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PIA Press Release
2007/04/12

Philippine Madrigal singers to perform in Sorsogon

By Bennie A. Recebido

SORSOGON CITY (April 12) -- The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in partnership with the Sorsogon Arts Council, Kasanggayahan Foundation, Inc. and the local government of Sorsogon is conducting a concert for a noble cause comes Sunday, April 15, 6:00 PM at Vicenta Hall, here.

The concert will feature the Philippine’s pride and world’s most renowned performer --- the Philippine Madrigal Singers along with two other famous folk singers Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas.

Said activity is part of the national outreach tour of the Philippine Madrigal Singers all over Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao provinces.

In Bicol, the concert attributed with marvelous music and laughter is an offering of the CCP under its Outreach and Exchange Division to Bicolanos particularly the victims of different calamities that have stricken the region.

Billed as “BANGON BIKOL: Konsyerto ng Pag-asa at Bagong Umaga – Tara Na. MADZitawanan na!” (RISE UP BICOL: A concert of Hope and New Dawn – Come. Laugh!), the activity will be a full concert of light chorale music for the audience’s amusement and entertainment.

It can be noted that the exemplary performance in the field of music of the Philippine Madrigal Singers obtained prestigious awards and recognitions all over the world. To name a few are the 1997 Grand Prize European Grand Prix Du Chant Chorale in Tours, France, 2004 Grand Prize in the 50th Certamen Internacional De Habaneras y Polifonia in Torrevieja, Spain and the 2006 Grand Prize winner in the Florilese Vocal de Tours in France. They were also the Philippine representative to the 2007 European Grand Prix Chorale Singing in Arezzo, Italy.

Complementing the concert is a book launching activity and gift-giving to Sorsogon street children which will be held on the same day.

The book to be launched is entitled “LAKBAY SINING: Readings on Cultural Development in the Philippines” which is published by the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

This project is supported by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. (PIA Sorsogon) [top]

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