CEU Singers Manila Wins Gold in Asian Choir Festivals
1 August 2019
Conquering international music scenes, Centro Escolar University Singers Manila bagged four gold prizes in their recent participation in the 8th Bali International Choir Festival in Indonesia and two gold prizes in the 12th Orientale Concentus in Singapore.
With 358 choir performances from 10 countries and 26 provinces of Indonesia, the CEU Singers Manila brought home the Gold Prize for the Open Mixed and Musica Sacra Categories both in the competition and championship rounds. The choir was also one of the Grand Prix finalists, which was the highest level category in the said music tilt.
After their success in Bali, Indonesia, the CEU Singers Manila with their choir conductor Prof. Angelito Ayran, Jr., who is also the CEU Music Program Head, flew to Singapore for the 12th Orientale Concentus where they were also declared as Gold Prize Winner for Open Mixed and Folklore Categories. They also received an Excellent Performance Award for their musical rendition of “Ave Maria” by Daniel Elder.
Since its establishment in the 1960s, it was in 2011 that the CEU’s resident choir started joining contests abroad in which they consistently prided the University and the whole country with their winning pieces..
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