir Competition; July 25, 2015, 4:00 PM, Philippine Madrigal Singers Concert; July 25, 2015, 7:00 PM Closing Ceremonies (Free). A special concert of Youth Choir “Kamēr…“ from Latvia, conducted by Jānis Liepiņš will be held at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo.
For inquiries please contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.