UP Singing Ambassadors, Kudyapi Prevail in First Sing Berlin Int’l Choir Fest
The University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors with founder and conductor Edgardo Lumbera Manguiat. (Berlin PE photo)
BERLIN 11 July 2018 – Two Philippine choirs won accolades in the First Sing Berlin International Choir Festival and Competition held in Berlin, Germany from 04 to 07 July 2018.
The University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) under the baton of founder and conductor Edgardo Lumbero Manguiat, and Barcelona-based Filipino children´s choir Kudyapi under Musical Director Arnel Lamorena German won over choirs from Germany, Sweden, and the United States.
Both choirs represented the Philippine choral art scene well as they performed international, popular, sacred, and folk music during the competition.
The Kudyapi Children´s Choir earned the Silver Diploma in category G1 (Children´s Choir) with their carefully selected repertoire of classical and folk music.
UPSA was awarded the Gold Diplomas in Category M (Modern, Jazz, Pop, Gospel) and Category A1 (Mixed Choirs), which earned them a spot to compete and ultimately win in the Grand Prix Round.
The biannual Sing Berlin was organized by Meeting Music, in collaboration with the Georg-Friedrich-Händel Gymnasium and the International Choral Festival Network, and supported by the Chorverband Berlin. END
The Kudyapi Children´s Choir with conductor Arnel German. (Berlin PE photo)
University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors’ founder and conductor Edgardo Manguiat and UPSA President Christine Angelica Evangelista receive the Grand Prix award. (Berlin PE photo)
Charge d´Affaires Lillibeth V. Pono of the Philippine Embassy in Germany joins Kudyapi Children´s Choir conductor Arnel German and some members onstage as the group was awarded the Silver Diploma. (Berlin PE photo)