Dedicated to my Grandma, Lola Choleng on her 95th birthday (Nov. 8), and to my aunt, Tita Becky (Sr. Pauline), who shares the same birthday with her, as well as my Dad (Nov 29)!!!
Nilo Alcala - vocal arrangement, video editing
Pete Avendano - recording, mixing
Gaile Deoso-Romanes of Wanderlust Creatives - direction
Jei Romanes of Wanderlust Creatives - photography
special thanks to:
Nilo Alcala rehearsing his work "Pen Pen At Iba Pa" with the ASIA Traditional Ensemble (A.T.E.). Seoul, South Korea.
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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Nilo Alcala presents myTunes!
A concert of original songs and arrangements.
and album launching of DARE TO DREAM CD (To order, click HERE)
July 22, 2012 at the ENvision Center, Los Angeles, CA
with performances by
Bonifacio Deoso, Jr.
INSPIRARE Vocal Ensemble (Dir. Melvir Ausente)
HARANA Men's Chorus (Dir. Ed Nepomuceno)
Jonathan De La Paz
Jonathan Johnny Manuel
Dare to Dream (teaser)
Peace I Give You (words, music - Nilo Alcala)
Aim for the Stars (words, music - Nilo Alcala)
Break Me (Gary Valenciano, arr. Nilo Alcala)
performed by Binhi
Be As One (words, music - Nilo Alcala)
performed by Annie Nepomuceno and Erwin Andaya
When I See You Smile (Diane Warren, arr. Nilo Alcala)
performed by INSPIRARE Vocal Ensemble, Dir. Melvir Ausente
Dandansoy (arr. Nilo Alcala)
performed by Bonifacio Deoso, Jr.
Pagsamo (words, music, arrangement - Nilo Alcala)
performed by HARANA Men's Chorus
Imagine (John Lennon, arr. Nilo Alcala)
performed by Joan Cano
Dare to Dream (FINALE)