The heavenly voice of Madrigal Singers-A A +A
Friday, March 8, 2013
THEY own an angelic voice. They are renowned, world-class and multi-awarded.
But what makes me so proud is they are Pinoy, composed of students, professionals, who love music.
They are the Philippine Madrigal Singers or "Madz."
The Madz had a short concert at SM City Davao, Annex, Monday, March 4, that awed the crowd.
They are also joined by five choir groups from the city who underwent a workshop with them.
The "Goin for the Gold" was an outreach concert tour in-line with the 50th year anniversary of the group.
Part of their activity is to visit different places in the country, headed by their choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio.
Lucky are the 86 individuals from the five choir groups who got a chance to perform and learn new tricks and tips from the experts.
The five choir groups who attended the workshop were also given a chance to share their piece during the out-reach concert tour.
The Ateneo de Davao Carillon Glee Club was all smiles singing their version of Inday sa Balitaw.
Next in line was the UP Mindanao Koro-Kantahanay who sung Te Quiero, while the eight-member St. Joseph Chorale belted out the song “Love is the Answer.”
The students from St. Mary's College Chorale from Toril painted a smile to the audience faces when they sung their version of the Pambansang Awit of the broken hearted -- Pusong Bato.
Lastly the Usep Harmonia Polifonica Chorale shared their “Manang Biday” song.
Madz, who are they?
The group was founded in 1963 by the national artist, Professor Andrea Veneracion.
Also known to many as Philippine Madrigal Singers, the group already brought home a lot of citations and awards from different sides of the world.
Year 2010, Madz was the recipient of Guidoneum Award given by Concorso Polifonico Guido d' Arezzo Foundation.
And with their amazing voice-blending, they are the only choir group that received twice the European Grand Prix for Choral Singing in the year 1997 and 2007.
Madz is a world class talent. Indeed a pride and glory of the country. With the short concert they did with the different Davao choir groups, I was hooked when the group sung St Francis Prayer.
The voice is very soothing, o calm that gives me a heavenly feeling.
After their performance at SM City Davao The Annex, the group had its concert also at SM Lanang Premier Atrium, last Tuesday.
After which, they travelled few kilometers to reach Tagum City and New Bataan Compostela Valley, to grace a healing concert for the victims and survivors of typhoon Pablo.
The momentous concert was made possible by The Cultural Center of the Philippines-Cultural Exchange Department, SM Supermalls Davao City, and Southern Philippines Foundation for Arts, Culture and Ecology.
Big thanks to Ms Apol Legario of SM City Davao for the invite.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 08, 2013.