Once-in-a-lifetime: Philippine Madrigal Singers to perform in Cebu

Once in a Lifetime: Philippine Madrigal Singers perform in Cebu.  (Contributed Photo)

Once in a Lifetime: Philippine Madrigal Singers perform in Cebu. (Contributed photo)

Once in a Lifetime: Philippine Madrigal Singers perform in Cebu.  (Contributed photo)

Once in a Lifetime: Philippine Madrigal Singers perform in Cebu. (Contributed photo)

The multi-award-winning Filipino madrigal singers (madz) will be serenading Cebu on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the chapel of San Pedro Calungsod in the SM with a benefit concert entitled “Banaag sa Paglaum” (Glimmers of Hope). bring Coastal Complex, Cebu City.

The show is produced by Salesian Music Ministry (SMM) and Don Bosco Technical College (DBTC) – Cebu and co-presented by Wilkris Appliance Corporation, NewLuxe International, Inc., Llenos Family and Malou B. Jimenez.

Br. Randy Figuracion, Rector and President of DBTC, Founder and Director of SMM, encouraged Cebuanos to experience Madz. “Since Madz is one of the most phenomenal groups in the world and they haven’t come here in the last two years, ‘Banaag sa Paglaum’ is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many,” he said.

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The choral group brings to the Queen City of the South its unique form of performance – singing in a semicircle without a conductor – and a wide repertoire of diverse styles and forms, from Renaissance, classical, contemporary and avant-garde music to Filipino and international folk songs. The group is led by choirmaster Mark Anthony A. Carpio.

Organized in 1963 by national artist professor Andrea Veneracion as the University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers, the Madz was named an Artists for Peace by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) in 2009 for bringing “fame and influence in the Service to Unesco ideals and efforts to promote cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace.” They are the first choir in the world to receive the Brand Laureate Premier Award from the Asia Pacific Brands Foundation, apart from that he has won top prizes in almost every competition he has entered.

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Proceeds from “Banaag sa Paglaum” will help restore DBTC Cebu High School badly damaged by Super Typhoon Odette and expand the school’s scholarship program for deserving young people.

For inquiries and ticket purchases, guests may call Emily Encabo at the DBTC President’s Office via the following channels: landline at (032) 272 1161 and (032) 273 2302; Maxel Semblante by (0908) 815 2692; the SMM Facebook page; and by email to [email protected] (PR)

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