THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and the Philippine Madrigal Singers (MADz) warmly greet 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 featured 50 (batch 1) and 49 (batch 2) singers from 23 (batch 1) & 22 (batch 2) local communities across 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. This year’s members are from the following areas:


Luzon  :    23 pax from 11 provinces

Pangasinan, La Union, Tarlac, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Camarines Sur, Albay


Visayas :   10 pax from 6 provinces

Negros Occ., Iloilo, Cebu, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Ormoc


Mindanao: 10 pax from 6 provinces

Pagadian, Dapitan, Davao, Compostela Valley, Iligan, & Lanao del Norte


NCR   :     13 pax from 8 cities

Manila, Makati, Paranaque, Quezon City, Pasay, Mandaluyong, Caloocan, Taguig