CCP & MADZ WELCOME THE 2018 SING PHILIPPINES YOUTH CHOIR (SPYC)

PRESS RELEASE

May 15, 2018

 

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THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Philippine Madrigal Singers (MADz) welcome the third batch of choristers for the 2018 Sing Philippines Youth Choir (SPYC). The latest batch, selected out of the 280 applications received from all over the country, will participate in a music camp at the CCP. The music camp will run from May 29 to June 2 and will culminate with a concert of the Philippine Madrigal Singers at the CCP Main Theater on June 2-3.

 

Launched in June 2014 by the MADz and the CCP thru its Cultural Exchange Department (CED), the SPYC has trained two batches, with members from all over the country, who underwent a week-long professional music camp under MADz choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio.

 

The Sing Philippines movement brings to life National Artist and MADz founder Andrea O. Veneracion’s vision of a nation singing in harmony and united in songs.

 

For 2018, another set of 56 talented singers from 31 local communities nationwide will be given an intensive musical training so they too can contribute to the propagation of choral music in the country.

 

 

Batches 1 and 2 will return to join the 2018 batch and the MADz for the culminating concerts on June 2-3 at the CCP Main Theater. Since they were organized, the first two batches of SPYC have returned to the CCP and performed for the Closing Program of the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festivals of 2015 & 2017. The members expressed the same enthusiasm similar to when they were first convened. Their valuable experiences during the 2014 & 2016 music camps have inspired them to pursue their passion for music and the arts.

 

Some of the SPYC 2016 members expressed their gratitude for the rare opportunity they have been given. Their insights validate the vision of Prof. Veneracion.

 

The week have been a very fruitful and fulfilling activity. We look forward to more engagements hosted by the Madz and CCP. Thank you very much!

           Vivente Rubio, Isabela

 

Thank you to the Madz and CCP! Continue to be an inspiration to other singers. You have inspired me. Ang galing nyo po lahat!

           Percie Joy Gelera, Cotabato

 

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn more and expand our circle of friends in the choral world. God Bless.

          Jowin Mark Panizal, Rizal

 

This is a dream come true for me. To be able to sing with the Madz and to be with people who are passionate about music is an experience I will never forget!

          Fidel Bagtasos, Bohol

 

For more information about the SPYC, contact the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at tel. no. 832-1125 locals 1708 and 1709.