CEU Singers Manila Bags Awards in Singapore International Choral Festival 2023
8 August 2023
Centro Escolar University Singers Manila conquered the global stage and earned multiple awards in the Singapore International Choral Festival 2023 held at the Victoria Concert Hall, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore.
With Prof. Angelito Ayran, Jr., CEU Music Program Head and choir conductor, the CEU Singers Manila was declared Champion in the Category B3 (Mixed Voices Open) and Category S (Music Sacra Open). They also received three Gold Awards for Category B3 (Mixed Voices Open), Category S (Music Sacra Open) and Category F (Folklore Open) and emerged as Grand Prix Finalist.
The Singapore International Choral Festival, renowned for its high standards and diverse participation, witnessed a harmonious gathering of some of the world's finest choral groups. Throughout the festival, the CEU Singers Manila showcased their unrivaled vocal range, seamless harmonies, and emotional interpretations of their musical pieces.
The choir's repertoire for the competition comprised sacred and folk music masterpieces, as well as renaissance and contemporary compositions, highlighting their versatility and artistic brilliance. From hauntingly beautiful renditions of classical works by renowned composers to innovative arrangements of modern favorites, the CEU Singers Manila exhibited a perfect balance of tradition and innovation.
This resounding victory at the prestigious Singapore International Choral Festival not only marks a milestone for the CEU Singers Manila but also adds to the growing recognition of the Philippines' thriving choral music scene. As ambassadors of the country's rich musical heritage, the choir aims to inspire a new generation of musicians and enthusiasts while representing the spirit of harmony and unity through their performances.
Few days before the choral group flew to Singapore, they staged a series of concert open for all the Escolarians and even interested audience outside the University.
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