Friday, July 22, 2011
CCP & The UST Singers Present "Dos Bravissimos" at the CCP on July 25, 2011
Cultural Center of the Philippines and The University of Santo Tomas Singers present...
Featuring The University of Santo Tomas Singers and The Akademski Pevski Zbor Tone Tomsic
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)
July 25, 2011 (Monday)
50% Discount for Students
20% Discount for Senior Citizens
About the Show:
Two World Choral Champions In Concert At The CCP
Two-time Choir of the World champion 1995 & 2010, the University of Santo Tomas Singers and two-time European Grand Prix for Choral Singing champion 2002 & 2008 the Akademski Pevski Zbor (APZ) Tone Tomšič come together in an evening of choral grandeur in the concert Dos Bravissimos. This much-awaited concert will be held on July 25, 2011, Monday, 8PM at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The concert is presented by the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas Singers.
The UST Singers, the premier mixed ensemble of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, was founded by its conductor Prof. Fidel Gener Calalang, Jr., head of the Conducting Department at UST Conservatory of Music. In its nineteen years of existence, the group has completed twenty international tours where they have garnered an impressive plethora of awards and recognitions in twenty seven international choral festivals and earned more than sixty five top prizes in twenty choral contests of international acclaim.
In their recent competition tour of 2010, the Singers bagged sixteen first prizes at the 16th Bangor International Choral Competition, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom; 56th Cork International Choral Festival, Ireland; 6th Mundus Cantat International Choral Festival, Poland; 63rd Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales, United Kingdom, 28th Festival Internacional de Musica de Cantonigros, Spain and the 56th Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia, Torrevieja, Spain.
The Akademski Pevski Zbor (Academic Mixed Choir) Tone Tomšič hails from Slovenia and is composed of students from the different colleges of the University of Ljubljana. Under the baton of Prof. Sebastian Vrhovnik, the APZ Tone Tomsic has earned its reputation as the world’s most awarded choir. Winner of the prestigious European Grand Prix for Choral Singing twice in 2002 (Arezzo) and 2008 (Debrecen), this ensemble has reaped the highest awards in these renowned international competitions: First Prize, 1996 Koorwedstrijd Vlaanederen Cantatat Maasmeschelen; 1980, 1984 & 1999 winner of the Grand Prix de la Ville de Tours; 1980 & 2001 winner of the Grand Premio Citta di Gorizia “C.A. Seghizzi”; First Prize, 2003 Tampere International Choral Festival; 2 First Prizes, 2004 Festival Internacional de Musica de Cantonigros; Grand Prix winner, 2002 & 2006 Maribor Choir Competition; Grand Prix winner, 2001 & 2007 Varna Choir Competition; Grand Prix Rimini 2010; and recenty, winner of the Grand Prize and the Fleischmann International Trophy, Cork International Choir Festival 2011, among others.
For their many local and international accomplishments, the APZ Tone Tomšič received the highest state medal of distinction, the Zlati Znak Republike Slovenije (Golden Prize of the Republic of Slovenia), in 1996 and The Golden Award JSKD for outstanding achievements in music in 2000.
Since its inception in 1926, originally as an all male group – the France Marolt Male Ensemble, the choir has been considered as a catalyst in Slovenian choral music for exhibiting technical musical proficiency and for their unique programming which consists of compositions from all historical periods (with particular attention to contemporary choral music).
This CCP gala concert will mark the group’s debut performance in the Philippines. The event will be part of the first leg of their 2011 Asian tour, which will bring them to Taipei and Beijing as well.
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