Artwork by JC Paez Jose.
In Memoriam. Prof. Andrea Veneracion (1928-2013)
Thank you Ma'am OA for your life that was full, inspirational, purposeful, impactful, noteworthy, exceptional, and very musical. We are mourning the loss of a no less than significant figure in Philippine choral music. You were like a mother to practically all you have led, taught, and inspired. Yet in the midst of this, we are celebrating your legacy and your undying spirit.
Soar high with choirs of angels singing with you...
"You Raise Me Up" (arr. Nilo Alcala)
The Cultural Center of the Philippines presents the Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival, Manila 2013 on August 7-10, 2013 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the world renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and to honor its founder National Artist for Music Andrea O. Veneracion, one of the pillars in the promotion and development of choral music in the country. The Festival will see the fruition of the first international choral competition in the history of the art of choral music in the country.
The Cultural Center of the Philippines commissioned NILO ALCALA to write the official contest piece for the Chamber Choir Category. The composition is entitled "Three Kalingga Chants" based on the following indigenous tunes: Wiyawi, Salidumay, and Mambayu.
WEBSITE, click here: Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival 2013
ONE Chamber Choir (Singapore), Ai Hooi Lim, Conductor
Paragita Student Choir (Indonesia), Agus Yuwono, conductor
The Philippine Madrigal Singers at the 2013 ACDA National Convention in Dallas Texas,
performing Kaisa-Isa Niyan (Nilo Alcala).
Five years after graduating from the University of the Philippines College of Music, Nilo Alcala visits his Alma Mater and guests in the radio program "Tunog at Tinig" (Sound and Voice), hosted by Dr. Verne dela Pena.
TUNOG AT TINIG Website (See episode on October 10, 2012)
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